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David McDermont

B.Sc. M.Ed. MBA

Managing Director


David previously had 23 years experience as a senior public and private sector manager in the areas of education, resource development, training, public sector reform, government services, contract management and strategic procurement. Since 2003 he has been an International consultant in 28 countries specialising in the review and restructuring of government services, the assessment, development and implementation of all aspects of e-Government procurement, organisational development, contract reviews, development and management, and the implementation of framework agreements.

Dr Paul Schapper

B. Sc. Ph.D. Economics 

Senior Consultant


Dr Schapper is a development specialist in public management and governance, procurement, and procurement law, as well as industry and technology.  Dr Schapper is an experienced team leader with more than 17 years senior and executive responsibilities including as Director-General for the Department of Industry and Technology, CEO for the Department of Contract and Management Services, CEO for the Office of Public Sector Management, and Professorial Fellow for Governance, and is regarded as a leading specialist for e-procurement including as team leader for one of the world’s first public e-procurement programmes, and has published internationally on e-signature law.

Rajesh Kumar Shakya
Ph.D. Public Administration. ME Computer Engineering

Senior Consultant


Rajesh Kumar Shakya is an International expert on e-Government and e-Procurement reform and strategies. He has extensive international experience in the countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central Asia, and Europe in the planning, designing, development of processes and procedures, institutional arrangements, and the implementation of e-Procurements systems. He has consulted on e-procurement strategies, e-GP Guidelines, process re-engineering, procurement performance measurement and monitoring frameworks, e-Customs, and Single Window system master plan and ICT  design in the public sector.

Jorge E Vargas

B.A. MSc. (Econs) Ph.D. (Social Sciences)

Senior Consultant


Jorge is a former Minister and Vice-Minister of Planning in Colombia. Later he was an adviser to the ministries of Education, Health, Energy, Finance, TICs and Defense and the Vice-Presidency of his country. He has advised all South and Central American Governments in public sector reforms, intergovernmental finances, international cooperation management and education, and national health programmes. He is also a support consultant to the Multilateral Development Banks on public policies and e-GP.  




Jacqueline Pontré

Masters International Devel.

M Phil, BA, B Psych

Jacqueline is a development specialist in procurement, and risk management.  She is an experienced team leader with more than 8 years senior and executive responsibilities in development and procurement including in Australia, and in more than 25 countries through the UNDP.  Jacqueline developed the principal procurement risk management tool adopted by the UNDP for the pharmaceutical supply chain under the Global Fund and has delivered extensive training in pharmaceutical procurement including facilitation of workshops in developing countries.  Her work has been published internationally. 





Mahfooz has 16 years’ multisectoral experience in public finance, monitoring & evaluation, public sector management, International project management, energy planning and e-government procurement strategies.  He has managed National human resource development projects,  developed tools for monitoring and evaluating  International  projects in the coal industry, and lead teams of external auditors in over 46 entities in the public sector in Pakistan.  He is fellow member of  the Pakistan Engineering Council, the Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants, the International Development Evaluation Society,  and the  International Association of Internal Control Auditors

Mahfooz Ahmed Bhatti

B.ME  M. Fin

Senior Consultant





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