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JUSTIN NALLY

Director

Meet our Leaders

Forge Advisory is a management consulting firm that was established in 2017. Our team specialises in Federal Government, Defence and Infrastructure advisory. Our dedicated and decorated professionals deliver high quality project and program management services. We love delivering projects of national significance, but are equally at home in the detail. We have a proven delivery record across Defence, Infrastructure, all tiers of Government, and private industry. We have footprints in Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne.

We pride ourselves on our culture. First and foremost, we are a team. We are humble, collaborative and act with integrity. We embrace diversity and work flexibly to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients, for our team and for our communities. We are building opportunities, and careers for our team. Everyday in our work, we contribute to Australia as a nation.

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ANDREW CULLENS
Founder and Director
Land Domain Leader

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Andrew is an experienced Project and Program manager with 20 years' experience in the Federal Government and Defence Sector. His passion is building and leading high performance teams, with delivery across the Capability Life Cycle, Infrastructure, ICT and Major Transformational Programs.

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STEVE HUME, CSC
Director 
Defence Capability and Joint Domain Leader

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Steve is a decorated Defence Capability Professional with over 30 years' experience in the Federal Government and Defence Sector. He has built and led teams in the delivery of complex multi-billion dollar programs across the Capability Life Cycle in the Land and Joint Domains. His experience covers both Capability Manager and Delivery Agency responsibilities. Steve brings extensive Contracting and Procurement insights to bear for our clients.

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PAUL BURGESS
Director
Business Performance and Technology Leader

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Paul  joins Forge with successful careers spanning four decades in Defence, and Technology consulting. Paul has twenty+ years experience leading  IT Programs and implementations across the Public and Private sectors, with account management and delivery experience across Defence, science and technology, education, health, finance and retail. Paul leads our Business Performance and Technology services, leveraging his extensive commercial, operational and implementation experience to deliver high quality outcomes for our clients. 

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JACK PLIMMER, CPENG
Director
Defence Infrastructure Leader

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Jack is a Chartered Professional Civil Engineer with over 15 years of project management experience across Federal and State Government, and Defence. Jack has managed Public and Private capital works projects across Australia, the South Pacific and Timor Leste. He is sought out for project leadership, strategic thinking and attention to detail. This is coupled with excellence across tendering, contract management and complex procurement. Jack leads the Newcastle office.

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DONALD PIGGOTT-MCKELLAR
Director
Public Sector Infrastructure and Rail Leader

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Don is an experienced Professional Civil Engineer with over 10 years' experience in Public and Private Sector infrastructure delivery. A rail specialist, Don has delivered major Capital Works projects internationally and across South East Queensland.  He has strong experience across the whole infrastructure delivery cycle, from feasibility, planning approvals, contracting and construction. Don leads the Brisbane office.

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ANDREW BASSINGTHWAIGHTE
Director
General Manager

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Andrew joins Forge after a highly successful career spanning two decades in the Australian Army. During his service Andrew worked in a range of organisations across Defence including Joint and Interagency Task Forces, both in Australia and on operations. Andrew's strong defence experience and operational excellence continues to deliver value to our team and our clients. 

Join the Forge Team

Forge Advisory is always looking to for dedicated and talented people to join the team. Forge Advisory offers a great team and camaraderie, challenging and rewarding projects, flexible working arrangements, a high degree of autonomy, professional development opportunities, and the ability to grow with Forge. If this sounds like something that you might be interested in, please fill out the form below or reach out to one of the Forge team on LinkedIn. 

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Thanks for submitting your interest to join the Forge Team. We look forward to being in touch soon!