Elegrow Advisory Board
Partner Corporate Finance HMWGroup Capital
John is an experienced global financial and investment advisory professional and executive manager, specialising in transactional services, M&A, preparing investment cases and debt and equity capital raising across a wide range of industry sectors. John is the corporate finance partner at HMW Capital and was previously a partner at Grant Thornton and Crowe Horwath. John was also a director at Queensland Treasury Corporation and headed infrastructure funding at Projects Queensland. Over his 35 year career John has been involved in a wide range of industry sectors including health, banking and finance, education, technology, life sciences, mining and resources, major infrastructure, energy and agriculture. This in the capacity as a senior executive and as a lead corporate advisor to company boards of directors.
Lawyer – Unitectra Switzerland
Gabriela is a diligent lawyer currently working as a Contract Manager with Unitectra a non-profit limited company owned by the universities of Basel, Bern and Zurich. Gabriela studied law at the University of Fribourg / Switzerland. After graduating, she worked as a scientific assistant for the president of the University of Fribourg. Following, she gained valuable experience as a legal counsel in the CIO office of the Inselspital Bern. Prior to her current role, Gabriela worked for Swisscom as the Compliance and Data Protection Officer and Legal Counsel in Purchasing.
David Turnbull (DT) Co-Founder Vector 5
With 25 years of experience in digitally focused strategy and delivery roles, David co-founded Vector 5 to assist educational institutions and corporate organisations better utilise their existing technologies more effectively. David spent 4 years as the Director, Web and Innovation at the University of New South Wales. During his time there he built the Central Web Unit through which he pioneered a new business model for the delivery of web services in higher education that successfully reduced the cost of digital service delivery by 75%. Aside from his digital expertise, David is a keen observer of the complex services and systems ecosystems that exist in large organisations and as such, excels at understanding and creating the conditions for objective data driven decision making and product development.
Higher Education and Development
Dallas is a highly experienced higher education and development professional with a successful career that spans 30-years in international education, capacity development, trade and business. Dallas is a Senior Executive at the University of Queensland in the University’s Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship central portfolio heading up UQ International Development. Dallas oversees project and program delivery for clients across the Pacific, Africa, South and West Asia, South East Asia, North Asia and the Americas. Dallas works with an expansive network of stakeholders across UQ, industry and government. Prior to moving into the Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship portfolio, Dallas was the Deputy Director of the University of Queensland’s Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE), where she led the Institute’s strategy, operations and unprecedented growth.
CEO Money and You Australia, Co-Founder 90 Degrees Global, Co-Founder and Director of Burgin & Doyle.
Craig is a highly successful Entrepreneur, Business Mentor and Philanthropist. Craig is Co-Founder and Director of 90 Degrees Global which provides transformational education programs for business owners and leaders across Australasia. In addition, Craig is the CEO Money and You Australasia, Founder and Director of Burgin & Doyle, and was the Founding Director of Doyle by Design, an award-winning branding, design and print management company. As a Business Mentor, Craig has supported the development and success of Business across Australasia.
Craig is a dedicated philanthropist, B1G1 Champion and contributing author to the book ‘LEGACY – The Sustainable Development Goals in Action’.