Welcome to DXP Consulting

DXP Consulting specialises in providing governments and institutions, corporates and industry bodies working with governments with the insight and advice necessary to make better decisions.

Our mission is to inform and influence the design and reform of exceptional policies and strategies.  Our motivation and our passion is to make a difference.

DXP Consulting do this through the application of evidence-informed quality analysis, sound judgement and working tactically to positively influence outcomes.

We value rigor, practicality and integrity.  We are rigorous in the application of relevant data and insights to issues and opportunities.  Our advice on how to design or reform policy and strategy is practical.  Integrity is the foundation of all our relationships.


"Mary Clarke is a consummate professional who cares about the needs of her clients and how best to meet them. She is approachable, a very good listener and excellent at delineating client needs and constraints.  She has high level business and behavioural skills in pulling together disparate data when preparing her briefs.  That, together with a good understanding of government and business processes gives her a real advantage in consulting work.  Her passion for good outcomes makes her a valuable and successful advocate for any organisation."

Indigenous Business Development Program providers: John Roberts, Professor of Marketing, University of New South Wales Business School, Baljit Sidhu, Professor of Accounting, University of Sydney, Tom Smith, Head of the Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies, Macquarie University and Martina Linnenluecke, Professor of Environmental Finance, Macquarie University

"DXP Consulting, with Mary Clarke as principal, has excelled in delivering on two briefs for our organisation. First DXP conducted a strategic review that resulted in a complete restructuring of the organisation putting us on a sustainable footing for the future. Secondly, DXP facilitated a day-long board meeting on strategy and risk management in accordance with best corporate governance practice.


DXP acts professionally and listens to the views of people before making suggestions and guidance. Mary Clarke as principal quickly understands the client’s needs and quickly establishes what needs to be done to provide an operational outcome and explicit recommendations. Her understanding of business and her skills in pulling together disparate sets of data into a cohesive whole enable her to produce very clear, understandable reports and templates that are vital in helping move an organisation forward. We are extremely satisfied with DXP’s work and we would use DXP again (and indeed we did) when the need arises."

Professor Christine Helliar, University of South Australia and Chair of the Board of the Finance Research Network (FIRN).

"Mary Clarke was contracted by the professional accounting bodies to examine alternative models of oversight and governance of the Accounting Professional Year Program. Mary’s professionalism coupled with her ability to fully engage with the Program Providers enabled her to produce a well informed and extensive report. A number of the recommendations Mary made in the report have been taken up by the Committee or are on the project list. She is a pleasure to work with and I hope we have the opportunity to work together again in the future."

Ms Sue La Roche, SMIPA Manager, CPA Australia

"Mary Clarke has been engaged on several occasions by ASG. And for very good reasons. She brings to bear a rare blend of both an in depth and breadth of knowledge of education policy issues, expert analysis, data dexterity and a persuasive presentation style, Importantly, she also has a style of writing that is both appropriate to audience and a pleasure to read. To top it off Mary is a joy to do business with - ever pleasant, professional efficient and agile.."

Ms Wahdiah Hopper, Former Director Policy and Advocacy, ASG

"VETASSESS has been working with Mary Clarke for some 2 years. Mary was quick to understand our business and our strategic priorities. She has worked on numerous presentations and thought pieces for VETASSESS which have been very well-received by global audiences. Apart from her professional expertise Mary Clarke has a wonderful demeanour and is great to work with. We highly recommend Mary for research work, development of thought leadership pieces and facilitation of discussion forums on economic and social issues around global mobility and skills recognition."

Dr Mamta Chauhan, Group Manager, Skills Recognition General Occupations, VETASSESS

DXP Consulting acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the First People of Australia and Māori as tangata whenua and Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa - New Zealand.  We honour their ancestors, past, present and emerging.