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Meet Our Business Advisors

With a rich tapestry of expertise, our collective of business advisors boasts a diverse skill set tailored to address a multitude of intricate business challenges.

 

We understand the complexities and intricacies that come with managing a business, which is why our team is here to shoulder the burden, providing effective solutions and guidance.

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Business Advisor

Robert Lloyd

Business Advisory

Robert brings over 40 years of extensive industry experience, including leadership roles in national and international companies within various sectors.

 

His areas of expertise include:

  • Business consulting with Federal and State Governments

  • Managing marketing, sales, and operations for national companies

  • Growth facilitation for a diverse portfolio of businesses, contributing to an aggregate turnover of over $3 Billion annually

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Associate

Richard Turner

Business Advisory

Richard is a renowned Australian Entrepreneur, Leader and Innovator. He has founded four successful companies/organisations across four different industry sectors, was Australian Entrepreneur of the Year for the Cleantech sector in 2010, South Australian Entrepreneur of the Year for two of those companies 14 years apart (1996 & 2010) and his most recent venture, ZEN Energy was recognised as the fastest growing company in South Australia for 2010 & 2011 and the 4th fastest growing company in Australia in 2012 (BRW magazine). ZEN is now the largest Clean Energy Generator and Retailer in Australia supplying electricity to large segments of the Commercial and Industrial market. Richard is a specialist in re-invention and industry disruption, he is passionate about sustainability and wants to ideally assist companies that are driving change for the better, believe in their purpose and add value to future generations.

Richard has now put a lifetime of learnings in starting and scaling successful businesses into his book "The Essential Entrepreneur" released by Wiley Publishing globally in November 2022.

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Associate

Lowen Partridge

Family Business And Branding

Lowen, a seasoned Certified Practising Marketer, brings over 20 years of consulting experience across diverse sectors such as construction, finance, food and wine, health, retail, local government, manufacturing and tourism.

 

Her areas of expertise include:

  • Creating competitive and authentic brands

  • Driving brand development and sales through strategic marketing

  • Advising family businesses on establishing Family Councils and developing Family Charters

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Associate

Brenton Leitch

Business Advisory And Productivity Programs

With a strong focus on enhancing productivity, profitability, and sustainability within enterprises, Brenton specializes in:

 

  • Management team coaching and enterprise improvement programs

  • Creating impactful business improvement and planning tools

  • Recognized for business strategy expertise and extensive industry award adjudication experience

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Associate

David Watts

Leadership programs, Sales and Mediation

David has extensive experience working with leading Australian companies such as David Jones, Gillette, Arnott’s Biscuits, Diageo, Lion, and CUB, enabling him to offer the following expertise:

  • Expertise in Culture, Capability, Strategy, Operations, and Leadership

  • Proven track record of implementing strategic plans for business growth and development

  • Seasoned workshop facilitator and mentor, adept at driving positive changes in organizational culture and leadership capabilities.

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Associate

Sarah Leo

People & Culture and General Management

Sarah is a seasoned business leader with over 25 years of experience in professional services, manufacturing, communications, and education sectors.

 

Her expertise lies in the following areas:

  • Leadership and team development through complex transitions

  • Strategic governance structuring and operational optimization

  • Qualified family business advisor, specializing in facilitating family business forum meetings for collaborative growth

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Associate

Audra McCarthy

Finance and Business Improvement Services

As the former CEO of Australia’s leading defence industry association, the Defence Teaming Centre, Audra successfully advocated for increased recognition and better payment terms for Australian SMEs in defence-related procurements. 

  • Expertise in CFO and business improvement services

  • In addition to her Bachelor of Commerce, Audra holds qualifications in project management, program management (MSP), Lean Six Sigma and balanced scorecard reporting.

  • In 2015, Audra was admitted as a fellow to CPA Australia and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). 

  • She has worked in the defence sector for over fifteen years, with time spent equally in the public and private sectors.

  • She is a strong advocate for Australian industry and is highly respected in the defence sector for providing pragmatic business advice easily implemented by small businesses. 

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Ly Lim

Marketing Strategy & Automation Advisory

With over 20 years of experience in guiding businesses from start-up to scalability, Ly is distinguished for:

 

  • Her proficiency in digital marketing strategies and streamlining admin, sales and marketing processes

  • Expertise in training and development programs for business growth

  • Her instrumental role in overseeing tech startups and managing the development of SaaS products, ensuring successful launches and market penetration.

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