George has over 30 years’ experience in commercialising technology, developing innovative customer relationship processes, leading large multinationals and a proven track record in growing high tech businesses serving banking, retail and healthcare. He has held roles as General Manager of Group Strategy, VP of Sales and Marketing, International Marketing Director and Managing Director.
Over the last 10 years he has developed strategic partnership and business models based on pragmatic methodologies that have helped many businesses transform into companies with a sustainable competitive advantage both in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.
George has also spent many years investigating the end-to-end cash cycle and how to best lower the total cost of cash for retail banking, major retailers and hospitality. He has experience in integrating the latest in ATM, IDM, and recycling technologies, with the right software and security solutions supported by single point managed services to optimise and streamline cash handling minimising the total number of touch points and lowering the total cost. He Holds a BSc in Physics, Psychology at ANU, Masters Business Marketing at UNSW and post graduate studies at Harvard Business School on Building Competitive Advantage, Strategy and Managing Change.
- Prior and Other Companies: Armaguard Group, Integrated Technology Services, Orica, Chiron Diagnostics, Bayer Healthcare, ETP Group and Pragmatic Visions
- Prior and Other Consulting Clients: Linfox, Microelectronics, Nautilus Hyosung, Next Payments, Armaguard, Cochlear, Ai Scientific, Vision Systems, Compumedics, Corbett Research, N.H. Equipment
- Functional Expertise: Belbin team roles for team effectiveness; Bid management; Building competitive advantage; Business cases; Business continuity process; Business model development; Business process re-engineering; Change management; Channel strategy development and execution; Commercialisation of technology Contract negotiation; Customer Segmentation; Financial modelling; Industry representation; Leadership coaching; Logistics; Market research; Marketing strategy development and execution; Mergers and acquisitions (opportunity identification and integration); Organisational design and corporate restructuring; Pricing; Product strategy development and management; Program and project management; Public speaking, Presentations and coaching; Reporting and budgeting; ROI studies; Sales management; Stakeholder and vendor management; Strategic planning; Strategic sourcing including RFI/RFP support; Strategy development and execution; Technology infrastructure reviews; Total Cost of Ownership(TCO) analysis; Training; Value-Add pricing
- Industry Expertise: ATM; Branch & retail cash optimisation; Business payments; Cash-in-transit; Cash optimisation and management; Cash-logistics/recycling; certainty of cash supply; Cash optimisation; Cash processing and reconciliation; Cash quality and security; Closed loop cash cycle cash handling; Emerging payment innovations; Fraud detection and management; Global cash trend analysis Retail branch strategies; Virtual vault management; Wholesale/retail cash distribution systems