The keys to professional and personal success are strong values, focus, good mentoring and support, and the ability to 'hang in there'."
For Graham, the aim of
business coaching is to unlock potential and inject new
energy into people and organisations keen to get ahead. As a
company director and chairman with top level experience in
the financial services industry for more than 25 years,
Graham is well equipped to transfer his invaluable skills to
clients wanting to transform challenges into successes.
The keys to professional and personal success, according to
Graham, are strong values, focus, good mentoring and
support, and the ability to ‘hang in there’. Fortunately,
one of Graham’s strongest traits is persistence, which
ensures his clients will quickly see these qualities
cultivated to free untapped potential. An actuary by
profession, Graham built or restructured several successful
businesses for the Colonial and QBE financial groups. He was
chief executive of Equitable Life and was responsible for
major restructuring of the QBE group. He founded and was the
first chief executive of the Jacques Martin Group and
rebuilt Colonial Investment Management following the 1987
crash. He also instrumented the Colonial Group’s thrust into
Asia and its development of financial services franchises.
Graham’s past and present responsibilities include: Deputy
Chairman of Australian Wealth Management Ltd; board member
of ARIA (the trustee of the Commonwealth and Public Service
Superannuation Scheme); Deputy Chairman of PHIAC, the
Commonwealth health insurance regulator; President of the
Athenaeum Club; Chairman of the Melbourne Actuarial
Foundation; President of the Australian Institute of
Actuaries; Chairman of Lehman Asset Management Ltd and
Chairman of Regional Imaging Limited. Further, he has
undertaken a survey of the financial services industry of
South-East Asia for the World Bank, headed a Review of the
Medical Indemnity Industry for the Australian Government and
has mentored a range of chief executives and organisations
seeking his expert knowledge.
Married with two adult daughters, Graham plays “adequate”
tennis and “not so adequate” golf and enjoys playing bridge
and travelling the globe.