Leadership Team

Chris Granger

Introduction

Chris has over 20 years’ experience in senior financial and commercial roles across varying industries including professional services, mining services, management consulting, FMCGs and the media. Chris has facilitated significant business growth (500%-plus) in complex international environments. He has driven initiatives that have impacted cash and profits, including businesses going through change or ‘turning around’ performance. Chris has had wide exposure to international business, establishing projects in over 40 countries, setting up entities in over 20 countries, and establishing appropriate structures to manage the ownership of intellectual property.

Away from work, Chris enjoys spending time with his young family and remains passionate about cricket, having been a player and administrator for some 25 years.

Career snapshot

  • Facilitating the growth of a ‘green fields’ group of companies and experiencing 500% revenue growth over seven years. This included establishing the finance function, key system implementations, the development of the management reporting function, and establishing a shared services centre.
  • Turnaround of mining services group. Joined the group at a time of losses and pressure from financiers and restructured the business in terms of cost base, market offering (including close down of business units not performing), careful cash flow management, and selling non-performing assets.
  • Financial restructuring and business recapitalisation, including $60m capital raising for a mining services organisation.
  • As CFO of an iconic media organisation, was a key player in restructure and business turnaround including the sale of assets, renegotiation of unprofitable contracts, and re-engineering the cost base.
  • Establishment of private-family office: facilitating financial services, tax planning and structuring and investment structuring.
  • Strong international experience, planning long-term cross-border projects in more than 40 countries and establishing entities in over 20 countries.
  • Commercialisation of global intellectual property including valuation, optimal structuring and cross-border planning.
  • Financial management of business consolidation in which five business units were merged.

Education

Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Technology, Sydney.