In this game, ‘people experience’ counts. From our leadership team down, our people combine high level strategic and consultancy skills with in-depth asset delivery experience to enable clients to be successful, from concept to maintenance.
Bruce Ferguson is the Chairman of Helmsman International Group, with over 30 years experience.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Greg Hewson is the Chief Executive Officer of Helmsman International Group, with 25 years experience.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Julian Mitton is the Chief Financial Officer of Helmsman International Group, with 20 years experience.
Stephen Clynk is a Partner of Helmsman International Group, with over 20 years experience.
Sarah Nelson-Jonas is a Partner of Helmsman International Group, with over 17 years experience.
Enrique Ugarte is a Partner of Helmsman International Group, with over 15 years experience.
Bruce Ferguson is the Chairman of Helmsman International Group. He has a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of California. Bruce is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Project Management and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Bruce has thirty years of project delivery, support and strategic implementation planning. Over fifteen years of Research into project performance drivers, with a focus on complexity, governance and organisational capability, as well as leadership and direction for the Project industry. Bruce works with clients at the executive level and has developed a depth of experience on how to engage executive leadership effectively to drive operational changes. Clients include Walt Disney, Fluor Daniel, GE Capital, ANZ bank, IAG/NRMA, ING, Thales, AMP, Yamaha, Telecom New Zealand, Suncorp, Defence Material Office.
Greg Hewson is the Chief Executive Officer of Helmsman International Group. He has a Masters of Defence Studies from Canberra University (dux), a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Greg has 25 years of experience, including 10 years at Defence and 15 years providing strategic advisory services. As Helmsman’s Canberra practice lead Greg provides strong leadership to major Defence reform programs. He has broad experience across the public sector but with deep Defence experience and knowledge. Having managed major capital acquisition projects in Australia and overseas he is a topic expert on capability development, sustainment operating models and implementation including performance management and cost-benefit analysis. Clients include DMO, RAAF, Department of Immigration & Citizenship, Air Services Australia, Department of Industry, Tourism & Resources, Australian Taxation Office and Air Command Australia.
Julian Mitton is the Chief Financial Officer of Helmsman International Group. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance Major) from the University of NSW. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and an Advisor to the Executive MBA Program, AGSM, UNSW. Julian has twenty years professional services experience in strategic business consulting and transaction advice. As the CEO of corporate enterprises, Julian has first-hand experience in high pressure environments. His background is in strategic and operational management consulting, focusing on business transformation, including strategic and transactional advice, and complex operational change. Clients include RAAF, DMO, Austrade, UNDP, The World Bank, AMP, Deutsche Bank, ANZ Bank, NAB/MLC, INGA, CBA/Colonial FS, Westpac/BT, St George/Sealcorp, Macquarie, Suncorp Metway, ASIC, Coles Myer, Suncorp-Metway, Merrill Lynch HSBC, Melbourne Water.
Stephen Clynk is a Partner of Helmsman International Group. He has a Masters of Management from Canberra University, a Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales and is a Managing Successful Programs Practitioner. Steve has broad experience across the public, civil aviation and not for profit sectors but with deep Defence and Aviation experience and knowledge. Having designed and led major transformation activities, he has significant experience in executive engagement, change leadership, enterprise performance improvement, program management and operations management. Steve has held numerous leadership roles both in Defence and as a CEO in the civil aviation sector and enjoys working with Boards, C level executives and operational leaders to design and implement performance improvement initiatives. Clients include the DMO, Qantas, RAAF, Army, NSW Health and the Ambulance Service of NSW.
Sarah Nelson-Jonas is a professional Change Management and Organisational Consultant with 17 years’ experience in business and technology programs within the Financial Services, Resources, Defence and Aviation industries. Sarah has significant experience in analysis and transition planning relating to the development of complex, large scale change programs that seek to transition entire operating models (system, process, policy, responsibilities, roles, structures and culture).
Sarah supports leaders to translate strategy into reality for their people, by turning vision into a program that mobilises their people for change – she facilitates this by developing robust change programs and coaching leaders to lead their change journey, resulting in high value embedded change.
Enrique Ugarte is a Partner of Helmsman International Group. He has a Bachelor of Business with a Major in Marketing with Post Graduate studies at AGSM.
Enrique has 15 years’ experience helping Executives and the broader organisations focus on and achieve sustainable enduring outcomes. He specialises in establishing vision, direction and clarity of purpose around large, complex issues and initiatives.
Enrique has consulted for many of Australia’s leading organisations both in the Public and Private Sectors; increasing the return on investment of their most complex projects and improving their capability to execute strategic change.
Clients include Sunrice, AMP, NAB/MLC, CBA, AXA, INGA, MLHSBC, Westpac, Suncorp, Telstra, St George, Melbourne Water, Oil Search, Origin Energy, Westpac/BT, DPWS/NSW Govt, Vic DoJ, SA Health, Thales, RAAF, DMO/Defence.