Our People

Lisa Carey – Managing Director

Lisa Carey is the Managing Director and founder of Ellesmere Consulting. She is an accomplished senior business manager with a wide-ranging commercial skill set encompassing people management, process re-engineering, contract negotiation and financial leadership.

Lisa is also a proven project manager offering a track record of leading the end-to-end lifecycles of major global projects including organisational transformations, process re-engineering, migrations and the development of PMO frameworks. Lisa confidently engages at director level to deliver business growth, improvement and transformation.

This extensive experience is coupled with a pedigree academic history including two bachelor's degrees in management and law, a graduate diploma in legal practice, a diploma in business accounting and a Prince 2 project management practitioner qualification. This educational background is complemented by blue-chip experience and exposure to both the public and private sectors (including the legal, financial, telecoms, utilities, oil and gas, and FMCG sectors). A legal background has enabled the development of an analytical and detail-driven approach, which is applied very successfully to the leadership of business-critical tasks, projects and contracts.

Lisa’s dedication to her education, career and ambition has proven invaluable in servicing all her employees and clients and has provided her with a good sense of professional ethics. Her desire to achieve high standards of quality and performance in her own work and those in the organisation means she only approves the most competent and experienced people to work under the Ellesmere banner.

John Carey – Senior Accounting Advisor

John Carey is an international financial professional who has attained knowledge, skills and experience from leading a range of complex financial and management accounting and SAP system implementation and improvement activities within the public and private sectors.

John’s extensive experience includes working within a state government department, a leading Australian mining engineering company, as well as two of the world’s largest oil and gas companies and a travel organisation whilst working in the UK.

John graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from University of Queensland and went on to complete his CPA qualification.

John complements his qualifications and financial expertise with strong commercial acumen, and has provided financial input into high profile and business-critical projects including financial start-ups, process re-engineering and international SAP implementations. While working on these projects he engaged confidently with senior business leaders and supported decision makers across multiple international entities.

Throughout his career John has demonstrated the ability to produce accurate, high-quality reports/analysis and the ability to collaborate with a broad spectrum of internal and external stakeholders whilst delivering high-level performance for his company and clients.

Niklas Casaril – Senior IT Consultant

Niklas Casaril is an accomplished IT professional with more than 10 years of experience in Unix and website development. He has a strong educational background with a focus on mathematics, he has obtained degrees in both Physics and Engineering. Niklas is well versed at computer algorithms and techniques, cloud and distributed computation as well as online marketing such as website creation and online generation.

Throughout his stellar international career Niklas has developed (and is now maintaining) Tripnet’s monitoring software and also developed algorithms for Nicta’s automap project now used by Sensis.

Niklas’ talents were recognised by the industry when he won the 2009 Innovation Award from the Australian Computer Society.

Niklas will improve your organisation’s technology and intellectual property by designing and implementing suitable programs, developing backend cloud services, creating and launching your website and providing online lead generation and optimisation.

Jennifer Harris - Senior Bookkeeper / Accountant

Jennifer Harris is an extremely qualified and experienced bookkeeper/accountant who can transform accounts and reports into accurate and meaningful numbers while adding value to your business and submitting your tax requirements.

Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree in Business (Accounting) from the University of Technology, Sydney where she was the recipient of the Borough & Partners Scholarship. She also completed the CPA programme with high distinction and a first place in the NSW taxation module, and is a registered BAS and Tax agent as well as a member of the Fellow of Institute of Public Accountants (FIPA). 

Coupled with this impressive education Jennifer has more than 20 years’ accounting experience. Jennifer started her career at KPMG and has since worked with numerous small and medium sized businesses, providing bookkeeping and accounting services to many organisations in Sydney and South East Queensland.

Jennifer is proficient in MYOB, Quickbooks, Xero and has the ability to help businesses understand their financials, provide management reporting, accounting advice and tax services to all sizes and types of organisation. 

Lauren Keenan – Copywriter and Editor

Lauren Keenan is an experienced copywriter and editor who creates engaging, interesting and business-savvy content. Her expertise extends across a range of media platforms and sales and marketing channels, from SEO-friendly website content and social media tools, to marketing collateral such as brochures, flyers and newsletters.

Lauren has a bachelor’s degree in Communications (Journalism) from the University of Canberra and has written for numerous Australian and British businesses in a variety of industries including financial services, healthcare, education, retail, engineering, manufacturing and resources.

Whether the objective is to increase website rankings and traffic, attract new customers, or retain old ones, Lauren is an expert at helping businesses craft their message and promote their products and services to reach the desired target audience.

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