Inspired by a desire to support the delivery of high-quality public services, Policy Performance Pty. Ltd. was founded in Feburary 2018 to work with public sector leaders and managers. It seeks to assist throughout all phases of the policy cycle to efficiently and effectively plan, implement and evaluate policy priorities and outcomes achieved.
The business name is simple. It reflects a desire to learn from experience. Decision-makers need to know when, whether and how policies are performing. Better information may support good programs to rollout more broadly, while equally, the causes of underperformance need to be understood to drive improvement initiatives, or to consider alternate interventions that may better achieve the policy goals.
Policy - a course of action adopted and pursued by a government, party, ruler, statesman... any course of action adopted as advantageous or expedient
Performance - a_the execution of an action... something accomplished.
b_the manner in which a mechanism performs.
Master of Program Evaluation (University of Melbourne, 2014)
Master of Public Policy and Management (Monash University, 2007)
Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne, 2001)
Charlie has been a policy and evaluation consultant for the past decade, working in small (HLB Mann Juddd, 2008-10), medium (ACIL Allen Consulting, 2010-2015) and large (KPMG, 2015-2018) consulting firms in roles from researcher to project lead. Between 2004 and mid-2008, Charlie worked in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet, supporting policy briefing and budget processes across the economic development, infrastructure, sport and tourism portfolios.
Charlie is a regular contributor to the Australasian Evaluation Society, having evaluated the AES international conference in Darwin in 2015. He has spoken at AES conferences in Melbourne (2015) and Canberra (2017), and at a Victorian branch professional development forum (2016). He will deliver an Introduction for new evaluators training at a Canberra branch forum and at the AES international conference in Launceston in 2018.
Charlie has been a tutor in Impact Evaluation: Forms and Approaches at the University of Melbourne's Centre for Program Evaluation since 2015.
Charlie achieved DTF (Vic) accreditation as an Investment Logic Mapping facilitator in November 2016. He has since completed over 20 ILMs for clients in Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland and the ACT. His profile and ILM rates are available here.
Charlie is passionate about watersports (surfing, snorkelling/diving, ocean swimming). He also plays tennis and loves to run. Charlie has coached hockey teams in Melbourne, India and Belgium and has lived abroad to conduct volunteer assignments in Costa Rica and Bengaluru, India.