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Danny Field

  • Audit and accreditation readiness
  • Strategic planning and reviews
  • Service and program design and development
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Strategic project and program management
  • Grant and funding applications
  • Business performance analysis
  • Economic, financial and market analysis

Danny Field has extensive experience in strategy and policy development in the social policy and human services fields.  Coupled with strong economic, financial and internal auditing skills and experience in performance and evaluation, Danny has a unique and valuable skill set to create workable solutions in human and social services particularly in complex and changing environments.

Danny is a proven leader at senior levels of the not-for-profit sector and the Commonwealth and Queensland governments enabling him to assist organisations working with government or bidding for government contracts.

  • Longstanding experience in and deep understanding of the human services system, social policy issues and government processes, and a deep commitment to social justice
  • Economic and financial expertise with the ability to apply in a human services context including managing large multi-faceted budgets and measuring and analysing social impact
  • Comprehensive understanding of community service regulatory regimes including knowledge of policies and procedures required to support a robust, compliant and well governed organisation
  • Excellent analytical and research skills and ability to problem solve complex issues
  • Experience in leading program management offices and project management
  • Strategic policy specialist, including performance and evaluation framework development
  • Deep understanding of whole of Government perspectives with both central and line agency experience, and the importance of these perspectives to intergovernmental relations
  • Exceptional leader and manager of multi-disciplinary teams including mentoring, coaching and developing skills, and building workplace capability
  • Superior skills in building and managing relationships with wide range of government (Commonwealth, state and local), business, community sector stakeholders and vulnerable individuals
  • Proven ability to successfully negotiate external funding, contracts and funding agreements including managing major purchaser/provider relationships
  • Excellent skills in communicating both orally and in writing with all stakeholders, including presenting or leading workshops and public forums, briefing Ministers and senior management.
  • Bachelor of Economics (ANU)
  • Graduate Diploma of Public Policy (ANU)
  • Professional Member of Institute of Internal Auditors (Chief Audit Executive)



  • Implemented Human Services Quality Framework into Queensland and expanded to new agencies to increase applicability
  • Led program management office to implement Child Protection Commission of Inquiry recommendations
  • Developed organisational funding and investment management policy, including introducing standardised investment logic method and improving performance and use of evidence
  • Developed Queensland Government’s state-wide Thriving Communities agenda
  • Led department’s assessment and introduction of child safety related social benefit bond
  • Introduced risk-based profiling and strategic agenda for internal audit function to focus audit activity to highest risk functions and introduce contemporary auditing techniques (Head of Internal Audit for a department with a budget of $2.5 billion and 6,000 staff)
  • Negotiated $80M in funding agreements and developed services models to roll out mental health, financial and generalist counsellors and implement new hardship payments for families and non-profit organisations in response to the 2010-11 Queensland floods and cyclones
  • Led key government social policy reforms, including negotiating agreements, costing and implementation planning in areas of homelessness, youth justice, seniors, child safety, mental health, concessions, volunteering, survivors of institutional abuse, disability, income support, welfare reform, housing, early years education and regional development.