Our Advisor Panel meet just some of our professionals at your service
Mr Andrew Keil
Skills: Risk Management, International markets, Business development, Research commercialisation, General Management, Online marketing, Export, Strategy, Change management
Industries: Telecommunication, IT, Human resources, Start-up companies, Not for profit, Investment, Government, Health, Medical Research, Arts, SME mergers & acquisitions, Hotel, Public sector
Past and current director on the boards of Kaiten Group, SEMA grou and the Australian Chief Customer Office Forum, Andrew encompasses a wealth of Australian and international experience, advising Australian and Asian companies on Marketing, international expansion e-business and corporate governance.
Former positions include Group Business owner for MBF Australia (largest health insurer), Manager of Telstra's Flybuys loyalty program, in charge of Telstra's SOHO market segment, accountable for the production of NetWorked, Australia's first interactive TV/webcasting series targetted to the small business market.
Andrew is currently working out of Singapore and finalising his upcoming book "Kaiten: 6 Principles for Enabling Customer Driven Transformation".
Ms Behroz Cumine � BA; LLB; MBA; LLM
Skills: General Management, Corporate governance, Advising on Directors' duties and responsibilities, Regulatory compliance, Organisation design, Change management, Company secretary, Communications, Anti-money Laundering and Terrorist financing, Audit, Banking licence, Breach handling, Business planning, Complaints handling, Compliance, Data and information security, Data management, Establishment of board of directors, Ethics, Financial services licence, Government liaison and negotiations, Human resources, Information management, Privacy, Project management, Registration and licencing of companies, Regulatory affairs, Sales and Marketing, Strategic planning, Training
Industries: Start-up companies, Not for profit, Banking, Broker-dealer services, Corporate trusts, Finance, Financial planning, Funds management, Investment banking, Investment management, Large corporations - International, Large corporations - National, Local government, Managed investment schemes, Research and analytics, Securities, SME, Superannuation, Wealth management
Behroz is a lawyer and a risk and compliance professional, with over 20 years experience in the banking and finance sector. She has substantial experience in establishing companies, including attending to registration and licensing; and in developing and implementing risk, compliance and governance frameworks.
Behroz has worked in a senior management capacity at several of the major banks and financial institutions such as Credit Suisse, TD Securities, Westpac and Bank of New York Mellon. She has excellent skills in liaising and negotiating with Government and the Regulators, and is experienced in managing all Regulatory visits and audits.
Mr Gary Jones MBA, M.Mktg, BBA
Skills: Risk Management, Business development, General Management, Corporate governance, Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Organisation design, Change management, Accounting, Treasury, Capital raising, Company secretary
Industries: Start-up companies, Not for profit, Manufacturing, Construction, Banking, SME mergers & acquisitions, Oil, Transport, Hotel, Public sector
Currently finalising his Doctor of Business Administration (strategy dissertation), Gary accumulated an outstanding set of skills in financial accounting (Bankers Trust), bank accounting and treasury setup (Tokai Bank), managing the whole treasury operations for an Investment bank (Standard Chartered Bank), mergers and acquisitions as the Group CFO for investment companies, before moving into management consulting and company turnarounds.
His vision and strategy, second to none, have helped clients improve their bottom line, align their practices to corporate governance, risk and opportunity management, through reviewing treasury, accounting, operations, marketing, and advising and preparing a new way forward, whilst remaining focused on overhead reductions and profitability. The SME sector is a market where Gary can make clients thrive and achieve objectives way beyond their planned targets.
Prof. Jeanette Ward MBBS MHPEd PhD FAFPHM FAICD
Skills: Risk Management, Corporate governance, High level negotiations with Government Agencies, Evidence-based public policy, Advocacy at top government level
Industries: Not for profit, Government, Primary Health Care, Tertiary Education, Health, Medical Research, Arts
A prominent figure in the Health and Education sectors, Jeanette�s career includes senior executive service in the NSW public hospital system, leadership roles in not-for-profit organisations and consulting services to universities, health-related industries, community-based services and the training sector. She brings extensive experience as a non-executive director on a number of Australian and NSW public sector boards. She has also served on policy and strategy groups and task forces at regional, state and national levels. Her expertise in policy implementation has been recognised by a continuing honorary professorial appointment at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
Jeanette brings a deep understanding of cultures and challenges in health systems. She contributes regularly to the peer-reviewed literature on relevant policy issues, teaches public policy and blogs on public affairs for a website targeting Generation Y business leaders.
Dr Leila Alem
Skills: Business development, Research commercialisation, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive psychology
Industries: IT, Mining, Human resources, Start-up companies
Bio: Distinguished Senior researcher for CSIRO, Leila brings over 25 years of international experience in research and IP commercialisation. Leila can give invaluable advice on IP commercialisation, start-ups and SME liaison and support from government agencies.
Having led projects at the forefront of the IT industry, benefiting the Mining (traditional and remote tele-operations), Health and Aged Care (Telepresence for Aged Care and nursing homes), Aviation, Artificial Intelligence, Human Factors in mediated collaborations. Leila�s novel ideas were successfully implemented in mining, aviation and health industries.
Mr Martin Dewhurst
Skills: Risk Management, General Management, Corporate governance, Occupational Health and Safety, Regulatory compliance
Industries: Telecommunication, Engineering, Construction, Electrical, Heavy industry, Rail, Petro-chemical
Martin has gained international experience across a wide range of industries including construction, telecommunications, electrical, heavy industry, rail and petro-chemical. He has spent the majority of his career in the construction industry in various roles before moving into the field of Occupational Health and Safety. He has worked in a number of OH&S positions being responsible for identifying OH&S system deficiencies, assisting the Executive in the development of strategy and implementation of subsequent action plans, developing and delivering related training plus monitoring the effectiveness of implementation through audits and inspections.
Ms Monica Schlesinger
Skills: Risk Management, Business development, Software Development, Corporate governance, Advocacy at top government level, Advising on Directors' duties and responsibilities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Change management, Capital raising, CEO, Company secretary, Company Turnaround, Marketing, Communications, Breach handling, Business planning, Complaints handling, Compliance, Data management, Establishment of board of directors, Ethics, Information management, Project management, Sales and Marketing
Industries: Telecommunication, IT, Start-up companies, Government, Health, SME mergers & acquisitions, Science and Technology, Finance, Large corporations - International, Large corporations - National, Research and analytics, SME
Monica combines commercial experience with governance and strategy. She is the CEO of Espace P/L, Principal at the Advisory Boards Group, Director and Chair of the Governance Committee at the Medical Software Industry Association, Director and member Finance, Risk and Investments Committee at North West Disability Services, President of the Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women, Director at Quaypay P/L, Director/Councillor at the Australian Pharmacy Council, Director of Education Centre of Australia.
Monica�s aim is to contribute with cross-industry experience and strategy to the client company�s goals and be part of a team that extends the boundaries of innovation, quality and professionalism in their sector.
Monica holds MEng Equiv, BEng, FAICD, PMP.
Mrs Nicole Grainger
Skills: International markets, Business development, Online marketing, Capital raising, Marketing, Communications, Data and information security, Information management, Sales and Marketing
Industries: Telecommunication, Start-up companies, Banking, Hotel, Private equity, Finance, Large corporations - International, Large corporations - National
Nicole has over 20 years of experience in developing & driving commercial, marketing and ecommerce strategies for some of the World�s leading brands, including Yahoo, NEC, Accor Hotels, British Telecom and more. In this time she has held senior leadership roles with responsibilities ranging from sales, marketing and new product development, to building partner channels and managing customer service teams. A powerful communicator and strong leader, Nicole has experience at board level, with proven corporate governance, business strategy and financial management capability.
Mr Peter R. Schlesinger
Skills: Risk Management, Business development, Research commercialisation, General Management, Online marketing, Software Development
Industries: Telecommunication, IT, Start-up companies, Government
CEO IPV Solutions, former General Manager Australia at VPI Systems, Peter has over 23 years experience in the IT and Software Development space. Peter's extensive business knowledge, commercial acumen and corporate governance in dealing with large Telcos allows him to successfully bridge between small start-ups and the corporate world.
Mr William Groves
Skills: Risk Management, International markets, Business development, General Management, Corporate governance, Taxation, Financial planning, Foreign exchange contracts, Import, Export
Industries: Mining, Human resources, Start-up companies, Engineering, Not for profit, Investment, Manufacturing
Experienced Fellow of CPA Australia and Associate member of the Australian Chartered Institute of Secretaries, William has 40 years experience in Accounting, Taxation, Financial planning and SME strategy. William worked for the Australian Taxation Office, Sinclair Night & Partners, Ingham's, ABP Investments before setting up his own accounting and financial planning company, servicing the SME sector. His outstanding skills and professionalims have earned him partnerships with ATO, ASIC and leadership positions with ST George Bank appointed Investment firms.
As a former partner of Pitcher Partners and Delloitte's professional network, he created financial strategies for a variety of companies. William is currently sitting on a NFP board.
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