Robert Bradshaw and Janet Kafadar join Bardach Consulting

04 March 2024 3 min. read
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Robert Bradshaw and Janet Kafadar have joined Canberra-based Bardach Consulting.

Having now passed its second anniversary, Bardach Consulting continues to grow, with a brand-new website and two new members – Robert Bradshaw and Janet Kafadar – onboarded over the past month.

Bradshaw comes to the consulting firm as an associate director via Thales and Lockheed, while Kafadar is described as a “security-cleared specialist project manager” with experience across the government, defence and private sectors.

Robert Bradshaw and Janet Kafada join Bardach Consulting

Bardach Consulting was established by former Callida Consulting senior leadership duo Angus McKerchar and Tim Arnold in late 2021 (later adding director college Patrick McCann), and last year reached its one-year milestone.

The firm provides strategy, operational improvement and project, program and change management services among other offerings to clients including the AFP, Australian Border Force, Sports Australia, and a wide range of federal government departments.

PwC’s government tax breach scandal and Labor’s insistence on reducing advisory spending has seen a marked move from the Big Four to smaller ACT boutiques landing plum contracts, with many now looking to capitalise.

Synergy Group, for example, recently picked up strategy and design firm ThinkPlace in its ambitious bid to become the biggest player in the market, while a pair of former Ernst & Young executives recently launched their own public consulting start-up, Lumenia.

Bardach Consulting also seems to have its eyes on a bigger prize, bringing in Bradshaw and Kafadar to bolster its advisory expertise. Bradshaw has spent the past three and a half years as a commercial manager between Thales and Lockheed, with a longer background at BAE and Nova Systems and industry experience of more than two decades. Kafadar’s professional past is a little harder to pin down, but she brings a background in online business coaching among other areas.

“Janet is a multi-talented professional who has also worked in all aspects of learning and development, from project planning to instructional design, facilitation and training, and previously as an eLearning specialist business owner,” the firm stated upon Kafadar joining. “All these skills have given her the unique ability to think strategically and consult and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders effectively to reach a defined outcome.”

In addition to its two latest recruits, Bardach Consulting has also updated its website to better represent the firm’s growing team and the work it does. Designed with the support of communications agency contentgroup, the shiny new site provides greater detail on the consultancy’s capabilities and client work, which is grouped around strategy and operational improvement, financial strategy, and management, and ICT and cyber.