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Stuart McDowall Partner & National Head of Education Brisbane +61 7 3222 0282

Partner - Consulting
National Head of Education

For nearly 20 years, Stuart has been working with government, business and not-for-profits to help them succeed.

He has a wide range of consulting experience in the Public Sector, Defence, Aviation, Professional Services and Social Services sectors. He places a high value on the importance of education in our society and has a special focus on working with Schools, Universities and Training providers.

With a background as a Chartered Accountant, he delivers program evaluations, financial modelling and analysis, business technology advisory projects, internal audits and performance improvement consulting projects.

Examples of Stuart’s work includes:

  • Developed a Costing Attribution Tool for a regional University. This management information system models costs and revenues to the University’s Academic and Research outputs, to inform management decision-making.
  • Conducted an independent program evaluation for a Department of Education pilot program which introduces additional career pathways for State school teachers.
  • Developed a new budget model for a dual-sector University, to more closely link financial resource allocation with a clear set of budget parameters and ratios.
  • Delivered an outsourced internal audit of the Compliance Management system for a Queensland-based University
  • Advised a local government entity on the business requirements gathering and procurement of new finance, HR and operational systems.


  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD)
  • Member of the Association for Tertiary Education Management (MATEM)
  • Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Technology
  • Prince2 Project Management Accreditation
  • Gateway Reviewer Accreditation