James Lavery

Principal AdvisorNational Lead - State and Local Government

Lead: National Lead - State and Local Government

Phone: 1800 959 885

Mobile: 0423 603 655



James is an experienced government management consultant and lawyer specialising in government, public and commercial law. James has significant experience working as a public sector senior executive, and leading large groups of people in times of change. He has worked within, and for, the public sector
nationally and at a State level for over two decades.

James was a senior executive in the Victorian infrastructure and transport portfolios for over 10 years. For the final 6 years of this period, he was an Executive Director at the Victorian Department of
Transport reporting direct to the Secretary. James was also the Department’s General Counsel and a member of its senior executive board and audit and risk committees.

James has also been a senior director of KPMG’s national government management consulting practice, where he regularly assisted governments and agencies, nationally and internationally, with key regulatory, strategic, governance, policy reform, organisational, institutional and commercial issues. While at KPMG, James was also seconded to act in senior executive roles in government, including a long-term secondment to the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services as Deputy Secretary, Corporate Services, responsible for a diverse departmental division of over 1,000 staff.