“Graham Durant-Law's understanding of networking software is second to none. It takes a highly sensitive intelligence to detect the nodes and lines of connection between individuals and groups in an organisation. Graham has this intelligence in abundance. His capture of this complexity in network maps is first rate and the plans for organisational change and improvement the maps help him devise are, as a consequence, very well founded. I recommend him highly.”
Professor Malcolm Pettigrove, Australian National University, and Principal Consultant, Littlewood-Adams Consulting
“I worked closely with Graham on an assignment within the Australian Department of Defence. His analysis provided an insightful view on just how the organisation in question really worked, and where the knowledge and power actually resided. This analysis was evidence-based and identified the key knowledge brokers and change leaders. It enabled me to provide targeted coaching to senior executives resulting in superior outcomes.”
Ralph Shreeve, Chief Executive Officer, EQV Group
“I have known, respected and learnt from Graham for several years, initially as part of the actKM Forum (a global knowledge management practitioners community centred in Australia), and more recently in connection with the iKMS Knowledge Management Excellence Awards, which I administer. Graham was one of the knowledge management professionals we consulted in establishing these awards in 2007, and Graham has been an invaluable member of the awards' Evaluation Panel ever since. His input is always practical, constructive and insightful, and there is no better person to discriminate between hype and reality. Graham's work on business network analysis™ is thoughtful and rigorous; he is a challenging partner in debate; and he expects of everyone he works with, the same high standards he sets himself. In consequence, his gift is to raise the bar of quality in everything he works on, and in the teams he works with.”
Professor Patrick Lambe, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Founding Partner, Straits Knowledge, Singapore
"Graham has incredibly deep wisdom in the areas of Knowledge Management and Network Analysis. In the latter, I have seen the value of his work in understanding many of the less obvious cultural signs that have a significant impact within organisations. His work is fascinating and rich and has many applications. Graham has an innate ability to make, what is at times a complex and difficult subject, understandable and powerful."
Reg Crawford, Director, Crawford Ross Pty Ltd
“Graham's research on mapping project interdependencies is unique and extremely relevant for organisations managing complex project portfolios and inspired us at Optimice to continue this research in a collaboration with University of Technology Sydney. Graham is a part of a very small group of people in Australia who has managed to apply the science of networks in a business context with direct and quantifiable benefits. Graham has the highest level of personal integrity and I admire his ability to build and maintain business relationships. I can highly recommend Graham's work and would welcome an opportunity to work with him again at any time.”
Cai Kjaer, Partner, Optimice Pty Ltd
"I have known Graham Durant-Law for many years. He is an innovative thinker who provides lucid and practical pathways for solving problems. He is a fearless advocate for what he believes in and provides great support and advice to his colleagues. He sets very high standards for himself, is goal driven, outcome focused and delivers on his plans and deadlines. I recommend Graham as an astute and experienced business consultant."
Professor Jeffrey V Rosenfeld, Director, Department of Neurosurgery The Alfred Hospital, Australia
“I have known Graham for four years and have worked closely with him for two of those years. I would recommend Graham highly for any endeavor that requires intellect, focused work, team leadership and sheer passion and rigor under demanding circumstances. He has achieved outstanding outcomes in a difficult and challenging environment and is skilled and agile in moving amongst the strategic and operational levels of government and Defence. His decision making skills in complex adaptive environments are well developed and very effective. His achievements and CV confirm what I have observed as a consummate professional who delivers.”
Michael Schlatter, Managing Partner, KoBold Services Canberra, KoBold Group Australia
“Graham Durant-Law has excellent social and political acumen. He is comfortable with complexity and ambiguity, but always seeks to deal in the facts and reduce a problem to its component parts. He is good at working the detail and is mission-focussed. Consequently he invariably achieves superior results which enhance organisational and strategic outcomes.”
Major General Paul Alexander AO, Surgeon General, Australian Defence Force
"Graham and Nerida’s work provided very valuable insights into the effectiveness of program organisational structures, the way in which the component projects of the program engaged with their target audiences, and the real experiences of project participants. These learnings are informing both the final reporting for the program and recommendations for how the program partners can enhance project development and delivery in the future."
Bruce Boyes, Program Manager, Hawkesbury-Nepean River Recovery Program