Consulting Assignments

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Paul has delivered assignments across numerous industry pillars and has established clients in:

Airservices Australia, Defence, NSW Health, Thales 6 , The Digital Transformation Agency, Family and Community Services (NSW), Australian Border Force, Australian Federal Police, ACCC, Prime Minister and Cabinet, CASA, PANALPINA World Transport, Attorney General’s Department, ACT Treasury, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Immigration and Border Protection, ASD, ADI Limited, Kamira Stacey Consulting, MDBA, ACT and NSW Legislative Assemblies, Centrelink, DEEWR, Medicare Australia, Department of Human Services, the Department of Parliamentary Services, DIAC, ACCC, SANTOS, Xtrata, Western Mining, Travel Ex, BAE Systems, Department of Human Services (Victoria), Commbank, DFAT, CSR, CSIRO, ANU, NSW Public Works Department, Singapore Technologies Engineering and Newcrest Mining.

Paul holds a current Australian Government Security clearance at NV2, effective on 26 Feb 2019.

Recent Achievements

  • As the 'System of Systems' Integration Specialist for an Aviation Services agency, provide ICT technical and architecture directions to national and international solution partners;

  • As an ICT Security Architect for a state Government department, investigate and provide a Cyber Security review of the operational network architecture and the 'Appropriate Use of ICT' practice of key personnel;

  • As the lead ICT Enterprise Cyber Security Architect in a Tier 1 international consulting company, provide H24 technical security guidance, Cloud security patterns and operational advice, both internally and to a collection of Australia's largest defence, public and private enterprise clients;

  • As an ICT Security Analyst in Federal Government, develop the Cyber Security accreditation program for a leading Cloud-based Digital transformation application environment;

  • As a Probity Advisor to State Government collaborating with CYFS service stakeholders;

  • As a Research Member, for a Defence Reference Group, provide leadership and direction to thinking on performance resilience;

  • As the ICT Architect, in a Federal Government department, provide leadership and direction on operational ICT and cyber-security matters;

  • As an ICT Security Governance Architect, for a major Federal Government client, provide the Security frameworks and policy to deliver cyber-security;

  • As an ICT Pre-Sales Security Consultant, for a global Secure Internet Gateway supplier, manage the service delivery of the appliance and Vmware solution across a 20 million client user base;

  • As an ICT and Protective Security Consultant, for Customs and Border Protection, PM&C and Defence conducted rapid Threat Assessments across national ICT deployment sites;

  • As a Technical ICT Engineering Architect, head a joint Technical Evaluation team through the assessment of Secure Internet Gateway solutions, on behalf of 10 federal government departments and agencies;

  • As a Project Manager, lead the implementation team for secure SharePoint 2010 intranet and internet environments, enterprise workflows and FAST Search, oversaw the sensitive process of ICT service delivery disengagement, deployed other G2B, B2B and G2G Portals, Online payments, BI Rules engine, EDW, DR and Secure gateway environments; and

  • As the ICT and Protective Security Architect for a law enforcement and a regulatory agency, authored compliant national security policy including Protective Security directives, ICT Security Threat Assessment plans, CONOPS assessments - all focused towards 100% national security environment compliance.

Recent Customer Testimonials

Security and Intelligence.

  • " Great work Paul which we really have appreciated, especially given that you came into this at the last moment with no prior warning or background knowledge and you have absolutely nailed it!" Federal Government Sales Director, 2018.

  • " Paul has made a vital contribution to the Security portfolio which sees us well placed to address Government and XXX security requirements now and into the future. Paul has been diligent in his research and patient with stakeholder's input, responding to questions appropriately to ensure projects progress through each development phase in a timely manner. His skills and input into Security development will be missed and not easily replaced." Agency Assistant Director, 2011.

  • " His research has included the utilisation and reinforcement of his extensive professional liaison network to identify a range of options to resolve procedural security problems. His work has enabled XXX to benchmark its security procedures against comparable government agencies. His advice has been frank, unwavering and based on his extensive experience in both ICT Security and Protective Security. Mr Patti's written work is comprehensive, thorough and technically proficient." Agency Director, 2010.

  • "Paul, it has been my privilege to work with people such as yourself through the challenges of the past nine years as XXX Commissioner. Thanks again and best wishes for your own professional endeavors." Commissioner, 2009.

Consumer Regulation and Client Management

  • "When I have to describe your type of management style, I acknowledged that you preferred 'Transformational' - it fits you to a tee." Departmental Systems A/Director, 2017.

  • " Paul has a proven ability to engage with clients and manage projects - This is his forte. He does it very, very well. He liaised with the other project manager very well. He always gave a sense that if he said something would be done it would happen. He dealt with any issues that I mentioned. He was very good at planning and coordination. I have full confidence in the project went much better than I suspected it would." Agency Infrastructure Director, 2012.


  • " I want to thank you for the important part you played in the delivery of the XXX Project. I know that overcoming inertia and apathy in a (redacted) environment was not an easy task, but the successful implementation of the framework (redacted) demonstrates your dedication and commitment." Agency DCEO, 2008.

  • "Paul is a strategic thinker, manager and leader with an ability to shape values, drive outcomes and positively influence organisational objectives. Paul has the capacity to understand and maintain a suitable balance between meeting the needs of individuals and those required by the organisation. This provides the leadership traits necessary to achieve successful business outcomes." Human Factors Manager, 2007.

  • "Paul is outcome focused and able to think 'outside the box' to achieve superior results for the client. He challenges the status-quo and provides effective options with realistic expectations. Definitely the 'go-to' guy for effective program and project management within constrained timescales and budget." ICT Implementations Manager, 2007.

Health and Justice programs.

  • " Without knowing anything other than you conducted an engagement, I am fully satisfied that it was done correctly, competently and with impeachable integrity. I know this to be true because you personally performed the work during the engagement." State Government Chief Information Officer, 2021.

  • "Paul, Just a quick one to let you know (redacted) funding has been approved in full for 09/10, Thanks for your assistance (in preparing the submission)". Chief Executive Officer, 2009.

ICT design and service delivery.

  • "Paul has a particular strength in making the complex appear both straightforward and eminently do-able. He applies his prodigious experience and training and couples this with an extraordinary and creative thinking ability. As a result, Paul is able to produce solid, repeatable wins in the things he undertakes. His enthusiasm and drive are infectious, making him an excellent leader, salesperson, and manager. I would highly recommend Paul for any areas of leadership, and management. It’s my belief that in any organisation he will rapidly become the “go-to-guy” because of his breadth of experience, focused energy and results-oriented approach." Business Development Manager, 2008.

Program Director

  • "Paul Patti has a strong focus on project delivery. He assisted XXX to progress a number of important initiatives, including pioneering the Authority’s exploration of contestable/outsourced services. He possesses an ability to “push-through” issues that could be seen by others to be insurmountable blockages." Group General Manager, 2008.