Paddy Hallinan

Strategic Engagement and Planning - Government

MDefStud, Grad Dip Strategic Studies, Graduate MGSM, AGSVA Security Cleared

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Paddy is an experienced senior/executive level leader with over 30 years of broad, detailed experience and success in leading roles across a diverse range of industry and public sectors – specifically Defence, security, crisis management and operational logistics. His background is wide-ranging in multi-faceted high value contract services in the Australian, Middle East and near region security and logistics sectors including program and project management (commercial metrics) of large-scale complex operations and diverse portfolios.

He is a strategic thinker who specialises in balancing structured, disciplined and process driven activity with the flexibility and intuition to achieve success in a range of complex and diverse business environments. He specialises in strategy formulation, business rationalisation and optimisation.

He has highly developed communication skills including liaison and negotiation gained in complex and sensitive environments for key stakeholder and relationship management – at business, Commonwealth and international level.

He is highly familiar with and experienced in Australia’s legislative, political and bureaucratic framework, and the Asia-Pacific strategic environment, using this experience where applicable to underpin business delivery and shape for winning work.

Paddy has extensive networks and relationships in the Australian government (Commonwealth and State) based logistics/security/emergency management sectors at senior executive and ministerial levels. His network of relationships includes members of parliament, senior public servants in Commonwealth and State (Queensland) departments up to Department Heads and Secretary level. In Defence his relationships are wide-ranging at across the Department at the one, two and three star level. These relationships and his in-depth knowledge and experience in government interagency planning and execution offers clients the ability to develop ‘targeted’ stakeholder engagement and business planning.

Major Projects Delivered:

  • Shell Majnoon Oilfield (Iraq) Stage 1 Camp construction project 2010


  • Australian Federal Police contract for helicopter AME/SAR support in the Solomon Islands 2011-13


Areas of specialty:

Strategy formulation, business rationalisation and optimisation Stakeholder engagement at the senior/executive level
Design and implementation of supply chain and logistics programs within APAC, particularly in the Defence and security sectors Program and project management of complex military efforts


Suite 1.4 Chambers Level 308

Queen Street Brisbane, Queensland

Australia 4000

Phone: +617 3102 4145


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