Megan Dixon has over 15 years working with businesses and community groups, as well as local government.
Megan is experienced in regional development including local government, strategic planning, major project development, facilitation, funding strategies and business development.
Her broad career has seen her involved in a large number of industries which have included mining, manufacturing, aviation, agriculture, tourism, retail, property development, construction and the public sector. Megan has had success with major project facilitation, design and delivery of stakeholder engagement strategies, strategic planning, community capacity building, marketing and policy development.
Prior to 2011, Megan worked in a number of different roles within State and Local Government including Director Corporate Development at Dubbo City Council. Megan’s work experiences have included senior management, market research and economic & demographic analysis, policy development, change management, marketing and brand development, budget development and reporting, financial and feasibility analysis, and major project management. Megan has also specialised in Economic Development, developing and implementing advice and policy in regional communities.
Megan has excellent communication skills, is an accomplished presenter and has significant experience in dealing with the media. Megan holds an Executive MBA from the University of Technology Sydney, a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Agriculture Economics and Economic Analysis and Policy from the University of New England, and an Associate Diploma in Applied Science from the University of Queensland.
Megan serves on the national Board of Economic Development Australia (2008 – 2010, 2011 – ), and has been instrumental in the delivery of a number of significant projects such as Townsville’s Riverway and NSW’s Evocities program.
With a reputation for being progressive, outcomes focused and inclusive, Megan is held in high regard by peers and colleagues across Australia and New Zealand, often being sort after for advice on governance, economic development implementation structures and project development and financing.
Natalie has achieved a success rate of 86% and developed successful Grant and Tender submissions for capital works, community infrastructure, service and program delivery and community projects and events. She has also assisted groups with data and research, consultation and project development and submissions such as the cycleway project for Dubbo Council.
Natalie is a popular trainer and assessor for Diploma and Certificate IV level and has developed RTO training material for programs including the Diploma of Project Management. Natalie facilitates planning and workshop sessions across Australia working with Councils, Non-Government Organisations, Not-for-profit and businesses. Boards, Chairs, CEOs, project and management staff also gain valuable insights and achieve their development goals through her mentoring programs. Natalie specialises in community development delivering projects with infrastructure, programs and services.
‘Fun’, ‘Relevant’, ‘Entertaining’ and ‘Practical’ are just some of the words participants use to describe Natalie’s engaging presentation style.
She holds the TAE (Trainer Assessment) qualification, Post-Graduate qualification in Entrepreneurial Management, is currently completing her MBA and holds certification in other disciplines including governance and project management.
As a boutique consultancy business, Seed Business Solutions also works with other management consultants, larger market research companies, graphic designers, web developers, and creative advertising companies to add value to our clients and theirs.
Preferred suppliers that we use:
Graphic design services – Coppertop Creative (Jaclyn Pope)
SEO/Internet – Ausclicks (Michael Quinn)
PR – Bronwyn Farr
Tourism development – Miss Pip PR
Consultation support – Darrell Hair & Associates