Our People

Our Secret Sauce

  • 3 highly spirited, supportive, & empowering Leaders/Mentors
  • 6 active & practicing Capability Leads overseeing our specialty streams
  • Permanent specialists working within each stream’s community of practice

Where the Magic Happens

Our community of practice supports a constant exchange of ideas, best practices, and innovative thinking amongst our talented team so this can flow through to our customers. Our Capability Leads ensure the consistency and quality of service our customers should expect.


We have invested in our senior management team to establish a strong business, manage growth, and ensure we were capable of catering for our target market of large blue-chip customers. 

Tom Carlton

Managing Director

Tom is the founder of Bailey Abbott & a highly driven self-starter, leader, and connector with a proven track record of performing miracles for clients such as:

  • Australian Army
  • News Ltd
  • TPG Group
  • iiNet
  • Local Government
  • State Government
  • Federal Government

Tom has exceptional presentation skills, values integrity & believes high performing teams are built by investing in staff & developing a culture of collaboration underpinned by clear direction & goals. His main strength is developing relationships with everyone he meets.

Simon Zacest

Practice Manager

Simon specialises in digital & information management strategy, as well as the design & implementation of solutions across a range of technologies, for clients such as:

  • BHP, Santos, & Beach Energy
  • Dept for Innovation
  • APA Group
  • University of Adelaide

Simon possesses excellent communication & presentation skills. He is noted for his ability to work across all levels of business to deliver solutions that help organisations achieve their strategic digital, data, & information management vision, goals & objectives.

Craig Jones

Commercial Manager

Craig is an accomplished executive providing insight & governance for successful conception, development, growth, acquisition & divestment of businesses such as:

  • Virgin
  • Unisys
  • Corbel
  • 2.2gForce
  • SYL Search
  • Dark Sky Project
  • Argodome

Craig understands the need for strong leadership, clear strategy and successful execution because he has lived it. He has a unique combination of strategic, operational & leadership skills he applies to maximise performance, overcome challenges & unlock value for stakeholders.

Capability Leads

Our people are our strength. We have invested in a top-class capability lead team consisting of highly accomplished and experienced professionals to lead their specialist community of practice.

Murray Owen-Turner

Capability Lead

Murray is a technology leader specialising in business and technology strategy, digital transformation who has delivered major programs of work for clients such as:

  • SA Water
  • SA Power Networks
  • Aust Energy Market Operator
  • Forestry SA
  • Journey Beyond Rail
  • Financial times

Murray’s broad technical experience and strong conceptual and problem-solving skills, coupled with a wonderful storytelling ability, synthesize complex ideas into strategic actions that stakeholders of all levels can easily understand.

Linda Field, Co-founder & Capability Lead - Business Analysis

Linda Field

Capability Lead & Co-founder
Business Analysis

Linda is a visionary & highly sought after consultant, speaker, & thought leader in business analysis delivering success for:

  • Qantas
  • Australia Post
  • Yalumba
  • BUPA
  • Harvey Norman
  • SA Water, SAPN, SA Health
  • RAA

Linda is an elected board member of the IIBA & has great personal drive to help her clients to solve complex business challenges.

Adrian Rossi, Capability Lead - Solution & Enterprise Architecture

Adrian Rossi

Capability Lead

Adrian is a pre-eminent architect, thought leader, consultant & trainer for clients such as:

  • SA Government
  • Adelaide & Flinders Unis
  • IBM
  • Dell
  • Adobe
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Raytheon
  • Boeing

Adrian’s thinking is out of the box, inside the box, on top of the box & up against the box. Because every problem requires every perspective.

Sarah Barrera

Capability Lead
Project Management

Sarah is a results-focused  ICT executive manager, having delivered major software, infrastructure & cloud based solutions for:

  • SA Government
  • Federal Government
  • Local Government
  • Financial Services
  • Oil & Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Utilities

Sarah is eternally curious & loves challenging assumptions & rethinking problems to reveal previously hidden solutions.

Lubos Vnuk

Capability Lead
Data Intelligence

Lubos is a strategic information and data management leader, architect, and project manager, having led engagements with clients such as:

  • SA Water
  • SA Housing
  • Dept for Correctional Services
  • RAA
  • ElectraNet
  • Credit Suisse

Lubos blends strong conceptual and creative-thinking skills with empathetic communications and delivery excellence across all organisational levels.

Permanent Specialists

As an exciting new challenger in the information services space, we have onboarded an impressive number of subject matter experts with deep knowledge in each of our specialist streams.

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