Chris Bertinshaw says;
“I’ve been the CEO of 5 different organisations over the last 30 years. One skill good CEOs master is identifying the best people to work with.
Clients come to me facing a broad range of challenges. Listed here are some of my associates and the skills and experience they bring to the table. I love working with them all.”
Chris Bertinshaw began consulting in corporate governance in 1988. He has built up a wealth of knowledge about company directors and councillors. He’s spent over a decade teaching the theory and has put it into practice serving on boards and councils for well over 30 years.
Chris understands the theory and the practicalities of serving on boards and chairing them. When you engage Chris, you have someone who not only understands what should be done, but also how to achieve it.
Andrew Lee has been teaching and managing independent schools for more than thirty years in Australia, the UK and in China. He has been a school safeguarding officer, and has also provided training in off-site safety for school expeditions (at the Royal Geographical Society, London), and has run many expeditions himself. He has senior management experience in school and tertiary environments.
He holds a First Class Honours degree in geography from the University of Sydney and a doctorate from the University of Oxford, also in Geography.
Throughout his career, he has sought to find ways to make education stable, fun and responsible. He has published widely and spoken to teachers around the world about effective education.
In tandem with consulting, Peter regularly challenges post graduate students at highly respected universities to put brand marketing & communications theory into practice. Early in his diverse management career, Peter lived, worked, studied and travelled in North America for eight years, forever enriching his perspective in a myriad of ways.
He holds a BCom (Marketing), MBA (International Business), and PhD (Management), each successfully completed on a part-time applied theory basis, the PhD in 2015.
Peter’s specialties are – creating sustainable & transformative commercial relationships, strategic marketing & brand communication planning, coaching & mentoring, expert witness, and new business workshops.
Over the last 20 years David has built a busy practice training people in the best use of IT Systems. He is an experienced adult educator of challenging subjects including not only IT Systems but also Hellenistic Greek and Hebrew.
David’s clients include government departments like ATO, ADF, NSW Dept of Education and some major universities. He describes himself as a mentor who brings energy, vitality and vision to any organisation that seeks to reform business practice through the latest cloud technology. He enjoys teaching people how to embrace change, which is about managing people and helping them to change the way they work to incorporate new technologies.
David has the following qualifications: BTh; ThSchol; MCSE; MCITP.
Christine is a trusted corporate advisor to boards and senior management. Over 25 years as a director and Chair of the boards of organisations in a wide range of industries and sectors have given Christine deep insights into the dynamics of board relationships and their impact on organisational performance. Her passion is effective governance, how to achieve it, and how it manifests itself in the relationships within successful organisations.
Christine’s board experience extends across public and private companies, not-for-profit organisations, ministerial councils, Commonwealth statutory corporations and state and local government, mature organisations and start-ups.
Originally an economist for the Reserve Bank of Australia, Christine became a senior corporate advisor for several investment banks, with expertise including financial structuring, mergers and acquisitions, funds management and strategic business development. She is known for seeking pragmatic pathways to resolve client issues.
Felipe is an expert in commercial property.
He spent many years mastering the legal fundamentals of property transactions leading to a thorough knowledge of the legal requirements. Since then he has developed a solid track record in sourcing and securing commercial space for a diverse clientele. Felipe’s great strength is matching real estate to his client’s needs.
Luke is a successful entrepreneur behind several start up enterprises. He began his career learning sales and moved into IT implementation and support.
While providing IT assistance to several clients, Luke has gone on to establish Easts Basketball League and Spring Retreat with a business partner. He is available to advise start ups on entrepreneurship and IT issues.
Having worked 5 years for a VC firm, followed by senior corporate finance roles with GlaxoSmithKline, Seven Network, and News Corp, in 2013 I started CFO Plus (cfoplus.com.au), a boutique financial advisory firm targeting early-stage tech companies in Australia and the Middle East.
At CFO Plus, we provide a full suite of services from bookkeeping and accounts preparation to tax compliance and strategy development, enabling our clients to fully outsource their finance function. Our integrated team of professionals includes expertise at all levels – bookkeeper, accountant, controller, and CFO – under a single point of accountability. Find out more at cfoplus.com.au
John has lived all his life in Broken Hill. After an 18-year career in the mining industry, he turned to supporting his community through education and community development. His extensive experience in Far Western NSW has given him a thorough knowledge of community needs especially as experienced by disadvantaged youth, aboriginal people and the aged. He brings his wealth of experience to anyone wanting to do business in regional and remote Australia.