We help government, NGOs and businesses develop strategy, improve
policy, work with stakeholders and achieve change


If you're looking for

  • Clear thinking on complex public policy problems
  • Improvements to legislation or regulation affecting your industry
  • Productive engagement with stakeholders
  • Effective input to reviews or public inquiries
  • Help with implementing changes in government policy or direction

We can help you with

  • Evidence-based advice, practical options and discussion papers
  • Clear and detailed advice on regulatory options, pros and cons
  • Collaborative work to identify joint solutions
  • Incisive, well-written submissions and position papers
  • Translating legislation and policy into action, and managing change

We aim to

Generate solutions for our clients by bringing clarity to purpose, thought and action. We aim to listen, in order to understand; to think openly and clearly, generating fresh ideas; to see the big picture, so we know which details matter; and to communicate precisely so the message gets across.

Our approach

Many of today’s challenges are complicated by muddled thinking and poor communication. At Clarité we believe that clarity of thought underpins clarity of action. We prefer to use less words, not more. We get to the heart of the issue. We present the evidence and are frank about ambiguity. Our analysis is accurate and crystal clear. We present options and provide practical, forward-looking advice.

Our experience

We have worked extensively across government, the non-government sector and the community, leading a diverse range of reform challenges, including major cross-agency and inter-governmental reforms. We have experience spanning 25 years in strategic policy and planning, legislative reform, cross-sector collaboration and leading change.

Affiliations / Qualifications

  • Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA)
  • Australia New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
  • Plain English Foundation
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW

"Phil has a deep knowledge and understanding of policy and its application across government."  -  Deputy Secretary, Human Services sector

"Thank you for supporting this work so well and bringing your wonderful brand of intellect and wordsmithing to it. We will be reaping the benefits of your experience for many years."  -  Management team, NGO disability services provider

"Phil was able to operate well in our quasi-political environment, and played a substantial role in consulting with lawyers, politicians and community members."  -  Senior Executive, Justice sector

"Thank you for your role in guiding what could have been a very messy process and the consummate professionalism you always seem to produce."  -  Deputy Director-General, Human Services sector