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POSTED ON 09-May-23

MF & Associates is an emerging Canberra-based company, whose strong dedication to fostering an inclusive workforce is making a significant difference not just in cyber, but the industry as a whole. With a young history and a strong focus on diversity, the team at MF & Associates has consistently delivered innovative solutions to their valued clients over the past few years and is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.


Company history

Established in 2019, MF & Associates are an Australian medium-sized business based in Canberra that provides management and cyber consulting services to both private and government clients. The company’s mission is to provide good work that matters to all clients. MF & Associates does this by prioritising the client’s needs and focusing on trust, empathy, and inclusion in every engagement.

MF & Associates has seen rapid growth over the last year as one of Canberra’s most trusted consultancy firms which saw win after win. They started 2023 with a bang, as the team has grown from 25 to 60+ since February. Some of their recent successes include becoming the ATO’s cyber augmentation services provider, being a finalist in Australian Financial Review (AFR) Boss best places to work and coming in at number 56 in the AFR fast starters list.

MF & Associates are committed to bringing diversity and inclusion to all clients and will be engaging with their consortia to ensure that each client continues to receive personal, professional and productive services.

Trust, diversity, and inclusion are at the forefront of all MF & Associates’ engagement with clients in supporting the delivery of high-quality management and cyber consulting services.


Company values

Alongside their work for both Government and private industry, MF & Associates believes in giving back and supporting the community that supports them. They are actively involved in and sponsor charities, such as the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation, St Vincent de Paul, Volunteering ACT and Women in ICT. MF & Associates fosters a culture of giving within the organisation and offer paid Volunteering Leave as a part of their employment value proposition.

The company celebrates the diversity of the industry and is proud to note that 65% of the company at present are self-identifying women, including the majority of those sitting at the executive level.  When last polled, it also highlighted that 40% of the company also identifies as LGBTQIA+ and 40% as having mobility challenges or a disability. When looking to grow, the company advertises through multiple diverse job portals. Algorithms are also used to ensure that the language in our job ads is gender-neutral, friendly, and considerate of all potential candidates, their needs, and identities.

MF & Associates are committed to breaking the glass ceiling, avoiding the glass cliff, and supporting the development and success of its people, especially during this period of accelerated growth. Some of the ways the company is aiming to achieve this are by providing empathy-based training to all staff and developing promotion, leave, and leadership policies and practices that support women and diverse groups. MF & Associates acknowledges and celebrates the diversity of its teams and their experiences, ensuring that inclusivity and empathy are present in every aspect of their day-to-day operations.