Noetic promotes Matthew Graham and Noel Derwort

08 December 2023 1 min. read
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Noetic has elevated Matthew Graham and Noel Derwort to head of government and defence.

Canberra-based management consultancy Noetic has made two key leadership appointments as it continues in its move to rebrand under the Atturra Advisory banner.

Joining what was then FTS in early 2021, Noetic has now appointed Matthew Graham and Noel Derwort to head up its government and defence consulting divisions, both key sectors in Atturra’s ongoing growth ambitions.

Matthew Graham and Noel Derwort, Noetic

Matthew Graham has been with Noetic for the past decade, joining as a national security & defence general manager in 2012 following a period as head of security for the Australian Federal Police.

Prior to his eight years in aviation security and counter-terrorism, Graham spent two decades with the ADF, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He has experience working with partners in the Asia Pacific, Europe and United States.

Noel Derwort likewise brings a long history of defence force service, clocking up close to four decades with the Royal Australian Air Force, including as a Director General within Headquarters Joint Operations Command prior to his retirement at the rank of Air Commodore. In 2021 he joined Noetic as a principal consultant, bringing extensive expertise in operational and strategic leadership and project delivery.

Founded by Andrew Balmaks in 2001, Noetic today has around 50 consultants and staff providing services including strategy, organisational change, risk management, enterprise governance, human capital, and project management.