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Richard Appleby

Richard Appleby

Chief Executive Program

‘After almost 10 years as a member of TEC, I know how powerful a TEC group is, from both a professional and personal perspective. TEC impacted my life in a range of positive ways and many of the significant decisions that I needed to make were improved through the TEC experience. Having a mentor who asks the right questions but never judges and having the range of inputs you receive from your group, can only add value and make for better outcomes. For me, the opportunity as a TEC Chair is to help others be the best they can be and for me to continue to learn.’



Richard Appleby’s business background has been extensive having operated across a range of industry sectors both within Australia and internationally. His experience covers transport and logistics, maritime, international freight and customs, information and technology and even the not-for-profit sector. He has run businesses from $5 million to $150 million in revenue.

Successfully leading programs on transformational change and has experience in both buying and selling businesses along with M&A, both in Australia and overseas.

Prior to his senior management roles, Richard worked across finance, sales and operations.

In 2014, Richard set up his own business, Conari Interim Solutions, providing senior executives to organisations on a short to medium term basis to deal with specific projects or to implement new initiatives. These are cases where a high level of skill and experience is needed; however a permanent appointment is not. It is not recruitment, it is variable cost management.


  • Delivering change and restructuring
  • Strategy development and implementation
  • Delivering growth (including M&A)
  • Leadership and team development

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