Meet the swarm

Strategy Road is an association of independent consultants and advisors with expertise in a range of professional support and advisory arenas. 

Meet the Strategy Road Associate Swarm...



Forrest Workshops


Troy is the Founder and Managing Director of Strategy Road, a consulting group that helps organisations design, implement and calibrate Purpose-aligned strategies. Troy has 25 years sales experience and has spent the past decade helping business leaders develop and implement aligned business & strategic plans. Troy has post-graduate qualifications in management, coaching and mentoring, and has supported clients in over 100 industry sectors including B2B, B2C, government and not-for-profit. Through Forrest Workshops, Troy custom-builds and facilitates strategy & planning workshops, alignment & governance health checks, and advises clients on effective sales, customer experience and cultural wellbeing strategies. Troy is also the creator and Managing Director of Parcel Nest Pty Ltd.

Bevan Roberts


Dale Wood Business Sales & Succession Plus


Bevan is the owner and Managing Director of leading consultancy Dale Wood Business Sales. An experienced Board member, Bevan sat on the Business Development Council of South Australia and has decades of experience advising businesses of all sizes and industries. Bevan founded and ran his own family business for 25 years, supplying products to over 150,000 Australian homes. Bevan is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, an accredited Family Business Adviser and a qualified Exit Planning Institute Adviser. Bevan specialises in helping businesses understand and navigate the strategic challenges of “being sales ready” as well as generational and succession planning.


Mel Blondell


Red Seed


Mel is the Principal of Red Seed Productivity Strategists, a consultancy that helps businesses develop people and process strategies to improve productivity and gain competitive advantage. A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Mel is an experienced executive HR specialist, with leadership experience in the construction, mining, accounting, telecommunications, not-for-profit and public sectors. Mel’s areas of expertise include organisational & cultural development, change management, advising in the development and implementation of strategic plans, industrial relations and employment law.  


James McGill


180 Consulting


James is the Principal of 180 Consulting, a specialist advisory firm that helps SMEs grow revenue, realise operational efficiencies and develop engaging cultures. James has over 20 years of strategic and operational management experience in service-based industries including financial services, energy, travel, education and aged care. James is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds an MBA and has earned diplomas in Financial Markets, Management and Project Management. James specialises in strategic business planning and implementation support, strategic & operational change programs, post-merger integration and innovative customer acquisition & retention strategies.

Jason Dunstone


Square Holes


Jason is the Founder and Managing Director of Square Holes, a leading Australian market and consumer research organisation. With over 20 years experience in consumer insights and trends, Jason and his team have spoken with over 1 million people in order to guide consumer-centred innovation. Jason helps clients enhance their shopping experience, develop better business models and products, implement behaviour change strategies, build brands and increase sales. Square Holes was a national finalist for the AMI Consumer Insight Award for Marketing Excellence in 2010 (beer), 2012 (litter) and 2014 (theatre), and a finalist in the 2014 RICA Research Effectiveness Award for Consumer Insight 2014 (Adelaide Oval).


Tim Standing


Daylight Breaks


Tim is the Managing Director of Daylight Breaks, a visual content & creative agency that delivers strategic outcomes through beautiful video and photography. Tim consults with clients to understand their core purpose, values and ambitions, then designs and delivers content that engages audiences and realises meaningful results. With nearly 20 years creative experience, Tim holds a Bachelor in Cultural Tourism and Tourism Marketing from Flinders University. Tim's team supports organisations in health, defence, agriculture, education, mining, tourism, wine and multiple not-for-profit sectors. 


Michelle Bakjac


Bakjac Consulting


Michelle Bakjac is a highly experienced Psychologist, Trainer, Facilitator and Coach. Michelle has spent more than 25 years developing and supporting individuals, teams and organisations with workplace wellness training & strategy development, personal & leadership coaching, organisational development programs and leadership training. Michelle holds tertiary and post-graduate qualifications in Psychology with the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia, and is certified in Workplace Training & Assessment and Workplace Coaching (certified with IECL). Michelle helps individuals and groups build resilience and mental toughness, as well as learn strategies to successfully navigate change and embrace risk with confidence.

TRavis adams


Baillieu Holst


Travis Adams is a chartered financial analyst, equities specialist and financial adviser with Baillieu Holst.  A highly respected share market commentator dedicated to investment strategies that satisfy his clients retirement goals, Travis' background includes roles as a senior stock analyst, equities specialist and financial advisor with Prescott Securities, and a senior valuations analyst at Deloitte Australia. Travis is a member of the CFA Institute, with a Bachelor of Economics from Adelaide University and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investing with FINSIA, Travis also leads the finance sub-committee at Time For Kids, a not-for-profit organisation helping at-risk children overcome disadvantage and creating opportunities for them to fulfil their potential.

Alan hutchinson


Alan Hutchinson is a financial advisor and senior economist with Baillieu Holst.  Alan provides regular and highly sought-after media commentary on local, national and international economic forces and movements. Alan was formerly a senior economist and financial advisor with Prescott Securities and a research analyst with WHK. Alan's qualifications include Honors degrees in Business and Economics with Flinders University, FINSIA Certification and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning with Kaplan. 

catherine wells



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Catherine Wells is the Managing Director of Plansure, a licensed Financial Planner and a specialist advisor in Self Managed Superannuation. Catherine and her team provide strategic financial, succession and retirement planning advice and long-term support to business owners, professionals, families and young people just getting started. Catherine holds a Bachelor of Business in Financial Planning (RMIT), Self Managed Superannuation Fund Accreditation through Kaplan, and is certified with the Financial Planning Association. Catherine is based out of Adelaide and travels regularly to Plansure's satellite practice in Darwin.



Shield Insurance Brokers Adelaide


Peter Alderson is the Senior Partner of Shield Insurance Brokers Adelaide. Peter has over 30 years experience in the insurance and risk industry. He is a Senior Associate CIP of the ANZ Institute of Insurance & Finance, and holds a Diploma in Financial Planning. Peter and his team specialise in assessing client risk scenarios, then designing, implementing and managing risk protection strategies to ensure peace of mind and, in the event of a covered incident, appropriate claim payment. Peter consults to and supports a wide range of business and personal clients, with significant experience in transport & logistics, IT, medical, manufacturing and financial services.

Katharine Crane


Crane Creative


Katharine Crane is the Principal and Founder of Crane Creative. With a 20-year background in hospitality and restaurant management, Katharine has a keen understanding of fast-paced, fast-changing environments and the need to focus intently on every customer's experience. Katharine supports businesses with social media management services, photography and content curation, website maintenance, marketing material development and direct email marketing support. She designs and deploys social media strategies that are simple to execute and maximise results. Based in regional SA, Katharine holds a Diploma of Business and is a committee member of the Kapunda Business Alliance.

Deb trebilcock


Coalmine Canary


Deb Trebilcock is the Lead Canary at Coalmine Canary, a small graphic design agency specialising in the creation and refinement of technical information communication tools (Powerpoint decks, graphs, infographics, pdfs), as well as graphic design services for signage, print advertising (including specialty print finishes) and online communications. Deb's experience enables her to help clients navigate copyright matters related to design and registering trademarks. Deb has over 15 years experience in graphic design and marketing roles, and she holds a Bachelor of Visual Communication (Graphic Design) from the University of South Australia and an Honors Degree in Social Science (Philosophy) from Adelaide University.

Tania cavaiuolo


See Marketing & Communications


Tania Cavaiuolo provides strategic leadership, objective insights and practical implementation through her consultancy, See Marketing & Communications. She is a deep listener with a broad skill set and has more than a decade of experience growing local and national brands in the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors. Tania typically works with organisations who want to do more but aren't sure where to start, who need advice on how to ensure their in-house marketing team can support their growth aspirations, or organisations who just need short-term access to specialist skills for anything from email marketing campaigns to redeveloping websites to producing Annual Reports. Tania holds a Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the University of South Australia, a Bachelor of Music (Voice Performance) from the University of Adelaide, is a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute and a Certified Practicing Marketer.



Results Business Management


Randal Brooks is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years experience managing and developing businesses, government departments and commercial enterprises in a diverse array of industries. Randal specialises in identifying and implementing organisational productivity improvements, undertaking commercial feasibilitiy studies on new businesses or revenue streams, and helping business owners and leaders make clearer, well-informed and financially diligent strategic decisions. Randal is a member of the judging panel for the SA Food Industry Awards, an advisor for the Southern Adelaide Business Advisory Service, and a panel member of Polaris Centre's Advanced Accounting & Mentoring Program.

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Advance Business Consulting


John-Paul Della-Putta is the Managing Director of Advance Business Consulting, a company with 21-years experience in the IT industry. John-Paul and his team specialise in creating and implementing solutions to do with Business Intelligence, Enterprise Content Management, Application & Website Development, Cloud & Infrastructure Management and Portals & Intranets. With a team of developers and a cutting-edge understanding of the market, John-Paul consults with clients locally and internationally to understand their needs, develop goal-, budget- and capability-focused solutions, and support them to achieve the results they seek and get the most from their technology. John-Paul holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of South Australia.