About Us

About Us

We are a management consulting firm with a passion for conquering complexity. We’re making a measurable difference to Australia’s economy by improving the performance of large capital projects and assets.

We love seeing our clients conquer their most complex problems. That’s why for more than 16 years we’ve been supporting Australian organisations to overcome their biggest challenges—and improve their performance—at every stage of the project and asset lifecycles.

Our clients look to us because we’re experts in complex project, contract and asset performance. We don’t do anything that won’t deliver real outcomes. Because for us, the outcome is everything.

We are a management consulting firm with a passion for conquering complexity. We’re making a measurable difference to Australia’s economy by improving the performance of large capital projects and assets.

We love seeing our clients conquer their most complex problems. That’s why for more than 16 years we’ve been supporting Australian organisations to overcome their biggest challenges—and improve their performance—at every stage of the project and asset lifecycles.

Our clients look to us because we’re experts in complex project, contract and asset performance. We don’t do anything that won’t deliver real outcomes. Because for us, the outcome is everything.

OUR HERITAGE

Helmsman was founded on the belief that consultants have a responsibility to their clients to not only make recommendations, but to do everything they can to make sure change actually happens and delivers enduring results.

This belief is the driving force behind our mission and culture: a single-minded commitment to making a difference by delivering outcomes—not documents.

OUR HERITAGE

Helmsman was founded on the belief that consultants have a responsibility to their clients to not only make recommendations, but to do everything they can to make sure change actually happens and delivers enduring results.

This belief is the driving force behind our mission and culture: a single-minded commitment to making a difference by delivering outcomes—not documents.

HOW WE WORK

We don’t pretend to know it all. Our clients face incredibly complex challenges, and the only way we can help them is by taking a genuine, personal approach to consulting, marked by a commitment to deep inquiry.

Our clients trust us because we sit on their side of the desk. We focus our expertise and passion for performance on their biggest problems, providing fresh insights to help them conquer complexity and get the most from their projects, assets and contracts.

HOW WE WORK

We don’t pretend to know it all. Our clients face incredibly complex challenges, and the only way we can help them is by taking a genuine, personal approach to consulting, marked by a commitment to deep inquiry.

Our clients trust us because we sit on their side of the desk. We focus our expertise and passion for performance on their biggest problems, providing fresh insights to help them conquer complexity and get the most from their projects, assets and contracts.

WE START WITH THE OUTCOME IN MIND

We start by getting clear on what’s required to deliver a successful outcome, using a right-to-left approach. It’s a deductive process that involves clearly defining what a successful outcome looks like, understanding where, how and why complexity will impact success, then working alongside our clients to solve the problems created by that complexity.

WE START WITH THE OUTCOME IN MIND

We start by getting clear on what’s required to deliver a successful outcome, using a right-to-left approach. It’s a deductive process that involves clearly defining what a successful outcome looks like, understanding where, how and why complexity will impact success, then working alongside our clients to solve the problems created by that complexity.

ART AND SCIENCE

To help our clients solve their biggest problems, we use a combination of art, science and expertise. We know complex problems can’t be solved with technical know-how, data analytics and subject matter expertise alone. That’s why we emphasise the importance of ‘soft skills’ alongside the hard, applying organisational sociology, people mobilisation, executive alignment and strategic communication to ensure change sticks.

ART AND SCIENCE

To help our clients solve their biggest problems, we use a combination of art, science and expertise. We know complex problems can’t be solved with technical know-how, data analytics and subject matter expertise alone. That’s why we emphasise the importance of ‘soft skills’ alongside the hard, applying organisational sociology, people mobilisation, executive alignment and strategic communication to ensure change sticks.

WHO WE'VE HELPED

Some of the organisations we’ve helped conquer complexity:

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