DXP Consulting has informed or contributed to the representations of clients, or written or presented in its own right, on matters in the following Focus Areas:
Post Secondary Education and Credentialing
Multiple quality and seamless pathways supporting and recognising lifelong and lifewide learning
Universities Accord submission
Employment While Paper submission
Skills for the future discussion paper
Commonwealth Education Policy Framework
Policy, funding and governance conditions that support a quality education for all
Commonwealth Education Policy Framework
Thought leadership on online learning
Sources of education funding
Shaping the Victorian Government's position on the Gonski reforms
Human capital reform
"It is a delight to work with Mary Clarke. Over the past two years across multiple engagements for Futurity, Mary has skillfully and professionally delivered insightful education and policy-focused research, analysis and commentary.
Mary’s enthusiasm for improving education systems and outcomes is evident to the reader as she brings to light the salient issues in each topic."
David Michell, Policy Research & Stakeholder Relations Manager, Futurity Investment Group
Skilled migration policies and settings that attract and retain global talent
Submissions on the Migration Review
Employment White Paper submission
Submissions on the skilled migration program review
Submissions to the skilled migration occupation list reviews
Experiences of international learners
Migration program review submissions
Visa simplification: transforming Australia’s visa system
Migration impacts of COVID-19
"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
Agile professions that are relevant and add public and private value in a changing world
Demand and supply of accounting professionals in New Zealand
State of the Victorian market for accounting professionals
Organisation, community or initiative success through clear objectives, sound logic, optimal resource use and approaches owned by all
Finance Research Network (FIRN) review
FIRN board online strategy days facilitation
Skilled Migration Internship Program for Accountants review
Strategy day for Sydney University Finance Department
"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
Capable Indigenous individuals, businesses and communities that take best advantage of unprecedented opportunities for self-determined success
Grant funding applications for business capabilities building programs
Assessment of current situation and opportunities for success
Creating parity – the Forrest Review
"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
Opportunities for access, participation and success are gender blind.
Commonwealth Education Policy Framework update
Natural Resource Industries
Economically and ecologically optimal sustainable development and utilisation of natural resources
Effects of New Zealand's climate change policies on the forestry sector
Real barriers to trade in forest products
Devolving forest ownership through privatisation: Processes, issues and outcomes
Foreign direct investment in New Zealand forestry
Making a difference
Future funding of local government activities
The government's role in sport, fitness and leisure