Recent Assignments

Technology commercialisation

Providing advice technological and strategic advice for the commercialisation of new battery technology with global potential for distributed energy-storage systems.

Governance review - large not-for-profit organisation

Providing advice on board performance and governance processes for a large, industry-based not-for-profit organisation.

CRC/research consortium advice

Providing advice on the establishment of a CRC/research consortium on the processing of forestry products into high-value chemical intermediates.

Strategic human resources advice — mining services company

Advising the executive chairman of a large mining services company on organisation change, executive management development and other strategic HR issues.

Mentoring and conflict resolution – not-for-profit sector

Working with the chairman of a not-for-profit community-services provider, mentoring the CEO and advising on conflict resolution.

Strategic advice — resources company

Advising the executive management of an ASX-listed minerals-processing company regarding a potential acquisition.

Qualitative system model development — bioenergy research, UK

Working with a group from the University of Surrey, Imperial College, and Oxford, developing a qualitative model of the UK bioenergy system.

"Due diligence" advice — major multinational industrial company

Advising the executive management of a major industrial group regarding a potential acquisition, particularly on manufacturing, health, safety and environmental issues.

Principal corporate covernance advisor — major international human resources firm

An on-going relationship providing corporate governance expertise in conducting board of directors reviews, director peer-to-peer, chairman and CEO reviews for public and private companies, government and not-for-profit organisations.

Sustainable development corporate governance review — global resources corporation

Advising the board of directors of one of the world's largest resources corporations on long-term sustainable development, with particular emphasis on health, safety, and environment matters.

Strategic advice — major multinational chemical company

Advising a major European multinational on its specialty chemical strategy in Australia/New Zealand.

New product commercialisation — retail management software system

Advising the owners of a software development company on strategy to commercialise a highly successful franchise/retail management software system.

Strategic and operational management advice — blindness and low-vision company

A long-term assignment advising a manufacturer and distributor of blindness and low vision products on strategy and operational management issues.

Sustainable development plan — Republic of Kiribati

Through the Foundation for the Peoples of the South Pacific, preparing a sustainable development plan for the Republic of Kiribati.  Funded by a grant from the New Zealand Government, the project involved leading a team of advisers from several consulting firms and the Centre for Risk, Environment, Systems Technology, and Analysis at the University of Sydney.