Louise James


Client Director - Pitcher Partners Consulting


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Professional Background

With over 25 years’ experience, Louise’s background in professional services and commerce, where she held senior financial and general management positions, provides her clients with a wealth of expertise.

Louise is a Client Director in the Consulting Division of Pitcher Partners Melbourne and she’s worked at the firm for over 17 years.

Since her return to professional services in 2002, Louise has been involved in a range of assignments encompassing organisational reviews, workshop facilitations, training, procurement activities and probity practitioner services.

Recent Significant Experience

  • Review of procurement policies and procedures for alignment with relevant organisational and government guidelines.
  • Advice and development of key documentation for procurement activities.
  • Conduct of procurement activities including market engagements.
  • Probity advisory assignments for public and private sector clients for various projects under differing procurement delivery models.
  • Probity audit, retrospective reviews and investigations in relation to procurement activities.
  • Development and delivery of tailored training programs covering a range of topics such as business strategy, procurement, and probity.
  • Organisation capabilities reviews where the purpose is to assess current and desired capability levels and identify gaps and areas for improvement.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategic Sourcing (Procurement)
  • Probity and Governance
  • Commercial and Financial Advisory
  • Strategy and Organisational Performance

Industry Experience

  • Higher Education
  • Community Services
  • Not-For-Profit
  • State Government
  • Statutory Authorities
  • Local Government (Council)

Memberships & Qualifications

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Learning Verve)
  • Professional Development Program in Organisation Dynamics (NIODA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • RMIT
  • Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders (FIML)
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA)
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting) (Dist) (RMIT)

Articles Published

Would Competitive Dialogue be a better approach for your next procurement?

25th March 2019

Louise James

-------- SO, WHAT IS A COMPETITIVE DIALOGUE PROCESS? ------------------------- Competitive Dialogue is a unique procurement process that incorpora...

Thin markets in the NDIS

26th August 2016

Louise James

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