About Real Options

Established in 1999, Real Options Consultancy Services is a Queensland based Consulting firm offering specialist services to non-government organisations (NGOs), government agencies and the private sector. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Grant/Tender Writing Services
  • Quality Assurance
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Social Impact Assessments
  • Governance/0rganisational Development
  • Support for Professionals

Real Options understands every organisation has different needs and our staff will tailor a work plan to match your needs, working together with you, for your success. We will provide the necessary guidance in research, analysis, and planning services to build on existing program strengths and assist in developing new programs aligned to your organisation’s mission and vision.

In order to remain competitive and thrive in difficult times an organisation must constantly improve its processes, tools and workforce. We specialise in working with Government Agencies (Local, State and Commonwealth). Additionally we have considerable strength in non-government organisations where we can implement enhancements to your business to ensure effective and efficient management of programs and services. Our qualified staff can assist you with any job, no matter how small or large. Allow us the opportunity to get acquainted with your organization and assist you with our services.

Why Us?

Our firm has Eighteen years’ experience providing specialised services to non-profit, for profit and government agencies. Having worked at senior levels across a wide range of non-profit and government organisations, Ms Casey has a strong knowledge and experience in social policy and government contractual requirements as well, as direct industry experience as a practitioner, manager and board member. Real Options will provide:

  • Unbiased third party assessment and advice
  • Results that meet our client’s expectations of quality, cost and timeliness
  • Qualified expert advice
  • Transfer of knowledge to your organisation
  • Customised tools and industry knowledge based solutions
Who we are?

Sharyn Casey – Director


Sharyn Sharyn.CaseyCasey, Principal Consultant and Director of Real Options Consultancy Services. Graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Social Work in 1984, Sharyn has worked extensively for the past 3 decades as a practitioner, manager and consultant across the government, not for profit and private sectors.

As a practitioner, Sharyn has worked in a range of diverse areas including as a support worker in a domestic violence service, social worker in a children’s hospital, Welfare officer in the student services division of a number of Queensland Universities, client advocate in a state-wide peak body and a Child Protection Officer for the Queensland Government.

Ms Casey was employed by the Queensland Government for 15 years, with ten of those years as the Manager of the Funding programs Unit where she was responsible for the evaluation, strategic planning and implementation of program and service system changes in a range of human service programs across Queensland. As a result she has a high level of knowledge regarding public sector processes, social policy development and government contractual requirements, and a strong skill base in conducting evaluations and implementing change management strategies. During this time Ms Casey was also responsible for managing and participating in a number of state and national committees including the Problem Gambling Advisory Committee, Domestic Violence Advisory Committee, Supported Accommodation Assistance program (SAAP) Advisory Committee and as Chair of the National Case Management Working Group, which was responsible for the implementation of a case management system within the homeless services sector.

As a consultant, for the better part of 2 decades, Ms Casey has demonstrated particular expertise in organisational development across the community sector including working with senior management and community boards to develop and grow sustainable and quality organisations. This has included preparing funding submissions and developmental strategies responsible for growing one agency from an income base of $1.5 M  to $34 M.

Ms Casey has also conducted program and state-wide evaluations and developed specialist skills in conducting Social Impact Assessments for the private sector, which comply with local government requirements.