Our people

Les Trudzik


Les specialises in strategy, policy formulation, program evaluation and performance analysis, and has extensive experience across education and training, research and innovation, Indigenous affairs, justice, health and community services.

About Les

Les has over 20 years experience advising both public and private organisations. Prior to joining ACIL Allen, he held senior positions with KPMG and the former State Electricity Commission of Victoria. He is currently a Director with Bioplatforms Australia and Chairman of the University of Melbourne Industry Advisory Group.

Major ACIL Allen projects led by Les include:

  • evaluations of Indigenous programs, including independent reviews of policing and coordination and engagement activities in Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, and a longitudinal study of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan
  • analysis of vocational education and training (VET) programs, skills and workforce development, and economic impact of strategic reforms
  • review of secondary and higher education initiatives, content frameworks, statutory appointments processes, and capital resource strategies
  • design of workforce development programs to enable the development of nascent renewable energy sectors, both within Australia (statewide) and internationally (nationwide)
  • economic evaluations of research and development and innovation, including investment into bionic, medical, cyber infrastructure, precision agriculture using GPS technology, and plant and animal genomics
  • review of Victorian justice reform, court operations, registry processes and development of business performance improvement strategies, as well as countering violent extremism (CVE) frameworks and programs.

Les was educated at the University of Melbourne and Chisholm Institute of Technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours), a PhD (Operations Research), and a Graduate Diploma (Computing and Information Systems). He has undertaken an executive leadership in Operating Excellence at INSEAD Fontainebleau, has a Certificate of Cultural Competency in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, and also is Chair of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute.