Our Team

The Para Bellum Solutions team is an experienced and diverse grouping of Strategy, Project Management, Human Resources and Market Development professionals dedicated to providing the best Defence & Space Industry expertise to deliver value and superior capability for our clients.

To work with Para Bellum Solutions or to engage our assistance, please contact us via email at: contact@parabellumsolutions.com

Jake Kearsley - Managing Director

Jake established Para Bellum Solutions in 2017 after many years working in global strategy and management consulting firms, and having served for nearly 30 years in the Australian Defence Force as a full-time and subsequently part-time member. He has extensive experience across a number of sectors with deep industry and government networks developed from decades working in Defence and Space Industry.

To learn more about Jake visit his LinkedIn profile located here.

Ben Hall - Director UK & Europe

Ben Hall is an experienced executive and strategy consultant with global experience having spent the last 5 years based in London. He is the Director of Para Bellum Solutions UK & Europe, helping Australian businesses enter foreign markets and UK & European businesses expand into Australia. Ben has worked extensively across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) having worked for a number of governments, global consulting firms and supra-national organisations such as NATO. A former Australian Army Officer, Ben combines with knowledge of Defence with accessing global markets and navigating industry politics to achieve outcomes.

To learn more about Ben visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Emmeline Gracedale - Coordinator at Para Bellum Solutions

Emmeline Gracedale is our Business and Marketing Coordinator. Due to our continued growth Emmeline supports us through coordinating our business operations, administration and marketing, while delivering exceptional customer service to our team and clients. Over the last ten years her blend of organisational and creative capabilities has seen Emmeline work in Executive Assistance, Senior Media roles, Senior Marketing roles and Project Support in the public and private sector.

Connect with Emmeline on LinkedIn.

Tyson Yew - Associate

Tyson is a highly experienced professional with a proven and demonstrated history in strategy, operational planning and change management. He has previously worked for a global management consulting firm. Tyson is an expert in Organisational Design and Transformation. He was recently recognised by Defence's Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) with a commendation.

To learn more about Tyson visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Neil Atherton - Associate

Neil Atherton is a technically qualified manager with over 25 years of experience delivering complex programs and projects. His experience extends from organisational strategy to program management and ILS capability delivery. Neil is a highly experienced professional who leads the ICT practice for Para Bellum Solutions.

To learn more about Neil visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Tara Miller - Associate

Tara Miller is qualified and experienced ILS professional. She has enjoyed a diverse and extensive career as a leader, manager, logistician, health professional and educator with more than 15 years’ experience supporting Defence. She is motivated and enjoys working in a values-based organisation that shares her standards of integrity and her passion to achieve best outcomes. Tara has successfully led collaborative and geographically dispersed teams using contemporary approaches that encourage individual development while achieving results.

To learn more about Tara visit her LinkedIn profile here.

Steve Langdon - Associate

Steve is a highly experienced professional with expertise with State and Federal Government and the private sector. He is also an Australian Army veteran of more than 20 years. Steve will be supporting a key Science and Technology client on projects enhancing Australia’s Autonomy Research.

To learn more about Steve visit his LinkedIn profile located here.


Mark Eldridge - Associate

Mark is a highly experienced Cyber Security professional and brings proven, international experience in systems security architecture and assurance of multi-domain systems to support a strategically important Defence client. He is soon to complete training as an instructor to deliver the SANS network penetration testing and ethical hacking program.

To learn more about Steve visit his LinkedIn profile located here.


Daniel Kemp - Associate

Daniel is a highly experienced Project Management professional with a background supporting Defence, Defence Industry and ICT clients over an extensive career. He is supporting a key Science and Technology client on projects enhancing Australia’s Defence research.

To learn more about Daniel visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Cherie Lywood - Associate

Cherie is an ICT professional with over thirty years’ experience, working in a range of fields from Scrum Master, Delivery Manager, Business/Change Analyst, Release Management, Cherie brings a wealth of experience to every role.

Over her extensive career Cherie has contributed to organisational strategies, and performed at a senior leadership level including the management of large integrated teams of employees, contractors and public servants, and the management of diverse, multi-disciplinary and highly technical teams.

To learn more about Cherie visit her LinkedIn profile here.

Zorawar Sandhu - Associate

Zorawar Sandhu is an undergraduate Consultant in our South Australian office. Zorawar is currently undertaking a Mechanical Engineering Degree with the University of Adelaide majoring in Defence Systems, in addition to undergoing training as an Australian Army Reserve Officer. Zorawar will be supporting a key client on Land Combat Vehicle Innovation and Technology on a part-time basis whilst completing his studies.

To learn more about Zorawar visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Mark Nicholson - Associate

Mark is an experienced Operations Manager with an extensive, demonstrated history of working in the Defence Environment. Skilled in Systems Engineering, Operations Co-ordination, Resource Management, Military Aviation/Aeronautical Product, Weapon Systems & Ammunition and Electro-optical Systems. Mark is a strong Program and Project management professional with a Master of Arts (M.A.) focused in Coaching/Mentoring. He is currently based in Melbourne assisting a key client with a major capability acquisition project.

To learn more about Mark visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Jemma Evans - Associate

Jemma is a team player with a preference to work side-by-side with clients to deliver outcomes collaboratively. She will be using her skills in project and program management, coordination and stakeholder engagement with a significant trial that will see collaboration with Defence, Industry and Academia. She is also a former member of the Royal Australian Navy.


To learn more about Jemma visit her LinkedIn profile here.

Paul Excell - Associate

Paul Excell brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in end-to-end project management and will be supporting a key Defence Client. Paul is also currently serving in the Australian Army Reserve as an Information Systems Technician within the Royal Australian Corps of Signals.


To learn more about Paul visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Kosta Stylianou - Associate

Kosta Stylianou is an ICT and Project Management professional with experience supporting a diverse range of Government and Private sector clients in Adelaide. He will be supporting a key Science and Technology client on projects enhancing Australia’s Defence Capabilities.

To learn more about Kosta visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Corey Norris - Associate

Corey Norris is a senior risk manager with a strong customer focus and commitment to enhancing organisational culture and influencing change positively through practical sustainable improvement within risk and uncertainty. Critical to this has been his ability to work with people through listening and understanding their needs and frustrations across diverse industries including Defence, Construction, Mining and State Government. Corey takes a collaborative approach with the sharing of risk knowledge to enable and enhance risk-focused decision-making, ensuring organisational transparency and resilience in the pursuit of objectives.

To learn more about Corey visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Vanya Golusin - Associate

Vanya Golusin is a Project Management Associate in South Australia where he will be supporting a key Science and Technology client on projects enhancing Australia’s Intelligence Research. Van is a highly experienced Defence and Defence Industry Systems Engineering and Project Management professional. He is also an Australian Army veteran of more than 15 years.

To learn more about Van visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Mark Bosse - Associate

Mark Bosse is a highly motivated leader and manager with over a decade of experience in Defence. Dedicated to the organisation, the team and achieving goals and outcomes. He is experienced in program and project management, building and managing teams, higher level operational planning, and the management of scope, schedule, governance, risks, issues, resources, budgets and performance. Mark has previously worked for a global management consulting firm.

To learn more about Mark Bosse visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Trent Harron - Associate

Trent Harron is an experienced management consultant having previously worked for a global management consulting firm. He has experience ranging from ICT infrastructure to training design and market entry strategy from the Defence sector. He has served in the Australian Army for over 15 years.

To learn more about Trent visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Scott Calvert - Associate

Scott Calvert is a Para Bellum Solutions Associate providing Project and Program Management expertise to our clients. He is an Australian Army Veteran of multiple military deployments over an extensive career and continues to serve in the Reserve. Scott joined us after several years with the Rail Industry and combines his civilian and military experience to assist Para Bellum Solutions’ valued clients on major Transformation projects.

To learn more about Scott visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Greg Sincock - Associate

Greg Sincock is a senior Project Management professional with experience supporting a diverse range of Government and Private sector clients over an extensive career. Greg is supporting a key Science and Technology client on projects enhancing Australia’s Surveillance Capabilities.

To learn more about Greg visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Sam Banks - Associate

Sam Banks is a driven and highly committed project systems engineer and maintenance manager with extensive experience in maintenance planning and execution across multiple locations throughout the nation and internationally. Sam is a practical and hands-on technical project manager with excellent problem-solving skills and a strong aptitude for multi-tasking and management of multiple goals. He has proven ability to meet deadlines, acquire new skills quickly and work autonomously or as part of a team.

To learn more about Sam visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Cindy Stoddard - Associate

Cindy Stoddard is a Project Administration professional with experience supporting a diverse range of Government and Private sector clients over an extensive career. She will be supporting a key Science and Technology client on projects enhancing Australia’s Defence Capacity.

To learn more about Cindy visit her LinkedIn profile here.

John Sholl - Associate

John Sholl is a highly experienced project/program governance professional who is committed to helping organisations' make timely and effective decisions in the face of uncertainty. John has extensive project and risk management experience gained from his 20 year career in the Australian Army. In his time with the ADF John used his skills to manage natural disaster recovery projects, to resolve armed conflicts and to deliver Defence mega-projects. Since leaving the ADF John has transferred his skills to many Defence suppliers wanting to upskill their teams in best-practice project management practices.

To learn more about John visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Julian Rishworth - Associate

Julian Rishworth is a highly experienced project manager with a technical and operational focus who has worked in a variety of management roles following his 14-year career in the Royal Australian Airforce. He has fulfilled multiple management roles within both the aviation and logistical realm, including; military aircrew, flying operations, aviation and ground safety, logistics planning, rail operations and project management.

To learn more about Julian visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Charlotte Osman - Associate

Charlotte Osman will be working as a Project Communication Support Officer for a key Defence client to deliver effective communication activities for strategic projects. Over a career of more than 15 years, Charlotte has worked in business and state government environments. Her expertise includes internal communications, strategic corporate communications, media, stakeholder engagement and change implementation.

To learn more about Charlotte visit her LinkedIn profile here.

Tom Moore - Associate

Tom Moore is strategic, adaptable and a team focused professional, with extensive cross-industry experience in operational management, human resource management and program and project management. He has an established track record in efficient mobilisation of assets, intellectual property and human capital to achieve a goal. Tom is highly motivated to effectively navigate and optimise process, maximising efficiency - ensuring that Clients receive value for money, protected by strong risk management. Tom delivers enduring value through enabling leaders and organisations in their decision making, and leveraging strategic improvements to support long-term client goals - including economic development, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and good governance.

To learn more about Tom visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Hamish Earl - Associate

Hamish Earl is an enthusiastic team player dedicated to building and supporting efficient project teams. With an education in Business and Project Management, Hamish is capable of hitting the ground running, defining stakeholder demands and driving success. Starting a career as a communication specialist in the Army, Hamish has since had several years of experience on large scale government programs across infrastructure and Defence, with a keen interest in challenging roles.

To learn more about Hamish visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Faiyaz Khan - Associate

Faiyaz Khan is full-stack developer with 20 years of experience in software and data engineering, including research and development, Enterprise Resource Planning and other significant software application development projects. Faiyaz will be working with a Defence client as a Software Engineer to deploy open source solutions, develop and implement customisations, integrate with existing systems and ensure sound release management and operations.

To learn more about Faiyaz visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Barry Mann - Associate

Barry Mann brings over 20 years of testing experience from across a range of industries including Finance, Government agencies, Utilities, Media and Telecommunications. He will be supporting a key Defence client with developing testing strategies and overseeing testing activities.

To learn more about Barry visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Travis Young - Associate

Travis Young is an IT generalist with 25 years of extensive project delivery experience. He has provided project support in application, hardware and operational support projects, all to a broad user base and through technology transitions. He will be working with a key Defence client as an Engineering Services Engagement Manager, supporting the development and implantation of Standard Operating Procedures.

To learn more about Travis visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Beau Jerkic - Graduate Associate

Beau Jerkic as our new Junior Consultant, working with a key Defence client undertaking the role of Undergraduate Consultant, Project Coordination and Support. Beau is also currently a Platoon Commander with the Australian Defence Force at 10th/27th Battalion, Royal South Australia Regiment.

To learn more about Beau visit his LinkedIn profile here.

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