Testimonials

I think best when I have a wrench in my hands

If you make a superior product, people will buy it

If you hire only those people you understand, the company will never get people better than you are. Always remember that, you often find outstanding people among those you don’t particularly like

Our Buisness ethic is inspired by the aformention quotes of Soichiro Honda [1906 – 1991, Honda Automotive, Japan]. The testimonials and skill endosements below echo our multi-disciplined commercial expertise across diverse industries, markets, and related business.

Testimonials

NTEL Corporation
Mr. Jason Lim, CEO  |  Head Office: Singapore  |  Industry: Telecoms
John is a gifted visionary who was able to consider probability consequence, put forward viable options and deliver tangible results”
– Business Service: Global deployment of time critical push/pull mobile services

TLC Worldwide Marketing
Mr. Nigel Waters, International Business Director, Australia and New Zealand
Head Office: London |  Industry: Media
I had the pleasure of nearly working with John but as such, did see his work at close hand. The thing that strikes you about him is that he is not just an ‘ideas man’; we all have moments of inspiration from time to time (don’t we??) but John clearly has the ability to see things through to fruition i.e. taking a good idea and making it happen. I am convinced that John will finish up being hugely successful and my only regret is that it is unlikely to be me or my company that will benefit!”

Virgin Blue Airlines
Mr. Geoffrey Pryor, Group Manager, Australia  |  Head Office: Brisbane  |
Industry: Aviation / Logistics
“I had the pleasure of working with John when he was working at Barmy Army England as a client of Virgin Blue Airlines. John, in his role, was responsible for the arrangement and movement of over 1500 guests around Australia as supporters of the Ashes Cricket tour. I found John to be highly organized, very professional, detailed and very personable. John handled the myriad of issues, including international communications and finance related issues, very well. From an customer perspective, the tour was conducted without any operational issues due to the detailed logistical preparedness of John. Also, the tour was conducted with general good cheer.”

Pioneer International / Lafarge
Mr. David Suthons, General Manager, Australia | Head Office: Sydney |
Industry: Building & Construction
“As it is our long term intention that our plasterboard business grow outside Australia and in particular in South East Asian sector, John and his partners were instrumental in securing a foothold for Pioneer Plasterboard’s entry into Vietnam, and securing meaningful construction project in the region.”

Bowin Design
the late Mr. John Joyce, Managing Director and Mentor, Australia |
Head Office: Sydney | Industry: Manufacturing
“As purchasing manager and special projects manager, John was a key member of the senior management team at Bowin Designs. John’s keen commercial sense and tenacity enabled the company to simplify production and reduce lead time from 14 days to next day delivery. John also played a vital role in contract negotiations, securing all key components for the Australia Design Award winning LO-NOx Gas Burner and ensuring Bowin’s ISO 9000 compliance certification. I wish John all the best in his pursuit of excellence as an independent business advisor”

Legion Telecom International
Mr. Adam Maxted, Director, Global Business Development, United Kingdom |
Head Office: London |  Industry: Media / Telecoms
“John’s brief was to assist our entry into the Australian market, firstly by conducting a thorough evaluation of the media and legal regulations relating to premium rate ‘phone services’ and then secondly, to assist in the securing of a joint venture partner. Initially, with only limited knowledge of the audiotext industry, John was quick to understand the business objective of Legion and work within the brief for the successful outcome. I can highly recommend John to any organization wanting to establish a presence in Australia”.
– Joint Venture Partner: Seven Television Network

Qantas Airways
Mr. Guy Waddell, Manager, Group and Convention Travel, Australia |
Head Office: Sydney | Industry: Aviation / Logistics
“I worked with John in the final stages of a large and complex project involving the air travel component for the recent Barmy Army travel around Australia. Such a complex project inevitably comes with various challenges – I found John acted in an open and honest manner throughout and exhibited the highest levels of integrity at all times. Thanks to John’s efforts, from my perspective the tour was a success”

Skill Endosements

Procurement & Supply Chain, Strategy Development & Implementation

Mr John Hanna, CIO
NRMA Group

Mr Adrian Aggett, Procurement Director
Citi Australia & New Zealand

Mr Wayne Higgins, Managing Director
Australian Defence Consulting Group

Mr Leonard Ocampo, COO
Remote Resources (Australia/Asia)

Mr Tahir Rafiq (MBA, MCIPS, B.Eng), Head of Procurement
First Gulf Bank

Mr Marc Watson (MCIPS), Manager-Category Management
Aurizon

Mr Peter Colby (MCIPS), Senior Procurement Category Manager NPS-ANZ
Cereboc

Mr Andrew Kerr, Director
Lebara Mobile Distribution

Mr Homayoun Pourshayan, Foreign Commercial Director
MANA Constructions (Iran)

Project Management, Supplier Management, and Strategic Sourcing

Mr Mark Kyle, Managing Director
Adroit Management Group

Mr Sami Dagher, General Manager Risk & Environment
Accor Hotel Group

Mr Phil Houston, National Industrial Manager
Repco

Mr Leonard Ocampo, COO
Remote Resources (Australia/Asia)

Mr Martin O’Dea, P&SC Principal Consultant
Oakton Consulting & Management

Mr Marc Watson (MCIPS), Manager-Category Management
Aurizon

Mr Tahir Rafiq (MBA, MCIPS, B.Eng), Head of Procurement
First Gulf Bank

Mr Homayoun Pourshayan, Foreign Commercial Director
MANA Constructions (Iran)

Mr Neil Bacon, Senior Software Engineer
Oakton Consulting & Management