RECAP Consultants Pty Ltd

about RECAP

The acronym RECAP = Regulation, Enforcement, Collaboration, And Practice.

RECAP represents and reflects

  • the domains in which our work is situated - namely, regulation and enforcement
  • the way we prefer to approach our work - through collaboration; and 
  • where our efforts are directed - to improvements in practice.

To 'recap' is to go over, reflect, revisit, review and summarise and is recognised as:

  • being critically important in the context of adult learning in order to build enduring capability in organisations, and
  • a way to improve business outcomes and manage change when applied in the context of single and double loop learning practices.

about our work

Our Experience and Expertise


[Our: Who, and What]

Who - a collective of experienced consultants.             

What - a company providing specialist  services.         


Our Approach


[Our: When, Where, and How]

When - we are ready to assist  when you need help.  

  Where - operating domestically and internationally.   

How - by learning more about your challenges.            

Our Point of Difference


[Our: Why]

Why - because we have been where you are.  



Client Testimonials

RECAP Consultants assisted us:

  • ... in our ongoing transformation to a more streamlined and multidisciplinary regulatory body.

           State/Territory, Amalgamated Agency


  • ... by providing strategic advice and workshop facilitation services to support the genuine consultation and collaboration of our authorising environment, as part of our legislative review process.

           Federal, Statutory Authority

  • ... by designing and facilitating strategic workshop, specifically tasked with identifying, resolving and providing guidance on a whole-of-agency compliance strategy.

           Federal, Independent Regulator

Participant Feedback

'Terrific facilitators.  Good Structure. Relevant Content. Tailored to customer. Well done!'

'Fantastic two days, I learnt so much about myself & other people who regulate. The tools  and concepts of being a regulator are so much more & so deep than I thought possible.'

'Grant and Tanya were the most engaging facilitators I have encountered in any public sector training course. They are switched on, used dynamic and varied activities to get us thinking and keep us engaged. Thanks!'





“I support leaders to increase regulatory capability within agencies. My expertise and contemporary knowledge is recognised domestically and internationally, and is applied in economic, environmental and social regulation".




“I work with regulatory practitioners and managers to identify and solve complex regulatory problems.  I bring an applied understanding of the scientific and technical aspects of regulatory delivery and their associated challenges”.  

about tanya



"I bring a systematic and analytical approach to developing and reviewing regulatory frameworks and documents, to ensure there is alignment between regulatory postures, regulatory outcomes, and regulatory delivery". 

about matt



"I bring a deep knowledge of applied learning and development to operational and supervisory staff, to  enhance interoperability within and across regulatory, enforcement, and policing agencies". 

about haydn



"I bring extensive experience in managing  people and developing staff in regulatory and enforcement roles; including entry level recruits, frontline supervisors, specialists, and those in leadership".

about rebecca



"I bring extensive academic experience to the research and analysis assignments, especially those requiring expert advice across law enforcement, environmental regulation, and criminal justice".

About ROB



RECAP Consultants has Associates with expertise that complement and extend our core offerings.

Find out more about some of our associates


Owner, Managing Director and Principal Consultant


Canberra, Australia. 


Grant has more than 25 years regulatory and enforcement experience spanning practitioner, management, executive, senior executive, academic and consultancy roles, having operated at local, state, national and international levels.

Grant has performed: operational roles as an authorised officer, inspector and investigator; support roles as an intelligence analyst, prosecutor and trainer; strategic roles as a regulatory manager and advisor: focussing on regulatory capacity building, regulatory governance and performance, and regulatory policy development at a whole-of-agency and whole-of- government level.​

Grant’s final assignment as a public servant was a secondment to the ​​​​​​​Centre for Leadership and Learning within the Australian Public Service Commission as a Regulatory Capability subject matter expert to design, develop, and pilot the Regulatory Practitioners and Managers program.

Grant is an Adjunct  Professor (Regulation and Enforcement) in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Tasmania.

Grant has written more than thirty articles for practitioner and academic publications in the areas of regulatory practice, capacity building, networking and collaboration.  Grant co-edited a book with Professor Rob White (UTAS) entitled Environmental Crime and Collaborative State Intervention (2016).

Qualifications & Accreditations

  • Certified Organisational Coach (2019) Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership.
  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) (Regulation) (2017) University of New England. 
  • Master of Arts (Compliance) (2011) Charles Sturt University.
  • Diploma in Vocational Education and Training (2016) Australian Security Academy.
  • Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Compliance (2006; 2008) Charles Sturt University.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (2008) Australian Security Academy.
  • Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management (2007) Macquarie University. 
  • Advanced Diploma of Government (Management) (2007) UNE Partnerships.


Principal Consultant


Canberra, Australia 


Tanya has over 15 years regulatory experience within the Australian Government, including regulatory scheme development and implementation, training design and delivery, practitioner and manager. Tanya is an experienced regulatory communicator and problem solver and an advocate of practical tools for people. ​

Tanya has performed: operational roles as an authorised officer, compliance monitoring inspector and investigator; support roles as a trainer, in stakeholder communication and management, and in co-regulatory scheme design and implementation; and strategic roles as a regulatory practitioner and manager in regulatory governance and performance, specifically in the areas of risk-based decision making, compliance program design, procedure development, and quality assurance frameworks.​

Tanya's most recent assignment was working with the consumer product safety area of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Her role was to support their business improvement project to better use data to assess relative risk and prioritise regulatory resources. This is Tanya's second project of this type in recent years. In 2014, Tanya supported the implementation of a data-driven risk-based approach to environmental compliance and monitoring for the then Australian Government Department of the Environment. 

Qualifications & Accreditations

  • Diploma of Quality Auditing (2015)
  • Diploma of Government (Investigations) (2007)
  • Bachelor of Science (Zoology) (2000)
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design (1993)


Principal Consultant


Vienna, Austria


Matt brings a systematic analytical approach to regulation. He is able to review interconnected and interdependent functions, factors and operations in order to identify critical failure and success points. Matt can clearly define, collate, map and present findings for various audiences, ranging from operational officers to senior executives.
For almost a decade Matt lectured and tutored undergraduate and postgraduate subjects. Subjects included: professional writing, media, and cultural practice. Matt combines this experience with qualifications in law and communications in order to bring an independent and practical perspective to regulatory problem solving. 

Matt has nearly 10 years regulatory and enforcement experience as a practitioner, educator and advisor operating at state and national levels in the Australian Government.​​

Matt has performed: instructional roles in drafting legislative instruments and custom condition sets for approved industry activities; operational roles as a case manager assessing and monitoring approvals relating to major energy projects for the Australian Government; support roles as a trainer of authorised officers appointed under numerous pieces of federal legislation, as well as coordinator and facilitator of capability and capacity building events, and; strategic roles as an expert regulatory advisor across numerous regulatory regimes, domains and commodities. He specialises in regulatory governance and performance, regulatory practice and regulatory activity.

Matt is highly regarded for his skills and ability to: develop and deliver initial education and training for staff; contribute to the ongoing and continuing professional development of staff; and assist organisations with operationalising their regulatory intent as well as developing systems and practices able to support the achievement of regulatory goals. Matt can also provide guidance and advice on communication skills, both written and verbal, to individuals and groups including varied or blended (practitioner, manager, executive, scientific, technical and academic) audiences.

Matt is an Adjunct Research Fellow in the School of Law at the University of New England.  Matt has written articles for practitioner and academic publications in the areas of regulatory practice, capacity building, networking and collaboration.  

Qualifications & Accreditations

  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) (Communications) (2008) – University of Canberra.
  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing (2001) – University of Canberra.
  • Bachelor of Laws (1997) – Australian National University.
  • English Honours (1995) – Australian National University.
  • Bachelor of Arts (1994) – Australian National University.
  • Writing Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (2008) Australian Security Academy.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (2011) – YWCA, Canberra.
  • Certificate IV in Frontline Management (1998) – Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Manager


Principal Consultant


Adelaide, Australia

Haydn has more than 30 years regulatory and enforcement experience as a practitioner, supervisor and manager and has operated at local, state, national and international levels.

Haydn has performed: operational roles as a military police officer (non-commissioned), uniformed police officer, and customs and border protection officer; support roles as an intelligence analyst, adult learning facilitator and project manager; strategic roles as a regulatory/enforcement advisor: focussing on capacity building for customs and border protection regulation in Papua New Guinea.​

​​​Haydn was a learning and development facilitator for an Australian federal government agency, for over a decade, delivering entry level recruit and frontline supervisory leadership learning at various locations around Australia and in Papua New Guinea.

Haydn is an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of South Australia. Haydn recently completed a Masters of Education (by research) at the University of South Australia.  The focus of this research is around learning for ethical leadership as it applies to public servants, more specifically those operating in law enforcement and regulatory environments.  Haydn is also a current serving volunteer fire fighter with the South Australia – Country Fire Service.

Qualifications & Accreditations

  • Master of Education by research (2018), University of South Australia
  • Graduate Diploma of Education (Adult, Vocational & Workplace Learning) (2014) University of South Australia
  • Diploma of Government (Project Management) (2012), Canberra Institute of Technology
  • Diploma of Training & Assessment (2009) Australian Institute of Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management (PSM Programme) (2005) Macquarie University
  • Graduate Certificate in Legal & Justice Studies (Strategic Intelligence) (2001) Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Justice Administration) (2002) University of South Australia
  • Advanced Diploma of Justice Administration (2000) Adelaide TAFE & South Australia Police


Principal Consultant


Adelaide, Australia



Rebecca has over 30 years enforcement experience as a practitioner,  supervisor, and senior manager including experiences across systems and policy development.  

Rebecca has performed: operational rolesas a police officer; support roles as a prosecutor, project manager, adult learning facilitator; strategic roles as a regulatory manager, policy and governance administrator and advisor and regulatory policy development at whole-of-agency level; focussing on corporate governance, general and safety management systems. 

Rebecca’s most recent role in Government has been as a learning and development facilitator and manager overseeing and delivering entry level recruit training.  She also has experience in frontline supervisory learning, vocational development and leadership training.  

Qualifications & Accreditations

  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (2014) University of South Australia.
  • Lead Auditor (2014) Registrar Accreditation Board, Quality Society of Australasia – SAI Global.
  • Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (2009) National Risk Solutions.
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Management (2008) Australian Institute of Police Management.
  • Certificate IV Assessment and Workplace Training (2001) (South Australian Police).
  • Bachelor of Adult Education (1999) University of South Australia.
  • Associate Diploma Agriculture (1982) Adelaide University.


Principal Consultant

Hobart, Australia


Rob has more than 35 years experience as a researcher, educator, project manager, administrator and consultant and has operated at local, state, national and international levels.

Rob has performed: applied research roles involving data collection, interpretation and conceptual modelling relevant to practitioners and decision-makers; support roles involving scoping exercises and evaluation (continuous as well as summative); and strategic roles pertaining to criminal justice policies and practices, and inter-agency collaboration. 

Rob has extensive experience in developing and delivering training and ‘applied’ short courses which include operational checklists and easy-to-understand briefing papers.
​​​Rob has held high level academic appointments throughout the world for over 20 years, including as a Professor of Criminology.  Rob provides expert advice across a range of substantive areas such as law enforcement, environmental regulation, criminal justice, sentencing, and crime prevention. 

Rob is highly regarded for his skills and ability to: develop and deliver initial education and training for staff; contribute to the ongoing and continuing professional development of staff; and assist organisations with strategic planning and mapping of over-the-horizon issues. Rob can provide guidance and advice on communication skills, both written and verbal, especially to varied or blended (practitioner, manager, executive, scientific, technical and academic) audiences. 

Rob is presently completing a Master of Laws (LLM) (by research) at the University of Tasmania.  The focus of this research is on sentencing and penalties for environmental offences, specifically those relating to criminal breaches of environmental laws, by specialist courts. 

Qualifications & Accreditations

  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) (Sociology) (1984), The Australian National University, Canberra
  • Master of Arts (Sociology) (1980), Carleton University, Ottawa
  • Master of Laws (LLM) (2017), University of Tasmania, Hobart
  • Bachelor of Arts – Honours (Sociology/Philosophy) (1978), Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
  • Certificate in Men’s Health (1997), Curtin University of Technology, Perth
  • Certificate of Completion, Social Impact Assessment (2006), Griffith University, Brisbane


Grant Nicholson


"I bring extensive ICT and digital service delivery experience to facilitate digital capability uplift in agencies.  I assist agencies to develop digital workforce capabilities, and staff to leverage digital opportunities". 


Canberra, Australia


Grant has over 30 years experience within the Australian Government, including 25+ years in ICT and digital service delivery.  Grant has solid experience in delivering client focused ICT services and managing and developing the skilled workforce necessary to deliver robust user centred digital services. 

Grant has a particular focus on facilitating digital capability uplift through the clear definition of digital workforce capabilities (skills, knowledge & personal attributes) and building career pathways that link them logically.  

Grant has also delivered ICT services first hand, in many Australian Government ICT roles, initially in disciplines such as ITIL Service, Change and Configuration Management and more recently in ICT Governance and Strategic Planning.

Grant's most recent work with the Australian Public Service Commission and the Digital Transformation Agency delivered 14 Learning Design Standards that describe digital capabilities such as User Research, Service Design and Agile Delivery Management. The standards are now being used to source training programs that deliver digital capability uplift for Commonwealth agencies.

Qualifications & Accreditations

Bachelor of Science (Physics) (1987) 

SFIA Accredited Consultant (Skills Framework for the Information Age) (2018)

ICAgile Certified Professional (International Consortium of Agile) (2016)

ITIL Practitioner (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) (2006)

David Wintrip


"I have extensive operational and management experience, and have provided practical advice and pragmatic assistance to staff in regulatory, compliance, enforcement and policing  agencies". 


Canberra, Australia


David has more than 35 years regulatory and enforcement experience spanning practitioner and management roles, having operated at regional, national and international levels.

David has a proven track record in demanding operational, leadership and management positions.  He has lived and worked in a range of countries in Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific where he demonstrated an ability to quickly and successfully assimilate into complex operational and cultural environments. 

David has performed: operational roles as a border protection officer, investigator and police officer; support rolesas an intelligence information officer, trainer, career advisor/mentor and project manager; and strategic rolesas a regulatory/enforcement manager and advisor: focusing on operational, policy and legislative needs analysis and training; including whole-of organisation change through international capacity building programs.

David’s final assignment as a public servant saw him posted to the newly established Australian Border Force College in 2016 where he managed the delivery of vocational training to investigators, a national program conducted in partnership with the Australian Federal Police College.

Qualifications & Accreditations

Masters of International Customs Law and Administration (2013) Uni. of Canberra

Graduate Certificate in Fraud Investigations (2005) Charles Sturt University

Diploma of Government Investigations (2009) Australian Forensic Services

Certificate IV in Government Investigations (2009) Australian Forensic Services

Certificate IV in Government (2008) Training Australia Pty Ltd