Argus Probity – Experts in Probity and Procurement Governance
Argus Probity Managing Director Joseph Manner and Senior Consultant Lindsey Alford together draw on more than 20 years’ combined experience providing probity services to government. Both Joseph and Lindsey can also draw on the services and expertise of other legal colleagues, when required, to assist in meeting the requirements of particular clients.
Argus Probity clients receive only the experience and expertise of the executive team. This assures clients that advice is based upon a solid foundation of integrity, knowledge and principle, providing a probity framework for projects regardless of scale or complexity.
In addition to their legal qualification, the extensive commercial experience of Argus Probity consultants benefits clients considerably. Their expertise ideally equips the Argus Probity Team to understand the legal complexities of probity and procurement governance, and the legislative framework in which public procurement, and implementation of policy is conducted.
The Argus Probity Team offers a unique insight and understanding into the tender and procurement process. Argus Probity can provide you with the executive expertise needed to ensure your project meets the probity principles of government procurement.
Managing Director, Joseph Manner, a Barrister-at-Law, is a Professional Probity Advisor with over 20 years’ experience in the property development, government and finance sectors managing and advising upon residential, commercial, industrial, tourism, educational and aged care development within the Government and private sectors at project values of up to $11 billion including the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2, City and South West Rail Link in Sydney, and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Joseph has undertaken work for both Government and the private sector, managing all aspects of the property development and financial backing process
Director, Lindsey Alford is published author in probity, a Barrister-at-Law, and is considered an expert in the field of probity advisory and auditing. His article, ‘Tendering for Government Businesses: process contracts, good faith, fair dealing, and probity’ appeared in the Australian Law Journal and is cited in Seddon’s Government Contracts text. His experience, over 16 years in probity, has resulted in him having obtained the confidence of the highest levels of the State Government executive branch.
Lindsey has completed over 200 Probity Advisory and Probity Auditing assignments. He has, with Joseph Manner, provided probity advisory and auditing to some of the largest projects in Queensland and New South Wales including the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2, City and South West Rail Link in Sydney, and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Dr Ben McEniery
Principal Consultant, Dr Ben McEniery, a Barrister-at-Law, brings very specialised expertise into his role as a Probity Advisor and Auditor having previously worked for two years as Senior Research Officer, Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Committee, Queensland Parliament, 2003-2004. Following that Benjamin was a Senior Lecturer, School of Law, at the University of Queensland for 12 years, where he continues to maintain an academic connection. Ben lectured principally in Property Law and Intellectual Property Law. These are his specialties in his practice.
Ben’s Probity Advisory experience includes projects for WorkCover Queensland, QFleet in the Department of Housing and Public Works, The Public Safety Agency, and GoldlinQ Pty Ltd and the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, on the Gold Coast Light Rail System Stage 3A-Detailed Business Case
Ben became a consultant to Argus Probity in 2018. He allocates time from his practice as a Barrister-at-Law to undertake probity services.