who we are

Meet Our Team

We're are a team of experienced professionals that are passionate about solving tough problems. We have decades of professional experience in various roles and industries. Whilst we are consultants, we understand the world from both sides of the fence having used consultants in our former corporate life in some capacity to deliver great outcomes.

We bring design thinking, strategy, facilitation & program/change management skills tempered with real life experience in organisations that are experiencing great change.

The Partners

  • BookImg Andrew has over 20 years in management and is able to complement his extensive experience with various tertiary qualifications including accounting, company turnarounds, project management and general management (MBA). Andrew has gained vast knowledge across various industry sectors including Banking, Insurance, IT, Allied Health, Governments, SMEs, Manufacturing and Family Businesses.  Andrew has a proven track record to understanding what the client wants to achieve and is able to manage the process of turning Strategy into Action.  Andrew also has had extensive experience working with family businesses and have assisted them with navigating the various complexities and challenges these businesses and families face.  Andrew is a member of the Turnaround Management Association (Australia and International), a Family Business Australia (FBA) Forum Facilitator, FBA Accredited Advisor and Member of the FBA (Qld) State Committee.  Andrew is also a member of the USA's Family Firm Institute Inc and hold several directorship at private companies.
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  • Andrew Barter     |     p: 0411 146 975     |     e: andrew.barter@toughproblem.com.au    

 

  • BookImgPeter has vast experience helping teams use design thinking to their advantage. Both as Executive Manager of design at an ASX Top 20 company and as an owner of three diverse businesses, his practical, straight forward approach has helped to de-mystify the Human Centred Design process and make its philosophy and application accessible to more than 1000 people.
  •  Peter has an MBA & is a qualified educator.
  •  Peter is a Director of Games on Board, a company which has applied Human-Centred Design to create a series of new wave board and App games for cricket enthusiasts. The games present an exciting fusion of traditional board games features with the appeal of modern electronic games.
  • Peter Vozvoteca     |     p: 0401 694 488     |     e: peter.vozvoteca@toughproblem.com.au

 

  • BookImg Paul now acts in a Non-Executive Director capacity at ToughProblem after many years as a Principal consultant. Paul was most recently CEO of an ASX listed company. Paul brings a pragmatic Senior Executive approach to solving your toughest problems, with a wealth of experience in leadership, continuous improvement, P&L accountability - balancing short term tactical, with long term strategic decisions.
  • Paul has led significant projects including the Suncorp/Promina Integration – delivering over $350m in benefits. Prior roles included product management and process improvement management roles. He is known and respected for 'getting the job done'.
  • Paul was Chairman of Smashtech Repair Group and Director of "e-business systems" – a NSX listed Company.
  • Paul Lynch     |     p: 0417 209 371     |     e: paul.lynch@toughproblem.com.au
Our Team
BookImg Howard Manning
Howard experience is with working with senior management and boards towards designing and executing complex strategies and programs of work. Having worked on several national integrations / transformation projects over the last 18 years allows him to bring further strength to the team’s experience. Howard has proven experience in designing and delivering large complex programs of work and the ability to operate at both a high conceptual level as well as ensure all the details are present to ensure robust project plans are established.    p: 0423 780 031
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Brian is a proactive business executive with extensive experience gained in Australia and overseas. He has held senior accounting and operational management positions at a number of listed companies across a variety of industry sectors including real estate, mining, insurance and local government. As a director and the ‘responsible officer’ under an AFSL, he established an online insurance distributor that operated in several countries. Brian enjoys working with clients who face the challenges of executing on their strategic plans and is passionate about delivering initiatives that improves the customer experience, builds a high performing culture and realizes bottom line benefits. Comfortable working with people at all levels of the business, he is collaborative and focused. Brian has a CPA and holds an MBA with distinctions. p: 0418 742 612
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Chris is an accomplished Project Manager offering a creative, articulate and multi-skilled approach to meeting the demands of modern business environments.  He has exposure to many and varied projects including transformational change, IT and systems, end to end business process re-engineering and change. Chris is an articulate communicator, able to easily establish rapport and motivate others with a positive, professional image suitable for a progressive business environment and an innovative thinker who values pragmatism, teamwork, originality and mutually beneficial networking.  An ability to combine sound analysis and logical assessment with excellent problem solving skills and a persuasive yet fair temperament makes Chris ideal for implementing new systems and processes in difficult human environments. Chris holds an undergraduate degree in HR and a Masters in Logistics and is conversant with PRINCE 2 and Agile project management methodologies. p: 0481 577 701

BookImg Jeremy Martineau
Jeremy is a seasoned consultant with a career background in the professional services sector. He has a rare mix of skills and experience across corporate advisory, legal, business, board, and company secretarial fields with both listed and unlisted companies. Throughout his career, both in lead advisory roles and as a legal adviser, he has specialised in transactional work - M&A; JVs including IP licensing; private equity; commercialisation; corporate structures; equity incentives. He holds a diploma in entrepreneurship studies and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; he is also a solicitor in both England and Australia though no longer practising. He holds an MA in mediaeval & modern languages from Cambridge University. p: 0421 322 560
BookImg Tracey Swan
(Independent Contractor - Recruitment)
Tracey Swan brings an outstanding track record in senior recruitment and executive search to her south east Queensland operation. Tracey is a 25 year veteran in the field, having procured and deployed dozens of senior staff nationally and internationally, many of whom have since become her repeat clients. She has conducted senior level executive search assignments across a range of industries and functions from Chairman and CEO to CFO, HRM and other executive roles. She is herself a leading professional with an enviable track record, who applies her considerable market knowledge and an insider’s perspective to clients’ requirements.  p: 0425 552 227