RDS Partners is a multi-disciplinary team of consultants based in Tasmania, Australia.
We are a boundary organisation: our partners often describe us as a necessary intermediary between research, industries and communities.
Our work ranges across community-industry partnerships; applied social impact research, evaluation and development processes; project management and executive services, and industry capacity building.
RDS Partners brings together scientific, community development and project management professionals to deliver services including:
- social research and program evaluation
- industry development, capacity building and executive services
- community and stakeholder engagement
- organisational and people development
Owners Maree Fudge and Tom Lewis are committed to positive social, economic and environmental outcomes in regional communities and are supported by a team of consultants, associates and project partners who share this sense of purpose.
Alongside our formal project work, RDS Partners provides pro bono time, expertise and other support to our communities in a range of ways that strike a chord with our values.
In 2011, for example, we were pleased to provide the first Tasmanian Leaders Program community leadership scholarship for emerging leaders working in not-for-profit organisations or in unpaid community development roles.