Whether your business is in a growth phase or you have a potential exit on the horizon, effective succession planning can make or break your strategy.
What would it mean for your business if you could call upon the experience of other entrepreneurs, CEOs, technical experts, innovators and disruptors to help you make the right decisions about the direction you’re taking?

RSM, in conjunction with the Advisory Board Centre invite you to our Pathways to Growth Seminar to discuss the foundations for a successful growth strategy and to understand the value of connecting to the right support networks to help close the knowledge gap between where you are today, and where you want to be in the future.
Engaging an advisory board can be an excellent way to benefit from genuine support and insight to accelerate your strategy and give your business a competitive edge. Hear from our panel of experts as they discuss; 

  • How to develop and implement a successful growth strategy
  • Different ways advisers are engaged
  • Understanding the difference between Advisory Boards and Governance Boards
  • Best practice models for formalised Advisory Boards
  • How to engage advisers for maximum impact
  • Lessons learned from the trenches.

Date: Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Time: 5.00pm - 7.00pm
(registrations at 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start)
Venue: Level 32, Exchange Tower
2 The Esplanade, Perth

For further information, please contact Kellee Crabtree on kellee.crabtree@rsm.com.au

Craig Ridley | Director, RSM

Craig is a director of the Business Advisory division in Perth. Craig joined RSM in 1990 at our Bunbury office before being appointed regional manager in Merredin in 1995. He became a director of RSM in 1998, before relocating to the Perth office in 2006 to develop an SME consulting practice.

Craig is a highly experienced adviser with specialist skills in providing strategic business planning, succession planning, wealth creation and taxation advice to the SME and small corporate sectors.

Louise Broekman | CEO and Founder, Advisory Board Centre

Louise is an award winning entrepreneur, researcher and business adviser. Louise has received recognition from Industry and Government at a local and national level for her contribution to the Australian business sector.

In 2004, Louise established an Advisory Board for her own business which has provided her with first hand experience in how a well run Advisory Board can positively impact CEOs. Since 2012, Louise has served as Chair for commercial Advisory Boards and guided businesses across all industries to establish their own Advisory Boards. She is an in-demand speaker and is regularly called upon as the leading voice for Advisory Boards in the Asia Pacific region.

Craig Hook | Director at Strategic Intent Consulting and Advisory Board Chair

Craig has 30 years international experience as a successful business transformation consultant and executive in implementing change initiatives to drive increased profitability through leading and coaching executive teams on strategy and leadership, business performance improvement, and organisational design.  He was a Partner with Churchill Consulting for eight years and now consults independently.

He has deep experience in the resources sector but also across utilities, co-operatives, education and health.  Prior to his consulting career, Craig held senior international operational, planning and project management roles with Rio Tinto, BHP and OceanaGold.

As a Certified Advisory Board Chair, Craig works with business owners and CEOs of SMEs to establish and chair Advisory Boards.  He is a member of the Advisory Board Centre which is an adviser member based network comprising over 270 advisers across Australia.

Bourby Webster | MBA, BA Hons (Oxon), PGDip Perf. (RCM) 

Bourby Webster is a violist, entrepreneur, educator, presenter, and producer. She has over 15 years’ commercial experience working in professional services firms in Business Development roles, but in 2011 left employment to become the Founder and CEO of Perth Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra that breaks the rules and has a mission of ‘Music for Everyone’. 

Since Perth Symphony’s launch in 2011, PSO has performed to nearly 200,000 people in locations from Karratha to Kwinana, playing Vivaldi to Nirvana. As one of Australia’s fastest growing major arts companies, now turning over more than $1.5m per year, the orchestra has developed a new business model, diversifying income streams, to be able to grow rapidly without any government funding, reaching new audiences.

Bourby has a music degree from Oxford University, is a graduate of the Royal College of Music, has an MBA from UWA, and has been a winner of a 40 Under 40 award for Entrepreneurs and a finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Awards and WA of the Year Awards. She also lectures at WAAPA and was formerly a medal-winning, international-level coxswain and was the first female coxswain in 106 years of the WA Kings Cup Rowing Crew in 2002.
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