It is human nature to want to hear from people who have had to confront the very decisions we have before us, and have lived through the changes we may be signing ourselves or our colleagues up to. This is why we decided to conduct peer interviews.
You will read the reasons why key decision makers, executives, entrepreneurs chose to base their businesses in Wollongong. We also interviewed some of those who were affected by a business’s decision to move to Wollongong, such as family members.
We have grouped the interviews into the sectors the interviewee work in. We hope you too will soon enjoy the benefits of an improved work-life balance and business outcomes thanks to your move – reach out to us, we would love to help.
Professional services – including creative industries
Meet David Laing, Senior Principal at Cardno. Cardno provides professional services in engineering, planning and environmental science to a range of government organisations, private developers, industry, community groups and not for profits.
Meet Renee Whiteside, People and Culture Leader at Mercer, Wollongong. Mercer is a global financial services organisation, with the Wollongong office focused on superannuation and employing close to 550 people.
Meet Warwick Shanks, Managing Partner – Wollongong of KPMG. Providing a full range of professional services including audit, assurance and risk consulting; deals, tax and legal; management consulting; and innovation and digital solutions – right here in Wollongong.
Meet Martin Braithwaite, General Manager NEC who moved to Wollongong when NEC chose the city as a base. He has lived in Canberra, Melbourne, Sweden and the United States – find out how Wollongong compares.
Meet Ben Hobby, CEO of iTree, and intelligent software company, that have over 100 employees representing 16 nationalities and 25 languages.
Meet Nick Muldoon, joint founder of Easy Agile, who has lived in Sydney and Silicon Valley and find out why he feels that he is so so (that isn’t a typo!) fortunate to have his company based in Wollongong.
Scaleups and entrepreneurs
Meet Rin Gomura-Elkan, founder of Sew in Love. Her business provides a community and helps busy women rediscover their creativity.
Meet Wayne Trotman, Head of Finance at Community Sector Banking Pty Ltd. Community Sector Banking specialises in providing banking services for the not-for-profit sector nationally.
Meet Robert De Dominicis, Group CEO and Managing Director at GBST. GBST provides technology innovation for major financial markets and deliver solutions for the most demanding and complex business requirements.