Liz has been described as a visionary, a calculated risk taker.


Her CV includes major national, Tasmanian and local corporate transformation, and she has been widely acknowledged for her success in delivering paradigm shifts in service delivery. 

Liz has extensive executive leadership and board director experience and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Her keen sense of commercial acumen, and strong track record of achievement has established her well-earned reputation as a dynamic corporate leader. 

Liz is known for her innate ability to create, lead and motivate dynamic leadership teams that truly understand and own the organisation’s strategic direction.  She specialises in working with For Purpose (usually referred to as not for profit) organisations to develop, and implement, meaningful strategic plans focused on client service and corporate results, and underpinned by a strong governance framework.   

Damon is widely recognised for his ability to embrace a far sighted approach, to envisage the possible. 

He has an outstanding background in local and State government, business and the Tasmanian community and an established media profile.  Damon is also an experienced and highly regarded public speaker and forum facilitator. 

A lawyer, with an extensive professional background that has encompassed significant public and private sector senior executive, director and statutory roles, Damon's professional achievements include appointments as Tasmanian Crown Solicitor, State Ombudsman and Health Complaints Commissioner and CEO of the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tasmania, a serving Alderman on the Hobart City Council and Chairman of the Finance committee.  He was Lord Mayor from 2011-2014.

As Lord Mayor of Hobart, Damon drove the city’s international agenda.  He brings that passion and experience to Thomas Consulting and his particular skill is successfully connecting people wanting to do business in Tasmania with key strategic business and government stakeholders.

Damon has undertaken a diverse range of business start-up assignments for international and national clients who want to explore opportunities within the Tasmanian, and broader Australian, business environment.  This interest has naturally evolved to international education, with a particular focus on student internships and placements and other key drivers that deliver quality international education opportunities and experiences.



  • strategic business planning

  • product and service feasibility reviews

  • international education student internships and placements

  • local environment scans for national and international business start-ups

  • individual business coaching for CEOs and Executive Managers

  • corporate mentoring programs

  • corporate governance risk reviews and audits

  • board performance evaluation and corporate
    governance training

  • tender and grant application submissions



  • Australian Retailers Association

  • RACT

  • Tasmanian Government Department of State Growth

  • Hobart Chamber of Commerce

  • Advanced Skin Technology

  • Brighton Council

  • Royal Gurkhas Institute of Technology

  • ANMF Health Education & Research Centre

  • Glenview Nursing Home

  • Belgravia Leisure

  • Crime Stoppers Tasmania

  • Rebattery Solutions


Strategic planning

A comprehensive strategic planning process that incorporates a scan of the current operating environment, new and emerging issues and key stakeholders.  Particularly suited for small and medium businesses, and for purpose (aka not for profit) organisations.

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