Our Team

 

Scott Mead BBus, MBA – Director

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Professional

  • 2000 – Established Mead Perry Group.
  • 1990 – Shire Clerk, Diamantina Shire Council.
  • 1983 – Trainee, Local Government Clerk.
  • 1982 – Commenced service with Moreton Shire Council.

Qualifications, awards & additional roles

  • Bachelor of Business, Public Administration.
  • Master of Business Administration, with a Specialisation in Human Resource Management.
  • Fellow, Local Government Managers Australia.
  • Commissioner for Declarations, Qld.
  • Institute of Municipal Management “Municipal Manager of the Year”, 1998.
  • Local Government Clerk Certificate No. 996.
  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors.
  • Member, Institute of Management Consultants.

 

John Perry AD ElecEng – Director

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Professional

  • 2006 – Director, Mead Perry Group.
  • 2000 – Chief Executive Officer, Diamantina Shire Council.
  • 1996 – Area Manager Central West, Ergon Energy/Capricornia Electricity.
  • 1991 – Technical Officer, Capricornia Electricity.
  • 1990 – Technical Officer, SWQEB.
  • 1989 – Technician Callide ‘B’ Power Station, QEC.
  • 1985 – Apprentice Electrical Fitter Mechanic, SWQEB.

Qualifications, awards & additional roles

  • Associate Diploma of Electrical Engineering.
  • Fellow, Local Government Managers Australia.
  • Graduate Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors.
  • Office Member, The Institution of Engineers, Australia.
  • Member, Institute of Public Administration Australia.
  • Member, Institute of Public Works Engineers Australia.
  • Member, Australian Institute of Management.
  • Member of the Institute of Management Consultants.

 

Lew Rojahn – Senior Consultant

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Professional

20 years experience in public service, including 12 years working directly in Local Government. Lew has held the following senior management roles:

  • May 2015 – Senior Consultant with Mead Perry Group.
  • Chief Executive Officer, Etheridge Shire Council.
  • Principal Advisor, Department Local Government & Planning (Regional Services).
  • Regional Executive Officer, Department Local Government (Sport & Recreation).
  • Principal Project Officer, Department Local Government (Sport & Recreation).
  • Chief Executive Officer, Mornington Island Shire Council.
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Mareeba Shire Council.
  • Finance/Human Resources Officer, Aurukun Shire Council.
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Aurukun Shire Council.

Qualifications, awards & additional roles

  • Qualified Local Government Clerk (CEO) Certificate No. 811.
  • Diploma of Local Government Administration.
  • Commissioner of Declarations.

 

Bill Gilmore B.Ec, M.Ec – Senior Consultant

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Professional

40 years experience in the Queensland public service, including more than 30 years direct involvement with the Local Government Department. Bill has held the following senior management roles:

  • November 2016 – Senior Consultant with Mead Perry Group.
  • Manager, Operations and Development.
  • Executive Director, Regional Services.
  • Regional Director, South East Region.
  • Director, Finance and Funding.
  • Deputy Director General.

Qualifications, awards & additional roles

  • Bachelor of Economics.
  • Master of Economic Studies.
  • Graduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership.

 

Gerhard Van Der Walt B.Com – Senior Consultant

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Professional

35 years experience in the finance industry, including 16 years working directly in Local Government. Gerhard has held the following senior management roles:

  • July 2016 – Senior Consultant with Mead Perry Group.
  • Operations Manager Accounting, Rockhampton Regional Council.
  • Manager Finance, Goondiwindi Regional Council.
  • Manager Finance, Waggamba Shire Council.
  • Senior Finance Officer, Laidley Shire Council.
  • Contract Accountant, Bulloo Shire Council.
  • Accountant, Facts & Figures Financial Services, South Africa.
  • Manager Finance, Performing Arts Council OFS, South Africa.
  • Manager Finance, Ludick Builders Pty Ltd, South Africa.
  • Accountant, Price Waterhouse, South Africa.

Qualifications, awards & additional roles

  • Bachelor of Commerce.

 

Nick Clarke MSc, – Senior Consultant

Professional

20 years experience in public service, including 17 years working directly in Local Government. Nick has held the following senior management roles:

  • February 2017 – Senior Consultant with Mead Perry Group.
  • General Manager Organisational Services/Governance, Redland City Council.
  • Manager Natural Environment & Sustainability, Brisbane City Council.
  • Licensing & Compliance Manager, Brisbane City Council.
  • Manager Investigation & Enforcement, QLD Environmental Protection Agency.
  • International Management Development Consortium, Interlaken, Switzerland.
  • Senior Investigations Manager, Metropolitan Police, London.

Qualifications, awards & additional roles

  • Master of Science – Civil Emergency Management.
  • Fellow, Local Government Managers Australia.
  • Director, LGMA National 2007-2010.
  • Director, LGMA Queensland 2005-2012 (President 2010-2012; Deputy President 2007-2010).

 

Mark Watt  BBus, FLGMA, JP, – Senior Consultant

Professional

  • April 2017 – Senior Consultant with Mead Perry Group.
  • 2015 – Corporate Services & Risk Manager, Ipswich City Council.
  • 2012 – Chief Executive Officer, Longreach Regional Council.
  • 2008 – Chief Executive Officer, Paroo Shire Council.
  • 2008 – Manager Corporate Planning & Change, Bundaberg Regional Council.
  • 2004 – Chief Executive Officer, Kolan Shire Council.
  • 2002 – Corporate Services Manager, Kolan Shire Council.
  • 2000 – Corporate Services Manager, Pittsworth Shire Council.
  • 1996 – Accountant, Mulryan & Co, UK.
  • 1994 – Accountant, Longreach Shire Council.
  • 1992 – Administrative Assistant, Flinders Shire Council.

Qualifications, awards & additional roles

  • Bachelor of Business, Public Administration – QUT.
  • Local Government Clerks Certificate – Local Government Clerks Board, QLD.
  • Graduate Diploma (Local Government Management) – Deakin University.
  • Diploma of Local Government (Planning) – Local Government Association of QLD.
  • Advanced Diploma (Disaster Management) – Regional College of Disaster Management.
  • Fellow, Local Government Managers Australia.
  • Justice of the Peace (Qualified) – QLD.

 

Dr. Lisa Patterson-Kane MAPS. B. Psych Hons, Grad Cert Rural and Remote Health, D. Psych (Clinical) – Senior Consultant

Professional

Lisa has over 10 years experience working with local government as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, this has involved individual staff support, workforce training and education, conflict resolution and crisis support.

  • 2018 – Senior Consultant with Mead Perry Group.
  • 2011 – Senior Lecturer/Clinical Psychology Placement Coordinator, University of New England.
  • 2008 – Principal Psychologist, Changing Ways Psychology (private practice)
  • 2004 – Psychologist, North and West Queensland Health Care
  • 2002 – Intern Psychologist, New England Area Health Service
  • 2002 – Mental Health Promotion Project Officer, New England Area Health Service

Qualifications, awards & additional roles

  • Doctorate of Psychology, Clinical – James Cook University, Townsville
  • Graduate Certificate, Rural and Remote Health Practice Centre for Rural and Remote Health – Flinders University, Alice Springs
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) – University of New England, Armidale
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society

 

Lisa Russell B. Ed, Dip. HR, – Senior Consultant

Professional

9 years experience in Local Government and the Banking industry including 2 years working directly in Local Government. Lisa has held the following senior management roles:

  • 2018 – Senior Consultant, Mead Perry Group
  • 2015 – Human Resources and Governance Manager, Barcoo Shire Council
  • 2008 – Operations Manager Qld/Northern NSW Agribusiness, National Australia Bank
  • 2008 – Relationship Banking Advisor, National Australia Bank

Qualifications, awards & additional roles

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Diploma in Human Resources
  • Cert IV Leadership and Management
  • 2018, Enrolled in Bachelor of Business
  • National Australia Bank High Achiever Award, 2009, 2012 and 2015
  • Member, National Australia Bank Connecting Women board
  • Member, National Australia Bank Pride board
  • Volunteer, foundation for Young Australians
  • Chair, Corporate Services Advisory Committee
  • Member, Corporate Services Advisory Committee.

 

Joel Perry BBus; BInfotech, – Graduate Consultant

Professional

  • November 2017 – Graduate Consultant with Mead Perry Group.

Qualifications, awards & additional roles

  • Bachelor of Business and Information Technology.