Recognised as one of northern Australia’s leading business, corporate, and strategic development Advisors, Bob draws on almost four decades of diversified and practical experience in business development, operations and management to assist the growth and development of businesses ranging from new start-ups, sole traders, SMEs and large corporates.
Engaged as a Senior Executive and leader in significant and diversified Agribusiness Corporations for over 21 years, and then as a Business Strategist and Corporate Advisor for 21 years, Bob demonstrates a strong track record of working with and assisting a vast range of business and industry types. These industry sectors include tourism and hospitality, primary production and aquaculture, forestry, manufacturing, information technology, commercialising new and innovative products and services, education and training, aviation, engineering, food manufacturing, building and construction, waste management, transport and logistics and Government sector agencies.
Bob’s passion and enthusiasm for business and business improvement is driven by the satisfaction of seeing the results achieved by OM’s many clients, and the inspiration that comes from individual and network relationships that have been built up and sustained over many years.
Through the Australian Small Business Advisory Service, Bob was engaged by an adventure tourism operator as a Business Advisor to assist to sustainably grow the business. Working with the client, Bob provided guidance on market research and the development of strategies to achieve higher participation rates from tourists and adventure seekers. Focus then turned to strategic planning to grow the business where resource requirements were assessed and prioritised planning actions developed to guide the business owners through the growth phase.
This client’s operation is continuing to grow and is increasingly attracting the targeted markets sought.
Bob was engaged by an agricultural grower to provide strategic business support for preparing for entry into export markets. Extensive research and analysis of market intelligence was undertaken and a comprehensive Export Plan developed reporting on supply chains, entry strategies, relationship development, and the laws, rules and regulations for countries to be targeted. Product presentation was reviewed, logistics and product handling options were assessed, risk mitigation strategies developed, and potential partners assessed after the implementation of intellectual property protection strategies. Upon completion of Bob’s engagement with the client, this highly regarded agricultural operation commenced and continues to successfully export their produce from Australia.
Bob was engaged by a manufacturing business as a Business Strategy Mentor to dissect and grow the business through the relocation of one of the business’s divisions. The project encompassed comprehensive research and analysis of markets and growth sectors which informed the development of strategic planning documents to guide the client through the change management process. Risk management, human resources, marketing and operational strategies were developed to set the foundation for sustainable and controlled growth. This business is now operating in multiple regional centres throughout Queensland.