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Who we are.

We are a female led, academically minded boutique consulting firm pioneering a fresh perspective on compliance and investigations in Australia. We have brought together a team of diverse team members with a wealth of public and private sector experience across industries, including, banking and finance, technology, retail, security and intelligence, mining, and state and federal government. Our team members are exceptionally well-travelled having worked, studied, and lived in the Americas, Australasia, Europe and Africa. We’re proud to bring a unique set of industry, cultural and certified experience to your sensitive business needs.

Why us?

Our Leadership Team.

Founded and led by two sisters, at Scout, we infuse our work with a collaborative mindset, blending academic acumen with genuine passion. Our approach is direct, agile, and results-driven, reflecting our resource-conscious ethos. With a worldly perspective, we adapt seamlessly to challenges, delivering innovative solutions that continuously surpass our client's expectations.

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Lori Klaassen


Ellen McNeil


Ellen holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of International Relations from The University of Melbourne, Australia. Throughout her career, Ellen has worked in climate policy development and implementation for state and federal governments and as a climate change risk advisory consultant to both public and private sector clients. Ellen also has over six years of experience in investigations.

Lori holds a Bachelor of Arts (Global) from Monash University, Australia and a Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism from Macquarie University, Australia. Throughout her career, Lori has supported clients in major industries across areas of Risk Management, Anti-Money Laundering and Regulatory Compliance in Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, and the United States.

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