Harry Dunstall is the managing director of Ngamuru Advisory, a new firm set up in partnership with Clayton Utz in February 2016 to provide strategic and commercial advice primarily to government clients.
Prior to this, Harry was the Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the then Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) in the Department of Defence, having stepped up from his role as the DMO’s Deputy CEO and General Manager Commercial. Harry was responsible for Defence’s portfolio of acquisition projects and sustainment products that procured and sustained materiel capability for the Australian Defence Force.
Harry joined the DMO in 2007 as Special Counsel to CEO DMO and was responsible for leading the reform and professionalisation of the DMO’s in-house legal function and procurement and contracting services. In February 2010, Harry was appointed General Manager Commercial with responsibility for key support functions such as legal and contracting, industry programs and engagement, commercial and industry aspects of capability development, the Independent Project Performance Office and DMO Reform. In July 2011 he was also appointed as the Deputy CEO of the organisation. As the Deputy CEO, Harry was responsible for the day-to-day performance and administration of the DMO.
Before joining the DMO, Harry was a Senior Executive Lawyer, and then Special Counsel in the Australian Government Solicitor’s Commercial Group. He also worked at the Attorney-General’s Department, was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland as a solicitor in 1987, and spent some time early in his career working for a small start-up grain trading business, which gave him good insight into the issues faced by small to medium enterprises.
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland, 1983
- Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland, 1986
- Master of Laws (Env), Australian National University, 1998
- Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Former Advisory Board member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Australasia (CIPSA)
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