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Meet our Experts (Australia Domestic Team)

At Abt Global our consultants work on projects that require in-depth knowledge of the health and human services sector and the development of practical, affordable approaches to address complex problems. Our leaders engage with projects from conceptualisation to final report, ensuring the best possible thinking and collaboration throughout. From strategy to analytics and from economics to population health, our diverse expertise enables us to tailor a team to address your requirements. Our agility enables us to adapt to changing client priorities and needs.

Meet the people who can help your organisation achieve your goals:

andrew alderdice

Andrew Alderdice

Head of Domestic Programs, Abt Australia

Andrew Alderdice has more than 35 years of experience working in the health and human services sectors in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific and is currently leading Abt’s consultancy practice in Australia. Andrew has worked in a variety of roles, including as a consultant, executive manager, and clinician. He holds an MBA and has more than 25 years’ experience in executive-level positions, including as director of a private consulting firm. He has overseen more than 50 consulting assignments, many of national significance. Visit Andrew’s full bio.

Francesca Lawe-Davies

Francesca Lawe-Davies

Technical Practice Lead and Senior Adviser

Francesca Lawe-Davies leads Abt’s International Technical Practice, a technical team that focuses on innovation to deliver quality services for marginalised populations. She is a senior development specialist with more than 18 years of experience in government, non-government, private sector, and multilateral development organisations. She has broad experience leading teams on complex development programs across Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Her areas of expertise include education, decentralised service delivery, equity and inclusion, social development, and conflict and fragility. Before coming to Abt, Francesca worked as a senior consultant with Alinea International. Before that, she worked for a decade with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), designing, managing, and reviewing large scale programs for DFAT and the World Bank across Asia and the Pacific. She directly advised government partners in Indonesia and Timor-Leste. Visit Francesca’s full bio.

Sanjoti Parekh, PhD

Sanjoti Parekh, Ph.D.

Senior Manager, Australian Domestic Programs

Dr. Sanjoti Parekh has 20 years of experience serving in leadership, management, and advisory roles in the Australian healthcare industry. Prior to that she worked as a clinician for five years. With expertise in public health, epidemiology, and primary care, she leads policy and program reviews, health services planning, development of population health strategies, and evaluations. She has worked for the Departments of Health and Veteran Affairs and Dental Health Services, Victoria. Sanjoti manages consulting projects that span physical health, mental health, rare disease, disability, and child protection. She has published 26 peer-reviewed journal articles. Visit Sanjoti's full bio.

Jane Pepperall

Jane Pepperall

Principal Health Technical Lead, International Technical Practice

Jane Pepperall is our Health Lead in Abt’s International Technical Practice, which focuses on good practice, evidence, and innovation to deliver equitable, quality services. Jane has extensive experience contributing to global health policy and supporting national health sectors in the Pacific, Asia, and Africa. She has provided strategy, policy, and technical health advice to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at global, regional, and country levels as their Senior Health Adviser for the last seven years. Jane worked for the UK Department for International Development (now the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) for 20 years, including health adviser postings in Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Pakistan, and Fiji. Jane has a bachelor in Biological Anthropology from Cambridge University and a Master’s in Health Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Visit Jane’s full bio.

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