About Us

        About Us
          The senior management backgrounds, professional expertise and practical experience that each member of our team brings to a project results in fast, efficient identification of the key issues, and the formulation of effective action plans to address them.

          MANAGING CONSULTANT:

          Ivan Tava; B Bus Stud, MBA
          Ivan has a wealth and diversity of business ownership and senior management experience spanning the FMCG, manufacturing and travel industry sectors including 14 years’ ownership of a successful jewellery manufacturing and wholesale company which became a key supplier to multinational marketers such as Avon and Amway in Australia and New Zealand and exported product throughout the Asia Pacific region. He has been involved in a number of successful start-ups and new product initiatives as well as consulting, lecturing and writing extensively on the subjects of marketing, business planning, new venture creation and e-commerce / internet.

          PRINCIPAL CONSULTANTS:

          Ross C Blake; MBA, AFAINZ, AAIA
          Extensive experience in consulting to small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s), with particular emphasis on business and marketing strategy, advertising, promotions and communications. Considerable direct experience in the health and pharmaceutical sectors. Previous positions held: Marketing Manager, Coca Cola Export Corporation; Partner & Account Director, Colenso Communications; Chief Executive, DMB&B.

          Paul F Brosnahan; B Com, Dip Marketing (Ashridge College, London)
          Over 30 years experience in New Zealand and internationally in a wide range of business management, business consulting and governance related activities. He has held senior executive positions in a number of medium to large, manufacturing/marketing companies ranging from Clothing to Food and Wine. Previous Positions held include: International Manager of Montana Wines and General Management of Kelloggs NZ Ltd, Skellerup Sales and Marketing and Corban’s Wines Ltd.

          Alan F Brown; BSc
          Extensive company management and operations management experience with large corporations like ICI and Carter Holt Harvey, and successful ownership of small manufacturing and service businesses. Graduate of IMI advanced Marketing Management programme. Consulting experience includes business planning and lecturing on marketing.

          Patrick Flynn; ACMA
          Background in cost and management accounting, profit centre management and extensive marketing experience as General Manager Irvines Bakery, Group Rentals and Goodyear Tyres, Managing Director Frank Allen Tyres and Chief Executive of North Harbour Rugby Union.

          Judith Ford; MBA
          Has held general management and administrative positions, primarily in health, publishing and not-for-profit sectors in Australia. Wide experience in business research, analysis and writing. Consulting experience includes small business mentoring.

          Peter Montgomery; JP, Dip CM, MBA,
          Broad diversity of experience including roles as General Manager and Financial Controller in the Hospitality, Transport, Freight Forwarding, Distribution, Wholesale and Retail industries. This is combined with 15 years practical experience in providing mentoring and coaching to small and medium sized businesses (SME’s).

          David G Morrison; BMS (Hons), MBA
          Consulting and project management experience with a number of large New Zealand companies, both here and overseas. Extensive strategic, change and general management experience primarily within the FMCG industry. Former positions include general management within the Heinz Wattie Group.

          John D Trainor; BCom, MBA
          Former positions include: Treasurer of Mair Astley, and Jennings Industries Group (Australia), Treasury Advisor to Auckland City, Secretary of the Papua New Guinea Development Bank. Consulting experience includes a focus on strategic, structural, and change management issues.

        Can We Help?

          For further assistance about any of our services, please contact Philadelphia Consulting Group NZ Ltd, office@philadelphia.co.nz.


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