New South Wales Leaders inspires the next generation of leading companies. It achieves this through the provision of knowledge, networks,
New South Wales Leaders assists companies to achieve sustainable growth, manage succession planning and evaluate entry and exit strategies
for their business.
Using this experience and its networks, New South Wales Leaders operates a range of initiatives designed to benefit companies at different
stages of growth.
These initiatives include:
New South Wales Leaders has a vision that includes:
- Assisting growth companies to become national and international market leaders;
- Developing and enhance the leadership skills of Founders, Directors and Executives;
- Developing greater link to local, national and international capital markets;
- Surrounding growth companies with Business, Industry and Government leaders.
New South Wales Leaders has a nationally recognised Advisory Board, consisting of leading executive and non-executive directors to assist in
developing the ongoing strategic direction of the network and aide in the growth and development of Members. This Advisory Board includes:
Garry Browne AM
Chairman, Stuart Alexander & Co Pty Ltd
Non-Executive Director Place Management NSW.
Chairman Life Education Australia.
Chairman UTS Faculty of Science Industry Advisory Group.
Previously Garry was the CEO for Stuart Alexander & Co. a company founded in 1884 that imports, markets and distributes premium global
brands. He is an expert in transforming organisations, managing cultural change, leading innovative practice and building brands into
household names. Garry is also a committed philanthropist and advocate of corporate social responsibility.
Garry holds several other non-executive Board roles and for his significant service to the community was recognised in 2014 with a Member of
the Order of Australia (AM). He holds a Bachelor of Business from UTS and is a former student of the Harvard Business School’s Owner
President Management Program.
Garry has over 30 years of experience in a variety of advisory and management roles for both private and public companies. Earlier in his
career, he was a Director of Potter Warburg's Corporate Finance team, specialising in providing capital markets and mergers and acquisitions
advice to small and mid-market companies.
From 2006 to 2010 he was the Managing Director of Wilson HTM Investment Group, which was an ASX listed wealth management, funds management
and investment banking group. Subsequently, he was Managing Director of Barrepoint Advisory, a boutique advisor and Head of Equities at Shaw
and Partners. Most recently, Garry is an Executive Director of Greenwich Capital and also CEO of NSW Leaders.
In addition to his operational roles Garry has held a number of board roles including as a director of Pinnacle Funds Management and
Chairman of Oak Tree Retirement Group. He is currently the Chairman of Traffic Technologies Limited, Chairman of Credit Repair Pty Ltd and a
director of Argus Property Partners.
Garry holds a Bachelor of Business degree from the NSW University of Technology and a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.
He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
James started his career with Corporation Builders and worked his way up to Executive Director. He also founded Enterprise Angels,
one of the first business angel networks in Australia. In 2006 he founded Queensland Leaders, an initiative to work with Queensland's
leading private companies to assist them become national or international market leaders. James studied accounting at QUT and then
completed an MBA with Bond University.
David possesses over 40 years’ experience as a corporate and banking lawyer in Australia and England. Specialising in providing legal and
logistical services and advice to clients in regards to transformational processes and transactions – such as initial public offerings,
takeovers, business acquisitions and disposals and corporate re-constructions. Having worked as a legal partner, corporate counsel and an
investment banker, David’s experiences have contributed to his practical and commercial approach to assisting others to achieve their
David has served in various communal roles, including as the President of the NSW Board of Jewish Education from 2008 – 2017, and is
currently the Chairperson of the Australian Trustee of Boys Town Jerusalem. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from UNSW.