John worked for me in the capacity of Chief Risk Officer and was a member of my executive team. John was responsible for establishing the risk and assurance function at Komatsu Australia and made a valuable contribution in lifting the awareness of risk in the business, particularly in terms of the consideration of risk in management decision making. John also initiated various audit programs which helped to improve internal controls and compliance and he undertook various investigations as required. John brought a practical and professional approach to his work and his methodologies and influence provided a sound foundation from which to continually improve the business into the future
John is an experienced risk and governance practitioner who worked with me, my management team and the Board Risk Management Committee to design and implement a risk management and assurance framework. John quickly picked up the main drivers of our business and his practical and considered approach were well accepted by my team. John’s contribution has helped to lift the bar in terms of identifying, evaluating and treating risks and having a more holistic approach to management decision making at the strategic and operational levels
Schon G Condon
I have been managing and operating a Professional Services Firm for almost thirty years and over that period have come to seek the professional services and support from a wide variety of specialist technical advisors and providers.
It is in this capacity that I have known, and worked with, Geoff Bartels for more than 25 years. Over this time he has demonstrated an expertise in the Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management with a special understanding of the Not-for- Profit sector that I consider second to none.
Geoff’s professionalism and attention to detail demonstrate a level of service that is often not provided in a modern professional context. I have always found his advice to be carefully researched, comprehensive and insightful. He has not only a very extensive professional background and qualifications but demonstrates a hands on entrepreneurial approach that is solutions based and is not afraid to think laterally to achieve an appropriate result that is balanced for all parties involved.
I am confident that Geoff will add significant value and support to the clients of Sirius ERM that seek constructive, economical and practical advice.
I have no hesitation in recommending Geoff’s expertise and guidance.
I have known Geoff Bartels as a professional adviser to my business for more than 15 years as we grew Wilrich from a single shop in suburban Sydney to a major national supplier of baked goods to each of the major supermarket chains in the country and exporting product as well. To support such growth our own supply chain also became multi-national.
Over this time Geoff has demonstrated to me an expertise in commerce and industry well beyond what one might normally expect of a professional adviser. He has been there for us at every step in our growth with sound, practical and experienced advice.
Geoff’s advice grows out of not only his education and professional practice but from hands on business management experience both as a director of companies and owner of a national service network which was eventually bought by a listed public company.
What sets Geoff apart from other advisers I have had contact with is his no nonsense, direct and pragmatic problem solving; a deep concern for his client’s affairs and the correct outcome for our business. Even to the extent of being prepared to challenge our preferred course when he thinks that is required.
I have every confidence in anticipating that Geoff’s expertise, experience and practicality will add significant value to the clients of Sirius ERM that seek sound, constructive and pragmatic advice.