EducationMBA (1991) - Graduate School of Management, University of Melbourne
- Achievements: 2nd in class
Bachelor of Commerce and Administation (1979) - Victoria University, Wellington, NZ
- Achievements: 2nd in two subjects (Taxation and Management Information Systems); 3rd in one subject (Management Accounting)
Over a 30 year career, I have held a variety of executive, leadership and consulting roles in some of Australia's leading public companies. Since 1991, my responsibilities have included Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestments, strategic planning, business restructuring and integrations, operations management, finance, and executive coaching.
As CFO Energy Resources of Australia and CEO North Forest Products, I gained first hand experience in handling politically and environmentally sensitive issues, and in negotiating with Governments and community groups. After leading North Ltd's international expansion in exploration and M&A, my final role was to manage the North Ltd "internal defence team" in response to the takeover bid from Rio Tinto.
As a management consultant, I have advised on the strategic review, acquisition and sale of a number of companies; acted as caretaker CEO; provided Corporate advice; and planned and implemented business restructures and integrations. In my past few roles, I have been responsible for business restructuring, Continuous Improvement Programs (CIP), and integrations delivering >$700m in savings; and for acquisitions totalling >$4bn.
My executive coaching programs focus on developing commercial acumen and interpersonal awareness in CEO's, their direct reports and "high potential" employees
- Management Consultant (2001 and 2005 to present)
- GM Business Development (2002 - 2005)
- EGM Development (1998 - 2000)
- Chief Executive (1996 - 1998)
- CFO and Company Secretary (1994 - 1996)
- Group Treasurer/Mgr Corporate Strategy (1991 - 1994)
I have tutored students at the Graduate School of Mangement particularly in Finance, Accounting and report/essay writing
I have lectured at Monash University (Melbourne) in Treasury Management
HobbiesI am a keen bushwalker and a bit of a fitness fanatic.
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For one year Shaun coached me intensively on 11 MBA papers and also guided and assisted me with my research project. As I work full time and long hours, without Shaun's methodical and innovative coaching it would not have been possible for me to clear one subject each month with good grades. Shaun gave me as much time I needed to fully understand subject matter and also prepared test questions to prepare me well for the written exams and to give me the confidence I needed most. Shaun is undoubtedly the best teacher and inspiring mentor I have come across so far. His motivational way of teaching completely changed my aptitude for learning in a most positive way. I gratefully acknowledge his help. Thank you so much, Shaun! Arun
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