South Australia

Gordon Edwards

Small Business Program

Gordon Edwards TEC coach and mentor

'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 personal life focused on success cannot be replicated by a book, video or lecture.’


  • Committed to improving leadership across business, government and the community
  • Lead commercial operations in Adelaide as a director and business owner
  • Designed and delivered the South Australian Defence Industry Leadership Program
  • Served as a personal advisor and executive mentor to business owners and 'key' executives since 2008


After 22 years' in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in leadership roles in Australia, overseas and operationally at sea, Gordon Edwards began his business career running the SA/NT operations of Patrick Logistics for 6 years'. This period convinced him that the ‘art’ of leadership was as critical as good management process in any commercial business role. In 2004 Gordon started his own leadership development business – Heavypoint, providing leadership development programs in SA and elsewhere. He believes that leadership is the art necessary to complement good management science.  Knowing the power of mentoring,  is when Gordon started Heavypoint, he sought out and found TEC. Becoming a TEC Member in 2005 and then a TEC Chair in 2008, TEC continues as a core ingredient to his business and personal fulfillment.

Regardless of how we define success, Gordon believes it can only result in long term fulfillment if we welcome others to share our journey; others who allow us to share theirs. Trusted, honest and fully engaged advocates who can challenge a position as a means to fully explore an idea but who will also continue to support once a decision has been made – these are the people we need at our side.

Among his other activities,  Gordon developed and ran the South Australian Defence Industry Leadership Program (SADILP), which, as a State Goverment subsidised program, is designed to support the leadership succession capability, enhance individual leadership behaviours of senior executives and improve relationships throughout defence industry in SA.

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