Senior AdvisorManager - Community
Lead: Manager - Community
Phone: 1800 959 885
Mobile: 0451 115 062
Declan’s commercial methodologies are grounded in both industry better practices, as well as Whole-of-Government guidance and agency-specific policy.
Declan has experience advising on all stages of procurements across the Department of Defence, Australian Taxation Office, Airservices Australia, National Health and Medical Research Council, Geoscience Australia, Treasury, and ActewAGL.
Declan is quickly developing subject matter expertise in providing both strategic and operational contract management advice to the Commonwealth government, having evaluated contract management practices for teams responsible for managing hundreds of millions of dollars of products and services.
Declan has been responsible for developing contract management frameworks that shave away inefficiency and streamline practices that drive performance-focused supplier behaviours.
Declan is a core member of Proximity’s specialist probity team, supporting both Sarah Colman and Bruce Brown to advise clients on probity risks and recommended pathways for effective sourcing.
Declan is a high performing Senior Advisor working across Proximity’s consulting, legal, and commercial service lines.
Declan has a particular interest in cross-disciplinary synergies, leveraging lessons learned from legal engagements in commercial and consulting work, and vice versa. His approach is focused on finding pragmatic solutions tailored to the organisation he is advising – regardless of the service he’s offering.
Declan has been recognised by the legal profession as a shortlisted Rising Star in the 2020 Australian Law Awards, an Private Practice Lawyer (30 and Under) Excellence Awardee in the Australasian Law Awards, and a Young Lawyer Award finalist in the 2021 ACT Law Awards.
Declan is also Proximity’s Community Program Lead, co-ordinating and providing pro bono services to community organisations across Australia as well as Proximity’s philanthropic efforts.
Outside of work, Declan is heavily involved in several community organisations as a board member and/or volunteer. Declan draws on his day-to-day experience advising government clients to drive the community sector towards operational efficiency and maximised impact.
Declan and his partner are on a long and challenging journey to minimising their environmental footprint and enjoy sharing sharing tips and tricks with friends, family, and colleagues.