The Business Olympian team is a group of experts in their fields. Where a client requires skills that the core team doesn't possess we engage with our panel of subject matter experts.

Craig Goldberg

Craig takes pride in every piece of work and is passionate about what he does!

Craig works tirelessly to move the business continuity and resilience industry forward into a world of true innovation - where there are no boundaries and the norms are set by the customer.

In his recent role as the Lead Partner for Business Continuity & Resilience at Deloitte Australia, Craig developed a team and style which enabled a number of world first innovations - embedding of data analytics into the business continuity lifecycle and the development of Bamboo (a world first smartphone app for business continuity).

While at Deloitte Craig won the "Deloitte Innovator of the Year 2012" for his work on Bamboo. Starting as a concept in 2011, Bamboo was the world's first mobile application for business continuity which was developed in-house at Deloitte in collaboration between Craig, his team and Deloitte Digital. Bamboo took the concepts of putting the client first and thinking about what really matters during an incident and put it into a platform which enabled real-time information, communication and data to be shared among teams before, during and after an incident.

With the sale of Bamboo, Craig turned his attention to another passion of his - how to better use the large amounts of data owned by BCM teams. Working with a number of large Australian and global clients, Craig developed unique reporting and analytical tools which brought BCM data to life. For example, visually demonstrating staff movements as captured in the BIA, highlighting client specific geographical risks through customised Google Earth templates and arming the client with value-adding data to improve the case for investment in resilience.

Craig loves getting into the detail of the work and the client's specific needs and has worked in a number of industries and with small, medium, large and global clients - always tailoring solutions to meet individual needs and circumstances.

Craig's innovation means that working on client BCM programmes - from start to finish - can be done in an efficient and productive manner, reducing long drawn out projects and timeframes.

Craig Walsh

SECURITY & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Craig Walsh is passionate about security and emergency management and dedicates himself to helping businesses manage and improve their practices and procedures.

Craig's time in the Police Force saw him take on many varied roles including a members of the Victorian Special operations Group, a manager of the Police Media Unit, and a manager of Operational Safety across the State.

Since leaving the Force, Craig has worked with a variety of companies and industries across the globe. He has considerable industrial relations experience across both commercial and government agencies including policy development, high level negotiation, communication (oral and written) and public speaking skills. 

Craig has extensive experience in the conduct of risk management/threat assessments in a diverse range of challenging environments including integrated gaming resorts, long term major crime investigations, high risk, life threatening tactical operations, liquor licensing operations in Melbourne’s CBD and complex project management. 

Craig leads the Business Olympian Security and Emergency Management consulting area and is dedicated to assisting clients to focus on the areas that are most at risk for them. He is actively engaged with Federal Agencies so is able to bring the latest thinking to all of his work.

 

Gavin Freeman

Gavin’s background is diverse as it is unique

He is a fully registered psychologist with experience in both the sporting and corporate world. He has held a Directors position within a large consulting company as well as an internal head of HR. His 14 years of experience in human capital consulting has been with blue-chip Australian and International organisations across numerous industries including banking, construction, mining, telecommunication and government.  Gavin consults to CEO’s, Executives, Managers and Elite Coaches, delivering a variety of experiential Performance Mastery Workshops, Change Leadership Consulting, Strategic workshop facilitation,  Executive Coaching, and Team Building experiences. As a psychologist his insights bring an understanding of human behaviour, and how to best create a high performing culture.

His first book, “The Business Olympian” released in June 2008 captures the mental toughness lessons learned from elite athletes and how these skills can be easily transferred into the corporate world. For a free e-copy log onto twitter and search for @busolympian

Gavin was the team psychologist for the Winter Olympic team in Turrino 2006 and 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games. He was also Team Psychologist for the Olympic Archery Team in Sydney 2000. At the professional level he has worked with a variety of athletes from the best sporting leagues around the world including the NBA, WNBA, and PGA, additionally he was the Psychologist for a Team at the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

He holds a Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Psychology from University of Western Australia, a Master of Psychology from University of Southern Queensland and his MBA is from Deakin.

Gavin's newest book "Just Stop Motivating Me" was released in march 2016 and has received great reviews. To find out more about the book and to purchase a copy go to Gavin's website below.

Find out more about Gav at www.gavinfreeman.com 

 

Peter Gearin

CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS

Peter Gearin is an accomplished communications expert, having been a newsroom leader at Australia’s best media organisations.

A senior writer and editor at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald for almost two decades, he managed large teams of journalists and produced stories across a range of subjects, including news, business, lifestyle, travel and sport. 

He is also a leading authority on digital disruption in the media and newsroom ethics. As assistant editor of the Herald, he was responsible for corporate affairs, government liaison and legal issues, and represented Fairfax Media at the Australian Press Council.

Other Experts

We tap into our large network of experts as needed to suit your requirements. Some of our expert skills include:

  • Film Communications
  • Pandemic and Health 
  • Human Performance / Human Factors 
  • IT Security 
  • Fire Management
  • First Aid
  • Cyber Extortion and Negotiation
  • others as needed