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Our Team

Neil Parker

Managing Director, BridgePoint Group

Neil is an experienced and sought after company director with more than 21 years’ experience in the Chartered Accounting profession.

Neil has been consulting to private businesses with respect to overall strategy and growth, planning and implementation, shareholder value, exit strategy and execution.

Neil is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Paul Gallimore

Chairman, BridgePoint Group

Paul has 25 years’ experience in strategy development, business planning, marketing, financial modeling and operations management.

Paul previously held senior roles with some of Australia’s biggest companies including Boral Limited, Bluescope Lysaght, Kell & Rigby Pty Ltd, BHP Limited and CTC Consulting Group Pty Ltd.

Paul is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and is currently a member of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Marketing Advisory Board.

Mitchell Turnbull

Director, BridgePoint Group

In his 10 years in the profession, Mitchell has accumulated a wealth of experience across, the financial management and operational aspects of a number of industries. With a background in financial consulting Mitchell works hand-in-hand with businesses to create efficiencies and correctly leverage opportunities presented to them.

Mitchell acts in an Outsourced Financial Controller capacity for a number of BridgePoint Group’s clients, assisting them with budgeting, financial forecasting and analysis of results which is then used to help with strategic decision-making.

Mitchell is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and is a Registered Tax Agent

 

Sue Liebert

Director, BridgePoint Group

Sue has worked within the accounting profession for 30 years, providing advice and service to her business and personal clients on matters of structure, accounting, taxation and superannuation. Sue is the divisional Director of our Accounting team at BridgePoint Group.

Sue is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and is a Registered Tax Agent.

Judy So

Director, BridgePoint Group

Judy manages our Legal team at BridgePoint Group.

Judy graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting & Financial Econometrics) and a Bachelor of Laws, and has a strong background in commercial property and conveyancing law as well as estate planning.

Judy was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 2010 and is a dynamic team player who is committed to providing great client service.

 

About Us

BridgePoint Group brings together a team of industry experts who have the necessary insights, business skills and experience to help you to create success in your business and in so doing, meet your individual needs and goals.

The team at BridgePoint Group, complemented by our exceptional panel of experts, will collaborate with you in a long-term partnership, to assess where your business is at and to help devise and implement key business strategies to achieve your goals; whether it’s getting started, getting re-energised, getting results, funding growth, succession, sale or commercialising opportunities.

Together, our Advisors provide one simple path for busy business owners, to obtain professional guidance, solutions and ultimately, great results!

Our Panel

Brad March

Brad is an experienced company director and manager.  Brad is noted for his strong strategic thinking and creativity.  In 1992 Brad was named “Media Executive of the Year” in Ad News.

Career highlights include a stint as Group Managing Director for the Austereo network, growing revenues from $147m to $246m and EBIT from $38m to $98m.  Brad was a part of the team that floated the network on the ASX in 2001.

Brad occupies a number of private company Board and Advisory Board positions including March Media, Radio Today and Pacific Retail Management.

Geoff Askew AM

Geoff has a lifetime of experience in security, risk management, structural change and business resilience.  Geoff has lectured, written many articles and presented at conferences around the world on business, aviation security, risk management and business resilience.

Career highlights include Geoff’s years as Group General Manager Security at Qantas, a broad role that also included the Emergency Management and Business Resilience portfolios for the Group.  Geoff chaired the Qantas Group’s response to incidents such as “September 11”, SARS, the Bali bombings, the Boxing Day Tsunami and others.

On Australia Day 2010, Geoff was appointed as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for service to the aviation industry.

Geoff is a current member of the Commonwealth Governments ‘Over the Horizon’ Roundtable aviation security strategic think tank.  He also remains the Principal Advisor to the CEO of the Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation.

Geoff possesses a ‘Top Secret’ National Security Clearance.  He has a Diploma in Management, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Director of Crime Stoppers New South Wales and a member of numerous Advisory Boards.

Gordon McRonald

Gordon is an experienced marketer, sales manager, general manager and company director.  He holds an MBA (majoring in marketing) and has been awarded a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma.

Gordon trained as a biochemist in Dunedin and worked as an industrial chemist before taking up a role as the Product Manager for 3M Pharmaceuticals in Auckland.  He quickly rose through the management ranks at 3M, holding positions as diverse as Marketing Manager, Sales Manager and Divisional Manager before spending his final years with the company as a Director on the 3M Australia Board.

Gordon’s training and experience make him an expert at solving high level problems – either alone or as part of a team – then getting results on the board by ensuring that all employees understand and embrace the need and the basic tools that lead to improvement in every day work.  He is an excellent strategic planner and an accomplished leader..

Wayne Hughes

Wayne’s experience covers a wide variety of business types and industries. Architecture, building, aged care, aviation, real estate, sound and lighting, advertising, marketing and PR, recruitment, finance, mortgage broking, manufacturing, contract packaging, property development, and many others.

Wayne understands businesses and the process to take them to a new level of profitability.

Social Responsibility

BridgePoint Group is keen to make a contribution to the society that we live and work in. In 2010, our Chairman, Paul Gallimore conducted a not-for-profit forum as part of his role with CTC Consulting. One of the interesting findings was that the sector wanted professional service firms to donate their expertise and not to, for example, paint fences for a day. With this in mind, BridgePoint Group (and its people) utilise their skills and experience for the betterment of a number of not-for-profit entities.

BridgePoint Group are proud supporters of the Gift of Life Foundation, where our Managing Director, Neil Parker is engaged as a Director on a pro-bono basis. The Foundation has been established to make Australians aware of our organ transplant crisis and encourage more Australians to become donors. Awareness is promoted by working with sporting organisations and sportsmen and women to actively support organ donation. http://www.giftoflife.com.au/

Our Chairman, Paul Gallimore donates his time to act as a Member of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Marketing Advisory Board.  The Service provides the highest standard of 24 hour aeromedical, search and rescue service free of charge to the communities of the Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast, New England and North West regions of New South Wales. http://www.rescuehelicopter.com.au/

Our Director, Sue Liebert donates her time to act as Treasurer of the Balgowlah Tennis Club.

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