GED Advisory

Ged Advisory provides management and technical advisory services to governments, companies, membership-based associations and not-for-profit organisations.

GED Advisory is an independent consulting and training company that specialises in conformity assessment (including accreditation and certification).

Its services include:

  • The development, review and administration of regulatory and voluntary conformity assessment schemes;
  • Training for government, industry, and accreditation and certification bodies around the world on the ISO/IEC 17000 series of conformity assessment standards (i.e., the “CASCO Toolbox”); and
  • The provision of Secretariat services for the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC) which is the international association for the peer evaluation of accreditation bodies (e.g. JAS-ANZ) across the Asia Pacific region.


Graeme Drake, the Principal of GED Advisory, is a past Head of Conformity Assessment and ISO/CASCO Secretary for ISO in Geneva, and has held senior operational and executive roles at Standards New Zealand, NSC International Pty Ltd (now BSI Australia and New Zealand) and the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA).  He is the currently the Chair of several standards committees, including QR-010 Conformity Assessment, QR-014 Compliance Systems and EV-021 Environmental Management.  Graeme is also a member Standards Australia’s Standards Development and Accreditation Committee (SDAC).