Who We Are

Australia’s Most Progressive Defence & Government Sector Specialist Consulting and Training Firm.

The duMonde Group is one of Australia’s most progressive boutique Training and Consulting firms with a strong pedigree of working with Government & Industry to enhance productivity and competitiveness.
We are established as a market-leading provider of Strategy & Management Advisory, Industry Engagement & Supply-Chain Management Advisory, Collaborative Working Support Services and Professional Development & Training Solutions across the Australian Government & Defence sectors.
With operations throughout Australia, duMonde consultants and trainers leverage their years of international Government and Defence sector experience to help clients at all levels of the supply-chain build the capabilities they need to create competitive advantage and achieve outstanding operational results.
Key to this success is duMonde’s investment in a practitioner-based approach to professional services delivery, which is built upon the formal transfer of real-life knowledge and practical business experience from our team to the client.


To be Australia's premier boutique Defence & Government Professional Services firm delivering the most innovative and highly-valued Strategy & Management Advisory, Industry Engagement & Supply-Chain Advisory and Professional Development solutions available in the market.


To stay growth focused and results-driven by building long term customer partnerships through the provision of high quality, practical, responsive and value-for-money solutions in highly specialised subject matters, critical to building industry competitiveness and generating growth.

Our Team

Nick Mondou

Nick Mondou

Managing Director & Founder
Bill Saltzer

Bill Saltzer

Senior Advisor
Graeme Wilson

Graeme Wilson

Senior Advisor
Alan Ward

Alan Ward

Principal Consultant - Industry Engagement & Collaborative Working
Paul Farrell

Paul Farrell

Principal Consultant – Training Solutions & Collaborative Working
Bill Osborne

Bill Osborne

Principal Consultant - Strategy & Operations
Veronica Bates

Veronica Bates

Senior Consultant
Mark Kitchen

Mark Kitchen

Debbie Marks

Debbie Marks

Management Consultant
Dave Kelly

Dave Kelly

Emma Coleman

Emma Coleman

Business Support Manager & Executive Assistant

Our Values


    We strive to achieve absolute excellence for all our clients in terms of interaction, service, deliverables and outcomes.


    We are determined to ensure every client is completely satisfied with the result of our engagement and are consequently equipped with implementable and measurable outcomes on completion.


    We apply leadership, creativity and our unique approach to the development of highly innovative solutions for our customers. We believe that innovation is to be constant, and that we must always be at its forefront.


    We employ a team of highly creative problem solvers, generating custom solutions that best fit our clients’ needs. At duMonde, we pride ourselves on providing the catalyst for change and continuous improvement, inspiring clients to “do things differently”.


    The duMonde team thrives on building excellent long-term relationships with our clients, gaining immense satisfaction through collaboratively generating outstanding results.

    Dave KellyDave Kelly

    Dave Kelly


    •   Former Math's teacher and Quality Manager for a number of high-profile Advanced Manufacturers throughout Australia.
    •   Deep expertise in Electronic Process Management, Business Structure and Continuous Improvement, Software and Systems Development and Integration.
    •   Clients have included; Thales, Ford Motor Company, Bristol Myer Squibb, PACCAR Kenworth, National Australia Bank, BEAK Engineering and Dana Automotive.
    Nick MondouNick Mondou

    Nick Mondou

    Managing Director & Founder

    •   20+ years of experience in Program Management, Strategy (M&A), Business Development and SME Consulting.
    •   Former BAE Systems Head of Strategy, Raytheon Director of Strategy & Business Development & inaugural Global Supply Chain Program head.
    •   Extensive expertise in Defence, Government, Finance, Strategy, Business Development Program Management, Engineering/ Manufacturing & Professional Services.
    Jim McDowellJim McDowell

    Jim McDowell


    •   30+ years of experience in Defence and Aerospace
    •   Former CEO of BAE Systems (Australia & Saudi Arabia), current chair of ANSTO, “First Principles Review” member for the Minister of Defence, Chancellor of the University of South Australia as well as a Board member of Austal, Codan & the Defence Council of Victoria.
    •   Extensive expertise in Defence, Government, Engineering / Manufacturing, Business Development, Program Management & Management Advisory
    Graeme WilsonGraeme Wilson

    Graeme Wilson

    Senior Advisor

    •   40+ years of experience across Market & Business Development, SME Executive, M&A & Offshore JVs.
    •   Former GM of Mackay Consolidated Industries, Department of Industry Business Advisor & DSTO Business Development Lead.
    •   Extensive expertise in SME Engagement, IP Commercialisation, Business Development & Corporate Advisory.
    Rod KenafackeRod Kenafacke

    Rod Kenafacke


    •   20 years experience in the defence and security sectors.
    •   Extensive knowledge of the defence procurement systems, supply chains and industry programs, developed as Defence’s Director for Industry Liaison.
    •   Highly experienced in training delivery and development and workshop facilitation.
    Debbie  MarksDebbie  Marks

    Debbie Marks

    Management Consultant

    •   20+ years of experience across Professional Development, Training & Change Facilitation & Leadership Development.
    •   Former IBM Global Services Program Manager with expertise in managing large multinational projects.
    •   Extensive expertise in Learning & Development, Organisational Design and Development & Executive Coaching.
    Paul RobinsonPaul Robinson

    Paul Robinson


    •   20 years experience across Marketing, Project Management, Engineering & Supply-Chain Management 
    •   Former BAE Systems Head of Marketing, JORN Program Manager / AIC Lead & Corporate Change Manager
    •   Extensive expertise in Defence & Aerospace, Systems & Support Engineering, Performance-Based Contracting
    Bill SaltzerBill Saltzer

    Bill Saltzer

    Senior Advisor

    •   30+ years of experience in international management and shipbuilding.
    •   Former Director, Maritime BAE SYSTEMS, Chief Executive Officer/ Board Director ABU DHABI SHIP BUILDING (ADSB), General Manager/ Division Head, Marketing & Contracts Northrop Grumman (NG) Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS).
    Mark KitchenMark Kitchen

    Mark Kitchen

    Associate Director

    •   22+ years in Business Improvement, Business Development, Project Management and Systems Design on major Naval and Aerospace Defence programs.
    •   Former Project Manager, Business Development Manager and Engineer at BAE Systems (UK), Raytheon and Indra Australia.
    •   Extensive expertise in Manufacturing, Design, Project Start Ups and Systems Delivery into service.
    Rhiannon HunterRhiannon Hunter

    Rhiannon Hunter

    Associate Director

    •   15 years’ military and industry experience.
    •   Business development and project management background.
    •   Expertise in economic and regional development, industry engagement program coordination & maritime warfare.
    •   Management consultant with experience working with local, state and federal government.
    EmmaColemanEmma Coleman

    Emma Coleman

    Business Support Manager & Executive Assistant

    •   10+ years of experience in business support across various industries including Defence, Travel, Education and Law.
    •   Strong background in organisation, coordination & project management support roles.

    Peter Stevens

    Director Operations

    •   30+ years of industry experience with a proven track record in Defence & Aerospace, Human Resources and Operations.
    •   Business operations executive with extensive experience in strategic planning, business development, financial analysis, project management and training.
    •   Former Raytheon Australia Director Operations, Forestry SA Director Human Resources & Corporate Information Services, Officer in the Australian Army.

    Andrew Goodlace

    Director Training Solutions

    •   20+ years of experience in developing, managing and leading a number of training and professional development organisations including the establishment of Registered Training Organisations (RTO).
    •   Highly-experienced in organisational capability development that encompasses internal and external stakeholders.
    •   Former Officer in the Australian Army and has lead and managed diverse teams across both Defence and business.
    AlanWardAlan Ward

    Alan Ward

    Principal Consultant - Industry Engagement & Collaborative Working

    •   20+ years of experience delivering strategic and transformational change in both public and private sectors.
    •   Broad experience in Federal Government Agencies and strong expertise in Business Process Re-engineering and Activity Based Management.
    PaulFarrellPaul Farrell

    Paul Farrell

    Principal Consultant – Training Solutions & Collaborative Working

    •   15+ years of experience in stakeholder engagement, business transformation and process improvement that utilises change management, learning and development and collaborative working methodologies that promote operational excellence.
    •   Experienced learning and development specialist in instructional design, instructor led training, e-Learning design and development, workshop facilitation and using virtual classroom technologies to support geographically dispersed organisations.
    VeronicaBatesVeronica Bates

    Veronica Bates

    Senior Consultant

    •   25+ years’ experience as an accomplished Professional in Supply Chain, Logistics and Defence.
    •   Broad experience in business and strategic leadership; including Defence capability, global logistics, port operations, production, contracts & procurement, human resource, trade compliance, food safety and financial management.
    Bill OsborneBill Osborne

    Bill Osborne

    Principal Consultant - Strategy & Operations

    •   A seasoned enterprise operations and business development executive.
    •   Vast experience working in the Government, Defence, Aviation, Banking, Finance and Telecommunications sectors.
    •   Led several high value tenders for major defence programs providing expert strategic advice on the viability of business winning campaigns and capability development.


    Our Competitive Advantage

    genuine subject-matter experts
    Consultants and trainers are genuine subject-matter experts with years of practical organisational experience and an average satisfaction rating of 8.5/10 on all engagements.
    Market leading provider
    Market leading provider of Industry Engagement (AIC & GSC) & Supply-Chain Advisory Services.
    Co-creator of the federal government’s “Supplier Continuous Improvement Program" (SCIP).
    Most competitively priced
    Most competitively priced Strategic Planning & Business Winning support products in the Australian market.
    Unique relationships
    Unique relationships with Defence Industry Primes & Government.
    Only provider of niche training
    Only provider of niche training in Trade-Shows Management, Exporting & online Doing Business in Defence courses.
    high- quality training and consulting solutions
    Low overhead cost structure enabling the delivery of high-quality training and consulting solutions at market-leading rates.


    Our Clients

    duMonde has a strong pedigree at strategic partnerships with Federal & State Governments and Industry at large – from SMEs to large multinational organisations to high-profile Industry Associations & International Networks. For duMonde, our clients’ satisfaction with our products, services and results achieved are our most important rewards.


    Matthew Lang

    Matthew Lang is the former Chief Financial Officer of Cobham.

    "duMonde's use of strategic insight and overall Defence and Aerospace market knowledge was excellent. They were able to very quickly understand what we did and how we did it and then feed this into the design of an appropriately tailored solution that met the needs of our business."

    Paul Boxer

    Paul Boxer is the Managing Director of Sentient.

    "We found duMonde's Strategy Development Workshops and Soft-Skills Training extremely useful, informative and engaging. They have excellent consultants who helped us get where we needed to be. I would highly recommend their engagement."

    Kerryn Smith

    Kerryn Smith is the former DCEO/GM Capability Development of The Defence Teaming Centre.

    "As a specialist strategy and marketing consultant/supplier, duMonde has remained flexible and agile to the changing needs of the DTC Strategic Business Alliance programs."

    Alistair Beaton

    Alistair Beaton is the Vice President Bids and Projects of Thales.

    "duMonde's support during the strategy formulation, project start-up and implementation phases of our Industry Engagement Unit was invaluable. Their understanding of Defence Exports, the Global Supply Chain Program and the local Australian defence landscape is impressive and I will certainly look to re-engage them in the future."

    Christine Zeitz

    Christine Zeitz is the CEO of Leidos Australia.

    "duMonde conducted a strategic review of our maritime business in 2012 which resulted in clarity of direction for the business. They managed the process in difficult circumstances extremely well."

    Kylie Barton

    Kylie Barton is the Sales and Marketing Manager of Pfeiffer Wines

    "An excellent workshop. I came away with a good sense of purpose of the event and moving forward in the export market."


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