By Phil Noble /

SPP is pleased to announce the promotion of Michelle Goldsmith and Tim McMaster to Partner. With their blend of impact and experience, we are excited to have them join our Partner group.

This brings the SPP Partner group to 7 across Melbourne and Sydney, supported by Senior Advisors in Graeme Chipp, Ian McCall and John Colley.

From Left: Michelle Goldsmith, Tim McMaster, Phil Noble, Ben Apted, Bruce Bayley, Noel Leung, and David Mackay.

Michelle joined SPP in 2021, and brings extensive experience in policy and program design in Government, as well as commercialisation and innovation experience in the medical research industry. Recent roles include the inaugural Head of Enterprise and Innovation at the Florey where Michelle secured large scale partnerships and investments – including potentially one of the largest licensing transactions ever secured by a Victorian MRI. Michelle has had major impact on clients in many domains including Education & Research, Government and NFP.

SPP’s Ben Apted highlighted Michelle’s experience. “We worked with Michelle as a client over ten years ago, and we were very pleased when Michelle decided to move into consulting. Since joining the firm, her approach to developing people and clients has been amazing. We are excited that she’s agreed to join as a Partner, with a strong focus on values, the development of our team, and doing great work for clients”.

Since joining the firm, Michelle’s approach to developing people and clients has been amazing.

Ben Apted, Senior Partner

Tim brings 20 years’ management consulting experience in strategy, business transformation and operational improvement. Tim joined SPP in 2017 in our Sydney office and was previously a Director at PwC/Strategy&.

Since joining SPP, Tim has had major impact on clients across multiple projects and areas including Government, Financial Services and Education & Research. Tim recently led a series of NSW Government Digital Restart Fund and new policy proposal business cases, amounting to over $250 million in successful funding and with significant flow on benefits for business and the broader community.

Phil Noble commented… “Tim joined SPP to help us grow our presence in Government, and not just in NSW. Tim brings real insight into how Government works – with a focus on understanding the conditions needed to make things happen, and for change to occur. Clients really enjoy Tim’s careful, strategic approach to problem solving, and his deep understanding of the way they work”.

Tim brings real insight into how Government works.

Phil Noble, Managing Partner

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Tim McMaster  /  Partner

Tim McMaster is a Partner in SPP’s Sydney office with over 20 years experience with capabilities largely centred around three key areas:1) Leading strategic and business transformation projects.2) Identifying new service delivery models and target operating models for improved...

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