Our Team, Network & People.
Our team of highly experienced advisors and operations staff have the hands-on business skills and knowledge to help your business overcome obstacles and achieve success.
Our team of highly experienced advisors have the hands-on business skills and knowledge to help your business overcome obstacles and achieve success.
Our in-house team are experienced and professional who are here to help position and grow your business in whatever industry you’re in.
Our highly experienced team of Realise Business Board members provide invaluable advice and strategic business direction to our CEO.
As an Access to Finance specialist, Betsy is your go-to resource for capital raising, debt finance, grant applications, strategic business advice and planning. Her expertise also encompasses sales strategies, scaling operations, media and investor engagement, and fostering strategic partnerships that drive growth and success.
Living by the mantra ‘lost data means lost trust’, Babette is passionate about helping businesses and organisations of all sizes to protect their data, their clients’ data and ultimately their reputation.
Megan is known for turning “vision into action” with innovative plans and tactics that drive sustainable commercial results.
Richs’ first book, “Click Here – A guide to making the internet work for business”, was published in 2009 and led to him hitting the national speaking circuit. He fast became an audience favourite for his ability to take complex technology solutions and explain them in a way that was fun and easy to understand.
Sara began her career in London, where she was mentored by some of the original admen. She quickly learned the importance of creativity, strategy, and execution in marketing.
For more than two decades, he’s worked with some of Australia’s largest (and smallest) brands supporting their online objectives.
She started out working with marketing agencies in the UK, delivering strong consumer and business campaigns across multiple channels before she made the move to Sydney.
Sue enjoys working on tailored solutions for individual businesses and making a difference to long term goals.
He can help you with general costings and budgeting, improving efficiencies, menu design and execution, creating company and team KPI’s, staff retention, driving new business, OH&S, industry expectation and general compliance. Tim is a down to earth advisor committed to helping your hospitality business in any way he can.
Martin utilises a collaborative leadership style and has a thirst for problem solving, understanding the latest trends and identifying the uniqueness that gives businesses their edge.
As a Member of Parliament, Katrina Hodgkinson represented regional communities across a broad sector of Central and Southern NSW for nearly twenty years. Katrina was the NSW Government’s first female Minister for Primary Industries (including Lands and Water). She was also Minister for Small Business and Assistant Minister for Tourism and Major Events. Katrina was the inaugural Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW and is a former Shadow Minister for Natural Resource Management, Community Services, Families, Child Safety, Rural Affairs, Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and Fair Trading. She is also former Chair of the NSW Government’s Investment, Industry and Regional Development Committee.
Prior to entering parliament, Katrina owned and operated retail stores specialising in wool and natural fibres in regional NSW. She was a Ministerial Adviser in the Howard Government, taught at NSW Colleges of TAFE, managed project evaluations for property development companies, and worked at both the ASX (Sydney) and the Commonwealth Department of Transport. With a strong rural background and based in the Greater Sydney Area, Katrina continues to serve her community as both a Justice of the Peace and as a Member of the Belgenny Farm Expert Advisory Committee. Katrina is a Patron of the national Justice Reform Initiative.
Adrian was formerly Chief Operating Officer of The Griffin Group, Partner in the Corporate Finance Division of Deloitte, and has a broad range of corporate advisory, investigation and accounting experience spanning 50 years.
Adrian has a passion for working with SME business owners to help drive profit and growth by focussing on key drivers of their business and preparing action plans to achieve their goals.
His believes that in order to thrive in the current economy, business owners need to develop not just their skills and products, but also their capability to connect into productive business networks that offer learning, collaboration and commercial opportunities. This is where I see the role of Realise Business – a vital connection point for our members.
Most recently Lindsay has served as the CEO and member of the Board for the Anytime Group, the master franchisee for this fast growth SME supporting over 400 small business franchisees nationally. He joined Realise in 2015 as Strategy advisor to growth businesses. He holds an MBA business degree as well as business coaching qualifications, and is an active member of both the Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Management.
Her clients value her commerciality, tenacity and proactive approach reflecting her prior experience in commercial focused roles and across multiple industries.
He sits on the Board of The Gut Foundation, The Estia Foundation, and as a Non-Executive Board Member of Group Colleges Australia which is a well-established, professional Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
Paul is one of Australia’s leading fundraisers & business networkers and is committed to helping many important causes in our community. He helps individuals and organisations to network and engage in the political and business circles of Australia to achieve their goals and objectives.
Angela has more than 30 years’ experience in private, public sector and NFP organisations covering transport, resources, utilities, construction, and business and industry. A communications and corporate affairs specialist, she has held senior and executive leadership roles with Business NSW, BHP, Transport for NSW, Inland Rail and Essential Energy.
Prior to joining Iceni Group, Angela was Executive Director, Policy and Public Affairs for Business NSW where she led the development and delivery of research, policy and advocacy initiatives to support NSW businesses during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Angela holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University Canberra, and brings a range of Board and Committee experience, including as Director of the Industrial Capability Network, Director of the Australian Commerce and Industry and Chair and member of several industry and government committees.