Meet the team

We are Consultation Manager - Nice to meet you!

Our Story

Consultation Manager was founded in 2003 by Andrew McKay and Colin McEown to meet the need for better stakeholder data management. After working in community consultation for five years, Colin realised teams undertaking big projects spread across the country needed a way to share knowledge and data. The solution to this problem was to create a web-based platform. So, in a time when ‘cloud’ only referred to the white fluffy masses floating in the sky, Consultation Manager became the first cloud-based stakeholder management platform.

Today, Consultation Manager is used on more than 2,000 corporate, government and not-for-profit projects internationally.


Meet the team

We are a passionate team of software developers, creatives and problem solvers dedicated to developing beautiful software. Though our backgrounds are diverse, we are committed to the same goal of being the world’s leading knowledge sharing solution.

Directors

Craig Chudleigh

Craig Chudleigh

CEO and Director
Before Consultation Manager, Craig worked in investment banking in Asia for 15 years, where he developed an understanding or the skills required to produce a stable, happy, productive workplace. Read More

Craig's main focus at CM is creating an environment where people love coming to work, and he is a major proponent of the importance of work-life balance. He says 'every day we should engage with our brains, our bodies and our souls.'
Every chance he gets, Craig heads to the great outdoors. He and his family share a passion for skiing in the winter, and trail running, mountain biking and hiking in the warmer months.

Annoying habit: Craig grew up on a farm, so he gets up with the sun. Unfortunately that often makes him a very dull dinner companion

Andrew McKay

Andrew McKay

Co-Founder, COO and Director
When Andrew and fellow Co-Founder Colin McEown started Consultation Manager in 2003 the acronym SAAS hadn’t been invented and so they just called what they created ‘hosted software’. Hence Consultation Manger, from its inception, has always been SAAS and never installable software. Read More

Before Consultation Manager, Andrew worked in London and Brisbane as a management accountant, and prior to that up in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory in aboriginal communities as a Council Accountant and Town Clerk.
His real motivation for starting Consultation Manager was not to work for anyone else, ever, again.

 


 

Business Development and Customer Success

Angie Mabbott

Angie Mabbott

Customer Success Manager
With a background in customer success and administration, Angie’s versatility and dedication to ensuring clients are happy is indispensable at CM. Read More

Between family, two dogs and a law degree, free time is scarce for Angie, but she does enjoy baking when she gets the chance.

Describe yourself in three words: Eccentric, tenacious, loyal

Georgie White

Georgie White

Business Development and Key Accounts Officer
Whilst Georgie is currently studying law, she is also passionate about all things languages, being fluent in Spanish and currently learning French.
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When you can’t find her brightening up the work office or studying, you can usually find Georgie trying out a new restaurant or café, or hiking in a National Park.

Favourite Food: Anything made out of potato.

Zoe Chester-Woods

Zoe Chester-Woods

Customer Success Team Leader
Having over 12 years experience in customer service, and a degree in Event Management and Marketing, Zoe enjoys being able to bring a smile to people’s faces. Read More

A self-professed bookworm, she enjoys spending time curled up with a book, and finding new earrings to collect.

Favourite Food: I'm pretty well known for being obsessed with chocolate

Jonathan Tuck

Jonathan Tuck

Customer Success Officer
Studying a Bachelor of IT in computer science can give Jon a technical edge working for a software company, but it’s his passion to deliver great customer service, and great sense of humour that makes him an invaluable part of the Customer Success team.
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Between full time study and work he doesn’t get a lot of time for recreation, but when he does, you’ll find him on a golf course, or with his head in a book.

Place in the world you'd most like to go and why:Southern France near the Swiss Alps, I love the French language and I love mountains


 

Product Development

Dave Wells

Dave Wells

Development Team Lead/Scrum Master
From pumping petrol in university, programming for Flight Centre, to a shot with the army reserves, Dave brings an artillery of experience to Consultation Manager. Read More

He is most excited about making a nice, fun User Interface. His favourite food is a Bourbon Old Fashioned (no, that is not a mistake), which he balances out with running and mountain biking.

Dream travel destination: Fiji

Nicholas van Paridon

Nicholas van Paridon

– Product Owner
With a background in information technology and communication design, Nicholas has an innovative and forward thinking approach to any challenge he is faced with at Consultation Manager.Read More

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Nicholas has built an incredible Product Development team of talented and passionate individuals. Nicholas’s diverse range of skills and methodology speak for themselves in revolutionising Consultation Manager’s core product.

Matt Psaltis

Matt Psaltis

Technical Lead
Programming for Matt is about coming up with solutions that make people’s lives easier. Read More

With an affinity for helping children through building educational software, when he’s not at work, we’ll find him in front of the piano or spending time with his wife and their toddler.

Favourite Book: All 30 books of the Magician series Feist.

Ethan Christie

Ethan Christie

API Development
Having dreamed of being a developer since he was five, you could say Ethan is living the dreamRead More

. Ethan describes himself as fairly quiet, but we have our doubts that this translates to his favourite sport, Jugger, which involves attacking others with padded weapons. Jugger might mean fight AND flight for Ethan, who is on track for the 2016 International tournament in Berlin.

Favourite App: Steam (the iTunes of video games)

Chris Irving

Chris Irving

User Experience
Having studied multi-media design, Chris chose to become a developer as programming came easy to him. Pre Consultation Manager, Chris worked in pest control, so it’s safe to say he’s a pro at getting rid of bugs. Read More

As an undefeated junior champ, Chris is king at chess. But his wife and daughter are the queen and princess in his life.

Fun Fact: Chris would like to visit Florence one day because of the art, the history, and as it’s the birthplace of modern banking.


 

Finance and Accounting

Paul Feng

Paul Feng

Accounts and Office Manager
Originally hailing from China, Paul is our Accounting whiz! Not only does he hold a Bachelor of Economics, he’s also a member of CAANZ and CPA Australia, and operates his own Accounting and Finance consultancy business. Read More

When he’s not hard at work he enjoys watching various sports and movies and trying different types of foods with friends.

Three people you’d invite to dinner: Xi Jinping (leader of China), Jeff Bezos (from Amazon) and Ma Yun (from Alibaba Group)


 

Leading organisations trust Consultation Manager with their most important relationships:

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