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Rhyll Gardner

My specialty is building and executing strategy for growth. I am familiar with all the bumps along the road and I help CEOs and business founders navigate those …


Graham Morgan

‘Any business can devise a strategy, but it is in the doing that they fail. As a TEC Chair, I challenge my members to focus on practical solutions …


Mike Henderson

20 years’ at the National Bank of New Zealand in senior manager roles Owned and operated a best performing franchise business in Australasia (under the brand) Chief Executive …


David Blyth

My entire professional life has been one of growth and learning … my goal is always to lift the level of strategic thinking within an organisation.  This is …


Kerry Skellern

‘I am energised by working with business leaders to generate surprising insights and solutions.  My expertise is in scaling businesses.’   Operational (P&L) leadership, strategic sales & marketing, …


Glen Simpson

CEO of global company operating in over 100 countries Director of ASX200 listed company United Nations advisor Europe Expert in social engineering in the developing world Strategic change …


Shane McNulty

My goal is to assist members who are looking for better solutions, to broaden their knowledge, to become a better leader, and to challenge and be challenged. CEO …


Todd Coates

‘My TEC chairs and peer members have been ‘by my side’ for 15 years.  The TEC process made a profound impact on my professional and personal development, and …


Chris Dunn TEC mentor

Chris Dunn

‘Nothing gives me more satisfaction than working with inspiring people and being able to contribute in some way to their business.’ 25 years’ experience as a CEO and …


Flora Furness TEC Chair

Flora Furness

 TEC provides the guidance and support in a safe environment where you can bounce decisions off your peer group and consider options that you may not of been …


Jocellin Jansson

‘Having been a member of a peer review group in Sydney from a young age when I first set out in business, I experienced firsthand the powerful personal, …


Steve Gallagher

Steve Gallagher

Biography Steve Gallagher is Principal at Agere Pty Ltd, an advisory and investment company drawing on his capability and professional networks established over 30 years’ as a CEO …


Susan Benedyka

Susan Benedyka

Biography Susan Benedyka is an experienced CEO and business owner, and holds significant leadership positions. She has had a profound impact on regional development across Australia during her …


Richard Palmer

Richard Palmer

Biography Richard Palmer is a corporate finance and private equity professional, with 25 years’ in-house and external advisory experience in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.  Over this time, …


Tom Williams TEC Chair

Tom Williams

‘I believe CEOs and Business Owners are now the major influencers of how the world develops.  They provide jobs and economic growth, but also inspirational opportunities for people …


Lorna Murray

Lorna Murray

‘I believe that the TEC experience provides the best personal growth moments, trusted ‘critical friends’, motivation and accountability for diverse groups of leaders.  As a member of a …


Allyn Wasley

Allyn Wasley

Extensive experience gained as a long-term executive, company director and consultant Background based around business strategy and performance, both at a development and execution level Company director both …


Jon Lindsay

Jon Lindsay

‘TEC is about challenge. TEC is about support. TEC is about being the safest environment you possibly can have where you actually go away and take action. TEC …


Amanda Cole

Amanda Cole

Won a Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year Award (QLD) Worked both public and private sectors Sat on the board of the Design Institute of Australia, was …


Tony McGinn

Tony McGinn

Chairing a TEC Group is one of the most challenging and rewarding commitments Tony McGinn has undertaken. We are all learning so much together, about each other, about ourselves, …


Jim Landau

Jim Landau

Selection by IBM Research for work on their first minicomputer design First Computer Audit Manager for Arthur Andersen in Australia (and effectively founder of their risk management practice) …


Ron Boskell

Ron Boskell

Biography Ron Boskell’s career in business has provided him with vast experience as a senior manager, working with just three iconic businesses in this time, commencing as General …


Chad Wilkie TEC Chair

Chad Wilkie

Experienced professional and Chairperson, over 30 years’ of experience Professional advisor to large corporates Co-founded Ignition Partner Limited to advise companies on strategies for growth from innovation Held …


Brent von Sierakowski

Brent von Sierakowski

Biography Brent von Sierakowski has a wide-range of experience at a senior management level from his time at National Bank of New Zealand (now ANZ National Bank Ltd) …


Tim Hantke

Tim Hantke

‘For all of my life I have had the privilege of being mentored by many wonderful people and it has ingrained in me the benefits of mentoring. When …


Stephen O'Keefe

Stephen O’Keefe

Biography Stephen O’Keefe is a commerce graduate who has significantly grown businesses in a career which has spanned a wide range of industries. He now consults to a range …


Lyn Harding

Lyn Harding

‘It was easy for me to accept the offer to chair my own TEC group in WA, as I had benefited from being a member when I was …


Lianne-Cretney-Barnes

Lianne Cretney-Barnes

‘My goal is to make every business and CEO/business owner in my group develop both themselves and their businesses. CEOs and business owners are far more productive (and …


John Broons

John Broons

‘For a CEO, TEC is the place you come to have your questions answered and your answers questioned.’ Family business specialist and trusted advisor to families in business …


Dawn Russell

Dawn Russell

Biography In Dawn Russell’s KEY group, the purpose is to fully engage in what we do and to actively contribute to the overall performance of our leadership team, …


Ron Tomlian

Ron Tomlian

Biography Ron Tomlian established Marketing Counsel his own strategic consultancy in 2001, specialising in branding and strategic marketing planning, strategic planning and implementation issues. Since then, Marketing Counsel has assisted …


Rod Buchecker

Rod Buchecker

Biography An expert at helping businesses communicate to their respective markets. As an independent business consultant, Rod Buchecker brings strategic thinking and practical discipline to organisations across the …


Keith Brooks

Keith Brooks

Members have the opportunity to meet with other leaders to share ideas opportunities and challenges in a safe environment where they will be challenged and supported. I regard …


Jerry Kleeman

Jerry Kleeman

‘Being a TEC Chair is the single most profound thing that I have done in my professional career. The ability to assist people on their journeys and to …


Gordon Edwards

Gordon Edwards

‘I’ve gained enormously from my TEC experience. TEC is real. The members are peers and this is what sets it apart. Their experience in combining a business and …


Adrian Geering

Adrian Geering

Biography Adrian Geering holds a thorough business background as a manager, human resource practitioner, sales director and university lecturer. He has a Ph.D. and extensive consulting experience in …


Tony Watt

Tony Watt

Biography Tony Watt knows what makes a successful organisation tick. Before launching his consulting business in 2005, he spent more than three decades leading large teams of people …


Stephen Myers

Stephen Myers

Biography Stephen Myers has over 30 years’ management and industrial relations experience across a variety of industries with senior management and board positions in both private and public …


Paul Ronis TEC Chair

Paul Ronis

Biography With an extensive career at the strategic level, Paul Ronis has some 20 years experience as a ‘hands-on manager’, running profit centres throughout most of Australia.  His …


Guy Clarke

Guy Clarke

Over 30 years’ of experience in professional services, leadership development, IT and business creation across Australia and South East Asia Held advisory board positions and served as Chairman …


Camille Morin

Camille Morin

Biography Camille Morin has over 19 years’ of experience both as a CEO and COO responsible for the development of five domestically and internationally recognised start-up ventures. His …


Barry Upfold

Barry Upfold

‘After a successful career as a CEO in various countries of the world I owned a consulting business in Brisbane and got into TEC almost by accident. Unbeknown …


Ray Fisher

Ray Fisher

Biography Ray Fisher has over 40 years experience in civil engineering construction, contracting and related consulting and service industries including 25 years as a CEO in Australia and …


Adam Sleigh

Broad expertise spans retail, operations and manufacturing across prominent national businesses and brands Continues to study ‘world’s best practice’ business models on a national and international level Extensive …


Tim Maclachlan

Tim Maclachlan

Biography Upon graduating from Melbourne University, Tim Maclachlan began his career in the consumer finance industry, with a subsidiary of the U.S. Household International group. He then moved into …


Jeff Paterson

Jeff Paterson

‘The passion and experience I bring to the Chair role has been derived from many years of listening, questioning, guiding and mentoring senior executives and CEOs through a …


Harvey Martin

Harvey Martin

‘The essence of the success of both my groups is the diversity they represent. Diversity in length of membership, industries, background, experience, men and women, and all ages. …


Guy Mycroft

Guy Mycroft

‘I like the entrepreneurial SME environment, with its never ending variety of businesses and people. I like to work with people over the long term and build strong …


Robert Nordlinger

Bob Nordlinger

Biography A TEC Chair since 1995, Bob has twice been Australian Chair of the Year (2001 and 2003) and is the inaugural winner of the Phil Meddings Award …


Andrew Dick

Andrew Dick

‘I’m a passionate TEC advocate having gained my experience from being a member and now a Chair. TEC brings a wonderful mix of personal and business development; members …