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Our Team

Australia’s Most Professional Tender Consulting Team

As tendering is all we do, our team is more focused and more experienced. We now have Australia’s largest and most qualified team of full-time bid consulting professionals with nearly all of our consultants APMP certified. Our team is led by Australia’s only Level 3 APMP certified proposal professional.

Employment With Us

With its current growth and planned expansion, BidWrite is always looking for good people to join its team. So if you think you are made of the right stuff for a demanding but fulfilling role in tenders, and want to share in the success of BidWrite and its clients, then please submit a short CV here.

  • Nigel Dennis

    CPP APMP Fellow Director
  • David Lunn

    MCIPS, CF APMP Director
  • David Harvey

    CF APMP Director
  • Rodger Manning

    CP APMP Managing Consultant
  • Mark Riley

    APMP Managing Consultant
  • Kelly Richmond

    CP APMP Senior Bid Consultant
  • Cathlin Russell

    CP APMP Senior Bid Consultant
  • Julie Shoolman

    CF APMP Senior Bid Consultant
  • Mark King

    APMP Bid Consultant
  • Richard Southern

    CF APMP Bid Consultant
  • Carolyne Huber

    CF APMP Bid Consultant
  • René Kelly

    CF APMP Bid Consultant
  • Alex Costantini

    APMP Bid Consultant
  • Nicole Kelly

    CF APMP Bid Coordinator
  • Nicole Coleman

    CF APMP Bid Consultant

Nigel Dennis

CPP APMP Fellow Director

Nigel is a co-founder and director of BidWrite. He is considered a leading consultant in the proposal management profession in Australia. He also has a significant presence and reputation on the international stage having presented at seven annual world proposal management conferences since 2008.

Since writing his first proposal in 1994, Nigel has combined his background in engineering, studies in marketing and interest in writing to help organisations win hundreds of bids and billions of contract dollars across most industries. Strengths include bid strategy development, bid management, bid planning, writing, editing, coaching and training. He knows what it takes to win. 

As a strong advocate for development of the profession, Nigel started the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) chapter in Australia and New Zealand in 2008 and has served on the chapter board every year since then. He was the Chapter Chair from 2012 to 2015 and is the current Certification Chair. From 2011 to 2013 he also served a 3-year term on the international APMP Board of Directors, the only Australian to date to be appointed to that board.

Nigel was the first Australian to achieve the APMP’s highest level of professional certification (CPP APMP) as a recognised proposal professional and thought leader. In 2015 he was also made a Fellow of the APMP for his outstanding contributions to the proposal profession.

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David Lunn

MCIPS, CF APMP Director

David is a co-founder and director of BidWrite. He has been a procurement professional since 1987 with experience in minerals processing, oil and gas and public sectors. David specialises in strategic sourcing, tendering, contracting and transactional procurement – across capital project, operations and maintenance environments.

Since forming BidWrite David has also progressively developed and implemented services and products supporting organisations seeking to win more work using his “other side” experiences.

David Harvey

CF APMP Director

David excels at building lasting relationships with clients and colleagues, and is a highly respected bid consultant. One of his key strengths is his ability to quickly understand the key drivers in a business – a skill that has proven invaluable when articulating competitive advantage and major strategy in bid situations.

He is also an experienced senior manager in the fields of systems engineering, sustainment logistics and workforce management, with a strong background in aerospace, defence and software. Successful outcomes have been achieved in a broad range of disciplines including program management, program and engineering analysis and review, strategy development, organisational development and business improvement.

Rodger Manning

CP APMP Managing Consultant

Rodger is a trained senior bid manager with 18 years of international proposal management, business development and project management experience within a variety of industries, including defence, ICT, mining, construction, engineering, and professional services. He is experienced working with both large and small companies and gains as much satisfaction helping a family company win a half million dollar contract, as the billion dollar contracts he has helped international companies win.

His extensive technical and commercial experience enables him to develop, sell, negotiate and deliver proposals, strategies and solutions to a broad range of stakeholders, including clients, executive management, partners, suppliers and shareholders.

Through his collaborative leadership style, combined with a passion and enthusiasm for the demands of bid management, Rodger has successfully managed multi-disciplinary bid teams across all stages of the process to deliver success.

Mark Riley

APMP Managing Consultant

Mark brings over 20 years’ bid management experience across Australia, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.

His experience includes working for internationally renowned proposal expert Tom Sant at what was then The Sant Corporation for over 4 years. During this time, Mark helped over 40 companies implement bid improvement initiatives that successfully increased the efficiency or effectiveness of sales teams.Mark’s background in engineering geology helps him to extract and communicate client-centric, value-driven concepts from complex information.

He has worked across a range of industries including engineering, corporate travel, construction and property services, most recently as Director of Bid Development at Jones Lang LaSalle.

He enjoys using his knowledge, focus and creativity to help bid teams define and execute effective win strategies.

Kelly Richmond

CP APMP Senior Bid Consultant

Kelly has 15 years’ experience managing high level communications projects including written proposals, websites, community engagement strategies, internal communications, and publications, for both state government and private organisations.

With extensive experience issuing, assessing and writing tender, grant and award submissions both from and to government and private industry, Kelly has an excellent insight and understanding of concise and strategic bidding, and a keen eye for detail.

Cathlin Russell

CP APMP Senior Bid Consultant

Cathlin has 13 years’ experience in both business and consumer marketing, communication, sales and business development. A chance to work as a Bid Centre Coordinator for Australia’s largest integrated facilities management company led to a new passion for the tendering environment.

As a Bid Consultant, Cathlin enjoys the diversity of working across a wide variety of industries, is passionate about persuasive writing and loves the challenge of assisting her clients to win. With experience in managing, coordinating and writing well over 100 tender submissions to government and private industry, Cathlin has an excellent understanding of what is required for submitting a winning bid.

Julie Shoolman

CF APMP Senior Bid Consultant

Julie has over 18 years in bid management, predominantly within the IT/Telecommunications and B2B sectors, within this time Julie has led or helped to prepare over 300 tenders for contracts worth in excess of $3 billion.

Her extensive experience in complex and high security bid management methodologies and processes ensures her time management skills are used effectively. The combination of experience and skill means all tenders are developed, completed within budget and on time.

As a Senior Bid Consultant Julie can translate complex ideas and concepts into clear and concise messages and ensure all work meets the tender requirements and evaluation criteria. She has worked on a variety of tenders, with both internal and external stakeholders.

Julie holds an MBA in Business and eCommunications and a member of APMP.

Mark King

APMP Bid Consultant

Mark is very well acquainted with writing and managing tenders, proposals and bids. During his 9 years with a major Australian defence contractor, Mark led and contributed to numerous multi-million dollar Defence, ICT and State/Federal Government tender responses; amassing an impressive 80+% win-rate for a three-year period with the largest valued at over $100m. 

During his subsequent 6 years with a major WA safety induction provider, Mark established a new e-learning division and managed numerous tender responses to clients in the Mining, Oil & Gas and Government sectors as well as competitive applications for government funding.

In supporting bid responses, Mark excels at getting the very best out of his clients and teams by providing bid strategy, structure, drafting and ongoing coaching support at all stages of the response creation and delivery process.

Mark holds science, project management and training qualifications, is working toward his MBA, and has enthusiastically embraced the APMP and its certification pathway.

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Richard Southern

CF APMP Bid Consultant

Richard has a strong background in professional writing. His skills have been put to use in corporate, government and not-for-profit organisations where he has produced tender submissions, technical and procedure documents, internal and external communication materials, grant applications, media releases, published articles and website content.

Richard is skilled in translating complex documents and inputs from subject matter experts into easily understood formats, and has experience with technical procedure document writing and editing and internal process development.

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Carolyne Huber

CF APMP Bid Consultant

Carolyne is an experienced tender manager, proposal writer, and business development professional who has worked within a variety of sectors including engineering, aerospace, defence, security and professional services in Australia, France, and Canada.

Her client relations experience has equipped her with an excellent understanding of how to culturally meet and exceed client expectations throughout the entire tender process.

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René Kelly

CF APMP Bid Consultant

Since 2013 René has assisted a range of tendering clients with both government and private organisation bids from diverse sectors including professional services, information technology, education, construction, transport, agriculture and manufacturing.

APMP Foundation level certified, and with a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (Journalism major), René is passionate about assisting clients with the tendering process.

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Alex Costantini

APMP Bid Consultant

Alex has always had an interest and passion for professional and academic writing and with experience in marketing, business development and tender/grant writing. He worked for a number of years as the lead writer in a tender team for a not-for-profit in the human services industry. Here he produced and delivered major submissions for both Federal and State programs.

Alex brings to his role an expertise in science and information technology, having studied Neuroimmunology and Pharmacology at university. This background gives him the skillset to quickly and accurately digest technical content on a range of topics during bids.

As a Bid Consultant, Alex enjoys the challenge of working across multiple industries, in the deadline-driven environment that the job necessitates.

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Nicole Kelly

CF APMP Bid Coordinator

Nicole has six years of experience within the tendering and submissions environment across a range of sectors (both government and private). Having completed APMP Training in March 2016, she is now a certified Foundation Level proposal professional. Nicole understands client needs, has an organised work ethic, plus high attention to detail. She enjoys learning all about each customer’s business and looks forward to assisting her clients throughout the tender process.

With excellent communication skills, flexibility, resourcefulness, ability to ensure all information is understood, Nicole is able to complete requirements, comfortably work to deadlines and quickly builds rapport with participants at all levels. 

Nicole Coleman

CF APMP Bid Consultant

Nicole has over 5 years of experience coordinating and writing a variety of proposals, specialising in the civil engineering and construction. With the ability to effectively engage subject matter experts and quickly understand technical subject matter, she can communicate complex solutions in an easy to understand manner.

With this experience, and formal qualifications in Environmental Management and Internal Auditing, Nicole brings industry insight, an eye for detail and an excellent understanding of what is required to coordinate and write winning proposals to our team.

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