New South Wales
TEC Chair: Chief Executive Program
I’ve been best described as a developer of people and businesses. I have more than 25 years experience as a CEO, mostly in companies where I’ve been a significant shareholder.
After completing a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) degree at UNSW, I commenced my career with Shell Australia and, in the following 11 years, progressed to senior management roles in retail sales/marketing, business planning and retail network development.
In 1984 I left the corporate scene to start my own IT company and, as CEO, built the business from start-up to a profitable systems and services operation representing major vendors including IBM, Apple, HP and NEC. After selling this business I became head of marketing in a multinational IT reseller group and then moved on to become co-founder of a successful national IT financing company.
I established a management consulting practice in 1990 and then acquired Macquarie Franchise Systems; the net result was a multi-disciplinary consulting firm focused on providing advisory and business development services to the franchising, marketing and distribution sectors. As Managing Director, I lead a professional team and consult with major corporate and SME clients in a wide array of industries.
Over the past 20 years I’ve been personally engaged in management consultancy across Australia; as well as in South-East Asia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, North America and New Zealand.