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CONSULTANTS & ASSOCIATES

Paul Andrews

Consultant

Paul is an experienced consulting and investment profession with expertise in education, funds management,  governance, superannuation, and the retail sector. He has worked directly with senior leaders in large operating businesses Target and Coles, and investment house Goldman Sachs JBWere. Paul holds a BA/BSc from The University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance. A Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Paul also sits on two ASIC regulated boards.

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Consultant

Jonathan has significant and diverse experience in the automotive manufacturing sector in the UK and Asia Pacific. Working closely with customers and suppliers, he has been responsible for major design, industrialisation and cost reduction projects, and brings an analytical and pragmatic approach to solving our clients’ strategic issues. Prior to joining SPP, Jonathan managed the procurement activities for a fast-growing world-leader in a specialist automotive discipline. Jonathan holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School.

Shishir Belvi

Consultant

Shishir has a diverse background, having worked across mobile-internet technologies and sports management. He started his career with Cisco Systems, and was later engaged in executing various development programs for India's Olympic and Paralympic athletes for the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering, and an MBA from IE Business School, Madrid and the Australian Graduate School of Management, Sydney.

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Consultant

Holly's experience includes analytics and external relations roles in the financial services and education sectors. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, majoring in actuarial studies. Holly has in-depth experience in the Higher Education, Research and Government sectors, and functional expertise in data analytics and stakeholder engagement. Holly delivers real insight and value to clients that comes from a commercial, pragmatic approach to projects.

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Consultant

Paul is a Consultant at SPP with extensive transactional and commercial experience from his corporate and commercial law background, having worked at both Norton Rose Fulbright and Allens Linklaters in recent years. Paul has diverse experience advising leading international companies in Sydney, London and Singapore across government, retail, media, infrastructure and technology industries. Paul is a leader with a high level of commercial acumen and an expert communicator.

Liz

Consultant

Liz has an extensive background in the aviation sector where she has worked on projects involving product management, brand development, ancillary revenue generation and marketing communications. Prior to joining SPP, she managed an Australian sponsorship portfolio across sport, the arts and the community. She holds degrees in Economics and Arts from The Australian National University and an MBA at Melbourne Business School.

Khai N

Consultant

Khai has previous work experiences in Financial Services and Engineering Consulting sectors, which include working at Deutsche Bank’s Global Markets Division. At SPP, Khai has worked across the sports and entertainment, and higher education sectors. He brings functional expertise in business case development, strategic planning, and IT implementation strategy. Khai holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Engineering (Chemical) from The University of Melbourne.

Konnie

Consultant

Konnie has a proven record of success delivering Customer Led Growth Strategies for large scale organisations across a number of industries: FMCG, Retail, Leisure, Financial Services and Higher Education. She brings a depth of experience in assessing markets, identifying growth opportunities, brand strategy and go-to-market effectiveness. Prior to SPP and Growth Solutions Group, Konnie held positions in corporate banking and financial planning. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance) where she was Valedictorian and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

Charles Boettcher

Senior Associate

Charles helps clients solve complex commercial challenges by drawing on his strong analytical skills and business acumen. He has previously worked as a consultant in London, consulting to clients in the insurance and transportation sectors. Charles’ passion for business process improvement, combined with a career grounding in technical engineering provides a strong analytical and logic driven approach to problem solving.

Victoria Gregg

Senior Associate

Victoria studied Commerce and Law at University of Queensland and, for the past five years, has worked as a commercial intellectual property lawyer with top tier law firms in both Australia (Herbert Smith Freehills) and London (Bristows). Motivated to be more broadly involved in solving a wide range of business problems, Victoria made the decision to leverage her diverse skill set and transition from Law into Management Consulting, leading her to SPP

Richard Lipohar

Senior Associate

Richard has a diverse background with his previous work experience ranging from Financial Services to the FMCG sector. Richard delivers both a quantitative and qualitative approach to business problem solving with experience in strategic planning, financial analysis and operations. Richard holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Melbourne and a Master of International Business from Melbourne Business School.

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Senior Associate

Jens recently completed his MBA from Monash Business School, after relocating from Sweden in 2016. Prior to his study, Jens held a general management position at Mekonomen, a leading Nordick automotive aftermarket brand, with oversight across a number of functions including product management, sales, procurement, advertising, and external partnerships. More recently, Jens has gained strong expertise in management consulting, working closely with clients from SMEs to deliver on a range of strategic projects.

Peter Slade

Senior Associate

Peter worked as a chartered accountant, with experience in auditing, before he made the move to the Royal Australian Air Force. He spent the last 10 years there as a Commissioned Officer. During his time in the Air Force, Peter was managing large and small teams through a variety of postings, from protecting remote facilities to managing the day-to-day operations of an airbase. Peter holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School, and now applies his strategic and tactical thinking to our client projects.

Phillipa Bezas

Associate

Phillipa has had exposure to a variety of consulting related initiatives during her degree, including working as a Project Leader for Student Consulting Firm Business One and participating in the 2017/018 International Case Competition Program.

 

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Associate

Michael is a customer and business improvement professional with experience in identifying and delivering opportunities to improve the end to end customer experience and operational processes, addressing satisfaction drivers. With experience across telecommunications, media and broadcasting sectors, and in management consulting, he has strong analysis skills resulting in data-driven tactical and strategic decision making, planning and prioritised initiatives.

 

Matt Henwood

Associate

Matt has experience in sales, operations and project management and has a strong interest in data analysis and data visualisation. He brings experience from the energy and telecommunications sectors, and is proficient in process modelling and system integration analysis. Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Monash University.

 

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Associate

Sabre’s consulting and research experience tackling business problems and developing strategic initiatives for the government, private sector and not-for-profits informs his holistic approach to problem solving. Holding a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Melbourne, throughout his studies Sabre lead numerous projects with student consulting organisations, including London Strategic Consulting while on exchange at University College London.

 

Shona Li

Associate

Shona is experienced in developing strategic initiatives and conducting quantitative analysis in order to tackle business problems. She has worked across a broad range of industries including Consumer & Retail, Higher Education and Government. Prior to SPP, Shona worked in implementation consulting and financial services. Shona holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance and Economics, and a Diploma of Languages (French), from the University of Melbourne.

 

Thomas Tod

Associate

Thomas has experience in strategy and public policy through his work for the Master of a university college and in the office of a Federal Member of Parliament. He has experience in business problem solving, complementing data-driven analysis with qualitative insights. He combines commercial nous with a strong understanding of the Australian political economy to create innovative solutions to strategic challenges. Thomas graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours I) in Politics and Economics.

 

Stephen Wu

Associate

Stephen has experience in operations and education management from his previous role as Head of Operations at an education start-up. He combines strong analytical skills with commercial pragmatism to business problem solving and strategy development. Stephen has a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne, with a strong focus on Economics and Finance.

Annabelle Zhang

Associate

Annabelle has a strong background in data analytics across the insurance and retail sectors, leveraging data insights to tackle business problems and drive initiatives. Annabelle previously worked in an analytics role at Aesop, leading complex commercial modelling to support business decisions and driving a global process transformation to improve holding costs across all regions. Annabelle also worked as an actuarial analyst at Bupa after completing her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne.