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Our client successes 
We have worked with AMP, ASB Bank, Commonwealth Bank, DAWN, Greenstone (Hollard Insurance), ING Direct, ING Australia, Perpetual, Rabobank and RaboDirect. 




















Governance Architects has addressed various client challenges.

• Strategy and business modelling 
Australian banks have invested in our services to get clarity on their strategic choices of where and how they should compete and win. 

• Translating strategy to execution
Australian banks use our enterprise capability models comprising of value chain, corporate support service and resilience capability designs to support the translation of strategy into execution; 

• Organisation structure and integration
An Australian bank completing a major re-structure and integration used twenty of our operating model (business architecture) blueprint designs to support their decision making.

• Investment prioritisation 
An Australian bank's investment committee uses the Governance Architects enterprise capability models and several operating models to align its decisions.

• People engagement
An insurance company engaged Governance Architects to develop ten target operating models to strengthen teams focus, people engagement, fast-track performance and identify rationalisation opportunities.

• BU engagement
An insurance company's HR team engaged Governance Architects to develop a customer centric service portfolio that supports engagement with other business units.

• Digital change
The Head of Digital in an Australian bank applied our digital target operating model, using it to map areas of low capability and create a compelling case for change.

• Operational change 
An Australian bank's Operations lead utilised a Governance Architects deep-dive operating model to overlay skills, risks and investment needs.

• Alignment
An Australian bank's IT team utilised our IT operating model to strengthen the alignment between customer facing requirements and provision of IT support services.

• IT software refresh 
An Australian bank's IT team used value chain and corporate services consulting to understand key business requirements for rationalising a weak software application layers.

• Business architecture and operating model blueprints
Australian banks and insurance companies have engaged us to provide business reference architecture (operating model) blueprints across each function enabling improvements in people engagement, operations excellence, customer centricity and financial outcomes. 

• Strategy and plan
An Australian NFP utilised Governance Architects enterprise capability models during strategy and planning workshops to improve leadership diversity in the financial services industry.

• Risk culture 
An Australian bank invested in our risk culture material giving them the ability to assess their current risk culture, define a target state and the steps required to attain the future state; 

• Risk management
An Australian wealth manager’s group operational risk management team used our services to facilitate the development of the enterprise operational risk profile in a structured and consistent manner, highlighting the key risks and items outside of acceptable risk appetite levels; Following this, an Australian bank engaged us to develop a risk and control framework, key risk indicators and risk culture capability maturity model.








​• Customer focused 
We listen to our clients and get to understand your needs.

• Our differentiator 
We understand how businesses operate – to support business transformations, we’ve completed deep dive operating models for every function of businesses. We are an industry leader in designing operating models that explain what business functions do, how they do it and how they can do it better. These operating models strengthen people and business unit engagement, operations excellence, customer satisfaction and business growth.  

• Passionate 
We love our work and aim to deliver more than we are asked for.

• People skills 
Our abilities and structured approach to integrate strategy, planning and organisational change.

• Qualifications 
Our personnel are accredited in executive training courses from Australian Institute of Company Directors such as Company Director’s course, mergers and acquisitions course and selling your business course.

• Industry contributions 
Our personnel have completed industry research in strategic planning – published two books on strategic planning – provided training courses to professionals on governance, strategy, value management, risk management, resource optimisation and performance measurement.

• Competitive pricing 
Our pricing is very competitive against McKinsey, BCG, Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PWC. 

  "David has been a valuable asset to the Corporate Strategy team... He developed a methodology and toolkit to support the alignment of strategy, capabilities and business priorities across the organisation as well as to identify capability gaps across people, processes and technology. This has been an important contribution to our organisation as we execute our strategy and has been well received. 

I highly recommend David for future roles: his logical and conscientious approach to furthering strategic alignment within organisations and his collaborative approach to stakeholder engagement make him an excellent consultant." 
"David has delivered the business reference architecture for Rabobank and RaboDirect. 

At an enterprise level, this includes blueprints of our business strategy, business model and enterprise capabilities. At a function or team level it includes 20 deep dive operating models highlighting what they do and how they do it. 

David's target operating model designs support the effective translation of strategy into execution. We’ve utilised the blueprints to support our planning processes, people engagement, internal customer satisfaction and operations excellence. 

I recommend David to any leadership team looking for a consultant that can integrate strategy, execution and performance measurement"
Testimonials
Snr Manager, Strategy & Planning
ING Direct
Head of Architecture
Rabobank
     "I recommend David for his industry leadership, knowledge of strategic planning and organisation skills. He has interviewed over 40 board, executive and management team leaders on strategic planning and has consolidated their lessons learned into an insightful book. His work can be used by leaders to mature their strategic planning practices. 

I am confident he will make a positive difference to any organisation’s approach to strategic planning and business performance."
Peter Knock, CEO 
Retail sector
  "I am very grateful for David’s support in developing the strategy and plan for our organisation. David's advice, guidance and thought through approach has helped shape DAWN’s strategic direction. 

I recommend David Roche and Governance Architects to CEO’s looking for a business partner in strategic planning."

                           Dai Le, CEO & Founder of DAWN 
DAWN is the industry body 
that promotes culturally diverse 
leadership teams
Why choose us