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Alan served as Managing Director of the Victorian Project Management Business at Donald Cant Watts Corke (DCWC) for over ten years. He was instrumental in helping DCWC become a market leader in the country and also served as a member of the DCWC Group Board. Prior to joining DCWC, Alan worked in a variety of consulting, advisory and executive leadership roles across the property, investment, asset management and construction sectors across Asia Pacific and Europe.
Throughout Alan’s last decade as Managing Director, he has led and delivered complex projects for clients operating in varied sectors such as infrastructure, laboratories, education, commercial office and student accommodation. He has achieved success for numerous institutional clients including Lend Lease, CSIRO, The University of Melbourne, RMIT University, Monash University, CBUS Property and Brookfield Properties. He is highly regarded for his ability to connect, align and mobilise people and organisations to achieve superior results.
Alan’s earlier career was in project management and project delivery of complex public private partnership (PPP) work both at Leighton Holdings and roles with Lend Lease included Australia, Asia Pacific & Europe.
Alan was educated at Aberdeen, Scotland with a Bachelor of Science from Robert Gordons University. Alan lives a social and active lifestyle enjoying travel, great food, wine and spending quality time with family and friends.
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Dave founded ADAPT in 2015 with a core purpose to connect their partners with the key executive talent that Creates Positive Change for their organisation.
With this in mind ADAPT was launched and is headquartered in Melbourne. Having built a genuine, agile, and outcome driven business approach, Dave and his team of executive search and human capital specialists are passionate about delivering exceptional executive people solutions to the market. Dave’s operational focus is primarily with people aligned to the Private Equity, Family Office, Venture Capital markets, coupled with executive leaders across Property and Construction who are on a positive journey of change and challenges ahead. Dave holds a double degree in business management from Monash University.
Alongside his wife Annie, and their three young daughters, they love investing their time and energy into family activities, entertaining with friends, the outdoors and keeping fit and healthy.
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Originally from Scotland, Nick graduated from Strathclyde International Business School and spent the first 10 years of his career as Chartered Town Planner working across Property Advisory and Development.
His Executive Search and Human Capital Advisory career spans across multiple practice set-ups with Private and Listed Organisation’s in Australia and the UK. Nicks core focus is across Property and Construction and Corporate Real Estate with a strong network across Asia Pacific and Europe.
Outside of work Nick enjoys spending time with his young family, putting away some k’s on the road bike and international travel.
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Ryan is a Director at ADAPT. His career has seen him leading a listed recruitment firm across numerous countries over the past 15 years. Ryan partners with the SME, private equity, multinational, sovereign wealth funds and ASX Listed businesses providing senior leadership and talent solutions for his client partners. Ryan’s core functional expertise is partnering closely with his clients on CFO, CEO, COO, HR, Legal, Audit and Risk executive appointments. Ryan has held a number of board positions and started his career as a lawyer before Executive Search. Ryan grew up in Victoria’s high country in a small country town, then moved to Melbourne, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws/Com, and successfully completing his Masters of Law in North America. Ryan lives on a farm in the Yarra Valley with his beautiful wife and family and passes the time spending as much time with friends and family through travel, sport, wine and food.
With 25 years of extensive retail experience as Founder & Franchisor of several successful retail brands, and 5 years with Westfield as both a Centre Retail Manager (having taken Southland thru its massive redevelopment), and their Senior Retail Consultant based in Sydney, Franz brings significant, practical and applied business advisory knowledge to the Board.
Franz’s current roles include Non-Executive Director of the 152 year old Dandenong Market, and Non Executive Director of several Private Family companies, including the Victorian Pool Check & Compliance Agency & poolcheck.com.au
Most current industry experience includes 6 years as CEO for an Asian based retail investment group, being awarded the Prime Minister’s Australia – China Elite Business Award and twice runner-up in the FCA Franchisor of the Year awards. Prior to this Franz was the Founder & MD of the international Villa & Hut brand, the success of which included nomination as a Finalist in the 2007 E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
Franz is a former Divisional CEO of an ASX listed company, former Non Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association, former Vice President of the Victorian Retailers Association, former Head of Retail Consulting for the RTA, former Director & Chair of E-Cal, and former Brand Ambassador for Hilton Hotels in Victoria, amongst others.
Debra leads the group’s operations function where she is highly organised and an engaging executive. Debra combines outstanding people skills with professional customer service. Debra comes with a world of experiences in helping people get things accomplished and takes her responsibility of dealing with clients’ senior executive needs extremely seriously. Her positive, can-do attitude compliments her resourcefulness and attention to detail for the ADAPT client partners. Debra’s broad experience in Health, Government and the Corporate Sector ensure she is comfortable working with challenges and aims to build lasting and trusted relationships with our business community.