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MEET THE team WHO WILL GET YOU THROUGH THIS.

 

 

Our community of business experts and industry thought leaders are ready to connect with Brisbane business owners to support, collaborate and create opportunities leading to business recovery, transformation and growth.

 

Experts across every industry and sector in Brisbane will be available to help you rethink your business, and navigate these challenging times.

Andrew Coronis
Managing Director, Coronis Group
An award-winning leader with more than three decades in property, Andrew oversees the strategic direction and operation of the Coronis Group. Areas of expertise include: Team Leadership & Training, Strategic Planning & Growth Management, New Product Development & Launching and Real Estate & Property Services.
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Andrew MacDonell
Associate Director, BDO
Andrew has spent more than a decade with BDO, leading consulting and advisory engagements for a broad portfolio of clients across a range of industries. Areas of expertise include: Business Strategy, Financial Modelling and Analysis, Business Model Development, Business Valuation and Workshop Facilitation and Delivery.
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Anthony Ryan
Chief Executive Officer, Youngcare
Anthony is a Queensland Great and an experienced CEO with a demonstrated history of leadership in international development, property development and networking. Areas of expertise include: Non-Profits, Business Planning, Business Development and Risk Management.
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Bob Aley
Partner, HR Access
A management consultant for over 30 years, Bob has developed and implemented business, workforce, and HR solutions for organisations all over the world. Areas of expertise include Business Strategy, Business Transformation, Change Management, Business Coaching and Mentoring, HR Management, and Employment Solutions.
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Carolyn McSweeney-Grant
Director, 6peas Marketing & Engagement
Carolyn has over 18 years of marketing experience, using customer insights to drive growth with companies in Australia, the UK and Hong Kong. Areas of expertise include: Neuro-Marketing, Business Strategy and Brand Management.
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Christopher Smith
Managing Director, Centenary Financial Group
With two decades of experience in the fields of tax and business advice, Christopher can assist with asset protection and business development. Areas of expertise include: Business Advisory, Tax Advisory, Accountancy and Superannuation.
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David Neal
Director, The Eighth Mile Consulting
Having developed leadership, problem solving and project and risk management skills in the military, David focuses on developing high-performing teams and helping others to simplify the complex. Areas of expertise include: Leadership & Management, Strategy Development, Project Management and Entrepreneurship.
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David Shillington
Managing Director, Head Trainer
A former professional athlete, David has become a leader in the mental health and well-being space since his retirement from the NRL. Areas of expertise include: Mental Health and Well-Being Engagement.
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Gordon Seeto
Founder, CEO and Principal , Dakeyras Consulting
With extensive experience and expertise across a diverse range of industry sectors, Gordon delivers strategic insights and business solutions that work. Areas of expertise include: Business Planning, Stakeholder & Relationship Management, Business Coaching & Mentoring and Risk Profiling & Mitigation.
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Jagdeep Olak
Director, Allevi8HQ
With over 20 years of experience in finance and analysis roles, Jagdeep has a track record of delivering positive results for commercial and capital projects. Areas of expertise include: Operational Finance, Cashflow Management and Business Turnaround Management.
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Joe Barnewall
Managing Director, Langano Business Strategists
Drawing on a wealth of specialist knowledge and expertise, Joe assists entrepreneurs and business leaders to transform their organisations and surpass their goals. Areas of expertise include: Leadership, Business Coaching & Mentoring, Corporate Financial Management and Strategic Planning.
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John Flett
Business Executive and Leadership Coaching, Scope BC
John brings half a century of business insight and expertise that can’t be captured in a classroom to his role as a business coach. Areas of expertise include: Executive Coaching, Business Coaching, Business Strategy and Change Management.
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Jonathan Clark
Director, The Eighth Mile Consulting
A proven leader and a skilful listener, Jonathan thrives in facilitating, guiding and promoting team performance. Areas of expertise include: Change Management, Project Management, Strategy Development and Leadership & Building.
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Laz Smith
Co-Founder, Apéro
With a wealth of sales and marketing experience, Laz takes a brand-centric approach to business. Areas of expertise include: Startup Business, eCommerce, Marketing and Film Production & Photography.
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Matt Kreis
Co-Founder, Connect Collaborative
A believer that we do all better together, Matt helps people and businesses to identify the best collaborative partners, commercialise the collaboration and execute the strategy. Areas of expertise include: Business Development, Strategic Planning and Operations Management.
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Matthew Clarkson
Chief Executive Officer, Cemoh
With many years of experience in senior leadership and marketing, Matt has helped companies around the world to acquire more customers. Areas of expertise include: Strategic Marketing, Business Development, Marketing Automation and Business Efficiency.
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Matthew Creagh
Director of Asset Management, Marquette Properties
An accomplished property operative with 18 years’ experience in the commercial office and retail space. Areas of expertise include: Asset Level Strategy, Leasing, Capital Expenditure and Property Performance
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Mel Kettle
Communication Strategist , Mel Kettle & Associates
With more than two decades of experience in strategic communication and leadership, Mel is a valuable asset to leaders and teams that want to achieve real connection and sustained engagement. Areas of expertise include: Strategic Communication & Leadership, Marketing and Digital & Social Media.
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Michael Eales
Strategy Designer and Managing Director ANZ, Business Models Inc
A design pioneer, Michael is supporting people in organisations of all sizes to think better, communicate more effectively and work faster. Areas of expertise include: Strategy Design, Venture Design, Business Development and Multi-Party Innovation.
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Mounir Ibrahim
Director, Real Management Solutions (RMS)
The founding partner of the RMS Group, Mounir has owned and operated over 20 hospitality venues over the past 19 years. Areas of expertise include: Leadership & Team Building, Financial Planning & Forecasting, Project Management and Hospitality & Retail Business Modeling.
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Namit Trevedi
Director, Backoffis Pty Ltd
With a background in IT, accounting and finance, Namit has spent the last 11 years assisting businesses with process reengineering. Areas of expertise include: Business Analysis, Capital Raising, Process Reengineering and International Business Partnerships.
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Peta Prestidge
Director, The Consortium Qld Pty Ltd
Peta is experienced in business start-up and development, marketing, digital strategies, graphic design and branding, financial analysis and process review. Areas of expertise include: Strategic Marketing, Business Development, Financial Management and Team Leadership.
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Peter Keith
Director, Change Agency
Peter is an organisational training and development professional, executive coach and keynote speaker. Areas of expertise include: Leadership, Culture, Sales and Communication.
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Rob Ryan
Sales, VMation
A marketing and communications professional with over 30 years’ experience. Areas of expertise include: Marketing, Communications and Sales.
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Rowan Lamont
Strategic Designer, Business Models Inc
An accomplished project manager and industrial designer, Rowan leads organisations through user-centred discovery to understand, create and implement meaningful business opportunities. Areas of expertise include: Design Strategy, Product Design and User-Centred Design.
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Sam Griffiths
Financial Services Professional, N/A
A seasoned small business owner and operator with more than 10 years of experience in global top tier investment banks. Areas of expertise include: Data & Analytics, Equity & Debt Funding and Restructuring.
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Shae McDonald
Owner, Wine Glass Media
A skilled storyteller with more than 13 years’ experience in media and communications. Areas of expertise include: Public Relations, Communications, Media Management, Social Media and Copywriting.
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Shanelle Helmstedt
Head of Creative Services, Cemoh
An experienced marketer and skilled designer, Shanelle helps businesses create consistent visual identities and branding systems. Areas of expertise include: Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing, Brand and Advertising.
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Simon Bell
Managing Director, Axam-Bell Enterprises
A business coach and mentor, Simon has worked with over 1000 small business owners and managers in the past 22 years. Areas of expertise include: Leadership, Management, Culture and Mindfulness.
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Simon Dell
Chief Executive Officer, Cemoh
A marketing veteran with over a decade’s experience, Simon runs his own agency and has written for a number of leading marketing publications. Areas of expertise include: Marketing, Brand and Business Advisory.
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Tim Stokes
Founder, Profit Transformations
One of Australia’s pioneers in the business coaching and mentoring space, Tim has built 7 businesses over 37 years. Areas of expertise include: Team Building, Business Development, Cash Flow Strategies, Marketing Strategies and Pricing and Profit Margins.
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Toby Lewis
Managing Director, Marquette Properties
With a diverse background in a variety of roles and property sectors, Toby is focused on investment strategy, capital transactions and commercial leasing management. Areas of expertise include: Commercial Office, Retail, Specialised Asset Classes and Wholesale Funds Management.
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