About

John Dawson and Carmel McDonald are both Principal Consultants at Dawson McDonald Consulting (DMC). Both have well over a decade of experience in consulting to major private and public sector organisations across Australia and the Region. Both have achieved accreditation by the International Society for Performance Improvement as specialists in Human Performance Technology, making them two of only three people in Australia to achieve this level of recognition for their expertise in improving human performance in organisations.

John Dawson

John Dawson

Carmel McDonald

Carmel McDonald

In 2008 we were asked by one of our public sector clients to devise a methodology that would help to assess the extent to which thinking about managing risks is part of an organisation’s culture. We developed this online assessment methodology, drawing on 2 key components of our experience –

  • Both John and Carmel have 20 years in consulting, focusing on all aspects of human behaviours that impact organisational performance. This includes extensive use of a variety of assessment methodologies developed by our partners Persona Global, whose consulting network spans over 70 countries.

 

  • John Dawson’s involvement with risk and risk management over several decades. He has led an Australia-wide team dealing with loss control and risk management in the design and operation of a wide range of facilities. He is a Past President of Fire Protection Australia and has been a member and Chairman of various committees of Standards Australia dealing with issues relevant to risk management, and a guest lecturer on aspects of risk management for the Australian Graduate School of Engineering Innovation.