Photo: Old Parliament House. By Paris Smith-Davies

Based in the heart of Canberra, Evolve Capabilities is a dynamic, innovative company that’s all about reimagining work.

Specialising in building bespoke Business Management Systems, we’re here to ensure your business thrives through strategic transformation, optimal process design, and a dash of innovation.

Our approach? Think of us as your business’s best mate – ready to roll up our sleeves, dive into the nitty-gritty, and turn challenges into opportunities.

With a focus on practical solutions and genuine, lasting change, we’re not just consultants; we’re your partners in progress.

So, if you’re looking to give your business a competitive edge with a side of strategic smarts, let’s chat.

Canberra based

We are based in the heart of Government in Australia and our expertise can be rolled out nationwide. Where you deploy, we deploy.


We assist organisations in building a Business Management System (BMS) with tailored architecture, functionality and user experience. We give you a platform for change, efficiency, and business-wide agility.

Strategic Transformation

Strategic shifts often leave organisations vulnerable in times of change and blind to emergent opportunities. We help our customers determine what their priorities are and facilitate their evolution path.

Business Process Design

Processes are fundamental to how an organisation realises its strategic intent. We help you design optimal business processes and ensure their alignment with organisational strategy, policy, technology and regulatory requirements.

Design & Innovation

Innovation is about seeing the world not as it is, but as it could be. We balance the exploration of new knowledge (innovation) with the exploitation of existing knowledge (efficiency) to create value for our customers.


Our expertise is business strategy, process modelling, and transformation. Our people are among the industry’s most trusted and sought-after resources. Every Evolve team member demonstrates an unrivalled passion for their work and their customers.

Business > Process > Passion

We bring a hands-on approach and go beyond delivering ideas and concepts. We work in close partnership with you to establish measurable goals and define success.

We give you the tools and systems you need to evaluate where you are now and uncover where you should be, to deliver genuine and long-lasting change.

You must Adapt and Evolve to Progress

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”.

We view business change with this in mind; innovation and disruptive changes are seen as opportunities rather than threats. Whatever it is, however, it’s meant to transform, we approach change with agility, focus, and in partnership with you.

It is a puzzle… we love puzzles

Where you may see endless streams of data and a cacophony of weeds, we see endless possibilities to build a competitive advantage. Our goal is to provide you true sovereign capability with a leading edge.

It all started

with a storm.

Jan 21 Erin and Nicole have always agreed on one thing; work should have a purpose. This simple idea is where Evolve was born.

Feb 21 With a team of 4 and their first engagement, Evolve Capabilities Pty Ltd was registered.

Apr 21 The leadership team was established by volunteers. Don’t worry, they eventually got paid for their hard work.

Today What started with a give-it-all-you-got attitude, and Erin’s dining room table, has turned into a thriving company of more than 20 people (and almost as many dogs), striving to build a world of meaningful work and connection to purpose.

Our Team

Erin SMythe



Nicole MEnzies



Thomas Ashmore

BMS Architect


Isaac Scherer

Business Analyst



Adam Gawne

Senior Business Analyst

Adelle Jardine

Business Administrator



Sebastian Brusse

Business Analyst



Jennifer Cooper

Senior Business Analyst



David Macky

Senior Business Analyst 

Taylar Harpley

Business Analyst



Warren van dijk

Chief Incentives Officer


James Gill

Senior Business Analyst


Joseph Kinnish

Business Analyst

Anna Birch

Finance Manager & Data Scientist



PAris Smith-Davies

BMS Architect



Dayne Matatia

Chief Executive Officer 


Our Founders

Evolve Capabilities was established in early 2021 by founders, Erin Smythe and Nicole Menzies. Leaders in the field of Business Modelling for the Australian Defence Force.

Together they saw the opportunity for amazing people to interact and engage with stakeholders in a direct and collaborative way without the unnecessary oversight of large demanding firms. The opportunity to be more effective, more focused, and most importantly, Different.

Today they have an assembled team dedicated to producing quality results for their customers while working for a company that places wellbeing, fun and learning at the heart of everything it does.  

What are you waiting for?