Working with boards and management teams, James facilitates planning and strategy workshops, assists businesses identify growth initiatives, and mentors and coaches leaders.
James’ objective is to deliver practical outcomes that achieve real results. He does this by working alongside CEOS, business owners & GM’s helping them plan and execute. The starting point is helping to refine an organisation’s competitive advantage.
Prior to setting up Vantage, James was a senior executive in highly competitive markets, including financial services, retail and energy. A seasoned business and marketing strategist, James has developed and introduced new brands, products, services, channels and programs in many industry sectors. He has led high level change management programs including process re-engineering and organisational change.
James has Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts degrees, and has completed the Company Directors course and The Role of the Chairman course with the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2018 he attended the London Business School to undertake the Exploring Disruption in the Digital Age course.
James works with boards both as an advisor and a director. He is Chairman of the Hocking Stuart group and BIG4 Holiday Parks, Deputy Chair of Greening Australia, and a non executive director of the Connective Group, Circus Oz and Your Porter.
Lisa is an experienced facilitator and consultant with over 20 years of industry experience. Her corporate roles in both the public and private sector enable her to effectively deliver strategy, marketing, project management and facilitation programs tailored to the specific needs of organisations.
Lisa has consulted widely across industries helping companies to develop and refine their strategic direction and to implement their projects and marketing strategies. With her wide-ranging experience she has enjoyed sharing her knowledge and experience through her many training and facilitation roles.
Prior to joining Vantage Lisa was a senior executive in the retail, government, dairy and export marketing industries for the private and public sectors. With a focus on marketing, education and training Lisa’s experience is broad based enabling her to effectively deliver training programs tailored to the specific needs of organisations.