Meet our TeamOur consultants deliver training throughout Australia and all over the world!
For insurance brokers, the program has now been accredited by NIBA for CPIB points, we will be approaching cluster groups and brokerages to outline the program.
Graeme Skinner, has added Bonanza to his arsenal, after a career of more than 30 years in the finance industry in various senior management roles.
Having completed numerous training programs including the Leadership Development Program (Monash); Achieving Business Impact (GE Crotonville) & the Omega Lending program; Graeme specialised in Risk and Collections management and has lead numerous projects and process flow reviews to maximise efficiency and effectiveness.
A logical & lateral thinker, with excellent analysis & evaluation skills he is adept at expense & cost control; increasing Net Income as well as developing strategies & training staff to maximise efficiency & effectiveness.
Born into a business family, Graeme has been involved in all facets of business, enhanced by operating his own Mercantile Agency & Consultancy/Training business for 5 years. Community minded Graeme has continually been involved in community support programs previously being leader for the National Volunteers program for Pacific (GE Capital) & ongoing involvement in numerous community events outside of his employment.
Alan Cameron-Sweeney, an associate of Birch Consulting Group, trained as an accountant within Ireland’s largest company, CRH, and has since worked across commercial and non-profit sectors.
On moving to Australia in 2009, he found three new loves: Excel, data visualisation and stand-up comedy. He has performed in two Melbourne International Comedy Festivals, although neither was Excel related!
As a professional speaker & trainer, Alan helps finance professionals to analyse and communicate numbers, while he helps non-finance audiences to understand what the figures really mean.
His aim is help both sides of business to save time and make better decisions.
In terms of his style, it was best said by the Project Management Institute Conference organiser, “I’ve never laughed so much in a finance presentation.”
CPA Australia Congress Fiji: Keynote - Information to Insight
CPA Australia Congress Melbourne: Masterclass - Unlocking the Secrets of Data Visualisation
CPA Australia Congress Darwin: Keynote - Unlocking the Secrets of Data Visualisation
Institute of Managers & Leaders: Keynote - Financial Literacy & Communicating Numbers
Project Management Institute Conference: Breakout Session - Measuring Performance
Pro Bono Australia & CPA Australia: Webinar - Financial Literacy
Founder / Managing Director
Cherry has over 25 years international experience in the financial services sector and in consulting. She started her career by training and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and is a former Partner in a firm in London and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She was the senior Finance tutor for 4 years at PA Consulting’s management development centre, Sundridge Park, in the UK as well as becoming a director of a number of leadership and management development programs. She then took a 4 year secondment to Malaysia to build the local management development business and during that time delivered courses across SE Asia. Prior to setting up her own consultancy in 2003, Cherry worked for Right Management Consultants as the Asia Pacific Solutions Leader for Talent Management, having joined Right when she moved to Australia in 1999.
For over 9 years, she facilitated programs for the Australian Institute of Management. Financial training assignments have included designing and running workshops for several universities, an oil company in Dubai, a number of healthcare providers as well as over 250 branch managers from an electrical wholesaler across Australia. Cherry has also presented several times on behalf of Leadership Victoria on the Financial Responsibilities of Not for Profit Board Members and run workshops for directors of NFPs and charities, as well as coaching CEOs on their financial understanding.