Kevin Byrne and Associates is a Cairns based management consultancy practice specialising in providing practical, affordable and solution based outcomes to the private, public and the not for profit sectors in Regional North Australia and Melanesia.

The business consultancy services provided are designed to maximise operational opportunities whilst ensuring business compliance at every level. Our service offerings deliver leading practical solutions to translate strategy into action by realising business value and sustainable organisational growth.


We are a boutique consultancy service providing solution based outcomes for our customers. One size does not fit all and each circumstance is different. Our associates are highly accomplished consultants from a range of local and international backgrounds who deliver the highest levels of professional and specialist skills. They have worked and excelled in international environments and are therefore highly experienced and competent in the areas in which they operate. Our specialties include:

  1. Contracted management services across all disciplines;
  2. Restructuring and shared services modelling and implementation;
  3. Executive search and selection;
  4. Design and implementation of restructuring and right sizing plans;
  5. Orchestrating organisational change and performance;
  6. Designing and implementing workplace engagement strategies;
  7. PNG Community Affairs and landowner company management;
  8. Mergers, Investment and acquisition strategies including implementation management.


We specialise in assisting and advising those individuals who wish to or are planning to engage in business opportunities in Papua New Guinea. Kevin Byrne has lived and worked in PNG for more than 30 years. He has worked across the government and private sectors and remains well connected throughout the country and is able to provide current advice and interpretation on business conditions as well as the PNG regulatory environment. He has recently been actively involved in developments associated with LNG projects throughout the country including the establishment of startup landowner company businesses  associated with resource developments. He was accorded PNG residency status in 2014.


Successful businesses always seek the winning edge to maintain a legitimate competitive advantage. Kevin Byrne has enjoyed a long and distinguished career across government, the public service, military and the private sector in two countries and is now positioned to put this experience into action by enabling you to experience that winning edge. As well he has led many trade representative missions to PNG, Hong Kong and China. Kevin Byrne and Associates is able to provide specifically tailored strategic engagement plans to enable you to optimise your business opportunities and plans and to target growth and expansion.


Kevin Byrne
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Born and raised in Papua New Guinea, Kevin Byrne had a seventeen year army officer career where he saw service in Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Singapore and South Vietnam where he was awarded the Mentioned in Despatches commendation in 1971 for meritorious service. His final military appointment was as Senior Instructor at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, Canberra in 1987.

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