We work together.
Imagine a room full of self-motivated, hard-working, independently successful business owners and former executives representing the broad spectrum of industry. Imagine them all working together, fully engaged, committed and aligned with a common purpose... the achievement of your business objectives!
That's a pretty powerful scenario. That's nem.
Is an industrial research scientist with deep industrial product experience with polymers, which spans industrial products, building products, packaging and research & development industries. As a co-founder of the firm Andrew has had nearly two decades of experience working with a wide range of privately owned and operated businesses and applying the disciplines and skills obtained from an extensive career.
John is a CA and commenced his career in the profession. He has an intimate knowledge of the challenges faced by the accounting, banking and consulting professions to generate lead flow and value added services. This knowledge helped to develop the VALUE Encounter Methodology that has been successfully applied and widely applied with professional services.
Noel is a CPA and co-founder of the firm and has worked extensively with the accounting and banking professions over the past two decades. His knowledge of the professions and their desire to develop sustainable value added service offerings is extensive and unique.
With applied science and applied chemistry qualifications, Barry is a manufacturing and operations specialist with deep chemical and petrochemical expertise across South Pacific and Asia. His experience spans product line improvement, supply and sales performance enhancement through complex wholesale distributor and retail channels.
Gary is the firms commercial and finance banking specialist having worked with three major banking institutions. He has assisted a wide range of clients to apply, source and manage complex financial and commercial requirements and is ideally placed as an independent intermediary and advisor.
Peter has over 43 years of IT and Business experience across a broad range of business sectors, working with Federal, State and Local Government organisations in Australia, Asia and the U.S.A. and large global and Australian commercial corporations and companies.
Kevin Beck - Associate
Kevin has a unique mix of experience, and skills, that truly set him apart from others who might claim to be in research and analysis or in government relations.
He is particularly adept at navigating Parliaments, Government and the Public Service creating and maintaining relationships over the years with people at every level of state, territory and federal agencies.
Bernie qualified as an Accountant in 1973 and commenced his career as a Commercial trainee with BHP before working for Conga Amalgamated, the food & wine division of the Valmorbida Group. He joined RJR Nabisco in 1981 and moved through various financial roles, before a major career change wherein he ran the Foodservice division. The sale of Nabisco to Uncle Tobys saw Bernie return to finance at ICI Dulux.
With decades of experience with a diverse range of industrial products, Brendan is the firms’ business-to-business industrial products specialist. This spans manufacturing, importing, distribution and retail across hardware, refrigeration, lubricant, consumer durables, building products and industrial products. These skills have been applied across a variety of businesses from start-ups to intergenerational businesses.
Having commenced his career in the accounting profession, Greg completed an MBA and progressed from CFO roles to General Management and ran one of Australasia’s pre-eminent publicly listed FMCG Food Manufacturers. He has broad agribusiness and food expertise that spans farm gate through to major national retail and consumer brands.
Trevor's experience covers a range of industries including food, cosmetics, packaging, retail and wholesale as well as advertising and media and related areas such as research and public relations. Responsibilities included strategic planning activities, brand management, project management, staff management and new product development, amongst others.
Brian commenced his career in South Africa in the aeronautical industry before moving into automotive components where he was at the forefront of the introduction of LEAN manufacturing. On immigrating to Australia he applied the principles to great effect as he empowered the key stakeholders to embrace the philosophies and principals of LEAN to all aspects of business.
Kerry L Chew
Kerry has experience in both business marketing and sales consultancy and in senior management roles in the hotel, tourism and leisure sector. She has a proven track record for increasing sales, market share and improving profitability. Kerry commenced her career with Queensland Tourism before making the transition to the hotel industry where she gained extensive experience in leadership roles from budget to luxury hotels, small independent hotels to large hotel chains.
Lance has over 37 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, including private and public pathology laboratory operations and over 20 years in executive leadership roles with NYSE-listed companies, Abbott Laboratories and ResMed. With rich experience in developing new technologies and products as well as marketing and business development globally and in the Asia Pacific region, Lance can bring a wealth of valuable insights to business owners wanting to develop and grow their med-tech business.
Paul’s industry experience includes agribusiness; most sectors of manufacturing and associated supply chains from low volume high value products such as aircraft to low value high volume such as food products; underground and open cut mining; utilities (electricity/ telecommunications/ water); healthcare; legal and accounting professions; and government agencies and departments.
Mark’s background is in marketing and business development, having worked extensively in retail financial services in Australia and internationally with firms including American Express, AXA UK, Zurich Insurance and CGU (IAG), and with global marketing agencies WPP (London) and Leo Burnett (Sydney).
His work has a focus on strategy and planning that is pragmatic and actionable, incorporating customer and market insights to inform decisions, and leveraging engagement with stakeholders across the value chain.
Grahame’s career began with the Federal Department of Health in an audit and investigatory role. He later accepted a role with the Western Districts Medical Benefit Fund (Westfund) where he developed a deep understanding of how superior healthcare outcomes could be sustainably funded. This career spanned over 40 years, the last 25 as CEO during which he steered Westfund to become one of Australia’s largest and most successful regional co-operative health insurance funds.
With a lifetime of involvement with agriculture, Andrew is the firms’ Agribusiness specialist. Having worked in the UK in the grains & malt industry, Andrew immigrated to Australia to lead AFFCO, which he developed from inception to lead a $2.9BN network of leading fruit companies. In 2011 he joined the firm and has applied his skills and experience to a wide range of businesses across many industry sectors. Andrew is retained in a mentoring, advisory and director capacity in many organisations. As part of his work he is a Chair of TECR 209 at the Executive Connection.
Stuart has extensive public health system experience in managing the acquisition of medical devices and their whole-of-life maintenance and support. His experience broadens to more general areas of whole of health system support, including governance and standards - in both metropolitan and remote settings. He has significant project management and procurement experience.
Phil is a chemical engineer who is a manufacturing and supply chain specialist with deep expertise gained in the petrochemical, confectionery, food and beverage industries. His experience spans greenfield factory development, construction, expansion, consolidation, automation, manufacturing management, QA, R&D, procurement and logistics across a wide range of industries and countries.
With an extensive career having led organisations including ITT Sheraton and IHG in the Australasia region, Bill’s background has seen him in functional roles of finance, development, marketing and human resources. His specialty is the re-positioning of hotels and businesses to improve investor returns by creating a human culture that knows how to beat the competition. Bill can work to create alignment that will deliver great outcomes for clients.
Shean started his career in 1982 as a bridge design engineer for Vic Roads in Victoria, before joining Transfield PBM as a project engineer. In 1988 he helped establish Minson Constructions in Victoria, and in 1991 he moved to Fiji to establish Minson Fiji Ltd as the firms Sth. Pacific business, which included building and civil engineering works and equipment hire.
Gary’s wide advisory experience embraces skills in finance, strategy, organisation design and IT strategy enabling Gary to provide a broad based business solutions to clients seeking to grow and improve their business with this experience gained in Australia, UK, Middle East, Africa and China.
Having come through the electrical industry, Greg is an industrial automation and process control solutions specialist. He has decades of experience developing, building and managing flexible automated manufacturing systems in a wide range of industries. Since joining the firm, Greg has applied this expertise to assist a large and diverse range of businesses to improve competitiveness, efficiency and profitability.
Through his involvement in both private and public entities, Doug has developed expertise in private company governance, reporting systems and in regulatory compliance. He has also been extensively involved throughout his career in many acquisitions and divestments, and brings with him a strong service industry ethos.
Charles has held a series of senior Financial and General Management positions in the manufacturing, import and distribution, engineering, wholesale and service business sectors. He is well recognised for his strong strategic outlook, his ability to think outside the box, his decisive commercial and people management skill and his ability to build strong commercial relationships whilst operating within the financial and operational constraints of the business.
Mark is a chemical engineer and specialised in computerised planning and scheduling systems in the petrochemical industry. These skills have been applied widely to review, mapping and documentation of a range of systems and processes since joining the firm and he has particular experience assisting a range of industry associations.
Colin joined nem in 2015 and is the Lead Partner for Medical, Health and Pharmaceutical. He has an extensive history of senior leadership roles in global health care corporations in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Most recently, Colin was Managing Director, Sanofi Aventis and Vice President of Commercial Operations for Hospira. Sector expertise includes commercialising leading products across many therapeutic areas that have had a profound impact on improving health outcomes.
Jo started her professional career in the UK in 1993 when she joined Janssen Cilag Pharmaceutical with a role in sales. This has expanded into a wealth of experience across the global healthcare and wellbeing markets.
In 2015 Jo co-founded and was CEO and Managing Director of a medical aesthetic company which acquired 16 medical practices as part of a rapid acquisition strategy resulting in the company listing on the ASX the following year.
David is a business growth and transformation specialist who has more than 25 years’ experience in the tourism, leisure, retail and entertainment sectors. David has strategic and tactical experience in both the private and public sectors. He brings to nem a strong background in tourism/retail/leisure and is a champion of customer service/client insights. David also has an intimate understanding of the important working relationship between government and tourism.
With formal marketing and finance qualifications, Roger is a broad based business-man with a deep franchisee and franchisor operating experience - both in Australia and the United States. His broad practical business expertise, which combined with his extensive integration and systems expertise, has assisted a large number of private businesses to improve their operations.
Andrew is passionate about helping family owned SMEs achieve financial security. He’s worked extensively in accounting as a CPA, in finance as a CFP, and in recent years has owned an SME. Andrew brings this together in how he works with businesses – more recently helping independent breweries and other SMEs identify and document their R&D activities.
Previously a partner at KPMG, Ian has over 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisition, with total sales exceeding A$5B covering many different industries. Ian has held senior positions in accounting, insurance, banking and investment banking. His skills cover capital raising for resort developments, preparation of property business plan and feasibility, funding and funding assessments for hotel developments.
Steven’s qualifications are in law and management which he initially applied in the public service and government utilities sectors. He has extensive experience in the pre and post privatisation eras of the electrical industry and is the firms’ utilities, governance and legal services specialist.
Glenn has applied finance and business qualifications which he applied in the agricultural, telecommunication, packaging and wine & beverage industries. He has extensive merger and acquisition experience and has assisted a very wide range of businesses since joining the firm in 2003.
Peter is an experienced people and strategic leader. This experience is built on highly commercial foundations in senior roles in NZ, Australia, Asia and the UK. His sector experience is diverse including manufacturing, logistics, importing, direct marketing, in industries such as telecoms, FMCG, financial services, wine and liquor.
A mechanical engineer that is a manufacturing and systems specialist spanning CAD, CAE, FEA and Topology Optimisation in addition to CAM, ERP, RDMS and PDM. Deep aerospace, automotive, motor sport and construction equipment industry expertise; in addition to working with a wide range of clients in a multitude of industries.
Tom has international experience with senior positions in the USA, Europe and Asia, focused in areas of finance, business development and executive management. During this career he held senior positions with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham Hotel Group, Carlson Rezidor, and Chief Executive Officer for PT Lippo Karawaci in Indonesia.
Richard is an aeronautical and advanced weapons systems electronics engineer with extensive military and civilian experience. With an initial move into the petrochemical industry and further moves into the information technology and telecommunications industries, Richard has deep systems, process and major project expertise which he has successfully applied to a diverse range of businesses since joining the firm.
Scott is a marketing and branding specialist with deep experience in the beverage, confectionery and consumer facing property development industries. As a proponent of the firms cama™ methodology, he has applied his extensive experience and creative capabilities to a wide range of businesses since joining the firm in 2007.
Michael joined nem in 2015 as a Partner in the Medical, Health and Pharmaceutical team. He has extensive commercial experience in medical devices covering anaesthetic delivery and patient monitoring, injection and IV medication delivery, advanced and conventional wound care.
Lloyd brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and experience in the business, construction and tourism industries. He has served as an officer in the New Zealand Army and has the ability to relate to people across the spectrum of society. He is a capable and practical architectural designer and project manager and he has been a consultant and advisor to many companies including GE Capital, Siemens and Macquarie Capital as well as individuals in property development and investment for the last 20 years.
Originally a lawyer in Financial Services, Mark has had a diverse career in CEO / COO/ senior executive roles in technology related industries. He has developed significant expertise in the relationship between business strategy and executing business models, which has translated into an academic career teaching at MBA level and publishing several texts.
Has extensive experience growing and managing businesses in the extraction, construction and petrochemical sectors and is the firms’ environmental, recycling and extractive industry specialist. Ross also has extensive family business experience which he has applied to assist a multitude of business owners since joining the firm.
With a lifetime involvement with hotels, David has broad international experience having worked in senior management and corporate roles within the hospitality industry across Asia, the US, Australia and New Zealand. David has held Chief Operating Officer and Vice President roles for InterContinental Hotels Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Dusit International. David has deep operational, project and marketing expertise that have been successfully applied to new developments in New Zealand.
Chris has extensive industrial textiles experience in the civil and construction industries and is a sports and recreational surfaces subject matter expert.
He has comprehensive experience in realigning product portfolios with alternative channels and markets, helping businesses to optimise market share, brand equity, functional competence and profitability across a range of industries.
Extensive executive management roles for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. which spanned head of finance, acquisition, development and governance. Having established the Hotel, Tourism & Leisure cluster within nem in 2013, David applies his skills consulting on strategy, concept development, operator selection, commercial deal negotiation, asset optimisation, acquisition due diligence and disposal. David is a CPA with a degree In hotel management.
A chemical engineer that is a manufacturing, operational and technical sales management specialist with broad general management experience across specialty chemicals, water management and general manufacturing industries. He has worked with a multitude of businesses over the past 6 years and is an expert proponent of the firms’ cama™ Methodology.
Having come through some of the region’s most demanding retail environments to hold national merchandising, marketing and category management roles Gary is the firm’s retail supply chain expert. Gary’s expertise spans a wide range of industries, from fresh food through to industrial products, and he has assisted a wide range of the firm clients since he joined.
Peter is a hands-on executive who has worked as a small business owner and a senior manager within large, listed companies. He graduated as a mechanical engineer from the University of Western Australia and subsequently completed an MBA from Deakin University. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Member of the Australian Institution of Company Directors.
Jan is an experienced Senior Executive and Business Consultant, with over 14 years of growing businesses across UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Previous to that, he had 14 years’ experience as a Business Consultant around the globe, enabling clients to build better and more profitable business processes.
Is a mechanical engineer that is a capital works and facilities management expert. His expertise has been gained and applied in the property investment and portfolio management industry and the mechanical services industry and he is at the forefront of the assessment and implementation of energy consumption and optimisation technologies.
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