PA Consulting Group
After my military service I spent 2 years working as a management consultant with the UK based PA Consulting Group. While working for PA I was involved in a number of large consulting projects, in the maintenance and asset management fields, with organisations such as BHP Australia Coal, Telstra and the Hydro Electric Commission in Tasmania.
Headhunted from PA, I joined leading Queensland based agribusiness Grainco Australia Ltd. I was at the company for six years, holding a number of different roles. These included General Manager Operations, running the grain handling system in Queensland and the port facilities; and General Manager Business Development, which involved building the firm’s business, delivering new bulk commodity storage and handling infrastructure. A highlight of my time with Grainco was conceiving and delivering a major grain export terminal in the Port of Melbourne in 2000.
On leaving Grainco I established my own consulting business in the field of bulk commodity logistics. Over a two year period I was involved in business feasibility studies and planning for the delivery of major grain storage and handling infrastructure in NSW, VIC, SA and WA.