We help our clients – large and small – to change their destiny

The right strategy, the right partnership, the right process can make all the difference.

 Our approach emphasises collaboration – engaging our clients' staff and stakeholders in the journey of change – to ensure enduring success in the short- and long-term.



  • Strategy development
  • Partnership brokering
  • Governance frameworks
  • Facilitation
  • Change management
  • Leadership and management mentoring
  • Corporate Social Responsibility programs
  • Advice on setting up community-owned, cooperative businesses
Strategic Development Group has been an excellent source of specialist advice for Cardno. Their team has people with deep and wide experience, wisdom and independence that we have drawn on in a range of contexts. Strategic Development Group also brokered a significant partnership between our company and another organisation that will have a global impact for years to come. I recommend Strategic Development Group to companies looking for frank advice about positioning themselves in a changing global environment.
— Colin Adams, Area Manager, APAC IDA, Cardno



Recent examples of our work include:

  • Helping a major Australian NGO to position itself for a significant change in funding opportunities. Our support included advising on organisational structures, articulating the NGO's value proposition and brokering a partnership with a major Australian Company.
  • Advising a Group of Eight Australian University on strategy, and facilitating a change management process to position the university department to deliver on its strategy.
  • Facilitating a strategic planning process for DFAT's Governance, Fragility and Water Branch.
  • Co-founding and guiding the development and governance of Australia's largest patient-owned medical practice, the National Health Cooperative.



We support businesses to ensure their operations are not exposed to the pernicious effects of modern slavery in their supply chains.

Modern slavery and exploitative labour conditions in business operations and supply chains can present a serious risk to businesses in almost every sector. In our hyperconnected world it is far too easy for a brand to be damaged by abuses by third-party suppliers, deep within supply chains and far removed from corporate headquarter scrutiny. Ensuring the ethical integrity of supply chains presents an opportunity for business to engage more deeply with their operations and ensure they have a positive impact on the lives of workers and their communities.

 The ethical integrity of supply chains and business operations is important to protecting brand reputation and meeting expectations of customers and investors. It is also about doing the right thing by workers. Federal and NSW Modern Slavery Acts will soon require large Australian businesses to report on their efforts to address the risk of modern slavery in business operations and supply chains. How businesses respond to the challenge of eradicating modern slavery will be a very public marker of their corporate culture and values.  

 Our approach is focused on supporting clients to address risks while also maximising the positive impact their business has on customers, workers and the communities within which they operate. We see this as good business strategy, a valuable opportunity to enhance business reputation, and the right thing to do. 

Our team brings experience in international development, labour rights advocacy, procurement and communications.


  • Modern slavery risk assessment and mitigation
  • Remediation strategies
  • Support with reporting under modern slavery legislation
  • Training on identifying risks of exploitation and modern slavery for management, employees and suppliers
  • Communication strategies
  • Advice on codes of conduct and due diligence