Our People

Assai Consult‘s diverse team was carefully chosen for their experience and dedication. Our specialists bring a wide range of expertise, including project management, monitoring and evaluation, architecture, engineering, facilities management, infrastructure planning, international development and research.

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international development

Principal Consultants

David Week, Director and Social Infrastructure Principal

David WeekDavid has some thirty years experience in the scoping, planning, design, management, monitoring and evaluation of culturally appropriate infrastructure projects in the Asia-Pacific region. David has directed, managed and evaluated the design and implementation of overseas aid projects for AusAID and the World Bank, the planning and design of facilities for Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander communities, the design of corporate workplaces based on organisational culture, and assisted resource companies to fulfil their community obligations.

Countries of work experience: Australia, Cambodia, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Lesotho, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam

Farida Fleming, Evaluation Principal

Farida FlemingEvaluator with 15 years of experience in the education and community development sectors.

Farida works with community organisations, government departments, donor agencies and NGOs to plan and measure successful projects. As a specialist in evaluation, MEL, M&E, and research, Farida focuses particularly on education projects. This includes policy, professional development and curriculum change initiatives.

This is informed by strong domestic and overseas experience, including projects in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Tonga, and Tuvalu.

Farida sits on the national and Victorian committees of the Australasian Evaluation Society, and is a member of the American Evaluation Association.

Social Infrastructure Associates

Gillian Barlow, Practice Leader, Social Infrastructure in Indigenous communities

Geetha Abayasekara

Evaluation Associates

Allan Goedecke, Education Specialist

Education and training practitioner with strong project design, implementation and evaluation experience. With over 30 years in the education and training sector, including solid experience in secondary, VET and university sectors, he uses his expertise to support both international and national projects. He has particular expertise in supporting the development of international education and Asia literacy.

Jane Perry, Education Specialist

A former lecturer and teacher trainer for 19 years, Jane conducts applied research, staff development and evaluation in the primary, secondary, ACFE, VET and university sectors here in Australia. With experience in 20 countries, Jane has a strong record of achievement in language teaching, international and multicultural education and capacity building within organisations.

Tracey Delaney

Paul Learmonth, Education Specialist

Sumera Jabeen, Gender Specialist

Mathew Lipson