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Tristan Russell

Senior Consultant

Motivated, strategic thinker and considerate

Tristan believes in a balanced approach to life. He loves his work, his studies and his family life. He is motivated by interactions with people and prefers to listen, then act.

Tristan actively participates in the community and feels everyone can play a part in positive public value outcomes. Sometimes, it just takes a fresh perspective.

A people-based operator, Tristan enjoys motivating teams and developing a positive working culture. He thrives on engaging project partners and stakeholders in the early stages. Tristan believes in strong consultation to develop innovative solutions for complex challenges.

Experience  |   Highlights

Tristan has extensive experience in policy development, strategic planning, grant programs and community development. Justice services and strong communities are the cornerstone of Tristan’s work, with particular experience in corrections and crime prevention, emergency management and human service sectors. In Tristan’s work, he has:

  • Reviewed key justice services programs for the Victims Support Agency, Department of Justice and Regulation
  • Undertaken a strategic planning program of work for a major metropolitan local government authority
  • Reviewed and developed a new operating model for a major emergency management organisation
  • Developed process improvement documents to facilitate international travel at the Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Developed a series of policy documents for the Department of Health and Human Services to support the introduction of the new child safe standards.

Education | Accreditation | Boards

  • Master of Public Policy (completion 2017)
  • Graduate Diploma of Public Policy
  • Bachelor of Arts (Criminology)
  • Melbourne High School Old Boys Association

Life away from Cube

Tristan always wanted to work in the music industry and spent six years as a music adviser prior to his public sector career.

Tristan loves trying new restaurants or revisiting his favourites ones in Melbourne. If time permits on the weekend, he can be found on one of Victoria’s golf courses.

Tristan is also particularly enjoying all that comes with being a new dad.

Public value is about connecting people to the positive outcomes they should expect in our great country. It’s about working towards the big picture goals in providing better lives for all Australians.

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