Our Identity and Culture

Providence’s identity and culture is expressed through its people.

Our values and behaviours are central to who we are and how we are perceived. We actively seek people who align with these values and behaviours.

Our values and behaviours are:

Engage with and listen to others.

We champion soft skills: We have empathy, are approachable, and we actively listen. We promote collaboration and respect, and genuinely strive to help our colleagues and clients succeed.

Be humble.
Work hard.

We conduct ourselves with humility: We are not overbearing; we leave our egos at the door and we roll up our sleeves to get the job done.

Be good at what you do.
Act with integrity.

We think critically, we are flexible, and we think before we act. We are pragmatic: We balance the following of processes with the delivery of outcomes. We value openness, honesty and accountability.

Own your mistakes.
Never stop learning.

We actively seek opportunities for personal and professional growth. We see our successes and failures as learning opportunities to be shared.

Have fun.
Look after yourself.
Look after others.

We contribute to an enjoyable workplace and maintain a positive life balance. We take time out when needed and look out for others. We are part of a community and seek opportunities to utilise our skills and passions for wider benefit.

Diversity and Inclusivity at Providence

Providence is committed to providing a workplace for employees and clients that respects and fosters diversity and inclusion. We support Equal Employment Opportunities and proudly welcome peoples from diverse backgrounds including; people from cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all abilities, people with medical needs including mental health and people from the LGBTIQ community to our Providence team. We believe that all individuals bring personal and professional knowledge, skills and expertise which is valued and assists with the success of Providence as a business.

As a business we already support and promote diversity and inclusion from a personal and generalist perspective and are aiming to embed diversity and inclusion in our business across all levels and business areas. As an Australian business we will continue to build upon diversity while we focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and histories to ensure inclusiveness of our first Australians. We have begun building relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and business, we are proud of our relationship with Curijo Pty Ltd, an Aboriginal consultancy firm, and will continue to work to strengthen our relationship and work in partnership for positive outcomes for all.

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Executive Team

Richard McShane

Chief Executive Officer

Richard provides strategic leadership and operational oversight over Providence's business operations. He is responsible to the Providence Board and Providence's clients for ensuring the timely delivery of outcomes through advice, guidance and mentoring to Providence's staff.

Mark Cooper

General Manager Consulting

Mark leads the consulting practice. He enjoys helping organisations to achieve sustainable strategic goals and champions staff career opportunities in a positive and inclusive organisational culture.

Stuart Taylor

General Manager Delivery

Stuart leads the delivery practice. Stuart has extensive experience leading and resolving complex problems across a broad domain of areas.

Louise Whitty

Business Manager

Louise manages the business administration functions. She has a strong background in managing all commercial functions of organisations.

Adash Janiszewski

Principal, Organisational Risk & Resilience

Adash leads the organisational risk and resilience practice. He has significant expertise in developing and implementing systems for managing organisational risk, security and emergency incidents. He has worked domestically, and overseas, supporting Government Departments, multi-lateral stability programs and commercial entities.

Luke Martin

Organisational Transformation

Luke leads the organisational transformation practice. He has strong contemporary strategic planning, management and transformation abilities and experience.

“It has been said no matter how well designed, an organisation can only be as good as the people who live and work in it. Providence has some great people.”

Luke – Principal Consultant