EY Port Jackson Partners is a boutique management consulting firm that provides advice to CEOs, boards and executives to help them set corporate direction, define business strategies and develop their organisations.
Port Jackson Partners was founded in 1991 by two former Directors of McKinsey & Company, Terrey Arcus and Fred Hilmer. After building successful strategy consulting careers in Australia and internationally, Terrey and Fred wanted to refocus on serving clients with less business travel and a better balance of time with their families. Port Jackson Partners was founded on a commitment to delivering exceptional quality work with a focus on strategic insights for CEOs, while recognising the importance of family and life priorities. Whilst we do now serve clients around Australia and overseas, we are proud that these hallmarks continue to shape our firm.
Over nearly three decades, the practice grew into one of Australia’s most well-respected strategy consulting firms so much so that when EY were looking for a top-tier strategy firm PJP was on the top of their list. Since joining EY in June 2020 we have been able to scale up at speed, expand into new sectors, and enjoy being part of a global network while still maintaining our unique culture and ’boutique’ like feel.
There are currently 22 Partners who lead the practice, assisted by a group of highly qualified consultants and an outstanding support team based in Sydney and Melbourne.
OUR FIRM IS DISTINCTIVE IN A CROWDED MARKET
- Insight – We consider problems from different perspectives and deliver insight through idea-intensive problem solving, sharply focussed on our clients’ most important strategic issues. We specialise in fact-based analysis to diagnose complex situations and develop innovative and practical solutions to address them.
- Impact – Our work has real impact. We target critical issues, and provide distinctive solutions to address the unique circumstances of each and every client.
- Flexibility – Our consulting approach makes it easy to vary our team sizes to fit our clients’ particular needs over time.
- Experience – Our Partners are deeply and directly involved in leading day-to-day problem solving. Our high calibre teams bring a breadth and depth of experience to their work, along with a passion for delivering high quality solutions for our clients.
- Connection – We work hard to build long-lasting relationships based on trust and consistent high performance. We work in complement with each client’s own expertise and resources to deliver practical and sustainable solutions.
WE OFFER BESPOKE SOLUTIONS
Our approach allows us to vary our consulting efforts as our clients’ needs change over time. Our boutique firm enables great flexibility: we are big enough to provide consulting teams for our clients’ larger projects, and can also customise a small-team approach for niche or longer assignments.
FOR OUR CLIENTS, OUR FIRM AND THE COMMUNITY
CURIOUS AND RIGOROUS, VALUING IDEAS ON THEIR MERITS
OUR STRENGTH IS IN OUR DIFFERENCES
EMPATHETIC, QUIETLY CONFIDENT AND ALWAYS LEARNING
SUPPORTING THE PURSUIT OF A FULL LIFE AND A MEANINGFUL CAREER
GENUINE, RESPECTFUL, CARING AND AUTHENTIC