Chief Executive Officer at KJR
Information Technology and Services | Sydney, Australia, AU
I'm a senior business executive and company director experienced in building and leading great teams largely in the technology, media & digital industries.
Experienced working with emerging growth businesses through to publicly listed companies, I have deep corporate governance experience through executive and non-executive board roles including audit, risk and remuneration committee participation.
A change agent with strong strategic planning skills while retaining an operational focus to implement and improve key business processes in both growth and turnaround scenarios.
Accustomed to full P&L responsibility, I have an entrepreneurial mindset and historic commercial success. Proven track record of organic business development through product & service innovation as well as inorganic growth through strategic M&A activity & integration.
2016 - Present
Non Executive Director / Visit Sunshine Coast
2016 - Present
Non Executive Director / H&L Australia
2014 - Present
Chief Executive Officer / KJR Australia
KJR is a leading IT consultancy providing executable digital strategy and practical assistance in risk management of digital transformation - from IT risk management assessment and mitigation strategies to code & architecture reviews; technology process & development methodology improvement; and software QA and testing. We work with ASX-listed corporates, Fortune 500s and Australian Government departments. We manage IT risk while enabling optimised velocity. Over the past 20 years, KJR has established itself as a trusted partner to many of Australia's largest organisations in the public, private and third sectors.
2012 - Present
Founder and Principal / Consigliere Corporate Advisory
Growth and turnaround strategy projects and M&A in disruptive technology. C-suite mentoring of listed companies in the UK & Australia.
Advisor / Athletics Australia
Non Executive Director / Sportaroo
Sportaroo is a crowdfunding marketplace enabling sponsorship for athletes and sports clubs from professional to grass roots. Winner of the Rackspace Best Consumer Start-up at Launch48 London 2013. The company was sold to The Sport Division in 2015.
Non Executive Director / Pentathlon GB
The Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon comprises the contemporary sports of pistol shooting, fencing, swimming, horse riding and running. PGB is the governing body of the sport across the UK covering grass roots through to elite performance with an operating budget of $80million.
Non Executive Director / Bristol Community Health
BCH is a public company of $400million+ T/O with 1,400 staff including over 800 front-line clinicians. Having been privatised out of the NHS in 2011, Bristol Community Health is a provider of healthcare services, predominantly aged care services across a number of medical areas, to the NHS in the Bristol region.
Business Mentor / Commercialisation Australia
Commercialisation Australia is an initiative of the Australian Government offering funding and resources to accelerate the business building process for Australian companies, entrepreneurs, researchers and inventors looking to commercialise innovative intellectual property.
Non Executive Chairman / eunèv
A SaaS-based, enterprise level, platform for the sourcing and booking of venues for business events and corporate travel in the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conference & Events) Industry.
Managing Director / community engine
Community Engine is a software development company with a suite of SaaS-based social networking and e-commerce platforms from enterprise level to SME products. I began with the company at start-up phase as Sales & Marketing Director, then subsequently Product Director before being elevated to the Managing Director role.
Chief Executive Officer / Wildfire Comms
One of the earliest players in the then-nascent area of social media. Pioneering & award-winning niche social networks and social media services.
Managing Director / Distribution Alliance International
Global Mail and Freight Broker in Melbourne, Auckland, Singapore and Tokyo.
Commercial Director / BBC Worldwide
We built Origin into one of the UK's largest independent consumer online and magazine publishers and subsequently sold it to BBC Worldwide. Post-sale, we ingested many of BBC Worldwide's leading brands and products and fundamentally restructured the operations of the BBC's profit-making arm.
Divisional Managing Director / Group Managing Director / Chime Communications Limited
We built one of the UK's first Digital and Integrated Marketing agencies - Brass Tacks - pioneering some of the first generation eCommerce websites for the UK's largest retail multiples. We were subsequently acquired by Chime plc - a publicly-listed company on the London Stock Exchange with over 50 agencies and 1,500 people worldwide - and continued the group's expansion through further organic and inorganic growth.
Sales & Marketing Director / Blackwell Science (Asia)
Global STM publishing group and pharma comms.
Publisher / Connection Magazines
Started as a journalist, then editor and publisher.