When I graduated from my commerce degree I was on a pathway to
work at a big accounting firm. I wasn't quite sure about it, so I
took an opportunity to spend two years working as the CFO of
Oaktree, a youth-led aid and development organisation. It was an
incredible experience, and led to a realisation that I was
particularly keen on strategy work in a high-impact environment,
which is what led me to PJP.
I love working here - the environment is genuinely
friendly, my colleagues and mentors are outstanding and the client
problems are interesting and important.
Values of the firm
PJP's 'low leverage' style of consulting means junior
consultants get the chance to work directly with experienced senior
partners. I really enjoy learning from their instincts, refined
through years of experience.
I enjoy the style of work in consulting because it is
project-based, with a start and an end to each project. I find it
very gratifying to finish a project where the client is happy, the
work is high quality and recommendations are successfully
Being a consultant can be busy and we sometimes must work hard
to deliver on important client deadlines (although these periods
are often when the work is most interesting). Nonetheless, I am
conscious of managing my time and making sure I am still involved
with the extracurricular things that are important to me. I do
singing lessons on Thursday nights and I have only missed a handful
since working here. The fact that I mostly work from Sydney
combined with PJP's tailored approach to staff management allows
scheduling flexibility that I do not think I would get at a larger
My peers are all excellent and have become great friends. There
is collegiate vibe at PJP. We all sit together, unless we're
working at a client site which is comparatively rare, and we enjoy
some great social events throughout the year.
Outside of work
I love to sing, I go running and do pilates, I'm learning to
play the piano and I'm interested in politics.
- Joined PJP as a Business Analyst
- Worked on a big transformation program for a key Australian