Chief Executive Officer and Chair
With over 30 years of experience in private business. I believe in a practical business approach and I’m committed to delivering value to business owners and leaders that support them to achieve their best.
Formerly the Managing Director of a global audiovisual contracting company with 7 offices in the Asia Pacific, 180 staff and a turnover of $100 million.
“I’m the first to admit and share that building and scaling any company has its ups and downs and sometimes can feel like an extremely lonely process. It doesn’t matter if you are a male or female CEO, Executive or MD, when difficult decisions need to be made, it’s hard to find someone you can share ideas with, receive ideas from and simply confide in.
You feel like the world is entirely upon your shoulders and those 2 am wake ups continue to be relentless on your belief systems and your health. Often you are unable to speak with your spouse, your staff are looking for leadership and direction and your accountant or lawyer just doesn’t feel the pressure the same way you do. Thus why it is imperative to surround yourself with the right people.
This is one of the many reasons why I joined the Coraggio as a Chair and now am proud to be the CEO. I learnt from a young age, the importance of building strong relationships with people who are older and wiser than me in order to grow both personally and professionally and endeavour now to share my knowledge and continue to learn from others.
Granted there are several networking, referral, educational and other business style peer-to-peer mentoring groups out there however none offer the community and transformational leadership and support that Coraggio offers.”
You are in a room with your peers, leaders who have taken the risks, failed many times and won just as many. Your ideas are challenged, issues are brought to the forefront, courageous decisions are made and acted upon and if difficulties arise, support is provided.
“Richard has proven to be an exemplary Chair and leader of Coraggio. It is a pleasure to be part of the Coraggio family and support private business.” Pat Flangan, Partner, RSM Australia