Managing Consultants

 

Anna Hayes (Munday) anna@daa.com.au
BSc (Hons) (UWA), AStat
Principal Managing Consultant Statistician
Total Industry Experience: 15+ years

Anna's extensive experience in statistical consulting and strong leadership skills has made her an integral member of Data Analysis Australia's Executive.  Through managing Data Analysis Australia's Consulting Team, Anna provides leadership and direction to the company and monitors all projects undertaken by Consultants.  Anna combines her experience from working in the Methodology Division of the Australian Bureau of Statistics with her consulting experience at Data Analysis Australia to provide clients with high quality and sound statistical advice in a variety of areas.  She has particular expertise in statistical analysis, forecasting, survey design and analysis, data management, programming in statistical and database software packages, project management and report writing.  Her clients include Federal, State and Local Government Agencies and private organisations.  Whether the project is large or small, Anna emphasises appropriateness, accuracy, auditability, timeliness and efficiency of all work undertaken by the Data Analysis Australia team.

 

Donna Hill donna@daa.com.au
BSc (Hons) (ECU)
Senior Managing Consultant Statistician
Total Industry Experience: 15+ years

Donna brings a wealth of experience to Data Analysis Australia's Executive, having managed or worked on over 250 client projects.  Donna's broad range of experience and practical statistical skills mean she is perfectly positioned to develop innovative solutions for clients who present problems that are often unique in either their application or nature.  Donna has particular experience in statistical modelling, spatial analysis and survey design and analysis.  She has undertaken projects for clients across many industries including mining, energy and road safety for applications as diverse as the analysis and modelling of the recovery rates of metal from ore, to developing a risk assessment tool for a national agricultural investment company, to predicting electricity consumption for a given temperature forecast.  Her experience in surveys is also extensive, having designed and analysed surveys for many applications.  Some examples include designing a stated preference survey to assess potential demand for a high-speed rail link between Perth and Bunbury, using segmentation analysis to identify how different groups may behave in the future, assessing community attitudes to Groundwater Replenishment and analysing where and how people travel on a day-to-day basis in order to provide a depth of information for strategic planning for both public and private transport networks.  Donna's experience, expertise and dedicated and friendly manner make her a key staff member both to her peers and clients alike. 

 

Dr Kathy Haskard kathy@daa.com.au
BSc (Hons) (Adelaide), MSc (La Trobe), PhD (Adelaide)
Senior Technical Consultant Statistician
Vice-President, Statistical Society of Australia (WA Branch)
Total Industry Experience: 35+ years

Kathy joined Data Analysis Australia in July 2011, bringing over thirty years' experience in statistical consulting and research, mainly in agricultural, fisheries, environmental and ecological areas, having worked in several public sector organisations around Australia and at Rothamsted Research in the United Kingdom.  Kathy relishes the variety of subject matters in which statistical consulting enables her to work, and prides herself on attention to detail, clear and accurate reporting, and communicating statistical ideas to people from a broad array of backgrounds.  Since joining Data Analysis Australia, Kathy has worked across a wide range of projects, including an independent review of social housing demand models, statistical publications relating to consumption of liquor, a study of methods to estimate the strength of wooden power poles, and a large simulation model for the operation of a major port facility.  She has also analysed or advised on statistical design and analysis for experiments involving saltbush in the diets of sheep, the effectiveness of influenza vaccines, assessing the effects of an intervention to reduce pressure on a public utility, and developing guidelines for statistical analysis of laboratory assays.  Kathy is practiced in a wide range of statistical techniques, particularly design and analysis of experiments and surveys, generalised linear models, linear mixed models and geostatistical spatial analysis using REML.

 

Dr Linda Eaton linda@daa.com.au
BSc (Hons), PhD (Murdoch)
Senior Managing Consultant Mathematician
Total Industry Experience: 10+ years

Linda's extensive theoretical knowledge of mathematics and statistics has been enhanced by her experience applying this knowledge to real world situations, including problems in fisheries resource management, insurance claims and risk analysis.  With a background in natural resource management she has a particular interest in problems occurring in the natural sciences.  Her diversity of work has included analysing data sets to provide certified values for gold standards and understanding the relationships between bee attributes and honey production.  Linda has worked closely with Oceanica Consulting to develop and conduct the monitoring and impact study of the Cockburn Sound Desalination plant.  Linda has extensive experience in the presentation of results to a variety of audiences, ranging from scientists at international conferences to industry representatives and stakeholders.  

 

Brett Andrijich brett@daa.com.au
B.Sc. (Hons) (Murdoch)
Senior Managing Consultant Statistician
Total Industry Experience: 10+ years

Brett joined Data Analysis Australia in September 2017 after an extensive career working in the analytics and strategy space across a number of diverse industries.  Having worked in both Senior Management and Technical Analytical/Statistical roles, Brett has strong business acumen and is a proven performer in providing commercial recommendations through the use of analytics.  Brett was responsible for managing the Data Analytics department at HBF for a number of years, having involvement in a wide variety of projects including revenue and cost forecasting, annual pricing reviews, product development, identification and implementation of cost saving initiatives, predictive modelling and customer segmentation. Most recently, Brett was in the role of Strategy Execution Manager at Silver Chain, assisting the organisation through significant legislation change as part of the Consumer Directed Care reforms. Brett graduated from Murdoch University with an Honours Degree in Mathematics and Statistics in 2004. With a friendly, outgoing personality Brett has a great rapport with both peers and clients and can be relied on to consistently deliver outcomes.

 

Dr Kim Carter kim@daa.com.au
B.Sc. (Hons), PhD (Murdoch)
Senior Managing Consultant Analyst
Total Industry Experience: 10+ years

Kim joined Data Analysis Australia after a series of successful roles in the health and medical research sector as a postdoctoral research specialist.  He has a broad set of skills that enable him to understand, communicate and deliver solutions to big data challenges, complex data and analytical issues to a wide range of clients and applications. Knowledgeable and authoritative, while being friendly, open and approachable, Kim has a passion for solving problems and helping people.  Kim has strong computational skills, and an active interest in developing methods and technologies for data integration and shared analytics.  Kim has demonstrable experience in delivering innovative solutions to a wide range of data and analytical problems, and is always ready for the next challenge.

 

Dr Tamra Chapman tamra@daa.com.au
B.App.Sc. (South Australia), M.Sc. (Adelaide), Ph. D. (Adelaide)
Managing Consultant Statistician
Total Industry Experience: 15+ years

Tamra has a background in wildlife research, ecology and environmental science.  Her expertise in this area includes design of surveys and monitoring programs, establishing standard protocols for data collection, relational database design, consultation with stakeholders, collecting and collating data from a range of sources and linking meta-data with spatial geodatabases.  Tamra’s applied statistics experience includes analysis of wildlife population demography, population viability, time series data, relative abundance, species richness and diversity, site occupancy, and comparative and manipulative experiments.  She also has skills in radio telemetry, mapping and geospatial analysis.

During her time at Data Analysis Australia, Tamra has managed and been closely involved with projects for a wide range of private and public sector organisations, including Bush Heritage Australia, Cliffs Natural Resources, Peak Environmental, EnergySafety WA, Harman Legal, Minerals and Metals Group, Public Transport Authority WA and Fremantle and Southern Ports Authority.  Specific examples of Tamra’s experience include review and design of fauna trapping programs, design and analysis of programs to assess the impact of mining on rare and threatened native plants, review of electrical safety inspection regimes, modelling of acid consumption in copper mining, comparison of macroinvertebrate assemblages from streams with and without mining run-off, survey of school bus drivers to assess contract related costs and simulation of ship movements and berth utilisation at ports.