ABOUT & WHY US

 
 

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.

 

 
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About us

 

THE PROFESSIONAL PARTNER GROUP

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

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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.

Sue McGrath

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Sue is the General Manager of TPPG. Her responsibility is to oversee project delivery and customer engagement.

Sue holds a CSU Graduate Certificate in Business (Professional Practice) and a GIA Certificate in Governance (NFP).

With vast experience in the Not-For-Profit and member-based association space, where she has built her career in senior management roles, Sue brings a heightened sense of customer empathy and organisation, as well as deep industry understanding to the team. 

 

 

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.

Tracey Neaverson

Early in her career, Tracey was a corporate lawyer, specialising in commercial litigation working for Blake Dawson Waldron and the corporations section of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.

Following this, Tracey gained post graduate communication qualifications and transferred to the area of corporate communication and public affairs, working for leading public relations agency, Hill and Knowlton. 

In recent times, Tracey has worked with TPPG on corporate governance reviews. In addition to her natural thoroughness and attention to detail, Tracey’s key skills are research, her ability to review, distil and summarise key themes from large amounts of information and report writing.

Tracey holds a Bachelor of Law / Bachelor of Commerce (major in Accounting and Finance) from University of NSW and a graduate Diploma in Communication from University of Technology, Sydney.

 

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.

 

Helen Wilson GAICD

Helen has 30 years’ experience within ageing, health and disability services, including executive, non-executive and national management roles. She brings extensive experience in guiding organisations through the challenges of changing policy, social, technological and competitive landscapes, with a focus on strategic planning, business improvement, customer experience and innovation. She has worked within large, mid-sized and small organisations, including not-for-profit, private and government entities. At a sector level, she has presented at state and national conferences, participated in expert panels, and has served as a Board member of Aged and Community Services NSW/ACT. She now runs a successful consulting business, working with boards and management teams to support a vibrant and sustainable sector.  

Helen holds an MBA as well as an honours degree in Speech Pathology and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

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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