about us

Our collective approach

brings together people who have worked on a range of projects over the last thirty years.  We all share a philosophy of making a difference to the world by ensuring that robust and sustainable economic development and activity is a ‘win’ for both the business and the societies they operate in.  Because of our close working relationships and mutual respect, we can work together across the globe in a seamless manner bringing together the right blend of skills to achieve your strategy.

Gary Garner

Founder and Executive Director,
Economics and Strategic Finance, Sydney, Australia

Gary Garner is a highly experienced executive, management consultant and business adviser.  He uses his extensive international business experience and technical knowledge to achieve strategic change.  He is also well equipped to advise business leaders on cross cultural and new market entry matters. Gary’s strong strategic skills enable him to provide a holistic perspective to resolving business challenges including: finance; market analysis; project finance, and new market investment strategies as well as the underlying process and organisation design strategies required for success.

Gary is also a business leader having managed and developed consulting businesses in Middle East, Africa and Australia as well as being on the Executive Management Board of Dubai Airports.  He is a clear thinker and has an essential understanding of how to deliver business outcomes beyond customer expectations as well as achieving sustainable profit. He has recruited and developed leaders and key staff and understands the importance of people in the business success equation.

Greg Garner

Finance and business development specialist, London, UK

Greg Garner is a financially driven business development specialist with experience gained in the United Kingdom, India and the Middle East.  has worked with internationally renowned UK based fast moving consumer goods companies for whom he negotiated market entry strategies to India and Middle Eastern countries.

He also has extensive financial management and analysis experience gained in his home country and internationally which when combined with his business development expertise provides a comprehensive level of support to our clients. 

Richard Joy

Sustainable business development specialist, Cambridge, UK

Richard Joy advises companies on strategies for expansion from the United Kingdom and Europe into overseas markets with a strong focus on the China market. He has specific expertise in advanced technology, renewable energy and developing sustainable business models. 

Richard has many years experience of supporting client organisations define their commercial objectives and develop detailed strategic plans. He has a background in management consulting, initially working as a manager in IBM leading high-value technology implementations. He subsequently worked as a general manager of an engineering firm. He has specialist skills in marketing, manufacturing and logistics.

Ian Gatenby

Strategy and marketing specialist, Thailand

Ian Gatenby is widely experienced in leading edge marketing, strategy and business planning initiatives, having provided advice on over 175 consulting projects for more than 85 leading Australian and international organisations, including BHP Steel (Asian Market Strategy), Telstra (Customer Service Delivery – Business Process Redevelopment), and the Australian Tourist Commission (Olympics Strategy). 

He has well-developed research, analytical and problem-solving skills, with his major strengths being in matching strategic market opportunities and client / organisational strengths. His strategy and marketing research has been published in both books and financial press. He co-developed the Best Practice in Marketing project with the University of NSW School Of Marketing. This study was based on survey material and research from Australia’s 1,100 leading Chief Executive Officers.

Barry Nicholls

Economist, Sydney, Australia

Barry Nicholls is senior professional Economist offering extensive experience in both program and project based analysis, across the public and private sectors.  Previous roles have included working for public agencies, consulting firms and private economics based organisations. He has extensive experience dealing with sustainable provision of infrastructure and services across a range of sectors including transport, waste management and recycling, water management and re-use, and social and residential housing. Developer and implementer of holistic cost benefit frameworks dealing with trade-offs between economic, financial, social, environment and strategic planning issues

Barry’s Key Skills and Expertise include: 

  • Economic Evaluation, Financial Appraisal and Cost Benefit Analyses
  • Business Case Review and Strategic Advisory/Planning for Infrastructure Delivery
  • Project Prioritisation
  • Triple Bottom Line Analyses – Environmental, Social Impact & Economic 

Our strategic partner in China is:

Smart Sense Global, China: 

Smart Sense provides market entry support and landing services to all parts of China. In addition, its “Designed in Wuzhen” facility in Tongxiang-Wuzhen provides a flexible hot-desking base for start-ups and economic development zone for more mature technology businesses seeking to set up in China

Are you ready to take your company global?