About | DWS

Established in 1991, DWS is a leading Australian IT, Business and Management Consulting Services Group with offices across the country.

Encompassing DWS, Symplicit, Phoenix and Projects Assured, we provide a wide ranging and flexible suite of services including IT, Business and Management Consulting Services, Human Centred Design and Digital Transformation, Program and Project Management, Business Analytics and Data, Customer driven innovation, Strategic Advisory and Productivity Services, Managed Application Services and Robotics Process Automation.

DWS has in excess of 700 employees with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra, providing services to a broad range of blue-chip corporate clients, as well as Federal, State and Local Government agencies.

The quality of our consultants enables organisations to design, develop, manage and maintain technology, business and customer centric solutions, providing competitive advantage, streamlined operations, innovation and long term success.

Our people are highly talented and have passed a rigorous recruitment process to ensure the highest quality is delivered to our customers.

We aim at every level to exceed your expectations and deliver excellence.

What we stand for

DWS was built upon the values of Integrity, Honesty and Transparency back in 1991, and they underpin everything we do to this day.

A company with a heart

Our Workplace Giving Scheme enables our employees to donate to Australian charities such as Beyond Blue and Kids with Cancer via salary deductions, which are matched by the company.

Commitment to Quality

The DWS Group maintains its own Quality Management System, “Spinnaker One”, and our Head Office is certified under ISO 9001:2015. Spinnaker One ensures that we utilise proven and repeatable processes, templates, policies and procedures to ensure we provide the highest quality of service to our customers. The system is audited regularly to ensure it stays relevant and adapts to change.


Our Quality Statement

The DWS Group is committed to quality in all that we do and is continuously improving.  This policy is supported by Senior Management and the Board and each staff member is responsible for implementing this policy in all areas of work.

We aim to:

  • Promote product and service quality as being the responsibility of each employee
  • Understand our customers’ requirements fully and ensure achievement of commitments made regarding design, function, reliability, appearance and delivery
  • Establish product quality standards at the earliest stage of design and maintain these standards during development and implementation to ensure compliance with the Australian and New Zealand International Standard AS/NZS ISO 9001
  • Continually measure quality performance and implement continuous improvement



Continual improvement and upskilling

DWS has a mature training framework which ensures that all employees have the opportunity to stay current with the latest industry practices and allows employees to obtain and maintain relevant certifications throughout their career. Staff are strongly encouraged to undertake additional training in their field each year, and our developers have access to a number of pre-approved and pre-funded external training courses.

Our Training Framework is classified into eight categories and is reviewed quarterly to ensure we are responsive to market need.

  • Development & Platform
  • Agile
  • Business Analysis
  • Architecture
  • Testing
  • Program & Project Management
  • Information Management & Analytics
  • Experience Design, UX & CX

Our proud history

  • 1991
    DWS incorporated by Founder Danny Wallis
  • 1993
    DWS has 4 employees with a consultancy revenue of $60,000
  • 1994
    DWS moves to offices in Collins Street in Melbourne
  • 1995
    DWS has 13 employees with a consultancy revenue of $1.05 million
  • 1996
    SpinnakerOne Quality Management System developed by DWS for project delivery
  • 1998
    SpinnakerOne Quality Management System gains ISO9001 Quality Certification
  • 2002
    DWS has 110 employees with a consultancy revenue of $18.09 million
  • 2005
    DWS acquires TurnAround Solutions Pty Ltd
  • 2006
    DWS lists on the ASX on 15th June
  • 2007
    DWS acquires GlobalSoft Australia Pty Ltd, Equest Consulting, Strategic Data Management and opens an office in Brisbane
  • 2009
    DWS acquires Graeme V Jones
  • 2011
    DWS has a consultancy revenue of $98 million, acquires Taten Pty Ltd and Groundhog Software Pty Ltd
  • 2012
    DWS acquires APT Business Solutions
  • 2015
    DWS acquires Symplicit Pty Ltd and Phoenix IT&T Consulting Pty Ltd
  • 2016
    DWS revenues exceed $140 million
  • 2018
    DWS acquires Projects Assured Pty Ltd
  • 2021
    DWS acquired by HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies (HCL) empowers global enterprises with technology for the next decade, today. HCL’s Mode 1-2-3 strategy, based on its deep-domain industry expertise, client-centricity and entrepreneurial culture of Ideapreneurship™, enables businesses to transform into next-gen enterprises.

HCL offers its services and products through three business units: IT and Business Services (ITBS), Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) and Products & Platforms (P&P). ITBS enables global enterprises to transform their businesses through offerings in the areas of applications, infrastructure, digital process operations and next generation digital transformation solutions. ERS offers engineering services and solutions in all aspects of product development and platform engineering. P&P provides modernized software products to global clients for their technology and industry specific requirements. Through its cutting-edge co-innovation labs, global delivery capabilities and broad global network, HCL delivers holistic services in various industry verticals, categorized as Financial Services, Manufacturing, Technology and Services, Telecom and Media, Retail and CPG, Life Sciences and Healthcare, and Public Services.

As a leading global technology company, HCL takes pride in its diversity, social responsibility, sustainability, and education initiatives. For more information, visit www.hcltech.com

Our Leadership

Stuart Whipp

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Campbell Johnston

National Sales Manager

Malcolm Sheehan

National Operations Manager

Mark Thomas

General Manager NSW

Jason Dreimanis

General Manager SA

Gerard Murphy

National Executive General Manager Symplicit

Sally Cullinane

National HR Manager

Christopher Lewandowski

Head of IT