About Us

EMA Consulting was established in 1997 and provides consulting services, training and products to employers across all states and territories of Australia. Our clients vary from small sole traders and partnerships through to some of Australia's largest employers and employer associations in both the public and private sectors.

We act exclusively for employers in respect to their needs and obligations arising from industrial relations and associated laws and practices.

In addition to the above services EMA Consulting partners with Buzz-ER PTY LTD to provide employee relations expertise for the cloud based products and services delivered under The Accountable Leader brand.

Our Team

Relationships are important to us and we work hard to better understand your business. Our operating model provides access to the full EMA Consulting team to ensure our resources are utilised appropriately for your benefit.

Shayne Bakewell

Director  |  Principal Consultant

Rod Reid

Director  |  Principal Consultant

Ashleigh Smith

Director  |  Principal Consultant

Elaine Smith

General Manager

Chris Ridings

Principal Consultant

Richard LeQuesne

Principal Consultant

Nick Mellow

Manager, Training Services

Ming-Lyn Hii

Senior Consultant

Adrian Katic

Senior Consultant

Michael Eleftheriou


Phoebe Chesser


Daniel Franchina

Graphic Designer

Jack Adams

Administration Assistant