Laura Birchall returns to Projects Assured as general manager

08 March 2023 2 min. read
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Laura Birchall has returned to Canberra consultancy Projects Assured in the role of general manager.

Canberra-based management consulting firm Projects Assured has welcomed back Laura Birchall, after she spent the past year at healthcare sector consultancy Evohealth.

Birchall was previously with Projects Assured for five years, and also spent time at strategy consulting firm Boston Consulting Group earlier in her career.

Laura Birchall, General Manager, Projects Assured

A psychology graduate from Australian National University, Birchall spent close to five years as a policy and program office with the department of Communications and the Arts in Canberra, before then joining Boston Consulting Group. Eighteen months at the global advisory giant and a brief stint with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency later, and Birchall had crossed to Projects Assured, rising to principal consultant over the next five years.

She now returns, and as general manager will play an integral role in leading a team of roughly 140 professionals based in Canberra. According to Projects Assured, Birchall specialises in applying person-centred and evidence-based approaches to reimagining programs, services and strategies, and will support the team by sharing her extensive public sector knowledge and consulting experience across health, science and social policy.

Her former employer was sad to see her depart, posting to LinkedIn; “Mixed emotions today as we farewell the amazing Laura Birchall from Evohealth. Laura has made a significant contribution to our clients in the past twelve months, most notably through her crafting of quality reports and white papers. Laura is a consummate professional. She has made a positive impact to our People First culture and her legacy of customer service will live on.”

Celebrating its 8th birthday at the start of March, Projects Assured was in 2018 purchased by ASX-listed IT services firm DWS Group for $43 million, with Indian ICT giant HCL then acquiring DWS for $162 million in turn. The company however remains very much Canberra focused, with its offering grouped around three primary services lines: business management advisory, information technology, and capabilities development.