Dynamic Strategies is the corporate projects and advisory vehicle for Grant Downie and associates. Grant also has a business that focuses on entrepreneurs and startups, InnovAction.


We love helping things grow, businesses mostly but people and careers too. Some people get a kick out of tending a garden, we love seeing a team or a whole organisation flourish, with a sharper focus on strategy and competition, a refreshed business model or an exciting new market.

Working with businesses though, is really working with people. People are what make a business successful. People with courage, ambition, vision and at least a dash of humility, to be open to learning and professional growth, make our work enormously satisfying.

Growth is the challenge at which Dynamic Strategies excels and finding new ways to compete and do business, is our signature.


Dynamic Strategies engages as the circumstance and the assignment requires. The two main service types are Projects and Advisory.


Deployment on projects can be an individual expert or a customised team of specialists.

Dynamic Strategies staff and associates can join teams as experts but they more commonly deploy as a tight and focused team, where Grant brings together the best associates for a particular challenge.


An advisory role is typically an individual assignment supporting individual leaders and small executive or governance teams, looking to grow quickly with confidence.

Examples of these different types of engagement are on our Services page.

Who we have worked with

Dynamic Strategies has been engaged by companies of various sizes, on projects and initiatives from the tactical to strategically transformational. They include:

  • ANZ
  • Bendigo Bank
  • CBA
  • CGU
  • MLC Life
  • NAB
  • SuperPartners
  • Market Advisory Group
  • Jetstar
  • Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd
  • Australia Post
  • Coles
  • Coles Myer
  • Woolworths
  • Access Community Group
  • Programmed Maintenance Services
  • Whitelion
  • World Vision
  • Youth Projects
  • University of Melbourne
  • La Trobe University
  • NSW Road Transport Authority
  • RMIT
  • Victoria University

Who we are

Grant Downie – Principal

GD_portrait Grant brings true general management experience and an analytical consulting approach to every project and engagement.

An early career with multi-nationals and iconic Australian corporates provided a solid foundation upon which an MBA and nearly 10 years of independent consulting now stands.

Since 2011 Grant has been making a growing contribution to the entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem across Australia and Asia Pacific managing an increasing range of programs and events. That activity has grown into a new division, InnovAction.

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Key Associates


Lyn Fulford – Tender and Supply Process Specialist

With extensive experience in tender based procurement and business development and having worked in and with businesses of various sizes including state government, Lyn has a rare appreciation of how to best describe an organisations’s strengths to win tenders and then mobilise the value and supply chains necessary, to deliver contracted services. Lyn has also brought this analytical and process perspective to bear on many strategic and operational improvement projects for Dynamic Strategies. 

Alan Dee – Program Manager

Alan’s breadth of experience covers business and technology consulting through to starting up his own company and has given him a practical and invaluable background for managing programs to achieve tangible commercial and operational results. Alan has worked on projects in both Dynamic Strategies and InnovAction.

Karen Isely – Director of Isely Associates, International

Karen is a merger and integration expert with a specialisation in strategy and corporate culture management. Karen and Grant have worked on a number of transformational culture management projects together.

Ian Young – Director of Four Eyes Consulting

Ian is a leadership consultant and executive coach with more than 20 years experience in industry and management consulting. Ian and Grant have worked on a number of projects.

Dirk Dobbs – Director of Enablise

Dirk is a transformational change specialist with extensive experience in the wealth and broader financial services industry. Dirk and Grant have worked together on a number of large financial services transformations.