David Jack, CEO
David facilitates greater collaboration and integration between consultants and clients, refines strategy to intensify impact, provides training and tools to enhance practice-area effectiveness, and guides and advises top executives through periods of change management. He draws on decades of experience in managing local community, national and international programs, and health and disability not-for-profit organisations such as Cystic Fibrosis Australia and the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, guiding them through periods of growth and greater impact. In addition to these roles, David is an appointed member of the Consumer and Community Advisory Committee, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), member of the Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) and Australian Institute for Company Directors (AICD). David holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Management, a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and is in the process of completing his Masters in Business Administration.
Royden Howie, Director
Royden contributes insight and direction to 4community consulting services, bringing extensive knowledge and expertise from his history of leadership roles in the health and social services industries in both private and non-profit sectors, across Australia and overseas. He worked for five years as Executive Director of an overseas aid organisation in Papua New Guinea and has held leadership positions in aid organisations in Thailand and Cambodia. His experience includes conducting formative evaluations of a community development and health promotion project in remote WA Aboriginal communities, and business development at KinCare, where he fostered government relationships and developed marketing and Quality of Life, CALD and ATSI service models. He is also a director of KinCare, National College Australia, Teleresponse Australia, Private Care and hope2day. He holds a Masters in Public Health, specialising in health services leadership and evaluation.
Kathryn Carey, Senior Consultant
Kathryn assists clients with strategy and organisation, sales and marketing, business process optimisation, business integration, project management, systems implementation, budgeting and forecasting, and operations management. She has significant real-life experience in the Life Science and Technology sector, including Sigma-Aldrich from 2002 to 2013, and has led teams in marketing, research, product management, projects, operations and facilities, overseeing business integration, business process optimisation, systems implementation, and change management. Kathryn holds a Masters in Business Administration in Management, a Master of Science in Medical Research, and a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences.
Aron Mercer, Senior Consultant
Aron works with clients to identify and pursue new markets, partnerships, new ways of reaching existing markets, and new product and service offerings. He has over a decade of experience developing markets and leading teams in achieving exceptional results in new social enterprises, private businesses and government services (including Australia Post). Along the way, he has gathered a deep knowledge of emerging social enterprise business models and digital, data and customer experience solutions. He has a strong commitment to community involvement and is a director on several boards. He holds a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science.