Todd is an Associate at Howard Partners. He has a proven collaborator and metrics driven Chief Executive with a track record supporting entrepreneurial growth. He recently led the development of the Hunter Region Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS3), based on the EU Cohesion Policy methodology.
Qualifications and Executive Leadership skills
Todd’s specialist skills include business growth, economic development, external relations, project planning, and strategic planning.
General professional experience
Todd’s experience and expertise has been earned in financial services, business services, education, health, leisure and recreation. He has lead large dispersed organisations and successfully effected organisational change, which has resulted in significant business growth and cultural transformation.
Todd works strategically and successfully with supervisory and executive boards, and has a reputation for being clear-minded and developing practical solutions. He has been invited to present internationally on a range of topics including economic development, innovation, infrastructure and high speed rail.
Todd is currently a Board Director of the NSW TAFE Commission, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), a Trustee Committee Member, Economic Development Australia (CEDA), a Board Member, ORICA Community Investment Program, and an Adjunct Fellow, European Union (EU) Centre RMIT.
Specific professional experience
Todd has had specific professional experience as CEO, Regional Development Australia (RDA) Hunter, which has involved -
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.