About Kris McCue
Kris McCue, FAIM, is a business professional with over 15 years experience in operational, strategic and consultancy roles across the private, NGO and community and public sectors. Kris has worked as an independent consultant engaged by small, medium and large businesses and the federal government, as a General Manager of a national employment and training company and in various senior roles in employment, training and economic development in the public sector.
Kris specialises in:
- Projects - development and management;
- Growing businesses
- Creative business development and sales strategies to meet existing, new and emerging market demands
- Identifying funding and investment to drive strategic growth
- Writing successful tenders and bid management
- Identifying and brokering mutually beneficial and value-add strategic partnerships;
- Communicating – with internal and external customers, clients and other stakeholders;
- Planning & development including brokering training solutions to meet business needs;
- Investigations and reviews to solve problems
- Recruitment strategies
- Consultant to the Australian Government from July 2011 – June 2014 to deliver Local Employment Coordinator services to the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay regions.
- In partnership with a range of businesses, state and local government agencies and community organisations, developed 33 projects and activities that have delivered:
- 255 jobs for local unemployed jobseekers;
- training and upskilling for 1,025 jobseekers and existing workers;
- 54 apprenticeships; and
- support for 126 businesses to achieve their skills and workforce needs. (Link to LEC Projects Page)
From 2005, Kris, through Stones Throw Consulting, was engaged by a number of Australian Government agencies including the Departments of Health and Ageing (DoHA), Families and Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) to conduct and successfully resolve a range of administrative reviews, workplace investigations and reviews of employment decisions.
For the five years prior to 2011, Kris was engaged by Bridgeworks Employment and Training as General Manager and was responsible for the strategic, operational and financial management for all aspects of the business across Australia. Kris lead the change and growth of what was a Brisbane-based, significant loss-making business turning over $1.5m 2005-2006, to a profitable, national company with revenues of over $12m in 2010-2011.
From 2000 – 2005, Kris was a senior officer with the Northern Territory Government Department of Employment, Education and Training with responsibility for a range of NT and national employment and training policy areas including apprenticeships and traineeships, Group Training, Industry Skills Councils, joint Australian and NT Government initiatives and Vocational Education and Training (VET) purchasing. Kris was also responsible for conducting regulatory and workplace investigations on behalf of a number of NT government departments including NT Police, Fire and Emergency, Department of Employment, Educations and Training and NT WorkSafe.