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.
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
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
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
His real motivation for starting Consultation Manager was not to work for anyone else, ever, again.
Business Development and Customer Success
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
Describe yourself in three words: Eccentric, tenacious, loyal
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.Read More
Favourite Food: Anything made out of potato.
Customer Success Team Leader
Having over 12 years experience in customer service, having a degree in Event Management and Marketing, Zoe enjoys being able to bring a smile to people’s faces. Read More
Favourite Sport: NRL – Go the Mighty Broncos!
Customer Success Officer
Customer Success is the perfect department for Steph, who is bubbly and highly motivated about helping people achieve the most out of their experiences. Read More
Favourite Food: I love a good cheese platter and I love to cook and eat Italian food. And baking… anything sweet!
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
Dream travel destination: Fiji
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
Programming for Matt is about coming up with solutions that make people’s lives easier. Read More
Favourite Book: All 30 books of the Magician series Feist.
Having dreamed of being a developer since he was five, you could say Ethan is living the dreamRead More
Favourite App: Steam (the iTunes of video games)
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
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
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
Three people you’d invite to dinner: Xi Jinping (leader of China), Jeff Bezos (from Amazon) and Ma Yun (from Alibaba Group)