About Us

Cubane Consulting established UniForum in 2009 to provide University Executive Teams with insights into their support services efficiency and effectiveness, helping make better-informed strategic choices.

Cubane does this through a team that combines deep experience in business strategy consulting to global corporations with international experience in the University sector in Academia and commercial research.

Expertise

All UniForum studies are led by Cubane Consulting facilitators who have deep experience in helping top management think critically and creatively about their business operations strategy.

Our facilitators are skilled in running collaborative studies and engaging with the senior executives of our member organisations to address their key problems and develop relevant insights.

They have proven expertise in setting up projects, gathering information, communicating progress, generating insights and communicating these with clarity.

Typical Uniforum chapter governance structure

Team

The Cubane business model does not require our senior consultants to run large teams or face the demands of practice building found in a typical consulting firm. Instead, they are free to dedicate themselves to providing ongoing support to UniForum member Universities all year round. Their focus is on maximising the benefits to the University of subscribing to the UniForum service.

The Australian and New Zealand consulting services team is led by Wayne Henderson with support from Sascha Breitfuss. Brett Rooney leads the UniForum survey operations team, and Vicky Moore leads the management and development of databases, BI tools and Survey Tools. Find out more ->

Not just corporate consultants

Although universities are similar in size to some corporations, they are different in many ways. Mistakes continue to be made by consultants advising Universities under the incorrect assumption that what is good for the corporate sector will automatically be good for the higher education sector.

UniForum’s expert facilitators combine deep academic experience with years of corporate consulting experience.

Our recommendations are therefore shaped by a broad perspective, but made in the context of each University’s organisational capability. The goal is always to put senior administrators in a position to make informed decisions.