Country Manager
Papua New Guinea
Specialties
All Rounder
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer

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JDA Wokman Ltd - Country Manager
Professional Services & Others - Management & Business Support
Papua New Guinea
Specialties
All Rounder
Chief Executive Officer
Responsibilities
  • Full responsibility for the operations of the business
Achievements
  • Brought the business back from substantial losses to a profitable position
Private Consulting - Consultant
Manufacturing & Operations - Management & Business Support
QLD, Australia
Specialties
All Rounder
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Responsibilities
  • The creation of financial records going back several years in order for the client's tax obligations to be met.
  • The analysis and recovery of a failing agricultural business. With the establishment of new income streams the assignment included the development of sales and marketing strategies, physical presentation of the premises and product stocking to suit retail and hospitality businesses. Included in the assignment was the cleanup of the environment in preparation for the redevelopment of the assets and acreage, short and medium term leasing of the asset areas, re-arrangement of the financial affairs of the company and business structures, analysis and revision of the financial records. The monitoring of this business is on-going.
  • The review and analysis of the financial records of a sole trader to ensure tax compliance.
  • Advising on the structure of a start-up training organisation, the future product portfolio, tax, marketing and sales strategies. ;
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PNG Ports Corporation - DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Australia
Responsibilities
  • Directed the financials, budgets, 3-year to 20-year strategic business plans, board reports, annual reports, quarterly finance report, and full suite of management reports for this AUD$125m operation.
  • Served as strategic and financial advisor to Board & Executive Team on implications and risks relating to key business and operational issues, and keeping the organisation advised on a timely basis relative to the financial condition of the organization and on potential impacts relating to change.
  • Advisor on a major CAPEX program in which PNG Ports have a projected PGK3b (AUD1.36b) to upgrade existing infrastructure, together with priority allocation, what-if scenarios and asset relocation options.
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  • Re-designed the management and functional structure of the division's individual operating departments.
  • Introduced rolling forecast concepts to Board and Management, thus replacing previously antiquated budgets that had been set two-years prior but were not aligned with renewed company vision.
  • Accessed and analysed business performance and cost drivers through a full review and assessment of overhead allocations, activity analysis and project costing across all infrastructure (16 ports), head office and back office functions, with recommendations for improvements to Board.
  • Streamlined work process within HR, IT and finance resulting in reduced costs and improved performance.
  • Re-built relations with PNG Port's bankers resulting in improved banking facilities and business confidence.
  • Held responsibility for 120+ staff, ensuring that the business was properly staffed with qualified and motivated staff across finance, HR, ICT and admin, and effective training was in place for all. ;
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iPi Group - GROUP FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
Australia
Responsibilities
  • Played a pivotal role in establishing a first-class finance division and creating a culture of transparency and predictability for the group, financial structures and reporting across multiple business lines.
  • Managed the production of monthly consolidated pack for CEO, quarterly board reports and annual financials.
  • Brought all the business tax affairs up to date, and cleared all outstanding audit issues.
  • Developed future financial strategies and led the establishment of annual financial goals for each business, monitoring their ongoing performance against objectives; identifying incipient problems; and initiate appropriate corrective action to keep the units on target against fiscal goals.
  • Ensured that operating managers understood the dynamics of their businesses and executing on the key initiatives that will produce revenue and profitability growth; iPi group owns a diverse range of businesses.
  • Reviewed multi-million dollar supply contracts, assessed proposed customer contracts, and evaluated investment proposals including new business lines for risk, ROI and alignment to board goals.
  • Project managed the selection and deployment of a new IT system hardware to eliminate down-time.
  • Provided leadership and direction to a team of 3 Financial Controllers. ;
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Tri - GENERAL MANAGER - Operations & Finance
Australia
Responsibilities
  • In conjunction with the Board of Directors, created and executed the business' vision, plan and operational goals across an Australian channel, including full review of key states; QLD, NSW, SA and VIC
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  • Planned, directed and controlled operational activities to achieve requirements for financial and trading performance, setting the supply chain strategy and maximising supply process to contain costs
  • Established and maintained appropriate systems for P&L, budget control and risk including HACCP, whilst ensuring operational activities met with statutory and legislative requirements, legal and insurance stipulations, general duty of care and occupational health & safety concepts.
  • Set marketing and advertising agendas including print, media and e-commerce (online).
  • Implement policies, procedures, and systems to ensure inventory was purchased at the lowest possible cost.
  • Led the recruitment drive behind 10+ staff; establishing a system and culture of accountability to ensure that the entire company understood the Board objectives, priorities, the action steps needed to accomplish these objectives and meet these priorities, the milestones that must be met and when they must be met. ;
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KK Kingston Ltd - FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
Australia
Responsibilities
  • Oversaw financial accounting and corporate reporting requirements across 7 factories with 3 sales divisions. Led the management of group finances including cash flow, capital expenditure, project requirements, debtor collections, creditor payments which includes a high proportion of foreign creditors.
  • Led a team of 20 staff across administration, accounting, human resources and IT, and conducted a full appraisal of the business' MIS system agreeing a system upgrade with project timeframe. ;
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Brisbane Lions - FINANCIAL CONTROLLER, DEPUTY CEO
Australia
Responsibilities
  • Prepared statutory and financial reports including P&L, Balance Sheet, Cashflow and Budgets, re-aligned chart of accounts to provide management with clearer insight into performance and business activity.
  • Served as interim CEO during times of major absence.
  • Principal liaison between Lions and Trust/Contractors on the $100m redevelopment of the Gabba Stadium, and negotiated lease agreements and payments including the tenancy agreement (valued in excess of $20m over the lease period), sub tenancy agreements, training facilities ($500k) etc.
  • Managed the day-to-day finances of the club including the overall accounting function which encompasses the admin, football, social club, marketing, Melbourne office and Football Park operations.
  • Oversaw 8 accounting, administration and IT staff with further responsibility for 200+ staff on match days.
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- - Business Consultant / Freelancing
Australia
Specialties
Consultant
Mackay Casings Pty Ltd - Administration, Finance Manager
Australia
Specialties
Finance Manager
Manager
Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu - Business Consultant
New Zealand
Specialties
Consultant
Plessey Group - Finance Director
Zimbabwe
Specialties
Director
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National Tyre Services - Finance Director
Zimbabwe
Specialties
Director
PriceWaterhouseCoopers - Auditor
Zimbabwe
Responsibilities
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  • Technology One
  • Sybiz
  • Pronto
  • Scala
  • Attache
  • CBA
  • Quicken
  • MYOB ;

Education and Qualifications

Year Qualifications Level Institution
2014 Master of Business Administration - Finance Other Unknown No
2013 Qualified CPA Other Unknown No
2008 Certificate Certificate Unknown No
1992 Qualified CA Other Institute of Chartered Accountants No
1978 Bachelors Degree - Accountancy Other University of Rhodesia No
- Other Institute of Chartered Accountants No
- Other Unknown No
- Other Unknown No
- Other Unknown No
- Other Unknown No