Our Leading Team Of Procurement Experts

Every consultant at K39 has been hand-picked for their high level of expertise and sector knowledge. Everyone at K39 Consulting is on the A-Team – there is no B-Team. Everyone has both formal qualifications and extensive experience in their area of competency. Everyone has extensive defence sector or military experience. Across the team, there is a diversity of skills and experience that together can address all consultancy needs in Defence acquisition and sustainment environment. 

Darren Owen

Director – Business Owner

Darren Owen
Qualifications: BA - Global Business Management (Bournemouth University), Certified Practising Project Director (CPPD (AIPM)), Chartered Project Professional (ChPP (APM)), Member – Australian Institute Company Directors (AICD), Advanced Negotiations Accreditation (Scotworks), Tender Evaluation Accreditation (Scotworks), Prince 2 Certified Practitioner
Specialised fields: Program and Project Management, Complex Procurement and Business Management
Sector Experience: Defence, Defence Industry, Consulting

Jacinda Cole

Senior Consultant specialising in Commercial and Contracting

Jacinda Cole
Qualifications: BCom – Accountancy and Management (University of Wollongong) Previous Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
Specialised fields: Commercial and Contract Management, and Business Management
Sector Experience: Air, Maritime, Explosive Ordnance and Defence Consulting

Justin Paterson

Senior Consultant (Technical) specialising in Explosive Ordnance and Logistics

Justin Paterson
Qualifications: Prince 2 Certified Practitioner, Diploma of Work Health and Safety, Diploma of Leadership and Management, Diploma of Government, Diploma of Business Administration, Diploma of Business
Specialised fields: Technical Assurance, inspections, investigations, surveillance, and Logistics (Explosive Ordnance)
Sector Experience: Explosive Ordnance, training, bomb disposal and forensic procedures

Rosa Le

Program Management, Planning & Governance

Rosa Le
Qualifications: Project Management Institute – PMP Certification, Masters of Program Management – University of NSW (ADFA), AgilePM Foundations and Practitioners – ALC Training, Diploma of Project Management, Project Scheduler Training Program (Cert IV in Project Management (DMO) Bachelor of Commerce (International Relations) – Swinbourne University
Specialised fields: Project and Program Management, Risk Management and Complex Procurement
Sector Experience: Defence, Defence Industry, other Government agencies and telecommunications

Rowena Cupples

Senior Consultant specialising in Commercial and Contracting

Rowena Cupples
Qualifications: Bachelor of Aviation (UWS), Diploma of Project Management (Tafe)
Specialised fields: Commercial and Contract Management
Sector Experience: Defence Consulting, Health Sector Consulting

John Shore

Senior Consultant (Technical) specialising in Explosive Ordnance and Logistics

John Shore
Qualifications: Master of Systems Engineering University of New South Wales, Diploma of Frontline Management ADF Vocational Schooling, Advanced Diploma Explosive Handling & Management, Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Special Access and Interdiction US Naval EOD School, Ammunition Technical Officer (commodity engineering and full spectrum of logistics operations)
Specialised fields: Technical Assurance and Logistics (Explosive Ordnance), and Capability Management
Sector Experience: Explosive Ordnance, Security, Crisis and Emergency Management

Tania Hunter

Senior Consultant specialising in Commercial and Contracting

Tania Hunter
Qualifications: B.A. Economics and Management - University of NSW, Complex Procurement, Catalyst leadership program, Defence Industry Studies Course
Specialised fields: Commercial Advisory and Management, Contract Management
Sector Experience: Air, Maritime, Explosive Ordnance and Defence Industry

Bodie Hanrahan

Senior Consultant specialising in Integrated Logistic Support

Qualifications: Fundamentals of Capability System Design (2022), Introduction to Project Planning and Cost Estimating (2022), Certified International Configuration Manager (2018), Diploma of Project Management (2013), Advanced Diploma of Management (2012), Diploma of Management (2009), Certificate IV in Aviation (2003)
Specialised fields: Logistics Management, Contract Management, Project Management
Sector Experience: Defence

Wambugu Lenana

Senior Consultant specialising in Finance Management and Financial Forensic Analysis

Qualifications: BBA Major in Accounting and Finance (University of Barton), Msc Finance (Sydney Graduate School of Management) Certified Practicing Accountant
Specialised fields: Financial and Commercial Management
Sector Experience: Defence and Defence Industry, Banking and Services Sector
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