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.

esports – the game changer for Australian sports and entertainment

Esports is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular and lucrative mainstream sectors of the entertainment industry. Victoria will be home to the biggest esports event in Australia when it hosts the inaugural Melbourne Esports Open in September 2018. SPP explains why esports is such an attractive investment target both globally and domestically.

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International Women’s Day 2018 – Women in consulting

In celebration International Women’s Day 2018, some of our SPP team reflects on working in management consulting, their best career advice, and what keeps them centred in life.

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SPP and Zetaris are proud co-sponsors of the #DataSummit18. Together, the SPP Zetaris partnership solves the challenge of integrating ‘big data’ solutions for Government, in an efficient and effective way.

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SPP’s co-authored essay on Social Investment Approach for Research Funding and Impact

SPP authors Ben Apted and Holly Briffa, together with the School of Government Senior Lecturer Dr Verna Smith and Monash University Professor Alex Collie, have contributed an essay in the newly published book entitled Social Investment – A New Zealand Policy Experiment, edited by Jonathan Boston and Derek Gill.

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