Understanding the cost to teach

Tackling the challenges of university course costing

customer service transformation

SPP’s impact on a highly complex digital and service transformation

Not for profit operating insights

SPP’s Benchmarking study lifts the lid on NFP operations

Setting up major projects for success

4 key areas for setting up major transport & infrastructure projects for success


PHIL NOBLE Founder & Managing Partner

Phil founded SPP with the aim of bringing good strategy and general management practice to businesses with a minimum of fuss, and maximum impact.

BEN APTED Partner , National Education & Research Practice Lead

Ben is SPP’s Education Practice Lead.  A recognised thought leader, Ben has contributed nationally and internationally to education strategy, policy, and operations. Ben has significant public sector subject matter expertise having led major economic development strategies, and government service transformation.


David Mackay is a Partner based in our Sydney office. Specialising in Sports, Media & Entertainment and Retail & FMCG, David assists organisations to develop and execute business and technology strategy, and improve business performance through people, process and technology.

SPP’s newest Consultant Paul Andrews

SPP appoints new Consultant Paul Andrews. Paul comes to us with a strong track record in consulting, and working with and in ASX businesses.

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SPP promotes Yixin Li to Consultant

Congratulations to Yixin Li who has been promoted to Consultant. Yixin has been recognised for his contribution to the firm’s data analytics practice, and has helped the firm significantly increase the design, quality and scope of its analytical offering.

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The University of Melbourne’s BCom students Crack the Case!

SPP was proud to again to be the Principal Sponsor of the BCom Case Competition, the premier student-led undergraduate competition run within the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business & Economics.

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SPP expands senior team with the appointment of a new partner in the Education sector practice

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Bruce Bayley as Education Partner, bringing another 18 years of Education and Government sector experience to SPP.

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