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Our Team

Lisa Edmonds

Founding Partner
Emmet Consulting Lisa Edmonds

Lisa founded Emmet Consulting with a clear goal to deliver greater commercial impact through brand and marketing. Focussed on creating sustainable strategies that enable clients to create customer value, consistently and profitably, Lisa is exceptionally commercial in her thinking and brutally focussed in her approach to strategy, innovation and creativity.

With over 20 years of international experience, Lisa has been fortunate to work with some of the world’s leading B2B, B2C and Education brands, identifying and initiating major brand strategy, product development and business transformation programmes across multiple markets and platforms.

Paul Munkley

Emmet Consulting Paul Munkley

Paul brings over twenty years of international experience, including more than seven in executive leadership positions spanning Sales, Marketing, Transformation and Business Integration across listed, start-up and private equity environments.

Paul's focus areas include Commercial, Sales and Marketing strategy development, as well as organisational design across both the Sales and Marketing functions. He specialises in revenue and profitability performance improvement and brings  a strong technical background, with extensive experience in the selection, implementation and improvement of returns from CRM and digital marketing investments.

Melissa Barnes

Senior Consultant
Emmet Consulting Melissa Barnes

Mel is a rare all-rounder with over 15 years of marketing planning and execution experience. Her background includes work with enterprise scale, client-side brands, as well as some of Australia's foremost advertising agencies.


Mel's capabilities bring an uncommon appreciation of what it takes to scope and deliver successful marketing strategies in a meaningful and highly commercial way. Her experience enables her to be as comfortable working with the C-Suite as she is when overseeing the detailed execution required to ensure plans are turned into tangible outcomes. 

Steve Adnitt

Senior Consultant

Steve brings more than twenty years of experience across international and domestic operations spanning both Finance and Sales. His expertise includes global joint venture management, business disposal support and the leadership senior finance roles.

Steve leverages his financial and analytical skills, balancing data, insights and operational knowledge to deliver long term commercial gains. He has a particularly deep understanding of Sales organisations, including structural design, portfolio builds and performance analysis. Data management and the development of Business Intelligence are fundamental elements in all of Steve's work.

Steve's extensive experience includes British Telecom (UK and APAC), Telstra, OfficeMax, TAFE NSW, TPG Telecom and Officeworks.

Isabella Russo

Marketing Assistant
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Isabella has a strong passion for marketing, design, and social media, holding a Marketing degree from Melbourne's RMIT and a
post-graduate in visual communication from Deakin University.


Isabella is a fundamental element of the Emmet marketing engine, working on social media branding, graphic design, campaign and marketing collateral development across multiple client projects. She also provides critical research and support services to the consulting team. Isabella's style mixes a pragmatic ‘get it done' attitude with a
twist of creative flair.

 Our Bench 

Unlike traditional consultancies and agencies, on the day we started, we made a decision to not hold all of our services in-house. Nearly a decade later, we retain the same core belief. Each client is unique, and no two projects are the same. So, it follows that every project team should be curated to match the specific requirements of that engagement.

Our model brings to bear an extensive team of analysts, researchers, data specialists, digital agencies, creatives, specialist marketeers and subject matter experts, many of whom we have known and worked with for decades. For our clients, it means maximum value and access to some of the best talent on the market, during the times they need it.

As a small sample of those we're proud to team with, we work with creative partners at St Bernadine, with multi-award winning B2B digital providers Rocket Agency, PR specialists MKT, and a multitude of CRM houses, including Hubspot - for whom we are a registered Solution Provider - and Education specialists Digistorm. The common factor across our broader team is the experience, intelligence and shared values they bring to each and every engagement, as we collaborate for the very best customer outcomes.

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