Melbourne-based dandoloparters celebrates 21st birthday

27 September 2023 2 min. read
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In celebration of its 21 years in business milestone, dandoloparters welcomed clients, alumni, and friends at an event in Melbourne.

Operating out of Melbourne, dandoloparters works for clients in and around government all over Australia. The now 25-person firm specialises in public policy and strategic consulting services.

“When I started the firm I wanted to bring top management consulting disciplines to issues that really matter in the public and for purpose  sector,” says dandolopartners founder and director Bronte Adams.

Melbourne-based dandoloparters celebrates 21st birthday

“I wanted dandoloparnters to be a business that would be widely sought after, big enough to provide career options for talented people, and able to undertake tough projects of different sizes and types. I also wanted to have great colleagues with aligned values, enthusiasm and the desire and capacity to keep learning all the time,” she adds.

Today, the firm’s track record spans hundreds of projects across the public domain. Clients include government departments in most jurisdictions including the Commonwealth, universities, medical research institutes, charities, not-for-profits and some of Australia’s largest philanthropic funders.

Notable recent engagements include conducting the evaluation of the controversial National Schools Chaplaincy Program in 2022 (commissioned by the Department of Education), and supporting LaunchVic with regular assessments on the start-up and scale-up ecosystem in Victoria. Earlier this year, dandoloparnters delivered a report on how the nation’s youth justice system could be overhauled for better outcomes.

“I am proud of what we’ve built as a team over the years,” says Adams, who served strategy giant McKinsey & Company before taking on her entrepreneurial adventure.

At the event, celebrations kicked off with a panel discussion on what it will take to improve government policy making over the next ten or so years.

The panel featured the incoming and outgoing Productivity Commissioners (Danielle Wood and Michael Brennan), former Victorian Attorney-General and Minister the Hon. Jill Hennessey and former senior federal public servant, now Vice Chancellor of Charles Sturt University Renée Leon.

Joe Connell – director at dandoloparnters – facilitated the session.

“It was a thoroughly engaging discussion, but because under Chatham House rules I can’t tell you how specifically engaging it was,” Joe says. “But it was such a hit we’re looking forward to hosting more similar events.”