Kinnford Consulting has two Principals – Dr Stephen Mugford and Dr Pamela Kinnear.

We both have post-graduate qualifications in the social sciences, and have also published and been involved in work with strong applied relevance beyond the ‘Ivory Tower’.  That means we are able to give advice and insight far richer than the more usual ‘organised common sense’ which is based on experience alone.

  • Pamela has a long and successful track record of senior leadership for policy development, advocacy and reform which she combines with skilled facilitation.
  • Stephen has been both an advisor to senior leaders over many years and an active player in major change programs, preceded by a long and successful academic career.

We can work with you separately, or together as a duo.

We can also pull together—from our wide professional network—a team with the right blend of specialist skills, subject matter and sectoral expertise for your needs.

About us…



… combines her experience in public policy leadership and her advanced facilitation skills to design, deliver and report for a range of client-commissioned projects involving:

  • meeting and conference facilitation
  • team capability training (leadership, policy development, emotional intelligence)
  • organisational redesign and culture change
  • policy development, research and design
  • risk management and risk communication
  • public and stakeholder engagement
  • strategic planning and thinking.
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…brings over 40 years’ experience as an educator, researcher, facilitator and change management consultant for government, military, private sector and non-government organisations, including:

  • Organisational culture change at senior levels
    (awarded a Chief of Air Force commendation for 15 years of culture change for the AF senior leadership team)
  • Expert advisor on major national reviews, inc. both major ADFA reviews
  • Stakeholder consultations for key public policy issues
  • Team and executive coaching for private sector, government and NGOs
  • A successful academic career, specialising in sociology and social psychology, earning a major reputation as a scholarly researcher in criminology and drug policy
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