Published initially on ITWire, DDLS People has formally appointed Kenneth Hoppe as its new general manager.

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A part of DDLS Group, DDLS People has been providing strategic and advisory services in learning and development, logistics and program and project management for 20 years. The business has a long and successful history with the Department of Defence. The team have broadened our client base to include a range of Government organisations and corporations to deliver expertise.


Advisory and consultancy firm DDLS People has appointed Kenneth Hoppe as its new general manager.

DDLS says Hoppe takes over from Karen Smith who previously held the role, and he will be focused on the implementation and development of DDLS People’s strategies and policies, with the aim of expanding the business into new sectors.

Prior to his appointment, Hoppe was the Director of Defence for Augment Resources, a professional services and consultancy firm in Melbourne.

DDLS says Hoppe has over 30 years of experience in technical support, logistics engineering, instructional analysis, contracting, and project management, having also worked in various senior and executive management roles for Nova Systems and Logistic Solutions Australia.

DDLS People says Hoppe will also be managing existing partnerships with public sector clients – mostly in Defence – leveraging his acute understanding of the industry environment.

"He has spent the last 15 years providing professional services to Defence and the Defence Industry, in particular the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) and the Chief Information Officers group (CIOG), making him an invaluable asset to DDLS People,” notes DDLS People.

Since its inception, DDLS People says it has delivered over 200 Defence projects and upwards of 1,000 logistics systems training courses per year, to organisations such as the Navy, Army and Air Force.

“DDLS People has an established track record of delivering results with commitment and passion over two decades to some of Australia’s biggest agencies. I’m eager to join the team and leverage my industry experience to help organisations drive a path towards workflow optimisation, improved business productivity and profitability”, said Hoppe.

DDLS People partners with public sector and Defence organisations to help solve problems, large and small. With 20 years of experience in logistics support, project management and training, DDLS People is powered by a team of passionate and dedicated professionals and the national reach and expertise of the DDLS Group.

We understand that each organisation and project is different. Because of this, our team partner with you to create the right solution to meet your needs and then execute with skill and total commitment. DDLS People's recent success stories highlight the importance of establishing a solid partnership with the public sector and Defence organisations that we support.

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With a 35 strong pool of experts, the team at DDLS People offer public sector and Defence consultancy support across four key competencies:

  • Learning and Development: Provision of customised training including determining training needs, designing training programs and delivering via traditional face-to-face, blended classroom learning, virtual classrooms, e-learning and remote learning.

  • Logistics and Supply Chain: Expertise in integrated logistics support, inventory management and supply chain optimisation, provision of codification services and compliance assurance.

  • Portfolio, Program and Project Management: Experience in scoping, schedule development and management, budget and resource management, change, risk and issues management, reporting, assurance, procurement and contract management, stakeholder management and communications.

  • Strategic and Management Consulting: Expert business analysis and strategic business advice to assist you in delivering outcomes, as well as top-level organisational support to help you overcome any challenges you may be facing.

Our consultants specialise in these areas. They are the day-to-day client contacts delivering fixed-term consulting and project management to our valued clients. They are highly experienced with an enviable skill set.

Our team are able to support each other by ‘picking each other's brains’ to enhance knowledge, discussing training and certification opportunities and being open about preferences, challenges and family.

Join the DDLS People team as a Defence or public sector consultant when you apply for any of the roles on our Careers page based on your area of expertise.

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