Equipping you to manage tomorrow’s challenges, today.

EllisKent brings together the skills, experience, and networks of Brett Ellis and Toby Kent, two of Australia’s pre-eminent experts in emergency management, sustainable development, and resilience practice.


Brett Ellis

Brett has a stellar record of achievement as a senior executive in government, community organisations and small business. During a 20-year executive career he has held senior strategic planning, culture change and operational roles spanning diverse teams, functions and portfolios.


His leadership has been shaped by high-pressure assignments and pivotal experiences including oversight of relief and recovery efforts after the Flinders Street incident in Melbourne in December 2017, frontline roles during and after Victoria’s Black Saturday Bushfires...... 

Toby Kent

Toby has worked internationally to help major corporate, government, and non-government organisations achieve their commercial and operational objectives.


He was Australia's first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO), appointed under the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation' Global Resilient Cities initiative. As CRO, Toby created and delivered Australia’s first urban resilience strategy, Resilient Melbourne, a collaboration across Melbourne’s 32 councils, State, private and not-for-profit organisations..... 


Strategy Development



Experience You Can Trust

Disaster and Emergency Management Planning

Strategic bushfire management to building resilient communities through disaster recovery. 

Strategy & Good Governance

Training and Mentoring

Organisational planning and strategy development to set corporate sustainability and resilience outcomes, as well as the oversight to achieve them.

Supporting executive management to prepare for disasters and build resilience into organisations and community.

What people say about us

Director of Relief & Recovery

Black Summer Fires 2019-20

“I’ve really appreciated all your support.... developing a Municipal Recovery Action Plan is possibly one of the most challenging things one can do. This combined with the challenge we set ourselves to involve community members, has made it a tough but valuable process.”

Let's Chat

Brett Ellis 

Email: brett@elliskent.com 

Tel: +61 (0) 409 359 347

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Toby Kent 

Email: toby@elliskent.com

Tel: +61 (0) 439 031 253

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We acknowledge the traditional custodians on Country in which we live, work, and visit. We pay our respects to Elders past and present. May their wisdom and practices be strengthened and build the resilience of this ancient continent, its people and its indigenous flora and fauna.


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