Government consultancy Apis hires six new consultants

05 January 2020 Consultancy.com.au

Apis Group, part of Accenture, has in the recent period hired six new (senior) consultants: Samuel Bunting, Alexander Crawford, Alex Alvarado, Sally Taylor, Lucia Watson and Sarah McCosker.

Samuel Bunting has joined the Canberra-based government consulting firm as a Consultant, having come from a data analytics background. In his new role, Bunting will support the delivery of major business transformations with a focus on social policy environment. 

Commenting on his move, he said “Moving from data analytics implementation, I am confident that my peers at Apis Group will help support me in my transition to data driven strategic policy insights and reviews.” 

Alexander Crawford has also come on board as a Consultant, having previously served Deloitte as an Analyst in Canberra. He will support the delivery of projects in the federal government space. 

Crawford: “I joined Apis to hone in on my preferred career path, seeking to gain further experience in the project management space. Apis does great work with a variety of key clients, and has a strong positive culture that fits my overall career objectives.” 

Samuel Bunting, Alexander Crawford, Alex Alvarado, Sally Taylor, Lucia Watson and Sarah McCosker - Apis Group

Alex Alvarado joined the firm as a Senior Consultant, bringing with him over fifteen years of experience in consulting and technology. He previously worked as a Senior Business Analyst at Tribe Business Transformation, and before that he spent three years with DXC Technology and eight years with health insurance provider Bupa. 

“I decided that Apis was the right fit for me upon learning through several sources about the work that they undertook with federal government in the areas of social and policy reform as well as business transformation. The professionalism that every member brings to the table gives me the great honour and pleasure to be a part of the group.” 

Sally Taylor, appointed a Senior Consultant, made the move from a federal government background. In her new role, she will help to support operational improvement, decision making, compliance and risk reforms for clients of Apis Group. 

Taylor unpacked on her move, “I joined Apis because I was interested in joining an organisation with a good staff culture and strong partnerships with agencies doing innovative work. I wanted to apply my expertise in the Federal Government systems and processes to support effective delivery of government policies.” 

Lucia Watson, installed as a Consultant, joined Apis Group with three years of experience gained at Noetic Group, a Canberra-based consulting firm. At the consultancy, she specialised in business planning, research & reviews, and program evaluation for not-for-profits and public sector clients.

“Apis stood out as a company that strives to deliver real and lasting change for their clients, and I saw the opportunity to join a team of people who are truly committed to delivering long lasting, meaningful solutions for clients across government,” remarked Watson.

Finally, Sarah McCosker joined the Apis Group team in November last year. She previously served Big Four firm EY in its Customer & Strategy practice, working across a broad range of government departments to design, implement and improve services for citizens.

She said: “I joined Apis because of their reputation as trusted advisors to the federal government, especially in the area of social policy, and the incredibly impactful programs of work and service they help to shape for our nation.”


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