Consult, Design, Deliver

Kelima is a boutique technology consulting company. Our core business philosophy is to create outstanding business value through our Consult, Design and Deliver approach. Utilising our experience and knowledge, we excel in the successful delivery of complex IT infrastructure and transformation projects.


From digital transformation to the Internet of Things, getting today’s technology right for tomorrow’s business needs is critical for all organisations. By engaging at all levels to understand an organisations requirements and challenges, Kelima delivers outcomes underpinned and enabled by technology, to address its customers’ business needs and objectives.


We focus on offering our unique knowledge and experience to ensure the successful delivery of large-scale infrastructure programs, including mergers, acquisitions & separations, data centre relocations and digital transformation projects.


Kelima and its core team members have been involved in delivering many significant projects for large organisations, including:



Establishment of core infrastructure to support electricity smart metering systems for a number of Victorian Energy companies



Data centre consolidation projects involving the establishment of new core infrastructure and the migration of business critical applications, resulting in a significant footprint reduction and cost efficiencies



Migration of critical applications to tailored efficient platforms, reducing operational costs and support complexities



Consolidation of infrastructure services including authentication services, messaging and desktop components following a merger that provided an updated infrastructure platform for over 5000 users.

Energy and Utilities
Government and Defence Organisations
Retail and Transportation
Our Clients

See below for some of the clients we have worked with.

Our Partners

See below for some of the partners we have worked with.

Our Team

The core team at Kelima has worked together on large-scale projects for over 15 years. Kelima was formed with the ethos that the team has many great individuals, but it is as a collective team that we excel.

Steve Orkibi
Principal Consultant

Steve is a solution architect with extensive experience in the design and deployment of many large-scale technology implementations including smart metering solutions, digital transformation and company acquisitions / separations. Steve has the demonstrated ability to apply innovative solutions to manage technical risks and constraints and lead technical teams through example to deliver the required outcome.

Tony Shand
Principal Consultant

An experienced technology manager who has a proven track record of successful project and operational delivery across various industries including Utilities, Transport and Financial services. Tony’s background combines sound technical knowledge and consulting skills with natural management and leadership ability, coupled with his commercial, budgetary and strategic capability.

Mat McFarlane
Lead Consultant

Mat has over 15 years of experience as a solution architect and lead consultant, which is underpinned by his strong knowledge and experience in virtualisation, Infrastructure technology, IT integration and SOE deployment. Mat is a professional and enthusiastic person with a diverse range of technical experience, supported by a well-structured and organised approach to IT delivery.

Sam Horwood
Lead Consultant

An experienced consultant working primarily in the utilities industry. Sam has solid consulting, architecture and technical capability in Oracle and SQL Server database infrastructure, as well as experience in strategic capacity planning, backup & recovery and storage solutions. Sam has been involved in large scale projects, including the design and deployment of smart metering solutions for a number of Victorian utilities.

Chris Martyn
Solution Architect

Chris is an accomplished solutions architect with experience working across a wide range of industries. His particular expertise lies in LAN/WAN infrastructure solutions (with emphasis on Microsoft infrastructure, VMware, Citrix & Cisco networking technologies) with skills in architecting, designing and implementing solutions across a diverse range of platforms and solutions.

Jerry Le
Solution Architect

With over 10 years of extensive IT Architecture & Design experience in a variety of market sectors; Utilities, Defence, Transport & Logistics. Jerry has an in depth knowledge of core infrastructure technology services enabling him to deliver multiple large-scale infrastructure projects across complex environments. This includes multi-phase programs such as data-centre uplift, server and desktop environments, storage technologies and virtualisation solutions.

Karl Dawson
Security Practice Lead

An accomplished security architect and qualified penetration tester with over 20 years’ experience in the Utilities, Government and Defence sectors. Karl's extensive security, networking, and Critical Infrastructure experience enables him to work as a trusted advisor at a technical and strategic level on solutions ranging from smart meters, industrial automation and IoT, through to cloud enablement and security policy development. Karl's a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a former CCIE (#2061) with multiple SANS qualifications.

Michael Kight
Security Consultant

With extensive experience in the information security field, Michael has worked in a range of consulting assignments across utilities, government and the commercial sector. He has been involved in both technical and strategic information security consulting, including policy development, security audit and review, threat and risk assessments, security architecture and design, and penetration testing. Development of an ISMS to the ISO 27001 standard and establishment of a Security Operations Centre are part of his background. Michael is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

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