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 and Space industry expertise to deliver value and superior capability for our clients. 

To work with Para Bellum Solutions or to engage our assistance, please email us: 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 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 - Senior Defence Marketing Coordinator 

A multi-skilled professional with more than 13 years’ experience in marketing, project management and business administration across government and the defence industry. Emmeline has considerable experience of working in complex and sensitive environments. 

To learn more about Emmeline visit her LinkedIn profile here.

Marketing - Project Support - Business Administration

Tyson Yew - Senior Associate

A senior level change management professional with leadership experience across Defence and the defence industry. Tyson is known for effectively partnering with senior stakeholders, project teams and external parties on strategic change projects to drive business outcomes.

To learn more about Tyson visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Change Management - Leadership - Strategic

Neil Atherton - Senior Associate

A senior project management professional with a Masters degree in IT and more than 25 years’ experience in delivering complex programs and projects across government, defence industry and utilities. Neil has outstanding engagement skills combined with strong communication, consistently contributing to organisational strategies.

To learn more about Neil visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Project Management - ICT - Complex Programs

Mark Nicholson - Principal Consultant

A highly experienced project manager, systems engineer, operations and integrated logistics support (ILS) manager with an extensive history of more than 25 years across government, corporate and Defence environments. Mark's considerable engagement, contract negotiation and leadership skills enable him to achieve successful outcomes for stakeholders at all levels.

To learn more about Mark visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Project Management  - Systems Engineer - Operations and Integrated Logistics (ILS) 

Charlotte Osman - Senior Consultant

A senior level communications and change management professional with a reputation for quality outputs, gained through experience across government, financial services and the defence industry. Charlotte is known for her ability to work cross-functionally within complex organisational structures, driving engagement outcomes aligned with overarching strategies. 

To learn more about Charlotte visit her LinkedIn profile here.

Communications - Change Management - Projects

Mark Bosse - Senior Consultant

A qualified project management professional with more than five years’ experience in project and program management across government and corporate environments, and over 15 years in Defence. Mark specialises in developing and enhancing program management and governance frameworks and tools, and in the financial management of large-scale and complex programs of work.

To learn more about Mark visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Project Management - Governance - Complex Programs

Michael Viselli - Senior Consultant

An experienced ICT professional with a degree in software engineering and more than 12 years’ experience in Defence and the defence industry, using a broad range of applications and environments. Michael is skilled in managing traditional and private cloud infrastructure security and high availability network requirements, design and implementation. 

To learn more about Michael visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Project Management - ICT - Software Engineering

Jodieann Dawe - Senior Associate

A senior level commercialisation specialist, Jodieann has a strong background in innovative and technology sectors including defence, tertiary education, water and environment, and advanced manufacturing. She is highly experienced in taking research capability through to commercial products and services. 

To learn more about Jodieann visit her LinkedIn profile here.

Strategy – Operational Management – Business Optimisation 

Chris Williams - Senior Associate

Following his Royal Australian Navy career, Chris gained first hand experience delivering systems and components to numerous Australian naval ship build programs, spending a number of years as a Managing Director with Defence Industry. He currently fulfills senior Board roles whilst consulting into major programs. Chris is supporting us as a Senior Associate.

To learn more about Chris visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Complex Programs - Consulting - Project Delivery

Tara Miller - Associate

A qualified and experienced pharmacist, trainer and integrated logistics support (ILS) professional, with more than 16 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, the defence industry and Defence. Tara has strong leadership and management skills, and is known for being able to deliver complex information to a diverse audience, as well as successfully deliver solutions to eliminate workplace problems.

To learn more about Tara visit her LinkedIn profile here.

Integrated Logistics Support - Pharmacist - Trainer 

Ned Laurie - Consultant

An experienced operations manager with more than 20 years of operational management, integrated logistics support (ILS) and leadership experience. Ned is qualified in project management and has strong engagement skills with internal and external stakeholders.

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

Operations - Stakeholder Engagement - Integrated Logistics

Daniel Kemp - Associate

A senior project management professional with more than 18 years’ leadership experience in Defence and the defence industry. Daniel's expertise in ICT projects includes leading programs of work involving multiple internal and external stakeholders, utilising well-established engagement skills.

To learn more about Daniel visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Project Management - ICT - Stakeholder Engagement

Jemma Evans - Consultant

A project management professional with operational experience across government, Defence and the defence industry. Jemma has considerable stakeholder engagement experience, as well as risk assessment and quality assurance skills. 

To learn more about Jemma visit her LinkedIn profile here.

Project Coordination - Stakeholder Engagement - Risk and Quality

Kosta Stylianou - Associate

A degree-qualified ICT professional with more than 12 years’ experience across Defence, utilities and corporate environments. Kosta is a hands-on project manager with expertise in systems administration and process analysis, utilising outstanding organisational and engagement skills with teams and stakeholders.  

To learn more about Kosta visit his LinkedIn profile here.

ICT - Project Management - Stakeholder Engagement

Corey Norris - Associate

A senior project management professional with a Masters degree and more than 13 years’ experience in risk management across government, the defence industry, mining and utilities. Corey utilises significant knowledge to enable and enhance risk-focused decision-making, ensuring transparency and resilience in the pursuit of organisational objectives.

To learn more about Corey visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Project Management - Risk Management - Knowledge

Vanya Golusin - Associate

A highly experienced technical project manager with a Masters degree in systems engineering and more than 15 years’ experience across Defence and the defence industry. Vanya has strong leadership capabilities and has enabled complex projects from the design phase through to manufacturing of outputs. 

To learn more about Van visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Systems Engineering - Complex Projects - Project Management

Scott Calvert - Associate

A very experienced operations manager with more than 14 years’ experience across Defence and the defence industry at strategic, operational and tactical levels. Scott's strong leadership and engagement skills enable him to effectively communicate with stakeholders and implement complex strategic plans to achieve organisational goals.

To learn more about Scott visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Operations - Stakeholder Engagement - Strategic Planning

Greg Sincock - Associate

A senior level project management professional with more than 13 years’ experience across government, financial services and technology organisations. Greg has extensive experience of complex project management involving multiple stakeholders organisation-wide and externally.

To learn more about Greg visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Project Management - Stakeholder Engagement - Complex Programs

Sam Banks - Associate

A skilled systems engineer with a strong background in managing and supporting software and hardware installations across multiple sites. Sam has experience in the design, development and operation of system interfaces and supporting system upgrades.

To learn more about Sam visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Systems Engineering - Installations - System Upgrades

John Sholl - Associate

A globally experienced leader with extensive skills in risk management, and in resolving project and enterprise commercial, technical and workforce challenges. John has a strategic mindset that complements his action-focused approach to achieve objectives, as well as business acumen through strong contract and negotiation skills.

To learn more about John visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Risk Management - Contract Negotiation - Problem Solver

Julian Rishworth - Associate

A highly experienced operations manager with a technical focus and more than 13 years’ experience across Defence, civil aviation and the national rail network. Julian's leadership of project teams is underpinned by strong engagement skills with stakeholders at all levels, encouraging innovation to achieve successful outcomes.

To learn more about Julian visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Operations - Stakeholder Engagement - Project Management

Faiyaz Khan - Associate

A highly experienced ICT professional with a Masters degree in Computer Science and more than 20 years’ experience across government and corporate environments. Faiyaz's skills include software and data engineering through research and development, systems analysis and working with stakeholders on software application development projects. 

To learn more about Faiyaz visit his LinkedIn profile here.

ICT - Data Engineering - Research and Development

James Mann - Consultant

An experienced team leader and systems auditor with a demonstrated history of leadership within scientific organisations and as an Officer in the Australian Army Reserve. James is experienced in system design and is an innovative problem solver with thorough and methodical analysis skills to develop a solution as well as a plan for implementation.

To learn more about James visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Team Leader - Systems Audits - System Design

Travis Young - Associate

A multi-skilled ICT technician with more than 15 years’ experience in the design and implementation of complex systems, including high density wireless networks. Travis' skills in operational planning and risk analysis have supported successful projects from scoping through to delivery.

To learn more about Travis visit his LinkedIn profile here.

ICT - Operational Planning - Risk Analysis

Wayne Byrne - Associate

An experienced and high performing professional with extensive background in operations and more than 15 years as a training manager. Wayne has designed and implemented innovative training programs, supporting capability development with excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills.

To learn more about Wayne email contact@parabellumsolutions.com

Operations - Training - Stakeholder Engagement

Chris McCulloch - Associate

A highly skilled professional with more than 20 years’ experience in Defence and government, including project management, quality management systems and compliance. Chris' engineering background enables him to provide technical and engineering management advice, and he is known for innovation. 

To learn more about Chris visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Project Management - Quality Management - Compliance

Dan Wallin - Associate

A degree-qualified project manager with more than 10 years’ experience across several government departments. Dan is an accredited Certified Practicing Project Manager (CPPM) with the Australian Institute of Project Management, and has developed Quality Management Plans and Project Management Plans for major projects and complex programs. 

To learn more about Dan visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Project Management - Quality Management - Complex Programs

Lewis Hill - Associate

An experienced project manager with more than 20 years’ experience across Defence, government  and civil aviation. Lewis has well-established stakeholder engagement skills and considerable experience in test and evaluation, enabling successful production of project outputs.  

To learn more about Lewis visit his LinkedIn profile here.

Project Management - Test and Evaluation - Stakeholder Engagement

Scott Lanyon - Associate

A Chartered Professional Engineer and Fellow within the Institute of Engineers Australia, Scott has more than 25 years’ experience in Defence and the defence industry. He has a considerable background in systems engineering, test and evaluation, and project engineering management, having worked on several major Defence projects across all domains.

To learn more about Scott visit his LinkedIn profile here 

Engineer - Project Management - Test and Evaluation

Bryce Morris - Consultant

Bryce brings a wealth of experience from within the Defence and Aerospace sectors as a project management specialist, underpinned by a commercial and technical background. He has worked within State Government to support development of the Defence and Space Industry. Bryce remains an active Defence Reservist.

To learn more about Bryce visit his LinkedIn profile here 

Commercial - Project Management - Technical Experience

Benjamin Penney - Consultant

Ben has 23 years’ experience across a range of industries, including an internationally recognised educational institution and defence Primes. He has expert technical knowledge in a broad range of ICT-related hardware and software, including skills in virtualisation, programming and networking.

To learn more about Ben, please email contact@parabellumsolutions.com

System Administration - ICT - Technical Specialist

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