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Profile Consulting (Aust) Pty Ltd


Established as Profile Management Consultants, in 1976, Profile Consultants (Aust) Pty Ltd is a leader in the Australian government relations sector. With offices located in Sydney and Canberra, we possess in-depth knowledge and expertise across both the Commonwealth Government and all State/Territory jurisdictions.

Profile assists its clients to maximise the effectiveness of their engagement with governments and the public policy process in order to achieve their organisational objectives. Profile creates strategic avenues into government for its clients, providing tailored business solutions that go well beyond simply delivering enhanced ‘access’ or the traditional concept of ‘lobbying’.

Our senior consulting team provides a strong combination of both government and business expertise. We offer many years of experience of directly working both within and alongside Government at all levels, across Australia and internationally.


We operate across all industry sectors, with particular expertise in financial services, infrastructure, transport, construction, defence, mining, energy and resources, project management, and retailing. Profile also has an extensive network of international government and business contacts, particularly in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, China, and Latin America.

Profile draws on a wide range of consultancy skills and experiences in responding to the specific objectives of each client and associated project. Our service offerings include:

Political and Policy ‘Audit’
Determining how a client’s specific policy agenda, commercial objective or project is, or is likely to be, perceived by government in the light of political, policy, funding and other relevant factors..

Policy and Regulatory Advice
Comprehensive research, analysis, and strategic advice on policy and regulatory issues and the development strategies, tactics and options.

Legislative Advice
Counsel on proposed bills and existing legislation that a client may be seeking to promote, amend or propose.

Broad-based Stakeholder Consultation
As we pursue a legislative, policy or regulatory outcome, our proven approach is likely to involve the direct decision-maker as well as a range of government, parliamentary, departmental agency, industry and other stakeholders.

Counsel on Government & Parliament Inquiries
Government and parliamentary inquiries are commonplace on the full range of legislative and policy issues, with advice provided on submission formulation, public hearings etc.

Bid Advisory
Specialist advice to support clients involved in government competitive processes such as asset sales, Public-Private Partnerships, major projects and outsourcing.

General Government Liaison
Creating a positive interaction with government decision-makers outside of any particular issue or process that can serve clients well when these issues emerge at a later stage.

Intelligence Gathering
Close monitoring of relevant issues and developments within the executive and legislative branches of government in order to identify emerging issues of interest to client


Ian Knop and Nick Melas manage the company's government affairs activities. Profile Consulting creates innovative and strategic avenues into government for its clients, and provides tailored business solutions that go beyond simply delivering enhanced "access" or the traditional concept of "lobbying."

Profile Consulting's expertise covers all key aspects of government business in Australia. The firm assists its clients to influence debate on public policy, government procurement, legislative reform, regulatory procedures, and the privatization of government assets.

Profile Consulting's has particular expertise in infrastructure, construction, telecommunications, financial services, information technology, defense, resources, energy, and retailing.