Our Team

Jon Eastgate

Jon is the Managing Partner of 99 Consulting and its current sole full-time partner. He has been a fixture in the Queensland human services sector for over three decades, with most of that spent working in housing and homelessness.  His early career was spent in hands-on roles in child protection and homelessness service provision.  While working in homelessness he found himself wanting to know why his clients had to be homeless, and this led to a long career in advocacy, policy and strategy development.  As a consultant he brings this experience to bear in projects which focus on developing the evidence base for good quality services, helping organisations to hear the voice of their clients and others in their environment, and helping peak organisations advocate for good policy.  Jon is a Certified Housing Professional, Level 3 with the Australasian Housing Institute.

Helen Wallace

Helen’s long experience in social policy, planning, delivery and community development enables her to develop clear, well-thought-out responses that meet our clients’ diverse needs. Helen’s career has included grass roots work with community service providers, 12 years in various roles within the community development and social policy areas of Brisbane City Council followed by work with 99 Consulting since its inception in 2006. Like the rest of the team, Helen keeps informed about grass roots issues through our consulting work and active involvement on community boards. Experience on the ground with service delivery as well as strategy and policy development is an ideal mix Helen applies to the projects 99 Consulting undertakes. After over a decade working full-time with 99 Consulting, Helen is now working at the Caxton Legal Service and dipping into 99 Consulting work occasionally.

Judith Hunter  

Judith Hunter brings business communication, analysis and management skills to the 99 Consulting team. Judith has over 25 years’ experience in health, finance, community and government organisations, including ten years consulting to a wide range of private, government and community sector clients. Her MBA and journalism qualifications and her work experience equip her to analyse situations, develop responses and communicate findings clearly. After a long stint full-time with 99 Consulting, Judith is now working for YFS in Logan and takes on occasional small pieces of consulting work with us.