Watch the clip below to hear why Chris is passionate about working at ProAdvice
I am Director and Co-Owner of ProAdvice, managing the South Australian Branch located at Victor Harbor. Since 1989, my career focus has been in southern Australia working with rural clients but now extends to assisting small to medium enterprises (SMEs) as well.
My primary role with ProAdvice is supporting 25 businesses as their Client Manager. This puts me in a position of trust, whether the business consists of a farming family, a corporate business, an SME or a local small business.
I act as “Chairman of the Board’ with many clients, and this creates a forum where we can focus on the long term strategy of the business, short term plans and direction, successful succession within the business, improving business systems and assisting with change management.
It is only when people work together in teams on a common objective that a businesses true potential and true profit can be achieved. I enjoy being part of this journey with clients.
My work often involves helping to coordinate the clients’ professional adviser team, which may include their Accountant, Solicitor, Agribusiness Manager. In summary, we help people achieve their business and personal goals.
One of my most enjoyable roles is conducting training for ProAdvice’s Farm Management Courses, which I have done for the past 20 years. It is in this forum where I have assisted a large number of farming businesses throughout Southern Australia. I feel a sense of pride and personal reward when I can help clients combine the understanding of their financial picture with the complexity of managing a set of physical resources, whether they be with farming clients or SMEs.
o With this kind of role, there is a responsibility to manage projects. Recent projects include: Dairy SA – 4 years of data collection and reporting of the SA Dairy Farm Monitoring program to SAs dairy farmer suppliers and to dairy service providers.
o DairySA – a program called “Review & Renew” which assisted the dairy industry during tight times.
o * DairySA & Tas Dairy – a program I develop and delivered called “InCharge Financial Literacy”, later adopted and delivered to the Limestone Coast Red Meat Cluster group, where red meat producers calculated, analysed and re-designed their own business having turned their taxation records into a set of management accounts.
Victor Harbor is where I live with my wife Tanya and our two sons, Matthew and Andrew. My recreational time is spent playing tennis with Victor Harbor Tennis Club (VHTC) where as President of VHTC, I have assisted our club to grow our playing numbers, improve our tennis court facilities and as a representative on our tennis association expand tennis play on Fleurieu Peninsula. In winter, I like nothing more than seeing the Adelaide Crows play each week.
Call me direct on 0427 186 133
Geelong VIC (03) 5241 3888
Launceston TAS(03) 6324 1515
Hamilton VIC(03) 5571 1818
Victor Harbor SA(08) 8552 9641