our team

CPR group is committed to delivering the highest quality outcomes that meet our clients’ budget and time expectations. Our team is dedicated to providing outstanding service on all of our projects. As a family-owned business, we have the flexibility to work collaboratively with clients to deliver specialist consultation services.

Michael Connelly 

Managing Director | B.Mus. (Hons)

Michael oversees all facets of the business, with a particular focus on sport and not-for-profit development. His expertise, enthusiasm and focus on project-specific needs are often complimented by our clients. Michael is a qualified workplace trainer.

Michelle Connelly 

Director Stakeholder Engagement | B.Bus.Mgt. (Dist) FUDIA

Michelle directs the stakeholder engagement team, delivering expert consultation programs, political advocacy, training and issues management. Michelle is also a qualified workplace trainer.

Steve Connelly 

Director Sport and Community Development | B.A. (Env Plan)

Steve directs the sport and community development team, which specialises in club and association training programs and assisting not-for-profit, sport and recreation organisations and Councils to implement effective planning.

Chris Kenward 

Manager Stakeholder Engagement MBA FCCA Chartered Accountant Cert.IV TAE

Chris manages our stakeholder engagement team and is a recognised leader in community engagement. Chris is experienced in the design and implementation of community communication plans which assist in the achievement of development approvals for the extractive and property development industries.

Melissa Driscoll

Senior Consultant | BAppSc(Ag)(Hons)/MRngldMan

Melissa supports the stakeholder engagement and sport and community development teams, applying her skills in project management, strategic planning and grant preparation. Melissa is CPR Group’s equestrian development expert.

Cassandra Fenaughty 

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Senior Consultant | AILA BBE.L.Arch. Grad.Dip.L.Arch.(Dist) Cert.Eng.

Cassandra works in the stakeholder engagement and sport and community development teams utilising her local government and private enterprise experience in landscape architecture, project management, master planning as well as community consultation.

Melissa Burton 

Project Consultant | BBus (Tourism) GradCert Public Relations

Melissa's role is to support the sport and community development team in delivering projects. Melissa has a background in professional sporting club operations and a passion for creativity in both digital and traditional media.

Corinne Aiken

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Project Consultant | B.Prof.Comm.

Corinne works in the stakeholder engagement and sport and community development teams utilising and applying her skills in professional communication, strategic planning and stakeholder engagement. Corinne is CPR Group’s communications expert.

Kate Gordon

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Project Consultant | B.Bus.Mgt.HRM

Kate works in the stakeholder engagement team utilising her project management skills to assist in the delivery of meaningful and purposeful engagement with the community, expert consultation programs, political advocacy, training and issues management.

Courtney Frederiksen

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Project Consultant | B.Creative Industries

Courtney provides project support to CPR Group’s sport and community development and stakeholder engagement projects through research and reporting. Courtney is CPR Group’s graphic design and publishing coordinator.

Ilse Broekaert

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Office Manager | M.A.Litt.Ling. M.A.Theatre (Hons) Post.Grad.HRM

Ilse is an accomplished administrator who provides support and executive assistance to CPR Group consultants, is responsible for the general administration and organisation of our office, as well as client liaison and correspondence.


Suzelie Connelly

Director | B.Sc. MPRIA

Suzelie is a founding Director of CPR Group who facilitates stakeholder engagement, provides guidance and project advice to consultants and our clients. Following a career in the medical field and in politics, Suzelie founded CPR Group in 1997.

Peter Connelly 

Director | B.Bus. (Dist) AFAIM

Peter is a founding Director of CPR Group with a background in project management, who provides organisational leadership, mentoring and strategic planning and management advice to CPR Group personnel. 

Simonne Connelly

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Accounts Manager | B.Mus.

Simonne oversees CPR Group’s financial management and internal payroll, including staff leave, financial reporting, implementation of company payroll procedures and completing additional accounting tasks assigned by management.