Who We Are

Our Team

Simon Petie
Director / Principal Consultant East

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.

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Trent Clouston
Associate Director / Principal Consultant West

Trent has over 20 years’ experience in both emergency management (Law Enforcement / Fire Rescue) and resilience consultancy roles. He has been involved in some of the largest events and incidents in Australia, with significant work at strategic levels within multiagency environments.

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Briony Morgan
Associate Director, Resilience & Innovation

Briony has over 10 years of experience in key leadership positions with a passion for helping organisations achieve their Business Resilience goals (Strategic Response, Crisis Management and Business Continuity). Briony has experience across the entire business resilience lifecycle, from gap analysis, strategy and plan development, and facilitation of training and exercise scenarios.

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Joshua Roach
Senior Manager, Risk & Resilience

Joshua is an ex-law enforcement and business governance specialist with multiple high-level skill sets in the development of emergency management capability, policies and plans, as well as emergency management and critical infrastructure exercises that combines people, process and technology to achieve organisational objectives. ​

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Will Hetherington
Senior Manager

Will is an experienced and motivated leader with a passion for building strategies to achieve business continuity. With over 15 years’ experience in operational leadership roles, Will is at his best when empowered to enable operational resilience through comprehensive problem framing, detailed analysis, and robust solution development.

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Peter Henry
Manager/Senior Consultant

Peter has over 20 years’ of Public Safety and Justice experience in both the public and private sectors, providing him a wealth of first-hand experience in emergency management, leadership, business acumen and innovative thinking.

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Patrick Murphy
Senior Consultant

Patrick Murphy is experienced in assisting and supporting our Directors and clients across our range of service offerings. Paddy is crucial in providing research and analysis of the potential risks and events that impact our clients, including identifying challenges and gaps in policy and documentation.

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Hugo Thew
Business Resilience Consultant

Hugo Thew is a fourth-year Honours student from the University of Queensland, with Majors in Finance, Business Analytics, and Marketing. Throughout his studies, Hugo has developed greater experience in data analytics, coding, financial modelling, and marketing strategy, with a large passion for complex problem solving.

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Daniel Cupitt
Business Resilience Consultant

Daniel has a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology majoring in Management and Marketing. He is skilled in the areas of relationship management and social media marketing and through his studies has developed a deep understanding of operational, strategic and logistic management as well as management theory and marketing strategy.

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Lucas Blyth
Business Resilience Consultant

Lucas has experience in the areas of management, marketing and customer service and has developed a deep understanding of operational, strategic and logistics management as well as management theory and advertising strategy.

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Rosanna Radici
Business Resilience Analyst

Rosanna is a final-year Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) student at the University of Western Australia, majoring in Political Science and International Relations. Rosanna is experienced working across international organisations and not-for-profits, and is passionate about public policy, cybersecurity, and government relations.

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Claire Williams
Finance Manager

Claire is an experienced Finance Manager with a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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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.

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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.

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