Industry Specialisations

  • Federal, State/Territory & Local Government
  • Private & Family Owned Business
  • Not-For-Profit
  • Machinery of Government & Shared Services
  • Health & Human Services
  • Education
  • Retail, Luxury & Consumer Goods
  • Mining, Energy & Resources
  • Utilities
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Defence
  • Financial Services & Superannuation

Skills & Expertise

  • Strategic planning
  • Risk management & future proofing
  • Governance & assurance
  • Due diligence & integration
  • Systems & process improvement
  • Program & project delivery and benefit realisation
  • Program & project mitigation and turnaround
  • Innovation & differentiation
  • Culture & stakeholder engagement
  • Business change & transformation
  • Data, enterprise information management & strategies
  • IT capability, operations & service management
  • Complex systems
  • Asset management optimisation
  • Business resilience & continuity management
  • Procurement & supply-chain management
  • ERP strategy & selection, implementation and optimisation
  • IT infrastructure & cloud


  • Bachelor of Arts – Accounting, University of South Australia
  • Graduate Diploma – Corporate Secretarial, University of South Australia
  • Graduate Diploma – Computer Systems and Information Science, University of South Australia

Grant Mitchell


For more than 35 years, Grant has guided local, national and international clients and industries in their drive to achieve greater results and efficiencies. In addition to his role as a founding partner of the highly successful McLachlan Hodge Mitchell Consulting practice, he has held senior leadership roles in two “Big Four” consulting firms. 

He has worked extensively in the private and middle markets, as well as the public sector and, therefore, appreciates the differing depth and breadth of process required to meet the expectations and governance requirements of both. 

Drawing on his formal qualifications and experience in technology, finance and business, Grant’s approach is shaped by a constant focus on providing practical and pragmatic advice that delivers results. 

He offers unique insights into the business environment, its current state and potential future state, how to identify, assess and manage risk and how to transition the business to meet strategic objectives in a coordinated, structured and efficient manner.

Grant is well known in both the government and commercial sectors and is recognised for his strategic, practical and real-world methods to challenge the status quo, bring new perspectives, and solve business-critical issues. 

A sample set of Grant’s projects include:

  • IT and digital strategy development for mining, energy and resources, industry association, retail and manufacturing
  • ICT review including program management, governance and strategy; ICT operations review of services, capability assessment, cost modelling; and ICT due diligence and systems transitioning for multiple entities
  • Technology architecture review for agribusiness
  • Project risk services and independent professional review for the IT infrastructure rollout relating to client’s IT systems in hospital refurbishment
  • Risk mitigation strategies and reviews for whole of state government payroll, and various superannuation funds
  • Readiness and ‘go-live’ reviews for many projects and industries including superannuation, state government, mining, energy and resources, and health 
  • Technology delivery and quality assurance, and delivery review for a new tertiary hospital
  • Establishment of contemporary program/project management office and methodology in the energy and resources sector and the education sector
  • Enterprise systems governance and strategic review post ‘go-live’ in the health sector; enterprise programs and projects governance review for financial institution and superannuation fund manager; enterprise systems requirements, selection and support for mining, energy and resources, manufacturing, health and life sciences
  • Feasibility studies and business cases for mining, energy and resources, secondary and tertiary education, and child care
  • Business process modelling including innovation and improvement, mining, energy and resources, health and life sciences
  • Defence-ready programs for state governments and defence industry associations