Wayne’s experience at board and senior management level coupled with his passion for multi layered businesses helps him to assist clients with the strategic thinking, communication, sales and leaderships skills and practical implementation of techniques critical for success in today’s business environment.
As a young mechanical engineer he found his passion for selling quite early, joined the Colonial group in insurance & wealth management in his early 20’s and enjoyed five wonderfully successful years in the field before moving into sales management. Colonial franchised the business and Wayne took the managing partnership to the top two in Australia consistently over the next five years. He was the inaugural chair of the franchise trust with Colonial Bank.
Wayne’s banking franchises in Queensland were purchased by the Commonwealth Bank which led to Wayne joining the CBA as the GM of Retail Banking for Western Australia & South Australia. After moving back to the East Coast with the CBA as the head of retail banking in the Sydney, Wayne went on to join Elders to lead their Finance and distribution business and served as a director on the boards of Elders Home Loans, director and managing partner of Shirlaws Corporate Australia and chairman of the Bank of Queensland’s national advisory council.
Today he consults to and coaches businesses throughout Australia and across the Asia Pacific Region, having recently completed his Masters Degree in Business Coaching from the Sydney Business School and the University of Wollongong. Wayne brings a rich texture of sales success, practical leadership experience and relevant qualifications to the organizations he coaches.
Donna, Wayne and their three boys live on the northern beaches in Sydney. Rugby in the winter; surfing, sailing and camping in the summer keep the family busy. They combine their rural interest in cattle, horses and eco tourism with the love of music and laughter of the beaches.