Nigel Hennessy


Director Strategy – Commercialisation and Governance

Areas of Expertise

Governance Under Disruption


Business Analytics

Business Development


BSc(Hons) Cybernetics, Instrument Physics with Mathematics


Dip FP

Post Grad – Meteorology, Law, Finance

Nigel is a professional director and advisory board chair. He specializes in commercialisation and in governance models that balance risk with opportunity developments. He currently holds numerous NED and Advisory roles including AICD, AIPM, AIM (Music), RDA, Farmanco Consultants and NSW Government.

Nigel started his career as a mathematical analyst in SIGINT for defence in the UK. He held a commission in the Royal Navy and was the manager of the absolute sound pressure analysis group in the UK during the cold war.

“Heraclitus said it all 2,500 years ago and nothing has changed (pardon the hidden pun).”

Nigel’s roles have included managing director at Combined Communications Network (ASX.CCZ) a $600m turnover transport, call centre and finance company. Deputy managing director at BAE Systems, where he was responsible for a $1bn budget and 3,000 staff and Regional managing director at Simoco Pacific (Ex Phillips Mobile) a major digital and analog hand-held radio company and PRN.

Nigel was the Chairman and President of AquaSpy, Inc and GolfLinx, Inc in the USA and managed to secure $25m in venture capital. He has also worked in the UK , Europe, Hong Kong and was the manager of the Native Land Title System in Suva during the first and second Fijian Coups.

During his career he has been a Founder or an advisor to start-up companies on over 50 occasions. He founded a Think Tank and Project Management business which he grew from just 1 person to 140 staff over 5 years and had a $50m order book on the sale of the company.

At BAE Systems, he was responsible for all software intensive projects within the company. He introduced Integrated Project Teams(IPT’s) and business analysis techniques which allowed the company to save $12m in business efficiencies in the first year without retrenching staff.

Contact Details


+61 7 3041 2705


Level 7
123 Eagle St
Brisbane QLD 4000


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