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Our team - your Leaders on Demand

We operate a rigorous selection process.

Each of our team of members has decades of experience leading teams and mentoring others while serving in executive-suite roles .

Our deployable leaders are adept at dropping into unfamiliar environments and high stakes situations with minimal fuss.  They are quickly accepted as a part of your team.

All engagements are undertaken with continuous two-way feedback and our back-to-base support includes coaching, mentoring and structured professional development.

Commercial and markets

Leaders on Demand Commercial Markets Focus, CEO, CMO, CSO
Helen Livesey

Helen LiveseyHigh energy, resilient and calm under pressure, Helen thrives on challenge and supporting CEO’s with transformational change in the face of complexity, ambiguity, and adversity. 

With over 25 years’ international experience as Chief People Officer, Chief of Staff, Chief Reputation Officer and Chief Marketing Officer in listed companies, her expertise is leading through crisis, transformations, and transactions.  

A trusted advisor for complex and business-critical issues, she combines authentic and courageous leadership with a can-do attitude and ability to execute.

Helen manages tough conversations with insight, kindness, balance and perspective and her natural talent is bringing out the best in individuals and teams. 

Karam Chand

Karam Chand

Karam is an experienced international business leader and Chief Executive Officer. 

He has dedicated over 30 years of his career to the airline industry and has led organisations that deliver full service, hybrid and low cost business models to the travelling public.

An expert in the transformation and turnaround of airlines, Karam was the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Brunei Airlines, the national flag carrier airline for Brunei Darussalam.Previously, he was responsible for network planning at Virgin Australia and led strategic planning at Fiji Airways.

Karam also has considerable experience in tourism development in the South Pacific region. Today he operates as an aviation consultant and provides mentoring to leaders in the airline industry.

Ian Kelly

Ian Kelly

Ian is a driven, results-oriented and commercially focused CXO with a proven strength in building and leading companies through growth phases requiring defined strategy, acquisitions, rigorous governance and high-performance operations.  Bringing international experience in CEO leadership roles, people he has worked with recognise him as a specialist in business improvement programs, executive team development and investment and market expansion strategies.   

Leveraging extensive international experience in telecommunications and infrastructure - including 20+ years in Australia, the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia –  he is positioned to manage end to end M&A lifecycles, integrate investments, deliver on growth agendas in highly complex stakeholder and technology environments and drive multiple phases of operational transformation.

Tom Pellegrini
Tom Pellegrini

Tom PellegriniTom is a senior executive with over 25 years of international professional experience and is an audacious, determined and resilient transformational business leader. He specialises in innovative initiatives and digital technology to reinvent business systems, increase productivity and save costs.

He leverages his solid financial, investment and human resources expertise and transferable skills, gained across diverse industries and c-suite roles, to build, restructure and transform national and multi-national organisations. 

Tom has a recognised ability to build and lead high-performing teams under intense pressure and in highly complex environments and align functional business units surrounding a single corporate vision and mission.

Having participated in hundreds of board meetings and committees, reporting to several Boards, he also attained an extensive experience in corporate governance, stakeholders engagement and management, strategic plan development and strategy execution, and is a trusted adviser to Chairs and Board members. 

Peter Ashford

Peter AshfordPeter is a senior executive with over 30 years of experience in the oil, gas and LNG sector as well as exposure to mining, renewable energy and technology.  

He has a strong technical and project execution background having held senior leadership positions in general, commercial, technical and project management and having worked closely with CEOs of major companies, senior Government officials and the media across several countries.  

Peter's strengths are his breadth of experience, his practical advice, and his enquiring mind which is always looking for a win-win solution or a new angle to solve a particular challenge. He enjoys and encourages the diversity brought by teamwork and collaboration on shared problem solving.

Peter Whitehead

Peter WhiteheadA dynamic, versatile and results driven commercial business leader with 25 years’ international experience, Peter brings world class capability delivering solutions in complex strategic client partnerships and delivering operational excellence on the ground.  

He has a strong track record in deploying effective growth strategies, including new market entry, value chain optimisation and service innovation, driven by deep insights into chosen sectors and participants.

Peter’s success has been enabled by way of leading business transformation initiatives, building and leading effective teams as well as mentoring developing leaders.  Strategic growth development expertise gained in roles spanning Australasia, Europe, the Americas and Africa with blue chip firms in diverse sectors. 

David Hewish

David Hewish

David’s passion has always been helping CEOs and their leadership teams apply a growth mindset to build sustainable value. Prior to moving to Australia, David held c-suite roles at Saab Automobile, WorldPay, Celsa Steel, Vion Food Group, DryDocks World and Foster Wheeler. He played a pivotal interim role in the oft cited turnaround of Howden Joinery Group, where he was the Group Financial Controller.

A professional civil engineer who subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant, David learned from working with industry’s most respected leaders.

Early in his career the Institute For Turnaround named him their "rising star" and his Chief Restructuring Officer roles earned the respect of Europe's most demanding institutional banking teams.   

David is an IECL accredited organisational coach, has formal training in facilitation and is Dare to Lead trained.

Stephen Warner

Stephen WarnerStephen is a commercially astute, energetic, consumer and customer focused CEO, Chair and Board Director with a demonstrated record of unlocking the potential of strong teams for commercial success in complex or new business environments including scale up, start up and business transformation.

With over 25 years broad commercial experience gained in private equity, private SMEs and multinational blue-chip FMCG businesses (B2B and B2C), he’s delivered with entrepreneurial flair, high levels of complexity in product categories, matrix organisation and routes to market, (especially 'owned' ECommerce).

Stephen is described as insightful, pioneering and visionary while leading a team-wide focus on results through clarity in purpose, strategy and great execution. He works collaboratively but with pace bringing wisdom and calm in VUCA environments.

David Miller

David MillerDavid has over thirty years of executive leadership experience, specialising in operations assurance, risk management and performance turnarounds in large companies.

He thrives when the pressure to succeed is intense and the line between success and failure is razor-thin.

With the early part of his career spent as a Commissioned Officer in the US Navy and the latter working on some of Australia's most significant and complex projects, David is best known for his strategic vision that turns possibilities into actionable steps and his ability to balance competing interests so that any conflicts are resolved with minimal disruption and superior outcomes can be achieved.

During his 17-year career with the US Navy, David spent 12 years involved in sea duty. Ashore, he worked in the Pentagon on the Chief of Naval Operations staff in various roles before he completed service with the rank of Commander. His corporate career has seen him take senior leadership roles at Texas Instruments, Lockheed Martin, Tenix and Serco where he was EGM & Head of Operations for Australia leading the operational turnaround of their most complex Defence projects.

Paula Mayson

Paula Mayson

Paula is a business leader with a strong foundation in Operations, Commercial Management, Human Resources, External Relations and Communications.

She is a commercially focused Executive with experience in the development and implementation of business strategy.

Experienced in executive leadership of operations and functions specialising in change management and project management to drive transformational change in businesses undergoing rapid
separation and integration, public listing, sale, as well as businesses undergoing crisis turn-around, restructuring and re-sizing.

Twenty years in Australia, Asia, North America, and Europe working in leadership roles with medium to large multi-national publicly listed and Not for Profits. Covering multiple industry sectors including, health, disability services, mining & resources, manufacturing, and consulting services.

People and culture

People and Culture team, CPO, CHRO, P&C
Christine Polson

Christine PolsonChristine is a forward thinking and high energy Chief People Officer experienced in leading and growing organisations through strategy and performance alignment. 

With over 20 years’ experience in leadership roles specialising in risk and people, Christine is known as a dedicated and empathic leader who thrives on building businesses, helping teams navigate stormy waters, and driving transformational change. She has deep situational experience across M&A, organisational design and change, remuneration strategies, and employee engagement. 

Christine's strength is in embedding deep performance cultures, paired with a focus on linking organisational strategy with individual performance to drive commercial outcomes.

Tony Wilks

Tony WilksTony has over 30 years of experience shaping the industrial relations landscape in Australia having different vantage points as the former Union General Secretary, the Commissioner of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission and the head of Industrial Relations for the Toll Group.  

With deep experience in the transportation and mining sector he has had significant involvement in Airlines, Airports, Mining, Ports and Harbour Services, Shipping and Freighting businesses.  Tony focuses on providing strategic HR and IR advice to organisations relating to matters such as enterprise bargaining, recruitment, performance management and remuneration and benefits.

A trusted advisor and sought-after counsel for complex and complicated situations, he is known for driving performance through flexibility, personal development, engagement, and thoughtful management.

Steph Clarke

Steph ClarkeSteph reimagines learning. She uses the best bits of facilitation, modern learning approaches, coaching, visual design, human centred design, and a healthy dose of creativity to help organisations bring their learning experience into the present (and future).

She works with leaders to design and deliver learning approaches that marry the organisation’s employee value proposition with the high expectations from team members to improve retention, attraction, and development of people.   Alongside this, she also works with teams to help them have the conversations they need, reset their ways of working, and/or overcome challenges when working together, through facilitated workshops and conversations.   

Steph is a life-long learner who practises what she preaches by learning out-loud with a range of hobbies and is the host of the podcast Steph’s Business Bookshelf, where she shares the three big ideas about the best non fiction books she reads.  

Tamsin Creed

Tamsin CreedWith her foundational roots firmly embedded in people development and culture, Tamsin has led teams and coached executives across wide-ranging industries, geographies and environments. 

Tamsin brings over 15 years experience at the intersection of people, strategy and culture. A trusted advisor, coach and mentor to leadership teams and executives, Tamsin has refined her leadership experience through leading people functions, general management and board-level engagements.

Tamsin thrives on partnering with executive teams to quickly identify and tackle complex problems. She is known for being a highly-skilled communicator who is curious, calm, collaborative and courageous. It is this approach that enables her to uncover and realise individual, team and business performance potential.

Steve Goudswaard

Steve GoudswaardSteve is an executive leader and coach who partners with leaders through disruption, transition, and change.  

He supports leaders to navigate complexity with purpose and builds corporate leadership capability and systems to enable organisations to proactively navigate disruptive events and environments.  

Steve has worked in leadership and change roles for over 30 years, in more than 40 countries, managing large-scale programmes in complex contexts.

His strength lies in applying a systemic approach to organisational development, crisis management, remote management of multiple geographic sites, adaptive leadership, facilitation of teams and building resilience.

Niamh O'Brien

Niamh OBrienNiamh is a performance coach and leader who brings out the best in every individual and team she works with.

Her strategy is to always prove that the winning differentiator for a business is to have the highest performing and the most collaborative and engaged leaders and teams, and consequently a laser sharp focus on achieving their targeted outcomes.

With 20 years experience as a project and transformation leader and accredited leadership coach and facilitator,  Niamh brings experience, skills, intelligence, wisdom, and great passion and energy to everything she assists her clients to achieve.

She delivers value to her clients by combining coaching, with leadership training in areas such as influence, engagement and communications, and health and wellbeing assessments and advice to enable leaders and teams be 'match fit'.

Julia van Graas

Julia van GraasJulia's career has been spent supporting leadership teams and their boards through restructurings, turnarounds, and transformations.

She acts as senior advisor to mentor and challenge thinking, offering insights and perspective that leverage her experience as an advisor, organisational coach, business owner, and interim executive.   

A passion for creating braver leaders and courageous cultures, Julia’s strength is in building trust and leading the tough conversations so leaders and teams flourish and reach their full potential.

She’s an IECL organisational coach and a Certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator sharing Brené Brown's transformational courage-building work.  

Julia commenced her professional career training as a chartered accountant. She spent two decades working globally providing practical advice, hands-on execution support and taking interim executive roles for high profile clients of professional services firms.

Dan Byrnes

Dan ByrnesDan is an accomplished executive leader, change consultant, master facilitator and leadership coach with 35 years' experience with 50+ organisations in 7 countries. His signature strength is in creating alignment between strategy, capability and culture to meet emerging challenges and optimise organisational effectiveness.

He has deep expertise in establishing change strategy and architecture for new operating models,  restructures, post-merger integration and cultural realignment. He is a master designer and facilitator of bespoke leadership development and capability uplift programs to ensure successful change implementation. He has 20 years' experience as trusted advisor, coach & mentor to C-Suite leaders and boards.

Dan is highly regarded as a innovative, high-EQ leader with energy, integrity, reliability and an eclectic experience-base to match the most complex challenges.

Judith Ostronic

Judith OstronicJudith's experience across industries, geographies and cultures is at the foundation of her ability to work with CEOs and executives, helping them navigate a path to desired outcomes.

Curiosity and a commitment to learning are what inspired her move from Washington, DC to India and later to Hong Kong, where she leveraged her skills and adaptability to work with market and regional CEOs streamlining talent and operations in her roles as CMO and MD.

She believes that talent and culture go hand-in-hand, and that the best leaders create an environment where new ideas are encouraged, and where goals and desired outcomes are clearly communicated.

Judith is experienced in navigating the challenges of strategic integration across diverse markets and talent pools, having managed teams and led initiatives across eight countries in Asia-Pacific. She approaches every challenge with an open mind and a focused commitment to the task at hand.

Ida Huang

Ida HuangRecognised for her collaborative and practical style, Ida supports leaders and teams take a multi-stakeholder approach to navigate change and lead with courage, purpose, and connection for high performance.

As an experienced leadership coach and advisor, Ida brings her international corporate expertise and evidence-based coaching to help leaders understand their impact and co-create a roadmap for sustainable transformation.

Ida is passionate about helping organisations unlock their potential and seeks out opportunities to develop, coach and leverage talent. She has a breadth of experience developing leaders at multinational corporations across financial services, oil & gas, and chemicals.

She has designed and delivered on leadership and talent agendas to support business vision and built skills and mindsets to effectively navigate change.

Angella Clarke-Jervoise

Angella Clarke-JervoiseAngella is a strengths-based executive coach and leader who’s trusted by teams and leaders navigating change. 

With over 20 years experience across talent (leadership, acquisition and transformation), culture change, project leadership, mentoring and coaching, Angella brings experience, skills, emotional intelligence, curiosity and great energy to her work.  She helps clients identify and achieve the results they want to see.

Angella is known for leading people through change and bringing diverse, cross-border teams together for greater collaboration and trust.  Having experienced leading and executing in complex, cross-border environments, Angella uses her top strength of Connector to build stakeholder relationships.  She forms cooperative unions around the ‘big why’ to overcome challenges and reach goals. 

Operations and technology

Operations and Technology team, COO, CIO, CTO.
Mark Shaw

Mark ShawWith over 20 years in executive leadership roles in listed businesses in the UK, Australia, and NZ, Mark has an extensive track record of driving sustained profitable organic growth along with M&A activity in complex organisations.

Mark is energised and flourishes in challenging environments, where he does not accept the status quo and has led highly successful business wide transformations, in multiple sectors, driving innovation in technology environments.

With an impressive track record driving collaboration and cohesion to achieve outcomes both at the top and bottom line, Mark is a resourceful executive who is equally comfortable driving strategy or rolling up the sleeves for execution.

People centric, he has a passion for spending time with staff and customers to understand what makes them tick in order to understand the market environment and then be able to build and mentor great teams to help deliver the strategy.

Annette Delaney

Annette Delaney

Annette has a wide-ranging 25 year background in corporate leadership and advisory level positions in infrastructure, media, construction, engineering and government organisations throughout the Asia Pacific region.

She is a specialist transformation and turnaround expert with a background in stakeholder management, people and culture and business execution.   She has a well-honed commercial instinct built over many years leading individuals and teams through difficult reorganisations where the necessity for financial and cultural outcomes went hand in hand with success.

Annette is a hands-on operator who loves the challenge of seeking the unique solutions for each organisation she supports and who most importantly, wants to leave behind respect and confidence in those left to carry on in the reset organisation.

Brett Bennett

Brett Bennett

Brett is an experienced transformation and operational improvement executive comfortable operating as CXO across a diversity of sectors from small enterprise to large public listed multinationals. The common thread - delivering step change in business performance.

Thriving in high pressure and fast paced environments, Brett takes pride in a humanistic leadership approach and achieving outcomes by working through people and ensuring the organisations capability concurrently moves forward.

Highly motivated and energetic, Brett is a level-headed and critical thinker, linking big picture vision with detail to implement. His success comes from being a driven executer with a diplomatic, curious and engaging approach.

Geoff Wenborn

Geoff WenbornGeoff is a well respected, very experienced leader with a transformation focus for strategic, disruptive business and digital technology services.

He has been leader of large scale transformation and digital change projects as well as establishing data management and analytics.

He has significant experience in representing the IT function as leader for strategy, change and M&A to senior executive and board tables.

Geoff is the founder and director of Fintech/ IT Startups and is currently the long serving chair of the Starlight Children’s foundation IT Advisory board.

Damian Johnson

Damian JohnsonDamian is an energetic leader with  domestic and international experience as a CEO, COO, CFO in publicly listed and privately owned businesses.  Damian is known for his ability to bring clarity, align stakeholders, and deliver in a pragmatic manner.

Originally qualifying and working as an accountant, Damian  moved into banking spending 21 years with ANZ of which ten years were in Asia.

When he returned to Australia, Damian undertook leadership roles in ASX listed workforce management companies. During this period, Damian successfully led and transformed the core business and technology of these entities including delivery of lynchpin enterprise projects.

In 2015 Damian moved into the CFO/CIO role with a private contract services business operating in the Telecommunications and Insurance sectors. 

Ed Rozkydal

Ed Rozkydal

Ed is an experienced management consultant with over two decades’ experience working with financial services, private equity, and corporate clients in leading and delivering complex projects in both M&A and standalone business environments.

He is experienced in designing and managing complex merger integration or separation programs as well as cost reduction projects in growth, stable and turnaround situations.

His early career was in supply chain consulting working with a diverse and prestigious client base.

Ed brings strong commercial, financial and operational skills with the pragmatism and flexibility to deliver quality objectives in complex and uncertain project environments. He is a confident and articulate communicator with the working style and capability to cultivate stakeholder relationships from board level down.

Stewart Winspear

Stewart Winspear

A former Managing Director at both Alvarez & Marsal and AlixPartners, Stewart has led some of the world’s most complex and demanding turnarounds and transformations as a CEO, COO and CFO.

Prior to this, he was IBM’s Chief Financial Officer in Asia Pacific. He had full responsibility for the financial performance of Business Partner operations in the region  across 15 countries.   Calm under pressure, Stewart is renowned for maintaining objective focus on the practical response to the dynamics of competing priorities.

His contribution is frequently sought by boards and executive teams facing complex situations that demand high-stakes decisions and flawless execution.

Stewart commenced his career at Price Waterhouse where he trained as a Chartered Accountant and worked in corporate finance and restructuring in Australia and Singapore.

Scott Howe

Scott HoweWith a diverse career spanning 18 years in the British Commandos and 20 years appointed to COO and CHRO roles, it’s no surprise that Scott has meticulous operating principles and values.

Stemming from his distinctive background, Scott is known for applying verified methodologies and proven frameworks and translating these to help organisations overcome complex challenges with a positive, lasting effect.

Scott is nothing short of a chameleon. His highly adaptable approach combines emotional intelligence, vast industry experience, and high levels of abstract reasoning with a deep understanding of human behaviour.

It is this knowledge of how people instinctively operate which enables him to create intrinsic value - guiding teams through testing transformations and bringing them out the other side, reinvigorated.

Anita Dorwald

Anita DorwaldRecognised as an inspirational leader who is able to quickly and effectively unite teams under a single purpose and vision, Anita brings stability and clarity through both calm and crisis.  She sees the whole picture and can pivot quickly between whole of business strategy, to the granular detail of process.   

With over 2 decades as a senior executive with multi-disciplinary experience across a variety of senior leadership roles in Operations, Human Resources, Retail management, and ICT/Innovation, Anita brings a combination of functional and humanist insight to the table.  She has strong expertise in organisational transformation, involving the application of technology and driving innovation. 

Neuroscience studies, and the ability to quickly build trust and rapport, complement her grassroots experience, allowing her to step confidently into situations requiring a high degree of EQ and nuanced interpersonal management.  Anita manages teams of all sizes and maturity, from 20 - 5000, domestic to global. 

Tom Quinn

Tom QuinnTom is a highly accomplished executive with extensive experience driving successful business outcomes across multiple industry sectors including Financial Services and Media. 

With 20+ years as a CTO/CIO in News Corp and others, Tom is a recognised expert in large scale enterprise technology transformation with deep domain experience in digital operating models and Cloud Services. He has successfully led high profile digital transformations and driven profitable exits for Venture Capital Investors in technology start-ups.

Since early 2016, Tom has been offering his know-how, hardened by real world experience, to help CXO’s in 6 key area's: Strategy Development, Digital Transformation, Digital Operating Models, rejuvenation of existing technology functions, Delivery and Interim Executive assistance. He is a true Gig CIO.

Finance and Risk

Finance and Risk team, CFO, CRO, GC
Peter Barker

Peter Barker

Peter Barker is a senior finance executive with more than 30 years’ experience with multinational corporations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA.

Peter was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Company Secretary of ASX listed Cardno Ltd. 

Prior to this he was the CFO of Computershare Ltd and before that held senior financial leadership positions with global corporations including BHP and Cisco Systems.  

He is skilled in capital raising, treasury, funds management, investor relations and complex commercial negotiation. 

Peter is also experienced in leading business process reengineering, governance, acquisitions, project management and systems implementation.

James Gregory

James Gregory

James is a highly experienced CFO with a high level of commercial acumen gained from over 25 years of senior level experience across a broad range of business environments.  

James has a great passion for working with entrepreneurs, helping them deliver successful business strategies and also (where applicable) achieve social purpose/ charitable ambitions.

He is adept at handling the challenges posed by businesses in periods of high transformation . . . whether start-up, scale-up or high growth global businesses, and through turnarounds.

James believes keenly in building strong relationships with his teams, his peers, Board members, and with the creative talents that help drive the businesses in which he has worked. James relocated from London to Sydney in 2018.  

Anne Parkin

Anne Parkin

Anne offers over 25 years of board level experience in global banking, securities trading and superannuation spanning across the Asia-Pacific region.  

As an experienced Non-Executive Director and Chair of Boards, Anne has provided leadership and expertise in operations, risk management, operating in multiple regulatory environments, global client management and project delivery to guide regulated entities, start-ups, government, and SMEs.  

She is recognised as international industry leader with deep expertise in operational management of high volume financial transactions in highly regulated and multi-jurisdictional industry.

Anne is a strong leader in multi-cultural workplaces  bringing a strong tactical overlay and commercial acumen while encouraging personal integrity. 

Dan Drewe

Dan DreweDan's professional career has seen him undertake CEO, COO, and CFO assignments for ASX listed, large privately-owned corporations, and start-up enterprises. 

As a CPA, he commenced his career in commercial organisations that were undergoing significant change as a result of growth. The technical and “hands on” practical experiences gained in these environments instilled an understanding of the critical importance of aligning all business functions. 

Dealings with Boards has given Dan an excellent grounding with regards to development of strategy and high performing organisational cultures. 

He has sustainably grown businesses within Australia and internationally including Indonesia, PNG, USA and the Pacific.

Chris Bertuch

Chris Bertuch

A purpose-driven leader, Chris brings over 30 years experience in strategy, corporate law, M&A, dispute resolution, risk and governance, offering a deep understanding of, and commitment to, ethical decision-making and positive corporate culture to achieve strategic objectives.

Chris is known for his ability to anticipate and understand stakeholder needs – supported by principles-based approach and judgement gained through decades of experience operating as a law-firm partner working in dispute resolution and as GC and trusted advisor to CEOs and Boards in major listed companies and public agencies during periods of evolving commercial and regulatory expectations.

A Harvard alumnus, Chris thrives in transformative environments where he can deliver strategic outcomes. He is adept at forging strong relationships and building and motivating high-performing teams.

Paola Ogliari

Paola Ogliari

Paola has provided hands-on leadership support to under-performing businesses for two decades.

She guides teams through unfamiliar situations, helps them develop achievable and effective plans and embraces leadership responsibility when executive roles need to be filled.

Paola’s professional growth while leading challenging transformation programs rests on solid foundations of personal resilience, humility and creativity in problem solving.

She has demonstrated strong leadership skills and has augmented her deep emotional intelligence by studying and applying Enneagram and Coaching techniques.  

Teams who have worked with Paola recognize her talent for proactively anticipating issues, visioning solutions, building trust and creating a team performance culture.  

Mark Woodhouse

Mark Woodhouse

Blending a broad and diverse professional services career with the depth of delivery experience and as a Finance Director and CFO, Mark understands what it takes to get things done.

A strategic solutioner he has a competitive but non-confrontational edge that means people like working for and with him. He has the presence and experience to engage executives on improving business performance.

Mark has worked in Europe and Australia across most sectors and industries. He challenges the way services are delivered and draws on, and adapts advisory approaches to bring practical accelerated action with an understanding of the importance of stakeholder and team engagement to drive inclusive, sustainable change from within.

Mark blends his passion for innovation with his strength in taking teams on the journey to drive better outcomes and improve performance.

Jo Bowles

Jo Bowles

Over the past 20 years, Jo has built a reputation as an experienced leader specialising in law, risk and governance across global listed corporates, consulting and not for profits.

Working in senior leadership roles in South Africa, the UK and Australia she has supported leaders to define, design and execute on their risk strategy and transform organisations to embrace change and magnify their impact.

Jo brings strategic, future-focussed guidance, coupled with a growth mindset – whether she’s leading in an interim role, coaching behind the scenes, or facilitating a strategy session in the boardroom.

She’s guided by strong values of courage, curiosity, authenticity, and belief in the power of human potential to deliver change.

Jo is known as a trouble-shooter; managing challenging roles that require complex stakeholder engagement, technical expertise, and leadership experience to deliver for people, profit, and the planet.

Blake Ericksen

Blake Ericksen

Blake is dual qualified finance and legal professional, recognised by colleagues as a trusted partner, advisor and influencer.  

He is a highly adaptable and widely experienced senior leader with a specific focus on treasury, investor relations, legal and commercial roles.

Drawing on broad experience and with a track record of building effective working relationships, he provides a proven capacity to deliver outcomes that support strategic objectives, while effectively managing competing interests and business risk.

 Previous executive roles include Group Treasurer, Head of Investor Relations, and  Blake specialises in supporting CEOs and CFOs with refinancing and capital raisings.

He brings practical skills and experience having held executive accountability as a lender, borrower, investor and fundraiser and worked as a professional advisor on both sides of deals.

Simon Vertullo

Simon Vertullo

An experienced CFO and board director, Simon leads companies through periods of dynamic transformation powered by operational excellence, accelerated innovation and strategic execution.

 Known for his collaborative and straight-talking approach, Simon asserts his commercial and technical skill to deliver targeted solutions for clients, navigating them through difficult and challenging circumstances.

With an emphasis on practical solutions backed by rapid action, Simon focuses on delivering measurable outcomes.

From motivating management and finance teams fatigued by the coinciding and competing requirements of financiers and turnarounds, to facilitating debt and equity transactions, Simon is adept at problem solving on a large corporate scale.