Rodin Genoff, Managing Director and Industry Strategist
Rodin is an internationally recognised industry and cluster development expert.
His ability to develop strategies and business plans and then turn these into profitable opportunities for leading engineering, electronics and intelligent manufacturing companies is why he has earned a reputation for “turning ideas into action”.
His work has won awards in Australia and has achieved significant international recognition. Rodin is also a much sought after public speaker.
Rodin has been running his own industrial consulting company since 1998. Over the past decade he has undertaken projects around Australia and overseas.
Rodin is recognised for his ability to positively transform public perceptions of traditional industrial regions and to marshal the resources of the broader community and business to undertake innovative initiatives that deliver results and set new benchmarks.
He is unique in his ability to turn regional, industry and cluster strategies into investment outcomes and collaborations that lead to new global joint ventures between companies.
His experience comes from working at executive level of government, lecturing at an under graduate and post graduate level in Economics and Public Policy programs and writing a number of books on manufacturing and industry cluster development.
Professor Graeme Sheather, Principal and Company Analyst
Graeme is one of Australia’s most respected supply chain and business management experts. He was former head of the Department of Manufacturing and Management at the University of Technology Sydney.
An architect by training his creativity and knowledge of company performance and global trends in innovation and production has led him to work with numerous companies from food processing to manufacturing and electronics, while providing specialist briefings to international accounting companies such as KPMG and government.
Rodin and Graeme have been working together since 1995 and between them have developed the Integrated Supply Network Model. The model has formed the basis for the creation of numerous business networks and joint ventures.
Nicole Tunis, Accounts
Nicole has worked for several years in project management in the arts.
More recently she has been self employed and continues to undertake selected project management and training work for private sector companies across a wide range of industries from marketing and manufacturing to building and construction and property services.
Nicole has an honours degree in Social Sciences and has undertaken research work at the University of Adelaide.
Research and Project Management
Alicia is a research consultant specialising in the areas of social planning and demography. She has a science degree in Human Geography and Demography.
Alicia has experience in survey and statistical analysis, community consultation, facilitation and event management. Alicia has assisted with a range of projects including social impact and environmental assessments, social plans, conference and exhibitions for government authorities and private corporations (locally and internationally).
Alicia has previously worked with Julian Ardas (formerly of GHD consulting and now a Director of PlanCom Consulting) for over six years on a number of environmental assessments including the Bintulu Regional Development Plan in Malaysia. More recently she was involved with the electricity distribution project for Sydney Central Business District
James Coulter, Marketing and Strategy Consultant
James has worked with Rodin and the company over the past several years particularly in the areas of corporate design, marketing and strategy.
James is an optimist, he believes in people and their ability to achieve the outstanding.
He sees his role as a strategic creative to assist clients achieve their goals.
A career boasting classic cases to the more unusual, his work has seen success spanning the international arena to local government.
Fulfilling roles from Marketing Manager creating a television series (now in its 15th season), developing sign systems for the City of Adelaide and other City Councils, taking South Australian iconic companies into a new marketing era, to the first parade of the Adelaide Festival Fringe and mentoring artists for the Singapore Millennium Festival 2000.
His passion is for the outstanding achieved through great team efforts.
James believes that, “Learning to have conversations is critical to the final result... being willing to think and to be a leader are the critical steps in delivering great results”.
Nigel Hopkins, Media and Communications Consultant
COMJO Principal Consultant Nigel Hopkins is one of South Australia’s most experienced business and government communications consultants.
Nigel and Rodin have worked closely together over the years in the development of media and promotional strategy for both national and international media and markets.
As a consultant and through his earlier career as a senior journalist in Australia
and internationally, he has developed extensive expertise in public communications, media management, crisis and issues identification, and stakeholder and community consultation.
COMJO has successfully built a significant client list that includes State and Federal Government agencies, local government authorities and corporate clients. Nigel Hopkins has continued to write as a journalist periodically with state, national and international publications.
Julian Ardas is a founder and Director of PlanCom Consulting Pty Ltd, a boutique firm providing planning and community engagement services, established in 2007.
Julian has recently been working with the company in the area of economic analysis and is also working with the company to develop training modules.
Julian has 22 years experience in urban and regional planning, economics and geography. He has led and conducted planning and environmental investigations for property, infrastructure, government and industry; managed approvals processes in complex legislative regimes and conducted independent investigations for property development, disposal and acquisition. Julian has worked for local government and has been a business group manager and shareholder in a major international consulting firm working for numerous public and private sector clients throughout Australia and internationally.
He spent three years on a major urban and regional development plan for the 12,000km2 Bintulu Division in Sarawak, Malaysia working with an international team of 35 specialists and reporting regularly to Sarawak’s Chief Minister and senior government bureaucrats. He has conducted training in planning and environmental awareness for ISO 14000 Environmental Management Systems, been a guest university lecturer, and is involved in professional staff development.
Recent projects have included approvals management for major projects in Sydney including an $800 million electricity distribution project for the Sydney Central Business District, a $1.3 billion passenger rail project, investigations for a $4 billion motorway project and a multi-billion dollar freight rail corridor project between Sydney and Newcastle.
In his spare time Julian enjoys drumming, surfing, socialising and his Istrian heritage.