Focus on strategy
We work with top-tier Australian and multinational firms, as well as State and Federal Government departments, to solve their most critical problems. We focus on strategic priorities, rather than implementation programs or operational issues. Clients turn to us for ideas and advice, and we work collaboratively with them to shape their future direction.
Involvement and ownership
We work in smaller teams, with fewer Consultants per Director than other consulting firms. Everyone in the team has the opportunity to make a contribution to the problem solving, working alongside experienced Partners and our clients’ senior executives.
Our approach is driven by facts and analysis, rather than accepted organisational wisdom. We are focused on helping our clients make actionable and implementable decisions.
Our Consultants extract critical insights through data analysis; synthesise results to generate distinctive solutions; form close client relationships for engagement success; and prepare meaningful communications for senior business leaders. Our career framework at EY Port Jackson Partners moves from Business Analyst to Associate, to Senior Associate, to Associate Principal, then to Partner (Principal and Director). Progression through these roles is based on each individual’s rate of development, rather than a rigid promotion schedule.
At the beginning of their strategy consulting careers, Business Analysts acquire new capabilities and responsibilities at a rapid rate. They have the opportunity to build a deep understanding of their part of the problem, as well as the chance to develop their broader business and problem-solving abilities. Over several studies, Business Analysts also develop their expertise in working with clients, preparing effective communication materials, and delivering presentations. High performing Business Analysts typically find they are given more scope to work independently, applying their creativity and intellect to deliver unique, high impact analyses and generate real insights. Most Consultants join EY Port Jackson Partners as Business Analysts, with support and guidance to enable their rapid development. Meet our Business Analysts
Exceptional commercial analytical skills and increased experience allow our Associates to focus on drawing out the key insights that will help solve our clients’ problems. Associates also contribute to the initial problem definition, the day-to-day management of the project, and the preparation and delivery of communication materials for senior client management teams and boards. Associates quickly find themselves taking ownership of important streams of work within an overall study. Most people who join our firm as Associates have substantial consulting or relevant industry experience. Our Senior Associates are given additional scope to develop problem solving and project leadership capabilities. Senior Associates also receive increased responsibility for the management of our project teams, and for providing advice, coaching and guidance to other team members. Our Senior Associates play a significant role in leading firm activities and initiatives. Meet our Associates Meet our Senior Associates
Promotion to Associate Principal indicates progression as a leader of our firm. Associate Principals have demonstrated their abilities as outstanding problem solvers, engagement managers, and coaches for other team members, as well as an ability to develop enduring client relationships. Associate Principals find themselves increasingly seen by clients as an advisor and thought partner around their most critical issues. Associate Principals take a more active role in leading our relationships with clients, in addition to continuing to lead and manage the problem solving effort in individual engagements. Meet our Associate Principals
Promotion to Principal means joining the partnership of EY Port Jackson Partners, and working even more closely with Directors, to provide the leadership necessary to set, deliver on and improve our standards of service to our clients. Client executives rely on our Principals to deliver the combination of insight and impact they need to address their most important problems. As members of the firm’s leadership team, our Principals also support our people to develop their careers and to achieve their potential. Meet our Principals
Directors are our most experienced practice leaders. Each of our Directors has many years of experience and an exceptional track record. Our Directors’ deep business knowledge, experience and acumen help them to advise senior executives on strategic and organisational issues and how to set their organisation’s broader agenda. Our Directors are actively involved in leading the problem solving in our project teams. In addition, our Directors are involved in thought leadership and are highly respected members of the business community. Meet our Directors