Senior AdvisorManager - Community
Lead: Manager - Community
Phone: 1800 959 885
Mobile: 0451 115 062
Contract and Vendor Management experience
Declan has evaluated the effectiveness of contract management practices for the Australian Taxation Office’s External Delivery Service and Strategy Branch.
The branch is responsible for managing $750,000,000 worth of outsourced labour services, recommending improvements to performance management, supplier relationship management, contract governance and administration practices to go from good to great.
Declan is also a core member of the Proximity team responsible for better articulating contract management practices, their relative strategic importance and process in the management of +$300,000,000 of Australian Defence Force training contracts.
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.