Stuart Waters ~ Managing Director

Bsc (Hons) Ecology; MA Journalism

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Stuart specialises in applying deliberative processes to create better outcomes and has been known to break into song with little or no encouragement

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Stuart provides strategic advice to organisations to help them improve their decision making capability in the face of complex dilemmas. Stuart works particularly in complex situations involving many stakeholders with different and passionately held perspectives. He helps leaders apply collaborative approaches that build stakeholder buy-in through co-design, co-creation and                     co-implementation of enduring solutions.


Stuart is one of Australia's leading advisers in the field of decision making, collaboration and governance.


Stuart, along with his colleagues at Twyfords, has co-authored two books:  "The Power of Co: The smart leader's guide to Collaborative Governance", and “Beyond Public Meetings: Connecting Community Engagement with Decision-Making”. He has presented numerous papers on governance and decision making and writes opinion pieces for a range of publications.