Recent projects

Jude Ellen offers strategic repositioning consultancy services through Rust490. Here are some recent projects.

Innovation Advisor To Innovation Territory, Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Northern Territory Government 2022- 2023 ongoing

Supply advisory support to entrepreneurs within the framework of the Northern Territory Government’s Innovation Strategy.

Consultant with Matrix On Board Consulting and Training – Creative Strategy for City of Darwin 2023 in progress

Developing a 7-year creative strategy for the City of Darwin in the Northern Territory, with a core emphasis on consultation with artists, audiences, arts organisations, educational and businesses communities, cognisant of Larrakia country and of Darwin’s multi-cultural communities, reflecting the unique role the City of Darwin as a single local government authority holds as a capital city, and contemporary national policy frameworks.

Consultant with Matrix On Board Consulting and Training – Creative Industries Strategy for City of Palmerston 2022

Developing a Creative Industries Strategy 2023- 2027 for the City of Palmerston in the Northern Territory, with a substantial emphasis on community consultation and on leveraging existing assets interpreted in the context of contemporary art and industry policy frameworks.

Consultant to Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Northern Territory Government 2021-2022

Evaluate and support entrepreneur applications for the Department’s Business Innovation Program for the development of viable Innovation Commercialisation Plans.

Consultant with Matrix On Board Consulting and Training -Facilitating the development of a strategic work program for the rapid translation of Aboriginal health research into practice 2020

The Central Australian Academic Health Sciences Network (CAAHSN) required the facilitation of four face-to-face one day workshops in Alice Springs to develop a strategic program of research, bringing projects together in integrated streams coordinated within and accountable to an overall impact framework.

Consultant to Universal Site Monitoring P/L –Accelerating Commercialisation Grant Reporting 2021

Advisor on reporting, compliance, and positioning of USM’s Accelerating Commercialisation Grant, and on allied research and development procedures development.

Consultant with Matrix On Board Consulting and Training – Pandemic Management Plan Central Australia 2020

Developing a pandemic management plan for MacDonnell Regional Council for the 13 diverse remote Aboriginal communities across the Council’s region, with the Council itself seeking insights and lessons from the initial COVID biosecurity lock down in the first 6 months of 2020.

Consultant to Deloitte – Angels Investment Networks in the Northern Territory 2020

Specialist advisor on Northern Territory innovation practices and networks to Deloitte’s team working on the Angel Investor Network Project for the Northern Territory Department of Trade Business and Innovation.

Rust 490 consultancy projects 2017-2019

  • Aligning Operational Work Procedures for the City of Darwin (with The Torchwood Group) 2019 -2020
  • Supporting Traditional Owners governance structures and business development (with Matrix On Board Consulting) 2019 
  • Strategy and planning for business development, TeamHEALTH (Top End Association for Mental Health) 2019
  • Review opportunities for and feasibility of a mental health peer support work force for the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition 2019
  • Business improvement and innovation identifying and initiating opportunities for sustained improvement for Allianz/ TIO 2018
  • Business Analyst identifying customer facing business requirements with the Simient team for a 40 person Northern Territory Government unit operating with legacy technology systems 2018
  • Consultant on ways to foster regional communities of practice amongst field staff in the context of a revised policy framework for community development for the then Northern Territory Department of Housing and Community Development 2017