2021 Knowledge Exchange Series

Townsville Enterprise and the Carey Group are proud to launch the 2021 Knowledge Exchange Series, a six-part series hosted across the Townsville North Queensland region, consisting of a range of educational workshops presented by our region's business leaders and industry experts.

This exciting initiative aims to develop and grow our regional businesses' capabilities by facilitating business to business knowledge and skills exchange, collaboration, professional development and networking opportunities.

The Townsville Knowledge Exchange Series will be focused on providing businesses with key information to assist with the how to adapt, seize the opportunities and build in resilience to weather any future business crisis, with Q & A sessions and networking at the conclusion of the workshop.

The series kicked off on Wednesday 5 May in Townsville and focuses on the keys to growing your business during challenging times.

Townsville - Part 1 - Growth Fundamentals

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Wednesday 5 May 2021 

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Workshop | 5:00pm - 6:00pm Networking

Topics, Speakers + Post Event Resources

How to achieve a growth mindset in business 

Building a strategic model or framework to effectively simplify the inherent complexity of business, challenge management and define business initiatives. 

Matt Thomson - Carey Group

Matt has operated at Executive level in complex global organisations for the past 15 years including the past 10 years as a practice managing partner and CEO. He has successfully grown and led high performing teams of professionals across Australia and Asia. He is experienced in developing and executing strategy; planning and delivering results; managing major initiatives, and motivating teams of finance professionals to achieve above expectation outcomes. He has worked extensively with senior management teams across the Government and private sector to develop effective strategy/policy and plan its successful execution; generate new sources of revenue and transform organisational revenue models; deliver organic and in-organic (mergers, acquisitions, alliances) growth; optimise planning, budgeting and forecasting; and deliver financial performance, capital projects and investments.

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Leadership

New approach to leadership, moving from discrete human capital skillsets to shaping possibilities, developing social capital and encouraging leadership to emerge and more.

Dr Murray Prideaux - James Cook University 

Following 20+ years industry experience, Murray moved to the ‘Dark’ side to follow a passion for cutting-edge research and to operationalise leadership and strategy learning into the ‘real’ world. Murray has extensive international experience, particularly in PNG, working, researching and developing leadership and strategic capacity in both government and non-government organisations.

Murray has presented research findings at international conferences, enjoys connecting and would like to present a TED talk.

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Strategic Entrepreneurship

Learn how to take entrepreneurial action by engaging in simultaneous opportunity seeking and competitive advantage seeking behaviours to grow your business.

Matt Steine and Jayne Arlett - Smart Precinct

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Burdekin - Part 2 - Business Fundamentals 
EVENT DETAILS

Date: Postponed - TBA

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Workshop | 5:00pm - 6:00pm Networking

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Topics and Speakers

Guide to Financial and Succession Planning

A guide to Business and succession planning. Focusing on the decision making process, Cash flow and key factors to consider.

Colin Lea - Carey Group

Col’s area of expertise is wealth creation and retirement planning, investment strategy development for Self-Managed Super Funds, private wealth advice for high net worth clients and agribusiness clients of the firm. In addition to advising clients, Col works closely on driving new client engagement for the firm, and is one of the two Responsible Managers for the Australian Financial Services Licence held by Endure Wealth. Col is originally from a broad acre farming background in the Riverina and maintains a passion for agriculture in dealing with the firms regional clients.

Prior to joining the Carey Group, Col’s background was in international logistics, strategic planning, leadership and management roles in the Australian Defence Force for 21 years. In addition to completing a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning, Col has completed the Certified Financial Planner (CFP® Professional) program, which is the highest financial planning designation worldwide.

Peter Cavallo - Carey Group

As a Partner at the Carey Group, Peter oversees accounting and taxation support and manages clients in a variety of industries including small to medium business, construction, primary production, and high net wealth individuals. Peter is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).

Prior to the Carey Group, Peter developed his experience and skill sets in accountancy and taxation across a broad base of industries across the region.

How to achieve a growth mindset in business 

Building a strategic model or framework to effectively simplify the inherent complexity of business, challenge management and define business initiatives. 

Matt Thomson - Carey Group

Matt has operated at Executive level in complex global organisations for the past 15 years including the past 10 years as a practice managing partner and CEO. He has successfully grown and led high performing teams of professionals across Australia and Asia. He is experienced in developing and executing strategy; planning and delivering results; managing major initiatives, and motivating teams of finance professionals to achieve above expectation outcomes. He has worked extensively with senior management teams across the Government and private sector to develop effective strategy/policy and plan its successful execution; generate new sources of revenue and transform organisational revenue models; deliver organic and in-organic (mergers, acquisitions, alliances) growth; optimise planning, budgeting and forecasting; and deliver financial performance, capital projects and investments.

Risk Management and Insurance in the changing world

With the way we do business continuing to change and evolve, so do the risks to your business. We will discuss how you can improve your Risk Management practices within your business through the changing world and protect yourself from insurable risks along the way.

  

Karina Hansen and Kylie Dennis - Gallagher

Karina Hansen commenced working in the insurance industry in 1997 and Kylie Dennis joined in 2006 and have both worked their way through various roles to be an Account Executive for Gallagher today. Karina and Kylie’s expertise are working with our commercial client portfolios to help them understand the insurable risks for their business to make an informed decision on insurance purchases.

Townsville - Part 3 - Growing your brand

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Wednesday 19 May 2021

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Workshop | 5:00pm - 6:00pm Networking

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Topics and Speakers

Introduction to Digital Marketing

Digital marketing success depends on consistency. Whether you win work through tendering, word of mouth or google searches, consistency is king. In this down to earth, no fluff presentation, attendees will learn how to use the principles of consistency to improve their entire digital footprint and how to interpret data to enable continuous improvement

Roxanne Grey – Grey and Grey

Roxanne loves a half-strength long black (with 1 sugar, please). She is passionate about people achieving extraordinary things in business. As a Certified Practising Marketer and Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, she isn’t afraid to say no. In fact, she often does. Roxanne believes there are enough ‘yes’ people already, instead pushing her clients out of their comfort zones to achieve their full potential. 

Roxanne is a partner at Grey and Grey; a brand positioning and strategic marketing agency with offices in Townsville and Brisbane. She leads a team of creative professionals to support her clients achieve their business development goals within Australia and internationally. Roxanne holds an MBA from JCU, is a regular judge of the Australian Marketing Awards, and sits on the Board of Glasser Australia.

Guide to Refreshing your Brand

How to recontexulise a brand within the current landscape whilst maintaining company values, mission and ethos.

 

Jodie Bell - Carey Group

Charters Towers - Part 4 - Business Fundamentals

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Tuesday 25 May 2021 

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Workshop | 5:00pm - 6:00pm Networking

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Topics and Speakers

Guide to Financial and Succession Planning

A guide to Business and succession planning. Focusing on the decision making process, Cash flow and key factors to consider.

Daniel Hogan - Carey Group

Daniel’s area of expertise are wealth creation and retirement planning, investment strategy development for Self-Managed Super Funds, private wealth advice for high net worth clients.
Daniel is responsible for the daily business management and growth of the Financial advice and Self-Managed Super Fund divisions of the Carey Group.

He is an Authorised Representative of Endure Wealth Pty Ltd (ABN 87 632 221 173 AFSL 516435).

How to Achieve a Growth Mindset in Business

Building a strategic model or framework to effectively simplify the inherent complexity of business, challenge management and define business initiatives.

Robert Carey - Carey Group

With a career spanning more than 45 years, Robert is passionate about the business and life generally in North Queensland. With a wealth of experience in accounting, finance, cane farming and the local community, Robert along with Matthew Carey, oversees the Ingham, Cairns and Malanda offices of the business.

Robert is the Chairman of North Queensland Bio-Energy Corporation Limited (NQBE), an Ingham based company that has received Federal and QLD State government approvals to construct a $600m multi-functional sugar, ethanol and power generation facility in Ingham. This renewable facility, once completed, will be a game changer for the sugar industry.

Risk Management and Insurance in the changing world

With the way we do business continuing to change and evolve, so do the risks to your business. We will discuss how you can improve your Risk Management practices within your business through the changing world and protect yourself from insurable risks along the way.

  

Karina Hansen and Kylie Dennis - Gallagher

Karina Hansen commenced working in the insurance industry in 1997 and Kylie Dennis joined in 2006 and have both worked their way through various roles to be an Account Executive for Gallagher today. Karina and Kylie’s expertise are working with our commercial client portfolios to help them understand the insurable risks for their business to make an informed decision on insurance purchases.

Cyber Smart - Protecting your Business online

For businesses in Queensland understanding not only what are the cyber security threats but also what are the opportunities is critical for resilience, sustainability and growth in an increasingly digitalised economy. Not only are there more threats for businesses to have to navigate but there are also opportunities for saavy businesses. Once seen as a business blocker, cyber security is now being reframed as a significant business enabler to support agility, innovation and growth as well as being a competitive differentiator. In this introductory Cyber Security presentation, Miranda Mears the Townsville AustCyber Node Manager will provide an overview of key aspects all businesses should consider for their business continuity planning, resilience and future growth opportunities.

Miranda Mears – Austcyber Townsville Node

Miranda Mears is an experienced and passionate leader and consultant with over 25 years of starting, running and exiting businesses. Her special interest and focus areas for business advisory and consulting are in Governance, Strategy, Digital Transformation and Cyber Security. Miranda currently owns a registered Training Organisation Learning Partnerships as well as being the AustCyber Townsville Innovation Node Manager and providing consulting services to Smart Precinct NQ as head of Strategy and Projects. Previously Miranda co-founded Securus Global, one of Australia’s most highly regarded Information Security and technical research companies before selling and floating it on the ASX. It is now part of the Tesserent group of companies which was admitted to the ASX All Ordinaries Index of the top 500 ASX listed companies by market capitalisation.

Miranda is passionate about the North Queensland Region and focussing on three key areas Securing the North – Securing Supply Chains, Securing New Economic Opportunities and Securing New Jobs for the Future.

Townsville - Part 5 - Future-proofing your business

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Tuesday 1 June 2021

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Workshop | 5:00pm - 6:00pm Networking

REGISTER HERE 

Topics and Speakers

Cyber Smart - Protecting your Business online

For businesses in Queensland understanding not only what are the cyber security threats but also what are the opportunities is critical for resilience, sustainability and growth in an increasingly digitalised economy. Not only are there more threats for businesses to have to navigate but there are also opportunities for saavy businesses. Once seen as a business blocker, cyber security is now being reframed as a significant business enabler to support agility, innovation and growth as well as being a competitive differentiator. In this introductory Cyber Security presentation, Miranda Mears the Townsville AustCyber Node Manager will provide an overview of key aspects all businesses should consider for their business continuity planning, resilience and future growth opportunities.

Miranda Mears – Austcyber Townsville Node

Miranda Mears is an experienced and passionate leader and consultant with over 25 years of starting, running and exiting businesses. Her special interest and focus areas for business advisory and consulting are in Governance, Strategy, Digital Transformation and Cyber Security. Miranda currently owns a registered Training Organisation Learning Partnerships as well as being the AustCyber Townsville Innovation Node Manager and providing consulting services to Smart Precinct NQ as head of Strategy and Projects. Previously Miranda co-founded Securus Global, one of Australia’s most highly regarded Information Security and technical research companies before selling and floating it on the ASX. It is now part of the Tesserent group of companies which was admitted to the ASX All Ordinaries Index of the top 500 ASX listed companies by market capitalisation.

Miranda is passionate about the North Queensland Region and focussing on three key areas Securing the North – Securing Supply Chains, Securing New Economic Opportunities and Securing New Jobs for the Future.

Risk Management and Insurance in the changing world

With the way we do business continuing to change and evolve, so do the risks to your business. We will discuss how you can improve your Risk Management practices within your business through the changing world and protect yourself from insurable risks along the way.

  

Karina Hansen and Kylie Dennis - Gallagher

Karina Hansen commenced working in the insurance industry in 1997 and Kylie Dennis joined in 2006 and have both worked their way through various roles to be an Account Executive for Gallagher today. Karina and Kylie’s expertise are working with our commercial client portfolios to help them understand the insurable risks for their business to make an informed decision on insurance purchases.

Guide to Financial and Succession Planning

A guide to Business and succession planning. Focusing on the decision making process, and key factors to consider.

Colin Lea - Carey Group

Col’s area of expertise is wealth creation and retirement planning, investment strategy development for Self-Managed Super Funds, private wealth advice for high net worth clients and agribusiness clients of the firm. In addition to advising clients, Col works closely on driving new client engagement for the firm, and is one of the two Responsible Managers for the Australian Financial Services Licence held by Endure Wealth.  

Col is originally from a broad acre farming background in the Riverina and maintains a passion for agriculture in dealing with the firms regional clients.

Prior to joining the Carey Group, Col’s background was in international logistics, strategic planning, leadership and management roles in the Australian Defence Force for 21 years. In addition to completing a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning, Col has completed the Certified Financial Planner (CFP® Professional) program, which is the highest  financial planning designation worldwide.

Nikeeta Guazzo - Carey Group

Nikeeta's areas of expertise include cash flow and budgeting, internal management account review and reconstruction of accounts. She is responsible for the 'client to cloud' project and working with the team to deliver a quality service in all aspects of a client's affairs in taxation covering personal and through to business needs. She is also leading the integration of the Xero accounting and cloud based platforms within the Carey Group.

Hinchinbrook - Part 6 - Business Fundamentals
EVENT DETAILS

Date: Tuesday 15 June 2021

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Workshop | 5:00pm - 6:00pm Networking

REGISTER HERE 

Topics and Speakers

Guide to Financial and Succession Planning

A guide to Business and succession planning. Focusing on the decision making process, Cash flow and key factors to consider.

Colin Lea - Carey Group

Col’s area of expertise is wealth creation and retirement planning, investment strategy development for Self-Managed Super Funds, private wealth advice for high net worth clients and agribusiness clients of the firm. In addition to advising clients, Col works closely on driving new client engagement for the firm, and is one of the two Responsible Managers for the Australian Financial Services Licence held by Endure Wealth. Col is originally from a broad acre farming background in the Riverina and maintains a passion for agriculture in dealing with the firms regional clients.

Prior to joining the Carey Group, Col’s background was in international logistics, strategic planning, leadership and management roles in the Australian Defence Force for 21 years. In addition to completing a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning, Col has completed the Certified Financial Planner (CFP® Professional) program, which is the highest  financial planning designation worldwide.

Matthew Carey - Carey Group

Matthew is a senior finance professional with over 12 years’ experience working with complex spectrum of organisations from small businesses, not for profit entities and complex multinational entities. Mathew brings a diverse mix of industry and sector experience including retail, property, aviation, manufacturing and agriculture.

Based in the Ingham office, Matthew services clients in the Hinchinbrook, Townsville, Cairns and Malanda offices, specialising in taxation and business advice; primarily business improvement, and wealth creation. In addition, Matthew fulfils the role of Chief Financial Officer for the Carey Group.

How to achieve a growth mindset in business 

Building a strategic model or framework to effectively simplify the inherent complexity of business, challenge management and define business initiatives. 

Matt Thomson - Carey Group

Matt has operated at Executive level in complex global organisations for the past 15 years including the past 10 years as a practice managing partner and CEO. He has successfully grown and led high performing teams of professionals across Australia and Asia. He is experienced in developing and executing strategy; planning and delivering results; managing major initiatives, and motivating teams of finance professionals to achieve above expectation outcomes. He has worked extensively with senior management teams across the Government and private sector to develop effective strategy/policy and plan its successful execution; generate new sources of revenue and transform organisational revenue models; deliver organic and in-organic (mergers, acquisitions, alliances) growth; optimise planning, budgeting and forecasting; and deliver financial performance, capital projects and investments.

Risk Management and Insurance in the changing world

With the way we do business continuing to change and evolve, so do the risks to your business. We will discuss how you can improve your Risk Management practices within your business through the changing world and protect yourself from insurable risks along the way.

  

Karina Hansen and Kylie Dennis - Gallagher

Karina Hansen commenced working in the insurance industry in 1997 and Kylie Dennis joined in 2006 and have both worked their way through various roles to be an Account Executive for Gallagher today. Karina and Kylie’s expertise are working with our commercial client portfolios to help them understand the insurable risks for their business to make an informed decision on insurance purchases.

Cyber Smart - Protecting your Business online

For businesses in Queensland understanding not only what are the cyber security threats but also what are the opportunities is critical for resilience, sustainability and growth in an increasingly digitalised economy. Not only are there more threats for businesses to have to navigate but there are also opportunities for saavy businesses. Once seen as a business blocker, cyber security is now being reframed as a significant business enabler to support agility, innovation and growth as well as being a competitive differentiator. In this introductory Cyber Security presentation, Miranda Mears the Townsville AustCyber Node Manager will provide an overview of key aspects all businesses should consider for their business continuity planning, resilience and future growth opportunities.

Miranda Mears – Austcyber Townsville Node

Miranda Mears is an experienced and passionate leader and consultant with over 25 years of starting, running and exiting businesses. Her special interest and focus areas for business advisory and consulting are in Governance, Strategy, Digital Transformation and Cyber Security. Miranda currently owns a registered Training Organisation Learning Partnerships as well as being the AustCyber Townsville Innovation Node Manager and providing consulting services to Smart Precinct NQ as head of Strategy and Projects. Previously Miranda co-founded Securus Global, one of Australia’s most highly regarded Information Security and technical research companies before selling and floating it on the ASX. It is now part of the Tesserent group of companies which was admitted to the ASX All Ordinaries Index of the top 500 ASX listed companies by market capitalisation.

Miranda is passionate about the North Queensland Region and focussing on three key areas Securing the North – Securing Supply Chains, Securing New Economic Opportunities and Securing New Jobs for the Future.

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