MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

Your expert specialist Centre for Corporate Public Affairs management consulting partner has more than three decades of experience

The Centre provides management consulting services across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East in best practice public affairs.

The Centre team have been providing these services to corporations, governments and the agencies, as well as business and industry associations, for 30 years, under our own brand, and previously under The Allen Consulting Group and ACIL Allen Consulting brands.

Centre Executive Director Wayne Burns purchased the Public Affairs Management Consulting Practice from ACIL Allen in 2018 (he led the Practice for 14 years before leading a management buyout of it, which included the Centre for Corporate Public Affairs).

Over the past three decades, we have completed thousands of management consulting projects in Australia, across Asia, New Zealand, and the Middle East.

Our management consulting business at the Centre includes working for Fortune 500 and other leading companies, governments, and industry and business groups on corporate public affairs:

  • Organisational design and effectiveness
  • Corporate public affairs team capability reviews and development of capability frameworks
  • Corporate public affairs strategy and broader organisation socio-political strategy
  • Strategy facilitation
  • Reviews of corporate public affairs management functions against international best practice, including reviews of disciplines including policy and government relations, internal communications, external communications, corporate responsibility, community relations, and stakeholder engagement
  • Stakeholder perceptions and reputation research
  • Reviews and development of stakeholder engagement approaches and frameworks
  • Reviews and development of corporate responsibility strategy and performance
  • Reviews and development of issues management approaches, systems, and performance
  • Reviews and development of corporate community investment strategy and performance
  • Capability and performance benchmarking
  • Social license to operate counsel
  • Strategic counsel on advocacy strategy and advocacy campaigns


The Centre consults across industries and sectors, working with Boards, CEOs and senior leadership teams, Heads of Corporate Public Affairs, Ministers of State, heads of government departments and agencies, and Boards and CEO’s of business and industry associations.

The Centre’s Consulting Practice is headed by Executive Director Wayne Burns, and includes a team of Senior Associates who have previously worked in senior roles in business, government, and/or corporate public affairs.

To engage the Centre on a consulting project, contact Executive Director Wayne Burns – wburns@accpa.com.au