Driven by Passion

For over 20 years, our founder, Kate Woodbridge has contributed to the community and stakeholder engagement sphere, in addition to senior roles including General Manager, Wyndham Estate in the early 2000s. Kate’s extensive experience, diversity of projects and passion has shaped the way we do business. 

In 2014, Kate commenced the consultancy arm and launched the online community engagement and stakeholder management software, Engagement Hub in March 2016, our industry leading online engagement platform. In early 2017, Salena Avard, a former senior manager within the local government sector in addition to senior roles in the private sector, was appointed as General Manager, to lead and grow the business and team.

mba is a collective of highly skilled, multi-disciplined specialists with expertise in:

  • Stakeholder and Community Engagement
  • Issues Management and Communication
  • Development of Community Strategic Plans and Place Plans
  • Economic Development, Investment Attraction and Tourism
  • Funding Attraction
  • Strategic and Town Planning
  • Public Art and CALD Projects
  • Graphic Design and Copywriting
  • Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Software Engineering and Development

Driving informed decision making and better outcomes through authentic engagement is at the heart of what we do!

Why do our clients choose us, time and time again?


As highly experienced stakeholder engagement practitioners, we implement and deliver 360 degree stakeholder engagement programs, including: developing a detailed engagement and communications strategy, being at the coalface with your stakeholders and ultimately delivering a well-structured report to assist your organisation in making determinations. Our team are at the cutting edge of stakeholder engagement and recognised the need for a best-in-class online engagement solution to support our clients and their stakeholders. Since its launch in April 2016, Engagement Hub is continually emerging to stay ahead of stakeholder and client expectations.


Our Team believe that for engagement to be effective and meaningful, it must be authentic. So, our team, will always help, advise and support you to ensure your engagement projects are the best they can be. But perhaps most importantly, we will be honest with you.


Whether it be our client relationships or facilitating engagement with client’s stakeholders, our professionalism and discretion is paramount to supporting our clients. Stakeholder engagement by nature can be challenging and overwhelming for some people. However, with our professional and seasoned team, our approach is to make the engagement process painless for our clients and their stakeholders.