Brendan Woodruff


Brendan Woodruff

Experience summary


Brendan has played a key role in the design, planning, and execution of large-scale business transformation initiatives. He led business case development and mobilisation activities including large scale procurements for Commonwealth Superannuation’s largest ever program.

Career highlights

  • Led the development of costings and funding model options for a whole of government program, while also playing a key role in operating model design, engaging with multiple partner agencies, and presenting the team's work to senior executive stakeholders.
  • Collaborated with a Government Department on their Transformational agenda, including conducting a technical review of Government Scheme systems, developing the cost model for the $1.5bn 7-year business case, and coordinating communication and alignment across business design, technical design and procurement streams for the transformation program.
  • Led the delivery of a 5-year IT Strategy and IT Strategic Roadmap, incorporating input from non-IT SES across the Department and their shared service clients across Government, and subsequently developed various sub-strategies. These strategies include a new operating model for the shared services function in the context of cloud-based products, requiring analysis of technical options and limitations, alignment with the overall IT Strategy, and review of service tracking and cost-sharing practices.
  • Worked with the Minister's office, and leaders across a Government Department to assess the Department's data practices and capabilities, including a detailed review of data usage, a technical review of a business critical system, and an analysis of driving forces such as big data and rapidly evolving technology. This led to the development of strategic options and a business case to uplift the Department's data capability in the long term.
  • Supported a Government Department’s Digital Transformation Program and IT Capability Uplift (Agile transformation) project. He developed program plans, successful delivered digital initiatives, change management and Agile training, and established key PMO artefacts.

More about me

Outside of work, Brendan enjoys exploring our national parks with his two young daughters. He always has a hobby on the go, from woodturning and construction to 3D printing and electronics.

Brendan Woodruff
Having worked with a lot of consulting firms across Government, ConceptSix stands out to me as somewhere that strives to make meaningful impact, and is filled with people that make me truly enjoy going to work.