JOHN ANDREW WILLIAMS
John is a Real world coach with Real world experience. He offers extensive experience in leading commercial entities to capitalize on opportunities to grow business in highly-competitive markets; small, large, local and international, with a record of success in start-up companies, emerging ventures and high-growth enterprises.
John’s strengths in personal development strategy, change leadership and management have been acknowledged by clients, colleagues and executive management in every company with whom he has engaged. He has a robust background in international work environments with both individuals and businesses across cultures, throughout Europe, the US and Asia.
Executive MBA (Strategic Management, Leadership and International Trade), Queensland University of Technology
Executive Education (Strategic Negotiation for the Long-term), Harvard Business School (Boston)
Professional Certificate in Arbitration (Distinction), University of Adelaide
Dispute Resolution Training incorporating
- Mediation Level 1—Introduction to mediation skills
- Mediation Level 2—Development of mediation skills and accreditation assessment, and
- Mediation Level 3—Advanced mediation skills
ACHIEVEMENTS OF NOTE
John co-created the Living Consciously Course in conjunction with his business partner through their company Andreia. Their flagship course enables participants to understand what it is in their life that is holding them back from Inspiring, Influencing and Impact their world by being who they were born to be; authenticity matters! It is simple but far from easy. www.andreia.solutions
John created Roxcel Asia transferring responsibility for regional leadership from Europe to Asia. The resulting rapid expansion in intra-Asian trade led to the establishment of new offices in Jakarta, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Shenzhen, Shandong, Mumbai and Chennai. At the same time, the existing offices, located in Shanghai and Hong Kong were revitalized.
Devising a commercial strategy for Roxcel Australasia John enabled this start up in Australia to carve a profitable position in the highly-competitive Australasian market, growing revenues to $AU35 million within three years. This company has gone on to multiply this turnover and has now been trading for 15 years.
In part of this involved identifying an opportunity to develop a high-value specialized paperboard for use in the US market. Over three years John negotiated with, and fostered the development of trust among, the relevant parties, including Nestle Purina as the end-user. These stakeholders were located across three States in the US, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.
Prior to joining Roxcel John instigated a significant change management process at Norcross Press which re-positioned the company as a market innovator but more importantly implemented John’s theory of goal alignment matching as closely as possible the attainment of individual employees goals to the goals of the company. The resultant surge increased revenue by more than 20% and drove net profit to record levels.
Strategic Exports (2015) Pty Ltd 2011 - Present
Strategic Exports is primarily involved in the day-to-day execution and consulting in the area of international business.
RediAssist Pty Ltd Brisbane, Australia 2009 - 2013
RediAssist offered a simple and secure means to ensure that vulnerable members of our society were able to obtain assistance if they become separated from their carers or parents.
Roxcel Australasia Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia 2003 - 2011
Roxcel Australasia is an international trader of raw materials for the packaging and printing industries. I was recruited by the Roxcel group to establish its operations within the highly competitive Australasian market and within three years. I established an international trade network across five continents, introducing Roxcel products into markets previously unavailable, and sourcing lucrative new product lines.
Norcross Press Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Australia 1999 – 2003
Norcross Press was a leading manufacturer of product labeling to the food and beverage industries. I was appointed to revitalize Norcross’s operations and grow revenue and market share. I overhauled operating practices and the organizations' internal culture in order to reenergize leadership. The company’s net profit quadrupled within two years at the same time as the company became recognized as an innovator in the market.