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Mainly retired but have my own Business Consultancy and am an active volunteer in several local community organisations.
I am an extremely competent businessman, director (Fellow of the AICD), manager and administrator with over 30 years of experience gained in many countries (including periods of business residence) and a track record which clearly demonstrates success. I believe I possess sound judgement, superior business acumen, a well developed ability to think strategically and innovatively, a thorough understanding of manufacturing, mining, energy and shipping industries together with very significant experience of international business. In addition, outstanding negotiating capabilities, a thorough understanding of strategic planning and plan execution, an analytical mind with a capacity for detailed and innovative thinking and an ability to understand and communicate complex concepts. Furthermore, through the medium of my various roles I have developed extremely good interpersonal skills enabling me to effectively manage change, conflicting agendas and present positions and negotiate outcomes in a variety of situations between competing interests and cultures. I enjoy mentoring and promoting team and individual development having been fortunate to receive valuable assistance myself during my career. I am very much driven by results through successful formulation and implementation of strategy with a focus on the successful execution of the responsibilities/requirements and challenges of any role I embrace.
Significant experience as a very senior, major company executive both locally, in the USA and Europe with high level accountability.
Major contract/agreement architecture, construction, drafting, negotiation, legal requirements/implications and execution. Dispute resolution through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. Contract review and optimization.
Significant committee experience at both a board and operational level both as chairman and member
Strong background in business finance/financing, financial management/reporting and a detailed understanding of accounting practices
Highly experienced in managing complex mining, processing and manufacturing enterprises with significant operational participation
Capacity for innovative problem solving and ingenuity.
Very significant experience in international business embracing numerous countries and markets, with a thorough understanding of the transactional complexities.
Detailed understanding of and experience in financial, operational and strategic risk management through identification and mitigation
Expertise in strategic planning and development coupled with tactical implementation and well developed and effective reporting and presentation skills.
Significant experience in managing business integration
Significant experience in the IPO, Asset Sale and bankruptcy processes.
A thorough understanding of and a commitment to the three pillars of sustainable business and operations and development with a focus on safety and the environment.
A demonstrated track record of success and an ability to effectively operate in a variety of diverse business environments and cultures.
Supply chain performance management
Team building, employee management, motivation and development
Cross cultural relationships
A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Graduate Nautical Science-Plymouth School of Navigation and Maritime Studies
- Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors