Our people

CourtHeath’s team includes highly experienced probity and procurement consultants.

We offer skills across a broad range of industry sectors including construction, ICT, education, health, pharmaceuticals, transport, justice and legal. Our people are experts in applicable policy frameworks.

Valued for our integrity, practical advice and sound professional judgment, we are trusted advisors. We take the care to truly understand clients’ needs and in turn, they commend us for our expertise and responsiveness. The probity assurance we provide empowers decision makers with confidence about the propriety of processes we oversee.

Pauline Bernard

Pauline Bernard

Director

LL.B (Hons), B.A

Pauline is a highly experienced procurement and probity professional. A practicing lawyer specialising in contract and tendering law, Pauline provides the full suite of probity, governance and procurement services. Known for offering practical and targeted advice, she works collaboratively with clients, and has become a trusted advisor. Pauline joined CourtHeath in 2005, bringing her extensive expertise in governance and procurement. Providing project delivery services consistent with Treasury’s Infrastructure Management Standard, she

works with not-for-profit and public sector organisations developing a wide range of governance frameworks and procurement systems. Her guidance materials and templates facilitate streamlined purchasing – they meet business priorities while strengthening organisational capability and governance. Pauline also undertakes investigations and audits focusing on process integrity....
Kenneth Doig

Kenneth Doig

Director

BSc(Hons), MPhil(Computational Biology)

Founding director Ken has provided specialist technology services to major companies in Australia for many years. His work has helped achieve breakthroughs in major telecommunications projects, including for Telstra, Siemens, NEC and Nokia Siemens Networks. He has worked in project management and telecommunications infrastructure procurement at the highest level. In recent years, Ken has brought this expertise to the not-for-profit sector, where he has delivered bioinformatics projects for cancer research and clinical diagnostics.

Andrew Smale

Andrew Smale

Principal Consultant

B.Ec, Dip.Ed

Andrew has extensive experience as a senior executive in government operations, especially management, policy development and major project delivery. Having prepared many strategic assessments and business cases, Andrew is well versed in government aims, guidelines, processes and achieving established outcomes. Andrew has extensive knowledge and skills in the delivery of annual asset investment programs worth hundreds of millions of dollars as well as large maintenance programs. He has successfully outsourced and contract-managed facilities

maintenance and asset consulting services, and outsourced other activities such as internal audit and courts administration. Andrew has wide knowledge of resource and asset management, having led large business units with multi-million dollar, recurrent budgets, and massive capital. He has worked with CourtHeath on a range of strategic and transactional procurement projects and investigations over several years. ...
Helen Stewart

Helen Stewart

Principal Consultant

LL.B (Hons), B.A (Hons), LL.M

Helen is an experienced member of CourtHeath’s probity practice with expertise in government procurement and probity. Prior to joining CourtHeath in 2015, Helen worked for five years as a probity and procurement consultant. During this time, Helen was the primary support advisor working with Pauline in the probity practice. Helen previously worked for 12 months in the Department of Infrastructure Contract Services Group providing procurement and internal probity advice and undertaking

research. For 10 years prior to that, Helen worked in private sector law firms as a property lawyer. ...
Dr Julia Cornwell McKean

Dr Julia Cornwell McKean

Principal Consultant

B.A. (Hons), M.A., PhD

Julia brings nearly twenty years of experience in regulating the digital economy to CourtHeath, including twelve years in the Commonwealth Public Service.  Julia is an internationally regarded expert on cyber matters and has represented the Australian Government on 2 occasions as an expert at the United Nations, Internet Governance Forum.  Julia has expertise in governance, risk management and investigations, with a particular focus on cybersecurity, ICT procurement and the digital economy. 

Julia has particular skill in ‘translating’ technical messages to a lay audience, acting as an intermediary between technologists and non-technical staff in Government....
Phillip Weiss

Phillip Weiss

Principal Consultant

BA, LLB(Hons), LLM(Commercial Law)

Phillip has a wealth of experience working for private firms and for government organisations, including Victorian government departments and agencies where he worked as an internal probity advisor. He is very experienced as a probity practitioner, procurement consultant and lawyer. He also has a broad educational background with a Diploma of Electronics, a Bachelor of Arts, an honours law degree and a Master of Laws specialising in commercial law. For his

Master’s degree in Government Contracting and Tendering, Phillip focused on the legal basis and relevant case law that forms the foundation for probity in the procurement process. ...
Alf Zarro

Alf Zarro

Consultant

B.Sc(Ed), B.Bus

Alf is a highly experienced procurement and probity consultant with a background in Victorian public sector ICT procurement (especially software licensing) and professional services. Alf has led software audits and reviews resulting in significant cost savings. Alf brings to CourtHeath his experience undertaking audit reviews of procurement, providing probity advice on associated transactions, overseeing evaluation processes and contract negotiations and contributing to the probity component of business cases. Such a skill set offers

a deep understanding of the world of probity and its demands, which is invaluable to CourtHeath and our clients. ...
Lyn Malone

Lyn Malone

Consultant

Lyn has a strong background in Victorian government public policy and project management. From her long career in the public service, Lyn brings knowledge of government projects and policy implementation, particularly in the areas of the environment and the development of legislation. Together with her highly developed written and oral communication skills and analytical ability, Lyn’s public sector and academic research abilities contribute to the strategies that CourtHeath develops for clients.

Helen Bernard

Helen Bernard

Project Consultant

BArch

Helen is an experienced architect working in CourtHeath’s construction procurement practice and on our modular building and energy projects. In her architectural practice, Helen creates buildings of low running cost, which respond to the environment and the influence of the natural world on our wellbeing. Helen’s experience includes all aspects of project delivery, from feasibility studies, development of a design brief, concept design and documentation for planning and building approval, to tendering and contract

administration. Research of emerging technologies including the off-site manufacturing sector, is ongoing. Consultancy is provided to facilitate the uptake of energy efficiency in residential, commercial and public buildings to meet stakeholder targets for reduced use of resources, lower running costs in the face of energy price rises, and greenhouse gas emissions reduction. ...
James Moss

James Moss

Consultant

LLM, GD Risk Management, GD Construction Law

James is a management consultant with expertise in government procurement and probity, risk management and major infrastructure projects. He has a strong reputation in undertaking investigations, having completed over 100 reviews over the past decade.  Post graduate qualifications in construction law and risk management complement his expertise in the administration of major government projects and tender processes, and the application of probity and governance standards.  A practising member

of the Victorian Bar, James is an experienced public sector lawyer with a background working in senior roles within the Department of Treasury and Finance and the Transport Accident Commission. Most recently he worked with the Victorian Building Authority in a senior policy consulting role in relation to the delivery of the State-wide Cladding Audit....
Tony Butler

Tony Butler

Principal Consultant

BA (Hons) Victoria University in Wellington, BEc ANU, MAdminStds ANU, FCIPS

Tony brings to CourtHeath a wealth of knowledge and experience from years spent in the Australian public sector. During those years, Tony was instrumental in developing policy and guidance, managing service delivery, leading change initiatives, reviewing government procurement frameworks and advising on strategy and probity.
For a number of years, Tony was the head of the Australian government’s central procurement body and led a

government-wide reform process. Subsequently, he led a centre of expertise in procurement and risk management at the Victorian Department of Infrastructure. A highlight was the creation of an online guidance system for procurement that won an IPAA commendation for innovation in 1999. The system is still in use. He also led the department to become the first Australian organisation to achieve CIPS certification for Excellence in Purchasing Policies and Procedures. Tony has represented Australia in various international forums and investigated related trade policy issues. He also worked as a procurement adviser in development assistance in Indonesia through the ISP3 Program to strengthen public procurement. Tony has been an active participant in procurement professional bodies for many years and was an invited member of the inaugural Steering Group of senior procurement specialists advising CIPS on the professional procurement agenda in Australia. ...
Carol Dale AM

Carol Dale AM

Principal Consultant

Carol has more than 35 years’ experience working in probity and procurement, including a mix of military logistics and procurement, outsourcing, category management, probity and strategic sourcing, for government and private enterprise. Carol’s speciality is services procurement and strategic sourcing. She has procured services as wide ranging as aircraft research and development activities, to facilities management services, such as cleaning and waste management. She has undertaken major outsourcing projects for government and the private

sector, and has provided guidance and assistance to SMEs tendering for government work. Carol is expert at managing client and stakeholder relationships. She brings to the CourtHeath team her in‑depth knowledge of services procurement, and strong writing and communications skills. ...
Allan Davey

Allan Davey

Consultant

BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD

Allan is a management consultant who specialises in innovation. A former VPS officer, Allan was responsible for business cases and competitive processes for government innovation projects including tenders and grant programs. His background in science and industry positioned him well to work on many of the State’s recent scientific and significant research infrastructure projects. He currently undertakes special projects across the higher education, research and industry sectors in the development and management of

innovation initiatives. Allan’s experience includes business case development, desktop research and analysis, while his industry and public sector track record involved program design and implementation, managing projects, and evaluating projects and programs....
Kelli Smith

Kelli Smith

Office Manager

Kelli is CourtHeath’s office manager and executive assistant. She is responsible for administration, events, accounts payable and research. Prior to joining CourtHeath in 2014, Kelli held senior administrative roles in various law firms. She also worked as the manager of a serviced office business.

Kate Siegert

Kate Siegert

Document Automation

Kate is CourtHeath’s template and document developer. She also provides consultant training for our online tools and systems. An experienced trainer and coach in information technology, Kate also works in communications development. Before joining CourtHeath, she worked in a number of IT training and support roles within the legal industry, specifically in business needs analysis, and best practice for efficiencies.