SPP provides a team with deep experience and capability to develop a detailed fact base and communicate insight to senior executives. We recruit capable people from diverse backgrounds, all strong communicators with a keen interest in problem solving and technical excellence. We also bolster our consultant team with subject matter experts to lend further weight to our capabilities when required.


Phil Noble

Managing Partner

Phil Noble is the Managing Partner of SPP. He is an experienced General Manager, Consultant and Entrepreneur and has worked in a wide range of industries including financial services, telecommunications, infrastructure and Not for Profit.  Phil has significant expertise and experience in business strategy development, major projects strategy development, and running large scale transformation programs.


Ben Apted

Senior Partner

Ben Apted is a Partner of SPP.  He leads SPP’s Education, Research and Digital Practices.  Ben is a thought leader and contributor nationally and internationally on higher education strategy, engagement and operations.  He has led transformation of government service delivery in three states. Ben has also developed new policies and programs in innovation, ICT, growth & productivity and sector development.



Bruce has built strong expertise and connections in the Education and Government sectors. At the University of Melbourne, he held positions including Director of Strategy and Commercialisation and VP International. Bruce has also worked with other tier 1 consultancies including the Boston Consulting Group, and with Big 4 and other accounting firms. Working on commercial projects for clients, he brings an extensive knowledge of the evolving online education space; a deep understanding of innovation and commercialisation, hands-on operational expertise; a strong understanding of doing business in Asia through establishing operations in these markets; and, direct experience in the vocational education sector.


David Mackay


David Mackay is a Partner of SPP and he leads SPP's Sports, Media & Entertainment and FMCG/Retail practices. David assists organisations to develop and execute business and technology strategy, and improve business performance through people, process and technology.  David has worked extensively across government, education and the private sector to foster and grow cross-sector collaborations and achieve transformational change.

Graham Chipp


Graeme was co-founder and Managing Director of Growth Solutions Group, before joining SPP. He brings a unique mix of management consultancy and senior executive leadership in strategy development, marketing, and business start-ups. Graeme’s experience includes several years as a consultant with McKinsey and Company and as a Line Executive with major Australian blue chip organisations. He is a member of the RACV Board.