Specialising in higher education strategy, governance and regulation, we co-produce practical solutions that support your vision, mission and operations.

Our global team of consultants partner with you to deliver positive results across a range of specialist services:

Mergers, Acquisitions and inward investment

  • Assist prior to sale
  • Commercial and strategy due diligence
  • Advise and support inward investment
  • Assess levels of compliance
  • Facilitate post transaction integration/separation
  • Higher education regulatory due diligence
  • Deal negotiation
  • Brokering inward investment
  • Change management


  • Strategy, growth, and transformation advice
  • University, college, faculty and research institute strategy
  • Business model, financial analysis and planning
  • Research and commercialisation, including health, biomedicine and translational research advice
  • Market entry and positioning
  • Pricing, funding and commercial advisory
  • Evidence and data-driven review and evaluation
  • Internationalisation and trans-national education strategy


  • Strategic planning and associated processes
  • Business planning
  • Portfolio plans and reviews
  • Turnaround plans
  • Financial and non-financial modelling
  • KPI and target setting

Governance & Leadership

  • Governance design & recruitment
  • Academic & corporate governance reviews
  • Leadership transition and support
  • Leadership program design and delivery

Quality Assurance & Regulation

  • Quality assurance framework design
  • Quality assurance reviews / assuring standards
  • Higher education re/registration applications
  • Degree-awarding powers, accrediting authority and professional accreditation
  • Foreign student approvals
  • Assuring trans-national delivery

Compliance & Audit Programs

  • Design and setting up HE compliance programs
  • Design and conduct of specific audits, including program and discipline audits
  • Partnership audits
  • Develop evidence for new registrations with TEQSA
  • Project manage course accreditiation
  • Support renewals of HEP and CRICOS registration

 Performance & Re-Structuring

  • Benchmarking of higher education markets and competitors
  • Performance evaluation of higher education
  • Organisational options analysis
  • Re-structuring

Partnership & Franchise Arrangements

  • Partnership framework and policy
  • Due diligence reviews
  • Partnership performance reviews
  • Partnership regulatory audits
  • Pathway and joint-award curriculum design
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