Harvey Collins

“The keys to success are professional skills, hard work, self-discipline and good relationship skills. Ambition is an important element, but it needs to be melded with grace and humility. Coaching provides a framework for reinforcement and review of all of these elements.”

With a thirty-year career in banking and finance, Harvey has seen the peaks and lows of market conditions in the finance sector.  

As Chief Financial Officer for the West Australian-based Challenge Bank, Harvey had executive responsibility for the bank’s treasury, finance, corporate strategy and investor relations functions. He was also responsible for managing major equity and debt raisings in the Australian and international capital markets.

In addition to his operational banking experience, Harvey has extensive experience in managing key stakeholder relationships including institutional investors, industry bodies and government and regulatory authorities.

His personal resilience is built on the foundations of this experience.  For Harvey coaching is a powerful tool in building his clients’ resilience. Harvey believes “a life lived well is a life that is physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy, and it is a life lived well in a range of contexts – personal, family, community and business.”  

As a coach, he enables his clients to explore the various aspects of their life and develop frameworks for maintaining overall life health with a focus on achieving their business and personal goals.  

Harvey’s experience as a director includes appointments as Chairman of Bankwest Limited and listed international education services provider, Navitas, and Verve Energy. Harvey is also International President of Hagar International, an international NGO working with women and children who are victims of severe human rights abuses, with a focus on personal and social rehabilitation as well as economic empowerment.

Harvey’s diverse experience has given him the ability to get across issues quickly and see the whole picture.

Harvey and his wife Heather have seven adult children and a growing brood of grandchildren. Harvey enjoys reading, music, photography and travel.