Business resilience solutions for times that challenge everyday operations

Escalate Consulting specialises in a highly customised approach to business resilience, ensuring that our Review, Planning, Training and Exercising solutions are practical, easy-to-use and tailored to your unique business requirements and culture.

We pride ourselves on providing expert advice and extraordinary support and services that arm our clients to thrive during a disruption – and beyond.

End-to-end business resilience services

We work with you to plan and implement comprehensive programs that meet your unique requirements.


Meet Our Team

Simon Petie

Director and Principal Consultant

Simon has over 18 years of experience in key leadership positions, currently focusing on Business Resilience (Strategic Response, Crisis Management and Business Continuity) and working throughout Australia, North America, Asia and the Middle East. Within a consulting role, Simon continues to lead the management and implementation of numerous crisis management and business continuity projects across multiple industries, such as education, professional services, financial services, manufacturing, resources, energy, infrastructure and utilities.

Simon is practised in all aspects of the business resilience lifecycle: problem identification and gap analysis, policy development, business impact assessments, strategy and plan development, implementation, facilitation of training and scenario exercises. Simon brings strong business strategy, workshop facilitation, project management and analytical problem-solving skills with a genuine enthusiasm to prepare and develop an organisation’s resilience planning.​

Dawson Petie

Strategic Advisor

Dawson Petie has over 30 years’ experience as a company director and has served on the boards of some of Australia’s largest organisations, including Qudos Bank, Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), Queensland Rail, Sunsuper and UnitingCare.

Dawson has held senior executive positions in both commercial and not-for-profit organisations. Prior to his retirement from full-time employment, he was a General Manager for QIC – one of Australia’s major institutional investors with over $70 billion in funds under management for its clients.

His career has equipped him with a blend of knowledge, skills, relationship networks and business philosophy which is quite different to the usual corporate career – and particularly valuable in the current business landscape.

Dawson has developed an outstanding reputation of high integrity and ethical practice and he was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003.

Dawson is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, and an affiliate of Governance Institute of Australia.

Patrick Murphy

Business Resilience Analyst

Patrick Murphy (also known as Paddy) plays a crucial part in the Escalate Consulting team as a Business Resilience Analyst. The Analyst role sees him assisting and supporting our Senior Consultants by researching and analysing potential risks and events that impact our clients, including identifying challenges and gaps in policy and documentation.

Paddy is currently in his third year of a Bachelor of Business International degree at QUT, majoring in International Business and minoring in Spanish.

Paddy’s knowledge gained from previous roles in market research and sales, as well as his ongoing study, contribute to his excellent interpersonal and analytical skills which are an asset to Escalate and to the clients he helps support.

He shared an article about his first perspectives on Resilience Consulting after joining the Escalate team which you can find right here.