Resolve specialises in the provision of high quality, cost effective governance, leadership and financial management solutions, working with schools, churches, charities, missions and other not for profit organisations. We only work with not for profit organisations - we understand the challenges and issues faced by you and have tailored solutions ready for implementation in an ethos sensitive manner.

Resolve is a unique firm.  Consulting services are available either as one off projects, or as a series of assignments over a longer term.  We journey with you through periods of growth or changing needs.


We seek to equip, develop and sustain your organisation for the future – not creating a dependence on Resolve but rather providing you with specialist assistance when and where you need it.



Integrity – in all that we do and say.
Flexibility – to meet the needs of clients in solutions and time.

Community – strengthening in both our clients and our firm.

Generosity – through pro bono work for small clients and startups.

Quality – adding value to clients effectively and efficiently.




David has extensive practical experience in governance over his 30+ year career in the Not for Profit sector, having served and serving on the Boards of numerous Not for Profits in the schooling, christian media, aid and development, early childhood and mission sectors.  Prior to establishing Resolve in 2004 David was the Business Manager and Company Secretary in a large Independent School for 13 years.  Prior to this David worked at Ernst & Young.



Paul serves on and has previously served on a number of local and international boards across a broad range of sectors including youth, tertiary, global and national schooling, church and christian media.  Prior to establishing Resolve Paul was a Business Manager and Company Secretary in two large Independent Schools. Prior to this, Paul was an auditor for 7 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Paul is currently undertaking a PhD focussed on School Governance.


Senior Consultant

Craig has over 20 years experience in the Schools and Not for Profit sectors.  Prior to entering consulting with Resolve, Craig served in a senior management role with Multi-Campus Educational Not For Profit Organisation in Hong Kong.  Craig has also worked in three other non-government / non-profit international school groups across Australia, ranging in size from new start-ups to established systems of over 3,000 students.  Craig has also enjoyed serving on boards/committees of several professional associations and NGOs with missions ranging from Christian education, sports, health, sustainability, and evangelism in both Australia and numerous developing countries.



Leia contributes a broad range of accounting experience spanning over a decade.  Her career highlight has been project accounting for film Director, Baz Luhrmann, working on the film Moulin Rouge and La boheme on Broadway, as well as pre-production projects. Previously Leia has also provided Bookkeeping services to an array of clients and was employed for 6 years as the Assistant Accountant to Gibbens Industries, a local manufacturer and exporter. Leia has also served on the Board of a School and as Treasurer to a community pre-school in addition to youth ministry both on the mainland and Norfolk Island for a number of years. Leia is currently undertaking her CPA.



Matt has over 15 years’ experience in financial management of for-profit and not for profit organisations. Prior to entering consulting with Resolve, Matt served in the Finance team of Compassion Australia as the Financial Controller, and as a member of Compassion’s management team. He also participated in and then led Compassion International’s global finance functional group for the 12-country global partner alliance.  Matt enjoys finding efficiencies and innovation in all aspects of the organisations that he works with, and this has led him to volunteer with the Australian Reporting Awards (www.arawards.com.au) to help other not for profit organisations improve their annual reports.  Prior to his time in the not for profit sector, Matt worked in finance within the commercial sector.