ICG in the Media

We highlight a number of the more significant instances in which ICG has featured in the media. To jump to ICG’s press releases, please click here.

The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial Review

Title: Professional services is now two very different markets
Link: View the article page (subscribers only).
Date: 18th April 2017
Section: Accounting & Consulting
Author: Edmund Tadros
Overview:
ICG Becomes accepted as the Global Platform Disruptor
The Australian Financial Review (the leading business newspaper in Australasia) featured a full page article by Edmund Tadros on the future of consulting. The article suggests that clients are increasingly seeking control of their consulting solutions. The idea of providing control to clients and control to consultants is at the heart of ICG’s value proposition and is one of the key reasons we are increasingly recognised as the global disruptor in consulting. The article also refers to one of the accounting brands providing project management training to their clients. Training of clients and consultants is one of ICG’s 5 pillars and is at the centre of our strategy as we help our clients build their ‘Internal’ capabilities.
The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial Review

Title: eBay-style platform gives strategy consulting clients more choice
Link: View the article page (subscribers only).
Date: 25th October 2016
Section: Accounting & Consulting
Author: Edmund Tadros
Overview:
Edmund Tadros is the accounting and consulting editor at the Australian Financial Review – Australia’s leading business paper. In this full-page article, he outlines the ICG platform and why it is superior to traditional consulting business models for both clients and consultants. He quotes strategy heads from the big four, who argue that ICG is only impacting the freelance industry and only good for small projects. Edmund interviews two very senior executives from Navitas and Suncorp, who are ICG clients that counter this by describing why they picked ICG for major transformation projects (e.g. Gary quotes 10 ICG consultants for a year-long project).
The article is supported by two cut-out stories, one with our clients and one comparing us to local Australian competition and highlighting ICG’s lower margins.
Both Himanshu Dua (SYD HUB) and David Moloney (SYD HUB) are extensively quoted.
2016 – The Year of Acceleration.
FINSIA

FINSIA

Title: 60 seconds with … David Gee, Internal Consulting Group, Strategic IT Practice Leader
Link: View the article
Date: 25th May 2016
Section: Your Week InFinance
Author: Matthew Smith
Overview: Sydney HUB Practice Leader David Gee was featured by Australia’s largest financial services professional association, FINSIA.

David was interviewed and profiled, and talks about his professional interests as well as his career.

David joined ICG a little over a year ago and has enjoyed significant success using the ICG platform to support a leading client with access to agile, customised experts, mostly in the IT transformation and project support space. Look out for his BAF®s, and if you want to get involved in the strategic IT practice locally or globally drop him a line via david.gee@internalconsulting.com.

The Australian Financial Review

Title: Future of work – independence or serfdom
Link: View the article
Date: 19th June 2015
Section: Chanticleer
Author: Tony Boyd
Overview: Tony Boyd, Australia’s leading journalist, reports on the release of a major report by Australian think tank CEDA called Australia’s Future Workforce? In the article, Boyd highlights the rapid migration to independent employment around the world and the often weakened position of the contractors under such arrangements. David Moloney and ICG are quoted as solutions to this problem because, unlike ‘virtual serfdom’ models, ICG combines a professional association-like structure and an open architecture platform which fairly and transparently manages the matching of demand and supply.
The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Title: Can computers replace recruiters?
Link: View the article
Date: 1st May 2015
Section: Careers
Author: Leah Eichler
Overview: In a recent piece for The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper, Leah Eichler wrote about the explosion in the usages of big data and technology. Eichler highlighted both the power of technology, its adoption, especially mobile, by Millennials and the disruptive implications of changes in the marketplace globally. More and more job seekers are using mobile devices to look for work and as such are usurping traditional recruiting approaches. The impact – improved productivity, a wider scope, the ability to evaluate automatically, and the perception of a better overall experience. Could this be the golden age of hiring? Gerry Purcell of ICG warns companies to tread carefully when relying on big data for hiring decisions. “While the engines are more powerful than they ever have been, and the buy-in is higher as the numbers can be crunched faster and easier, the underlying math is the same and, still susceptible to the same biases”. ICG’s own recruiting and deployment technologies, the Industrialized Adhocracy platform, are built on a foundation of rigorous curation of the potential labour pool, certification of each candidate and the ability of the hiring manager to choose from a pool of fit for purpose resources.
The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial Review

Title: The next industrial revolution
Link: View the interim article page
Date: 9th September 2014
Section: Chanticleer
Author: Tony Boyd
Overview: The AFR profiles the four professional associations that have adopted the PoweredbyIA platform led by ICG.Boyd interviews the CEOs of each organisation and synthesizes their reflection on the likely disruptive power of the model to traditional forms of employment-based professional services provision. The article reinforces the unique role that professional associations like ICG play in society and suggests that if they receive a clearer demand signal, then they will be able to do a better job in their role as shapers of the supply curve of professionals.The article makes reference to ICG’s exclusive licence of the technology in the consulting industry globally, and the rapid speed with which ICG has globalised to Melbourne, London, Paris, Toronto and Auckland using the adhocracy-based model.
Finally, in response to Singapore’s efforts to create regional hubs for Professional Associations, reference is made to the ability of this technology to help Australia take a lead in the knowledge economy globally.
Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Journal

Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Journal

Title: Consulting network launches private equity practice
Link: View the article
Date: May Edition 2014
Section: News
Author: Adrian Herbert
Overview: This article in the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Journal introduces ICG’s networked consulting model to the private equity industry, and the recent launch of ICG’s Private Equity practice. Adrian Herbert, editor of the magazine, interviewed Practice Leader John Young and Affiliate Richard Dale on the benefits ICG’s model offers to private equity firms and their portfolio companies. They explain how ICG’s 48hr turnaround Best Affiliate Forward (BAF)®expertise curation process is a very efficient way for private equity firms to quickly get access to specific senior expertise from ICG’s pool of over 1000 members in Australia and overseas. They also discuss how ICG’s library of pre-packaged consulting products like Confidential Market Soundings (CMSs) and Culture Transformation Programs (CTPs) can deliver quality results faster with greater reliability and less cost than “make it up as we go along” approaches.

 

Boss Magazine

Boss Magazine

Title: Demand softens blow of disruption
Link: View the article (subscription required)
Date: 14th March 2014
Section: Boss Magazine
Author: Tony Boyd
Overview: In this article, Australia’s leading business journalist, Tony Boyd interviews ICG founder David Moloney on how ICG came about, why it is growing so rapidly and why the consulting industry needs a new form of professional association.The article contains many important messages about this revolutionary new business model including:

  • ICG is a genuinely disruptive, yet globally robust and scalable model;
  • Within 2.5 years of its inception it has already attracted nearly a 1,000 consultants around the world and opened HUBs in Auckland, London, Melbourne, Paris, Sydney and Toronto;
  • ICG can provide any permutation of fit for purpose labour, intellectual property and methodology using access to the patented Powered By IA platform.
The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial Review

Title: Payments reform at crucial stage
Link: View the article (copyright – requires subscription)
Date: 5th August 2013
Section: Business
Author: Andrew Cornell
Overview: Andrew Cornell highlights two distinctive trends in the Australian Payments Landscape: the Industry-wide payments platform and the pace of contactless payments growth. His article is informed by his observation of an ICG Expert Round Table (ERT), a new consulting product designed to quickly synthesise leading issues or trends in any industry or functional area. Experts are identified by the BAF®process and an innovative process ensures the most important insights are developed for ICG clients. The article quotes two ICG affiliates who attended the ERT: Geoff Bebbington and Louise Malady.
The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald

Title: Are consultants worth the money?
Link: View the article
Date: 13th July 2013
Section: Business
Author: Ruth Williams, Matt O’Sullivan and Brian Robins
Overview: This engaging article makes two key points:
1. Sporadic and slowing growth of the management consulting industry is largely driven by transformation of last-century client business models and plum jobs from Alumni and the Government.2. The lack of innovation in their own business models is driving their clients to unpick their business and drive the ICG model to be the fastest growing consulting firm in Australasia.
The National Business Review

The National Business Review

Title: Network takes on consulting giants
Link: View the article – requires subscription
Date: 14th June 2013
Section: Business
Author: David Williams
Overview: Profile’s Wayne Jackson and Randolph van der Burgh’s launch of ICG’s first New Zealand hub in Auckland. Describes why ICG’s unbundled proposition is winning, both for individual consultants and large transformation projects; also mentions plans to launch ISCA (Internal Strategy & Consulting Association) in New Zealand.
The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial Review

Title: Video banking on the move
Link: View the article (copyright – requires subscription)
Date: 4th March 2013
Section: Business
Author: Andrew Cornell
Overview: Andrew Cornell assesses the impact of video technology on banking. He features one of ICG’s KARs® (Knowledge Area Reviews) which synthesises the best available publicly sourced material on the topic of Digitisation in Retail Banking – See the sample in our products catalogue here.
The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial Review

Title: Growth of Internal Consulting
Link: View the article (copyright – requires subscription)
Date: 28th February 2013
Section: Business
Author: Tony Boyd
Overview: Tony Boyd observes the growing dissatisfaction for traditional consulting firms. He observes the growth of Internal Consulting Group and its unique positioning of building capabilities while enabling clients to do most of the work themselves.

ICG on Screen

IT Supplier Advocate

IT Supplier Advocate

Title: Australian Government Advocates ICG for Consulting & Project Services
Link: Watch the video
Date: 20th March 2013
Section: Business
Interviewer: Don Easter
Overview: The Australian Government’s IT advocate, Don Easter interviewed ICG’s CEO David Moloney and the COO of EFTPOS to understand the ICG model and understand why leading clients like EFTPOS have embraced it.
Amplify Festival 2013

Amplify Festival 2013

Title: Amplify Festival 2013
Link: Watch the video
Date: 3-7th June 2013
Section: New Business Models
Speaker: David Moloney
Overview: ICG’s CEO talks at Amplify – the Southern Hemisphere’s leading innovation conference, bringing the world’s leading innovative thinkers together from around the world to Sydney for three days in June. David will be talking about the future of work and how to get the world’s best talent through new models like Industrialised Adhocracy® as used by ICG.

Press Releases

ICG appoints new Global Practice Leader for Leadership & Executive Development (LED)

ICG appoints new Global Practice Leader for Leadership & Executive Development (LED)

A new ICG practice, expanding service offerings to corporate, government and not for profit clients
Date: Sydney, September 12, 2014
Overview: ICG has seen increased demand for leadership coaching and executive development within its clients. In response, ICG has partnered with Wade Azmy – a recognised global leader – to launch its Leadership & Executive Development practice. This practice will utilise the evidence-based coaching and leadership development services pioneered by Wade, combined with ICG’s use of the patented BAF® process to source the best fit-for-purpose coaches for its clients. Read more >