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REVIEWERS' PROFILES

CPM Reviews personnel have all occupied demanding management and human resource positions across a wide number of organisations and employment areas within the public sector. This enables us to provide a wide range of personnel and employment-related services.

Management Team

Trevor Van Dam – Principal Reviewer and Executive Director – Brisbane and Canberra

Trevor joined CPM Reviews in 2008 as a Principal Reviewer and commenced as Executive Director of CPM Reviews in June 2016. Trevor is a highly experienced and able Reviewer who can undertake complex workplace and code of conduct investigations and workplace and environment reviews and culture scans. As a principal Reviewer with CPM Reviews, Trevor has completed many complex investigations and reviews for a significant number of government and non‐government agencies. He has also advised and mentored a number of senior staff on leadership, strategy, change management, culture reform and general tactical management in the public sector environment. MORE...

Sue Balnaves, Business Adviser and Senior Reviewer – Canberra

Sue has 28 years of experience in the APS and ACT Government Service, in the areas of HR, service delivery and program management. She spent many years as a senior HR Director in Defence and the Programs area of the Public Service Commission dealing with the more complex and challenging people matters. Sue is the Business Manager for CPM Reviews as well as being a Senior Reviewer. MORE...

Associate Reviewers

Michael Manthorpe, Associate Reviewer – Canberra

In late 2021 Michael Manthorpe retired from a full-time public service career which spanned 37 years. Over that time Michael accrued extensive corporate, policy and strategy experience. He is highly adept at organisational process and practice review and diagnostic and reform projects. He has a particular interest in helping to provide assurance about the design and delivery of complex policies and programs so as to bring together the goals of Government, expressed through administrative systems and the needs of the citizenry. Michael was the Commonwealth Ombudsman from 2017-21. As Ombudsman, he oversaw the administrative actions of, and investigated and reported on complaints about, almost the entirety of the Australian Public Service (APS), law enforcement agencies, Australia Post, private health insurers and various other entities. He was also the Defence Force, Immigration and ACT Ombudsman. MORE...

Executive Reviewers

Jeff Lamond, Executive Reviewer – Canberra

Jeff Lamond joined CPM as Principal Consultant and General Manager of CPM Reviews in June 2008 following a 33 year career in the APS, with the last 14 years at the SES level, including 5 years as the Merit Protection Commissioner to the APS from 2001 to 2007. Jeff’s expertise centres on public sector ethics, accountability the APS Values, APS Code of Conduct and reviews of employment action. MORE...

Principal Reviewers

Boris Budak, Principal Reviewer - Sydney

Boris has a legal and accountancy background and over 40 years’ experience in the APS, including 12 years in the APS Commission as Group Manager and, occasionally, Acting Merit Protection Commissioner. Before then, Boris worked in several other APS agencies, including the Department of Social Security, Australian National Audit Office and Attorney-General’s Department. Boris has extensive experience with APS Code of Conduct matters. He conducts workplace investigations and reviews and quality assures reports of other reviewers. MORE...

Paul Casimir, Principal Reviewer - Canberra

Over more than thirty years working in the Australian Public Service, Paul Casimir has built a wealth of experience dealing with review matters at both a strategic policy and operational level.
In his last role in the APS, Paul spent a decade as the Director, Integrity at the Australian Public Service Commission and was also the founding Director of the Ethics Advisory Service. MORE...

Diane Merryfull, Principal Reviewer – Canberra

Diane has had a highly successful and diverse public service career over more than 30 years. Diane served most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of the Tasmanian Integrity Commission, undertaking misconduct and own motion investigations, and providing anti-corruption education and prevention services. Prior to this she held SES roles with the Inspector-General of Intelligence and security and the Commonwealth Ombudsman. MORE...

Senior Reviewers

Alf Bock, Senior Reviewer – Perth

Alf has 20 years’ experience in the public sector and most recently worked at the APSC on code of conduct and merit protection investigations. With CPM Reviews he has undertaken investigations across a range of issues, including bullying and harassment and professional misconduct. He is currently, also, Ombudsman for the City of Perth, for whom he undertakes reviews of administrative actions. MORE...

Sarah Dinning – Senior Reviewer – Canberra

Sarah Dinning has over 30 years’ senior level experience in the Australian Public Service. She served in diverse roles covering workplace conduct and employment policy, client service, strategic policy, administrative review and corporate services. For the past 20 years, Sarah worked as a Director in human resources and administrative review - in Immigration and then the Australian Public Service Commission and the Office of the Merit Protection Commissioner. MORE...

Jann Gardner, Senior Reviewer - New South Wales

Jann’s 30 year career has mainly been as a partner at Sparke Helmore, a national law firm, preparing complex litigated matters including reviewing documents, interviewing witnesses and preparing reports to clients following an analysis of evidence. Many of these cases have included conduct in the workplace and fraud and challenges to administrative decisions. MORE...

Virginia Hart, Senior Reviewer - Canberra

Virginia Hart has had a significant and varied career over 30 years in the public sector. In that time she has managed numerous complex portfolios involving policy and operational leadership.

Virginia held Senior Executive Service (SES) positions for the last 18 years of her APS career. MORE...

Aleksandra Janezic, Senior Reviewer - Melbourne

Aleksandra Janezic has had over 30 years working as in-house legal counsel in the public and private sectors, including over 10 years with Victorian government departments and agencies and prior to that KPMG Legal and other organisations. She has extensive experience advising on complex and urgent governance, integrity and litigation matters. She brings highly developed skills in dispute resolution and investigation, in planning, liaison and communication and in policy and practical management. MORE...

Colleen Krestensen, Associate Senior Reviewer - Canberra

Colleen has over 30 years experience in the Australian Public Service, including nine years at the SES level, in health, community services and indigenous affairs. Since retiring she has consulted to Commonwealth and State agencies, producing analytical, evidence-based and practical reports on matters such as disaster recovery, Indigenous health, research, primary care, and mental health. MORE...

Peter Long, Senior Reviewer - Canberra

Peter Long has 34 years public sector experience, including 15 years as a Police officer with the NSW Police, primarily as a detective working on criminal investigations. Peter moved from the NSW Police to the APS where he conducted investigations into various forms of staff misconduct across a range of agencies. MORE...

Sara Lynch, Senior Reviewer - Canberra

Sara has 28 years’ experience working in management, policy and service delivery for State, Territory and the Australian governments. She has worked in both remote and urban regions. She has undertaken a range of complex investigations that include allegations against senior staff members, incidents resulting in injury or death, decision making around complex case management and workplace issues. Sara is experienced at sensitively undertaking investigations and coming up with appropriate findings and recommendations. MORE...

Jeff Moyle, Senior Reviewer – Canberra

Jeff has had a highly successful Commonwealth APS career spanning 37 years – 17 of which were at the SES Band 1 and 2 level leading Branches and Divisions in Canberra and Sydney. Jeff has led corporate HR functions, a large state office and had national responsibility for Divisions undertaking national security-related investigations, operations and analysis. MORE...

Sandy Nix, Senior Reviewer – Brisbane

Sandy has over 30 years’ experience in HR Management in various Commonwealth agencies, specialising in the areas of misconduct investigations, grievance reviews of employment related matters and management of employee underperformance and workplace disputes. She is highly skilled in ethics training and leadership development. MORE...

Richard Oliver, Senior Reviewer – Canberra

Richard is an experienced senior manager, having managed both Policy and Service Delivery functions. In a number of the agencies within which he worked, he was the senior manager responsible for People policy and practice and the delivery of a wide range of People Services including the conduct of sensitive internal reviews and investigations. MORE...

Carolyn Page, Senior Trainer – Canberra

Carolyn has 30 years’ experience as a trainer and facilitator, particularly on workplace bullying, organisational change, equity and diversity policy, and policy and program evaluation. She specialises in developing tailored training packages to meet specific organisational needs. She also contributes to the design and delivery of workplace environmental scans, surveys and focus groups. MORE...

Dom Sheil, Senior Reviewer - Canberra

Dom has over 35 years experience in investigative, legal, policy and practical work in the Australian Public Service. He has a extensive background in criminal law in the Attorney General’s Department, including on high profile international cases. Most recently, Dom was an Assistant Commissioner in the Australian Taxation Office, where his responsibilities included all misconduct matters. He is a legal practitioner of the Supreme court (ACT and NSW) and a barrister of the High Court of Australia. MORE...

Stuart Thorn PSM, Senior Reviewer - Canberra

Stuart has 31 years’ experience in the APS, with 16 years at the SES level, latterly at the SES Band 3 Level managing four divisions. His career includes experience in law enforcement, human resources and extensive work on national security issues in AG’s. He has a TS PV clearance and is able to conduct investigations in high-security environments. MORE...