Graham J Connolly
Graham is the founder of Family & Private Business Advisors Group and his experience spans 30 years as a Senior Partner with Horwath & Horwath, 10 years National Chairman of the firm and member of the International Council. During this time he was a frequent speaker in the US, UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
His experience has always been assisting Family and Private Business Owners and in 1982 he developed a specialist consulting program to service their needs and a manual to train other Advisors. As a result, he has been involved with some 400 assignments ranging from small family businesses to large well-known private companies with sales in excess of $200M.
Graham continues to provide seminars for one, two or three generations involved in Family or Private Businesses as well as for customers of Banks, Financial Planners, Insurance Companies, and Members of Professional and Industry Bodies. He identifies the Key Issues that need to be addressed for Succession and Business Mentoring in Family and Private Businesses for their continuing success and guides them to arrive at the solution which satisfies their particular situation.
He has written and published numerous articles, appeared on radio and television highlighting both the issues and solutions to the problems confronting Family and Private Business Owners. He is author of 'The Private World of Family Business'. The book draws on his experience as a Family and Private Business Advisor and was highly recommended by the US Magazine ‘Family Business’.
Graham is a Fellow of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants, Chartered Secretaries, Australian Institute of Company Directors and Associate of the Australian Institute of Management.
John A Pagett
He has over 40 years experience in industry, initially as an industrial chemist then in marketing, operations and general management including an eighteen month assignment in the USA. His areas of expertise include manufacturing, both repetition and batch, national distribution, exporting/offshore operations, licensing and technology transfer negotiations. He has negotiated the successful purchase and divestment of many business and acquisitions.
In his ten years as an Advisor, John has assisted many clients arrive at the correct decision for their business.
John H Randall
John is a lateral thinker and strategic planner with a sharp analytical mind and a clear focus on bottom line performance. He is highly experienced in the management of cultural and administrative change across three continents and has excellent marketing, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
As an advisor using an interviewing technique, he has developed a particular understanding of Family and Private Business Owners.