“Amanda has simply been exceptional in the way she has been able to deliver highly creative insights and solutions to strategic challenges presented to the Group. I particularly valued the way Amanda brings structure to her creativity which facilitates effective implementation of her ideas.”
Jim Landau Strategy Working Group Participant

Amanda Cole

Managing Director, Strategy Facilitator & Executive Coach

With over ten years of working closely with entrepreneurs from business startup to maturity, Amanda has seen her clients win awards, build strong and sustainable businesses and attain significant personal goals. She is passionate about helping women in business, and is excited by entrepreneurial innovation and creative thinking.

Amanda has judged the Telstra Business Awards and is in the top rated 10% of TEC Chairs nationally. In addition she is the youngest TEC chair out of 75 chairs in Australia and New Zealand, and longest serving female Chairman. Amanda pairs her TEC life as a chairman with a portfolio career – as Managing Director of Spark Consultants and board roles with growing SME businesses.

Other Key Business Roles
Business Founder & Managing Director
Spark Consultants Pty Ltd 1998 – current
Shareholder
BOTS Auto Pty Ltd Since T/A Buy on The Spot 2017 – current
Shareholder & Non Executive Chairman
Wholesale Diving Supplies Pty Ltd T/A Adreno 2014 – 2017
Shareholder & Non- Executive Director
SCS Trading Pty Ltd T/A Wine & Dine’m Catering 2014 – 201
Executive Director
Executive Roundtable Pty Ltd 2001 – 2006

See more detail regarding Amanda’s background on her Linkedin profile.

Peter Clark

Turnaround Consultant & Strategic Advisor

Peter is unique in the turnaround industry. He has twenty five years of business experience at a variety of different levels from startup to growing a $200millon turnover company with 3000 staff nationally. His diverse range of business experience gives him a unique perspective on the issues that affect your business success.

He is an operational specialist and excels in working in your business to help you with the most difficult aspects of getting your business back on track. He will make the hard calls on your behalf, and coach you through issues on a day-to-day basis so you can concentrate on working on the aspects of the business you know best. He will hold you accountable to make the tough decisions when they must be made, to make sure you manage all the risks, at the right time.

Peter Clark is a retail specialist and was one of the original founders of Crazy Clarks. He left the PE group that acquired Clark’s in 2003 and then started Groove Accessories, a highly successful value end retail and wholesale women’s fashion business, that grew to 42 stores nationally. Peter exited that business by sale in 2009. Since then he has consulted to distressed businesses, returning to discount retail over the first six months of 2012 as the Divisional Manager of The Reject Shop on a short term contract overseeing 50 retail outlets with an annual turnover of $120million.

Companies he has worked with in a turnaround capacity include the following industries:

  • construction
  • manufacturing
  • hospitality
  • retail
  • engineering
  • retail

See more detail regarding Peter’s background on his Linkedin profile.

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