Our team

Our team of expert consultants are ready to help you with all your business needs. If you have a question, you can contact our consultants by clicking on their profile and sending them an email.

There are additional specialist consultants are also available in the areas of international trade, marketing and OHS.

Paula Martin

Paula Martin

Spanning a 20 year career in strategy, marketing, sales, product development and PR, Paula has worked for both large and small businesses to develop and deliver successful marketing, brand and product initiatives...
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Gary Dawes

Gary Dawes

Gary Dawes is Senior Consultant who focuses on working with manufacturers to achieve their international business objectives. This could be entering and expanding into new markets, developing an overall strategic export plan or moving further along the internationalisation to investment activities such as securing a JV Partner locally or abroad....
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Sara Cheng

Sara Cheng

Sara Cheng has over 20 years of experience in international trade and business consultancy both in China and Australia. Sara is also a widely-recognized speaker and writer on doing business with China, and co-authored the book Engaging China - The Realities for Australian Businesses....
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Paul Munro

Paul Munro

Paul has over 30 years’ experience providing advice to employers on workplace issues, with over 25 years as a workplace relations advisor with New South Wales Business Chamber....
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Maria Collyer

Maria Collyer

Maria Collyer is a Business Adviser in the Northern Rivers Region, and is a multi-awarded food entrepreneur and branding expert as the founder and majority owner of Sweden’s largest juice bar chain, Naked Juicebar. She has experience from many stages of business- and operational development, with key skills in streamlining systems and processes to support continuous growth. ...
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Philip Cox

Philip Cox

Phil has extensive experience, working across all facets of the tourism and hospitality industry. Specialising in tourism business development, Phil has owned, operated upmarket , personalised touring operations, bed and breakfast properties and restaurants catering for both inbound international and domestic markets....
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Christie Davidson

Christie Davidson

Christie can be described as a forward thinker who brings a breath of fresh air to those she works with. She is skilled in cross-cultural relationship building, identifying market opportunities, operations architecture, and business development. In this role, she brings expertise in digital strategies, project management, supply chain, stakeholder management and managing operational processes to achieve strategic goals....
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Peter Davies

Peter Davies

Peter has developed a deep knowledge & high level skills in delivering the latest IIoT technology, covering sensors, data analytics, robotics & additive manufacturing. His expertise includes developing market positioning, leadership strategy & change management, innovation & use of technology involving digital manufacturing (Industry 4.0). He also is an expert in the use of the diagnostic business tools such as FutureMap, Digital Canvas’s & Cyber Security....
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Monique Donaldson

Monique Donaldson

Monique has over 25 years of experience in entrepreneurship, strategy, innovation, exporting and consulting. She has built five businesses, two offshore, and sat on the Board of a global communications business headquartered in London....
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Jill Follington

Jill Follington

Jill Follington is a Business Adviser for the Mid North Coast and New England Regions. She has worked extensively within the Agribusiness, Manufacturing & Engineering and Construction sectors for over 15 years, in private enterprise facilitating government contracts, building industry clusters or consulting to regional areas on how to build viability through collaboration....
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Mike Goodman

Mike Goodman

Mike delivers supplier development projects that aim to improve SME performance and capability to better meet the needs of key customers. These projects assist businesses to adopt digital technology, to enhance operational systems and processes, improve product quality and delivery performance, and to explore strategic initiatives such as innovation and buyer/supplier relationships. ...
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Mitch McGuire

Mitch McGuire

Mitch is drawn to experimentation, improvisation, challenging orthodox thinking, testing, learning and changing the way value is created and business gets done. He is passionate about innovation and the role R&D plays in small to medium enterprises, and is particularly vocal about supporting businesses to embrace digital innovation and disruption to stay relevant and grow. ...
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Patrick Muraguri

Patrick Muraguri

During his 30 year career, Patrick has worked with a range of organisations supporting SMEs from start-ups to mature businesses across many industries...
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Rod Murray

Rod Murray

Rod has extensive experience in business management, IT, marketing, accounting and risk assessment. His main strength is his ability to work with business owners in their own environment and to enable them to identify growth and digital transformation opportunities, and to put strategies in place to allow these opportunities to develop....
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Clare Newton

Clare Newton

Clare has worked in a wide range of private sector manufacturing companies, ranging from food manufacturing to mining services. Responsibilities included quality management systems and process improvement, production management, business analysis, new product development and demand planning. Clare has a strong background in lean manufacturing and has implemented several process improvement projects....
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Terry O

Terry O'Riordan

Terry has well-developed customer relationship and project management skills with business acumen acquired at medium to large enterprise level. His direct industry experience spans managing small to large teams in data programming, variable data printing, document scanning and digitization, logistics, fulfillment and direct mail campaign management. ...
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Mark Osborne

Mark Osborne

Mark is a Tourism Business Adviser based in Townsville, QLD and works to understand the business and owners’ circumstances, identify their goals and analyse the roadblocks to success. He then works with you to develop the strategies, processes and systems to implement successfully. He then assists the owners, managers and staff come to grips with creating the “new normal”. ...
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Sally Palmer

Sally Palmer

Sally has particular interest in IT and digital capability, integration and security, believing an efficient IT platform is critical to growth; optimising production, operations and supply chain; minimising customer acquisition costs and extending life time value; identifying and enabling growth opportunities via product, service and business model innovation....
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Graham Poon

Graham Poon

As a Business Facilitator in the Federal Government’s Entrepreneurs' Program, Graham Poon assists in the development of connections between tourism-related companies and the formation of strategic alliances and groups to improve their business performance, sustainability and profitability. This programme specifically targets the Northern Australia region and includes North Queensland, all of NT and Northern WA. ...
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Guy Primrose

Guy Primrose

Guy is an experienced Business Adviser covering the Northern Brisbane and Sunshine Coast regions of QLD for Advanced Manufacturing. He has a successful track record in increasing operational capacity of organisations, while unifying key areas of operations to achieve sustainable growth. ...
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Anna Samios

Anna Samios

Anna Samios is an experienced external Board Adviser to mid-market companies who are driven by excellence and wish to build capability and manage growth using a proven strategic framework....
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Darek Swiderski

Darek Swiderski

Darek’s experience covers all facets of business management having worked for a number of Australian and overseas small to medium sized businesses. He brings a unique blend of engineering and business experience to this role. ...
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