"I have known Phil for over 3 years now and have developed a great respect for his depth of knowledge in making SMEs successful. Phil is respectful, encouraging and has a good rapport with all our staff."

Grant schroeder

Managing Director

Maric Flow Control Australia

The Executive Roundtable is led by people who have created successful companies and know how to generate business advantages.


Director, Rans Group & Founder, The Executive Roundtable

Phil Ransome has been a business advisor, coach and mentor for over 10 years. In that capacity he has assisted hundreds of businesses achieve business improvement opportunities, improve profitability and assist owners to improve their lifestyles. He has held senior and executive management roles with a number of organisations based nationally and internationally. He is also an author. Phil sits on a number of private company boards and is also the Chair of not for profit groups Business in Schools and Speakers in Schools. These programs support the development of better linkages between schools and business enabling schools to be able to access business people with industry and life knowledge. Phil is also the Co-Chair of Southern Business Connections (SBC) - an association assisting businesses in Southern Adelaide.


Director of A Class Metal Finishers and AMW Business

Amanda Wood has a passion for “all things business” and is well-positioned to assist business owners/manager to fulfill their potential and succeed. Amanda’s business career has spanned 25+ years and includes around 20 years in the manufacturing service sector, primarily as Managing Director of A Class Metal Finishers Pty Ltd (the business grew from a handful of staff to over 80 people and 10 times revenue).  More recently she enjoyed 5 years as State Director, Enterprise Connect / National Director for Advanced Manufacturing, Entrepreneurs’ Programme.


Director at Moore Stephens SA

Tim has formal qualifications in accounting, marketing and human resources. Actively participating in his clients’ management and board meetings, Tim plays a pivotal role in their ongoing strategy and future direction. As an independent and objective source of advice, his longstanding relationships with clients are developed solidly on an honest and candid approach.


Managing Director, Mihell & Lycos

Kimon has an international perspective for creating globally competitive companies with brands, marketing communications and innovative strategy. His company provides support for The Executive Roundtable network and facilitators, to ensure the local business community is engaged and that content is highly topical for SME owners and managers.

Board members


Chairperson, Master Plumbers Association of SA

Partner, Clarke Hemmerling Lawyers

Natasha Hemmerling has practiced law since 2002 advising both small and large corporate clients in such diverse areas as business law; dispute resolution and litigation; building and construction law; property law; employment law; and wills and estates.


Natasha regularly represents clients in the Supreme, District, Magistrates, Federal and Industrial Relations Courts. She is also a keen advocate alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation, arbitration and conciliation.


However, while providing her clients with practical, sensible and realistic advice about their cases and the expected outcome, Natasha prefers a commercial approach to disputes. She is an excellent negotiator and encourages out-of-court settlements where possible.


Natasha is the Chairperson of the Master Plumbers Association of South Australia, a Board Member of the Construction Industry Training Board, an Advisory Board member of the Executive Roundtable, and a member of the Law Society of SA.


Zonge Engineering and Research Organisation (Australia) Pty Ltd.

In 1991 Kelly started working underground at Roxby Downs for a short time before taking a role at Zonge as a junior office assistant. Starting from the bottom she subsequently purchased the company in 2006. Zonge provides electrical ground geophysical survey solutions in Australia and around the globe including planning and conducting surveys for mining exploration, environmental and geotechnical applications. Kelly also has a second company which will help to protect the environment, Liquid Integrity Systems.


Kelly is on the boards of GGSSA, ASEG, ILF Scholars Network, and Executive Roundtable. Kelly recently completed programmes at Harvard and Oxford Business Schools. She has been awarded Premiers Leadership Excellence Awards, twice received Industry Leadership Grants, a scholarship to Australian Institute of Company Directors, Telstra Business Awards Finalist, Mentor in the curious minds program and Entrepreneur of the Year Regional Nominee. Kelly is passionate about taking the challenge of constant improvement.

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