Gavan is an experienced strategic and commercial financial manager and leader. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia recognising 20 years’ experience in accounting and finance and over 10 years in senior executive experience in commercial accounting roles.

His experience includes:

  • Key roles in strategic financial and management accounting in local, national, and international sectors
  • (Brisbane, Mackay, Melbourne, London)
  • Family business executive as CFO and Company Secretary for 12 years ($50m+ turnover)
  • Retail, Wholesale, FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods), Building and Construction, Banking and Finance, Charity, and Not-For-Profit sectors.

Gavan works with private family and other small to medium sized enterprises to grow the value of their businesses so they can achieve financial independence. He does this by becoming the key sounding board they turn to and trust.


Significantly enhanced the strategic business planning, reporting, budgeting, and forecasting process for a $50m private business during both boom-and-bust economic cycles to assist in protecting profitability and liquidity.

Retail, Wholesale, Manufacturing, Banking, Finance, FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)

National and International company experience in strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting.

Banking, Finance

Led the repositioning of business finances and overhead structures including employment costs in a large and comprehensive family-owned business to ensure long term survival following a significant local economic change which resulted in the loss of 50% of revenue.

Retail, Wholesale, Manufacturing

Successful completion of debt restructuring with a major alternative lender of $10m in facilities during tough economic conditions resulting in major improvements in working capital financing and reduction of interest.

Retail, Wholesale, Manufacturing

Responsible for planning and leading the implementation and upgrade of numerous electronic business reporting systems across trade, retail, and manufacturing sectors to assist operations in improving financial performance. Involvement in consulting on international banking and finance reporting system upgrades.

Retail, Wholesale, Manufacturing, Banking, Finance, FMCG

Implementation of governance and risk management policies and procedures to assist in the management of business risk, particularly in relation to insurance, credit, and cyber risk. Hands-on experience successfully navigating a business through a significant cyber security event. Hands on Experience in assisting a

Retail, Wholesale, Manufacturing, Not For Profit

Hands-on experience in the review and restructure of governance, finance, human resources and risk management policies and procedures at small and medium sized not-for-profits. Direct involvement in board committees responsible for constitutional review and implementation of Public Benevolent Institution status.

Not For Profit