Michael McLean

Michael W McLean – SFAGSL, FAICD, FIMC-CMC, LM-FAOQ, Juran Medallist, Managing Director mclean-mc.com.au

Macquarie Business School – Industry and Guest Lecturer MBA ▪ Academic Fellow International Council of Management Consulting Institutes ▪ AIDN Defence Ready Seminars Lead ▪ University of Wollongong – Lecturer Operations Management OPS802 ▪ Swinburne University Advanced Dip of Mgt and Competitive Systems Lead ▪ Western Sydney University Academic and Supply Chain Researcher ▪ DFAT Technical Specialist ASEAN Automotive Suppliers and Australian Maritime Safety Authority ▪ Defence Security Clearance.


  • Fellow Australian Graduate School of Leadership
  • Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow Australian Organisation for Quality
  • Academic Fellow – International Council of Management Consulting Institutes
  • Chairman Advisory Board – Certex International Certification JAS-ANZ Accredited Body
  • Commonwealth of Australia – Director ID DIR 036 83973 29904 42
    • Managing Director – McLean Management Consultants Pty Ltd – (ABN 93 003 502 510)
    • Director – Institute of Management Consultants NSW and National Board (ABN: 32 000 628 884)
    • Director – Inter-Port Global Consolidated Holdings Pty Ltd (ACN 649 111 231)


  • Academic Fellow – International Council of Management Consulting Institutes
  • Certified Management Consultant – Institute of Management Consultants
  • Past PhD (Philosophy iC220) BUS 981 Distinction Business Research Proposal, University of Wollongong
  • Past Doctor of Education (EDR702) Queensland University of Technology
  • ICMCI – ISO 20700:2017 Accredited Trainer – Australia and Internationally
  • Advanced Diploma of Management BSB60407 (NSW VETAB, AB&RA, ACPET, NRT)
  • Bachelor of Business -BBus Major in Business Administration, sub-major Organisation & Management) UTS
  • Certificate IV (in progress) – Complexity in Project Environments (ICPPM)
  • Certificate IV Competitive Systems and Practices (Swinburne University, Vic)
  • Certificate IV Competitive Manufacturing MSA41108 (Kangan Institute, Vic)
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment TAA40116 Upgrade (TAE Academy)
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment YTAE40110 (Swinburne University, Vic)
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment TAA40104 (National Training Victorian Reg & Qual Authority)
  • Certificate IV Frontline Management BSB40807 2011 (NSW VETAB, AB&RA, ACPET, NRT)
  • Sydney Institute of Technology (TAFE):
    • Production Engineering Certificate (Tool Design for Metal Die Making and Plastic Moulding)
    • Engineering Estimating and Cost Control Certificate
    • Fitting & Turning Trade Certificate of Proficiency
    • Industrial Selling Certificate


  • American Supplier Institute – IATF 16949 QMS, Supplier QA / Engineering; Six Sigma™ Champion
  • AusIndustry: Entrepreneur’s Program Business Growth Consultant – Strategy, Systems and Supply Chain
    • NIES: TQM How-to Consultant; TQM for Small Enterprises; World Competitive Service
  • Bywater / Axon plc UK – Fundamental Cost Reduction, ERPs, Business Transformation; Sponsoring Change
  • DoD – Office Defence Industry Support – Supplier CI Program and Lean Manufacturing Consultant
  • Federation of Automotive Products Manufacturers / FACI – Automotive Quality Assurance Programme
  • ISO TC176/SC2/SC3 Chair’s Strategy Advisory Group for Qauality Management and Assurance; ISO Co-Convener for ISO 9001 Brand Integrity TG2, ISO Convener https://www.iso.org/publication/PUB100435.html
  • Japan Management Associates Corporation Toyota Production System, – Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan
  • Juran Institute USA Total Quality; Strategic Quality Management and “Juran Trilogy”; Project Breakthrough
  • Livonia Technical Services, Fort-Worth Texas USA – APQP, PPAP, Design/Process Failure Mode and Effective Analysis; PCP, 8D Problem Solving, Lean Manufacturing; Quality Operating System
  • Motorola USA and CSR Australia – Process Improvement, Mapping and Six Sigma™ Problem Solving
  • QCI International Ca USA – Basic & Advanced SPC; Quality Circles Facilitation; Team Leadership; Self-Managing Process Teams; Lean Management Manufacturing; Total Quality Memphis Tennessee USA
  • Royal United Services Institute (Defence) NSW – Member
  • WDScott-Inbucon – Advanced Organisation and Methods, Work Simplification, Clerical Work Management
  • Xerox & Motorola USA Problem Solving and Process Improvement Methodologies, tools and techniques


  • Australian Graduate School of Leadership:
    • Program Director Doctor of Business Leadership DBL 701 to DBL 704
    • Strategic Business Acumen for NZ Heavy Engineering Research Association, NZ Defence Industry Association, Royal NZ Air Force; Thailand Management Association
    • NSW Manufacturing Council Industry & Jobs Growth Research, Plans and Actions
  • Australian Defence Force Academy UNSW- Strategic Quality Management
  • Australian Maritime Safety Authority – International Bulk Shipping Cargo Inspectorate and Leadership
  • Australian National Police Academy – “Change Management and Leadership Strategies”
  • DFAT ASEAN Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers and Suppliers Researcher and Technical Specialist
  • Macquarie Graduate School of Business – MBA MGSM 8090 Supply Chain
  • Macquarie Business School MNGT 8003 Operations, Procurement and Trade
  • Maritime Headquarters and Naval College Sydney – Naval Quality Management
  • Sydney University – Centre for Continuing Education – Project Management and International Trade
  • Thammasat University Bangkok Thailand – Operations Management / Industrial Engineering
  • University of Wollongong Master of Science – OPS 802 Operation Management
  • Universal Business School Sydney – MBA – MCR001 Economics











  • American University, Cairo Egypt, Faculties of Mathematics & Science Six Sigma Champions
  • Australian Police Staff College – Strategy, Change and Behavioural Cultural Change
  • BHP – Mining, Property, Steelworks; Electrolux Operations; Exicom Telecommunications
  • Changi Airport Singapore – Civil Aviation Authority Customer Service Strategy & Coaching
  • Federation of Automotive Products Manufacturers / FACI – Automotive Quality Assurance Programme – Utilux; Nissan Australia – Smyrna Tennessee USA, Tokyo and Opama Japan, “Nissan Way – Theory Z”
  • Mowasalat – Doha Transport Company, Qatar; NSW Fire Services and Rural Fire Services Strategy response “9/11”; NSW Minerals; NSW Mine Subsidence Board and Coal Compensation Board
  • NRMA Insurance – Management Action Program executive and manager “SAGE” mentoring
  • NSW Police Service – Police Minister’s task group for Police Emergency Response goals
  • Orrcon Steel; Ozgene – Human Lean Toyota Systems and IT Enabled Jishuken FMEA
  • Shell Headquarters Melbourne; Standard Life Demutualisation, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Suncorp Insurance – Motor and Household Management coaching and plans on a page
  • Volvo and Mack Trucks Australia engineering and technical leadership Swinburne University
  • Weir Minerals – Lean Six Sigma 8D projects; Zurich Insurance CFO, Claims and Services Team




Air Domain:

  • Air Domain Centre Canberra ACT; Air Lift SPO Richmond – Quality Management Review (KBR MSP)
  • RAAF: Air Command HQ Bases – Amberley, Darwin, Edinburgh; Fairburn, Glenbrook HQ Russell; Pearce, Point Cook, Richmond, Tindal, Townsville, Williamstown, Wagga Wagga; Victoria Barracks Melbourne

Land Domain:

  • Australian Army: Army Improvement Management ‘AIM’ Quality Program
  • Battlefield Communications SPO VIC and Information Assurance SPO Quality Manager ACT
  • AMDAC Malaysia – Army and Emergency Defence Transport Vehicles
  • Varley Defence Vehicles Business Process Management for AS 9100D
  • TW Woods and Varley for Army G-Wagon and Container Supply Chain
  • Thales – Bendigo Bushmaster; Mulwala Explosives Ordinance; Lithgow Small Arms; GI Fleet Base East.

Maritime Domain:

  • Thales Fleet Base East Garden Island
  • Royal Australian Navy – Chief of Navy Management Symposium
  • Chief of Navy Maritime HQ – Navy Quality Management (NQM) – Establishments – Albatross, Cairns; Cerberus; Coonawarra, Fleet Base East, Kuttabul, Penguin, Stirling, Waterhen, Watson.
  • CASG Maritime Systems Division:
    • Independent Review of Supply Chain and Quality Assurance
    • Divisional RAN Supplier Benchmarking and Best Practice
    • National Supplier Quality Assurance and Safety Symposiums



ODIS Hunter Defence Ready Seminars – Defence ISO Basics & Advanced https://www.hunterdefence.org.au/defenceready/

  • CAAS – Changi Airport Singapore; General Motors Holden – Executive-in-Charge
  • James Walker Australia – ODIS Contract Land and Maritime Domains, Infrastructure and Mining
  • Lockheed-Martin Dallas Fort-Worth Texas F-35 Production Review – Link to presentation
  • Thales – Bushmaster, Fleet Base East, Explosive Ordinance, Small Arms, HQ
  • Varley Defence – G-Wagon AS9100D; WE Platt – Armaments ISO 27001



  • STC/ITT – Bell Telephone Coy – Antwerp Belgium, HQ New York, Sydney; AMCO Wrangler
  • Comalco Aluminium; Tenneco Automotive Springs; C&L WDScott Management Consultants – Australia, Fiji and Singapore; Bywater McLean; Axon PLC UK; Axon Solutions – Asia Pacific, Middle East and UK
  • WDScott – Reid Cormie Partners Australia, Asia Pacific Director – UK and Scotland