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The Bridge International - the bridge between strategy and operational execution


Established four years ago, The Bridge International is a non-traditional and disruptive management consulting practice operating in Australia, New Zealand, UK and North America with deep client side experience across multiple industries.

The business prides itself on being practitioners; successful executives and subject matter experts who have worked in business, rather than career consultants.

“We are intentionally boutique and tailor our proposition, but have the breadth and depth of experience to offer our services at scale. We get the business world because we have walked in our client’s shoes.”

Stuart Blake, Co-Founder and Managing Director

The Bridge has a unique and fairer value model that ensures better outcomes and capability at lower cost for their clients. They know how to turn strategy into execution plans and embed long term value.

“We believe in ‘progress not perfection’ and our Triple Play philosophy ensures that you always get the whole picture – culture, customer and commercials. We don’t just hand over our findings and walk away, we deliver execution plans that drive sustained value.”

David McDonald, Co-Founder and Managing Director

The Bridge International Triple Play


The team’s expertise includes large scale organisations and start-ups, from advisory services, strategy, organisational transformation, mergers and acquisitions, operational execution and program delivery.

They have deep experience across a wide range of areas and have access to a large network of partners, associates and consultants that can be deployed across multiple industries.

Leadership Team

The leadership team has worked with local and international iconic brands including Wesfarmers, IAG, Lifeline, Wesley Mission, Suncorp, Origin Energy, QBE, EML, icare, Alinta Energy, AIG, AXA, Berkshire Hathaway, Progressive, Westpac, NRMA, RACV, RAA and Swiss Re.

Consulting Services

The Bridge has a track record consistent with long-term trusted adviser relationships supporting delivery of strategic objectives.

We are The Bridge between strategy and operational execution, working hand in hand with our clients” David McDonald, Co-Founder and Managing Director

The organisation has specialised services in 5 key areas across the entire business value chain.

Key Service Areas

Business Value Chain


Providing leading industry talent at more competitive rates compared to traditional firms means The Bridge has disrupted the market and gained long-term clients.

“We are able to offer rates 40- 60% cheaper than traditional consulting firms and still provide more experienced consultants that add greater value to our clients.”

Stuart Blake, Co-Founder and Managing Director

Client Testimonials

“We work with numerous firms but I like that The Bridge International have been there, done that. They have industry experience in the sector. They have worked in successful large-scale businesses, They are pragmatic and able to engage with our leadership team and staff due to their ability to tell real industry practitioner stories. This supports the creation of practical plans that work.”

David Russell, retired CEO of RAA Insurance and Ex-ICA Board Member

“I’ve worked with a number of consulting firms in my career and what stands out about The Bridge team is their ability to quickly get to the core of the challenge and not only design practical solutions that work, but take strategy to execution and embed sustained partner, cultural, customer and commercial benefits. They were nimble and flexed to our needs engaging on a personal level, but also able to scale to our needs of a large-scale program.”

Beth Uehling, Ex-Group Executive Personal Injury icare

To learn more about how we can help be the Bridge between your strategy and operational execution, please get in touch.

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