Paul Dearlove


Paul Dearlove

Experience summary


Paul specialises in strategy design and business operations, having experience in leading business model, operating model and service design, business cases to secure funding, and efficiency and effectiveness reviews for government and commercial organisations. Paul has shaped successful transformations for large-scale organisations of 10,000+ employees and worked with niche businesses in strategic planning, identifying areas for performance improvement and enhanced customer satisfaction.

Career highlights

  • Led the funding model and shaping of operating model options with Services Australia for the future Enhanced myGov platform and associated services for 15 Partner Agencies, used as the basis of a business case for 2023-24.
  • Overseeing the preparation of a charging framework for a whole of government project, working with senior executives and stakeholders to advise on economic modelling, demand forecasting, and charging considerations to support cost recovery.
  • Led a refresh of the current state business and enterprise architecture for a large-scale government agency/ies project including detailed analysis of the current state, testing of solution hypotheses, and development of target state architecture with a roadmap and costings.
  • Prepared a market snapshot and pricing model for cloud services and network including defining services that aligned to consumer needs and the network’s capabilities, supporting a business case for the new service offering.
  • Provided support in developing a future business model and prioritisation framework within the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, leading to a streamlined and integrated approach to exporting agricultural commodities. This included a three-year roadmap of initiatives and the prioritisation of over 60 projects with a funding envelope of $328 million, which was presented to and agreed upon by the executive.

More about me

Outside of work, Paul is a father of two, enjoys skiing, knows his way around the kitchen, and unwinds by playing guitar and getting on the yoga mat.

Paul Dearlove
John and I started ConceptSix because we are passionate about delivering high-quality outcomes and partnering with clients to solve their most complex problems. We strive for an environment that is both highly productive and enjoyable, with a team of talented consultants who make it a pleasure to come to work every day.