Why Partner With Us?



Access to proven methodologies

Our Professional Partners are supported by two key methodologies and the tools to implement these that bring together many years of experience in developing good governance in organisations:

Some clients use only one methodology whilst others use both.  We are continually working to improve our support to your Professional Partner.


A True Professional Relationship - built around outcomes

The Professional Partner is accountable for outcome, not activity.



About us



TPPG is an initiative that brings together the combined experience of over 70 years in the management and governance of owner-managed businesses, SME’s, Not-for-Profits and Professional Service organisations. Our consultants have worked closely with many organisations and have considerable insight into the efficient management and strategic driver of business.


Our Professional Partners accredited to GovernRight are:


Simon Neaverson FAICD


The founder and Managing Director of TPPG. Simon has over 25 years of experience in managing owner-managed businesses. Since the early 1990's, Simon has focused on professional practices both as a senior executive and under his own banner. Simon is a qualified chartered accountant, a recognised expert in law firm management, and lectures on behalf of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in Board performance, business strategy and the oversight of risk. Simon specialises in driving performance in professional service firms and industry associations.


Matt Paff GAICD

An experienced director, company executive and business & technology consultant. He brings to the team a unique, forward-focused perspective particularly around technology, project management and customer-centric thinking. Matt excels in the area of strategy and emerging governance.


Nicholas (Nic) Carr

Nic has more than 20 years’ experience in managing professional service businesses both as an executive (including as Managing Director) and as a non-executive (including as Chair). Nic has a law degree and also has an economics degree and an MBA. Nic lectures on behalf of the Australian Institute of Company Directors on the Role of the Board, Director Duties and Responsibilities as well as Finance, Risk and Strategy. Nic leads the drive to good governance in Sporting Clubs and Associations.



James Watson GAICD

Has spent his 19 year international career in strategic, operational, innovation and business development roles across organisations ranging from large, complex multi-nationals down to SME. These include PROCTER & GAMBLE, RECKITT BENCKISER, PZ CUSSONS and INTEGRIA HEALTHCARE (part of the Todd Group) and running his own strategic and innovation Consultancy, BRAND SOLVER. 


Richard Welsh

Is a middle distance runner and our resident sports administration expert. He has spent nearly a decade working for sporting associations such as Athletics Tasmania, Football Federation Tasmania, Tasmanian Olympic Council, Athletics Northern Territory and Athletics Australia. As well as working with TPPG focusing on Sports Governance, Richard owns and runs Epic Events and Marketing.


Paul Galland GAICD

Spanning over a 20-year career, Paul is a senior leader in enterprise planning with an emphasis on identifying and measuring value.  He enjoys challenging the status quo with new and innovative approaches to transforming an organisation.  He has been fortunate to spend much of his career as an advisory and delivery consultant across nearly every major industry.  He also spent six years as the founding director for an innovative online music business.  This breadth of experiences fueled his passion to write, Flipping for Success: Rewiring business strategy to the new consumer age, a call to action book for boards, C-level and strategists alike. 

Paul has worked for the likes of Deloitte, Caltex, RailCorp, and a number of global technology companies.  He is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and contributes to the University of Sydney’s Digital Disruption Research Group.  He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree from the US, with additional tertiary education in Europe, Latin American and Australia.


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Barry is a FCPA qualified senior executive with seasoned leadership, financial and business management talents from over 40 years’ experience working in and with local governments and other authorities. Barry has a wide range of strategic planning, financial and performance management skills. His career has included the role of Acting General Manager and Chief Financial Officer of Penrith City Council, a large local authority with over 1,000 FTE staff and a budget of $250 million, providing 45 local and regional services. In 2015 he developed a new financial strategy for the Council that satisfied the NSW State Government’s Fit for the Future criteria, one of only seven metropolitan councils to achieve this.

Most recently, as the founder of Husking Consulting, Barry has consulted to local government and to not-for-profit and private sector entities, especially in the areas of strategic planning, finance and business support services.

Barry is a former member and Chair of the CPA NSW Public Sector Committee and former Director of Westpool and the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre. He has an Associate Diploma in Local Government Administration and a Bachelor of Business Degree (Accounting Major), both from Charles Sturt University, and is a Fellow of CPA Australia and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Rachel King

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Rachel spent more than 15 years working in the global financial markets for Australian, American and European investment banks, both domestically and offshore.

Now Rachel operates at the nexus of the human sciences and business, driving a pioneering approach to modern governance with a core understanding of the interplay between human factors, business factors and performance. The result is best practice and best outcomes for all stakeholders.

Rachel equips Boards and the leaders that comprise them with a comparative advantage, empowering them to steer their organisations sustainably, profitability and with integrity in climates of stability, change and crisis.

Rachel holds a Master of Brain and Mind Sciences (Syd. Uni. Medical School), a Master of Education (Educational Psychology), a Bachelor’s degree with an Economics and Psychology major and has qualifications in Positive Psychology, Forensic Psychiatry, Substance Use Disorders and Leadership and Policy in Mental Health.

Rachel is also an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Nationally Accredited Mediator and a member of the AICD providing advisory services to various organisations. Refer https://www.rachelking.global/ for more on Rachel.