Welcome to Howard Partners

Howard Partners is a boutique Australian public policy research, strategic management, and communications consulting firm.  We specialise in connecting our deep expertise in these areas  to produce truly transformative outcomes for our clients.  The firm was

founded in 1998 by Dr John Howard following a career as a Partner in two of Australia's largest professional services firms.

The firm combines capabilities in public policy, strategic management, and marketing communications to provide a unique capacity to assist organisations engage with customers, clients, and key stakeholders to achieve their missions and deliver valued products and services efficiently and effectively.

 

The firm has assisted government agencies, large and small businesses, and industry/professional organisations with innovation policies and strategies that make change happen. The firm has worked with client organisations, small and large, private and public, across multiple sectors and industries, from research to strategic assessment stages, through design and project execution.  The firm has also advised boards and CEOs on preparation of corporate and business plans, management structures and staffing, and branding, communication and marketing strategy.

 

Howard Partners is recognised among clients as having distinctive capabilities in:

  • Public policy development, implementation, and review, particularly in science, research and innovation
  • Knowledge transfer, and engagement between universities and industry
  • Regional economic development and regional innovation systems
  • Corporate, business, and operational planning
  • Marketing communications, branding and positioning, reputation management
  • Community and stakeholder engagement incorporating social media

Our approach is to work end-to-end with our clients to adapt solutions that are a tailored fit for the stage of development and objective the client would like to achieve.

The Howard Partners Team has had diverse experience and engagement success across organisation redesign, innovation policy, process and work-flow engineering projects.

Our deep competence in communications strategy complements our core consulting practice, creating a distinct palette that Howard Partners can use in a client assignment.  Howard Partners is capable of engaging across multiple functions and is accustomed to managing dependencies between functions and teams.

We are a small firm proud of the reputation we have built for finding and delivering the best outcomes for our clients.  The cooperation across functional domains and diverse experience we have brings about the most innovative results for our clients.

Howard Partners has made major contributions to public policy knowledge and program design, specifically in the area of research commercialisation, industry policy, and science, technology and innovation policy.

The firm is directed by Dr John Howard and Anne Howard.

To discuss how we can work with you please contact us.

Click on the links to find out more about our People, current and completed Projects and Publications

 

 

NEWS, UPDATES

During 2017 Howard Partners is celebrating 18 years as an independent public policy research, advisory, and management consulting firm.

 

Howard Partners Pty Ltd, in collaboration with Technopolis Group Limited, based in the UK, is currently providing  professional advice for the development of a long term strategic plan ‘to maximise Australia’s innovation potential, positioning Australia to seize the next wave of economic prosperity and ensuring Australia’s wellbeing and economic growth in the future’.

 

Howard Partners recently completed an assignment to assist the  Hunter RDA to develop a regional  'smart specialization strategy' -  an integrated, place based, and transformation policy framework that will provide a basis for regional development investment.

CONTACT

Dr John Howard

PO Box 4090, Manuka, ACT, 2603

PO Box 569. Double Bay, NSW, 1360

Australia

P +61 (0) 2 6273 5222 (Canberra)

   +61 (0) 2 9966 1222 (Sydney)

M +61 (0) 4 0358 3600

 

 

 

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