David Hansen In 60 Seconds

David Hansen is an internationally experienced and commercially focused CA, with a 25 year successful track record as a Director, CEO, COO and CFO. With strong strategic planning, commercial, operational, and stakeholder management skills, David is a proven leader and motivator with an excellent history of developing organisations to deliver optimum commercial, operational and financial performance.

Specialist Skills

Strategic Thinker

Decision maker and strategic thinker, focused on the bigger picture and delivering against objectives.

Profit Improvement

Driving revenue growth and internal efficiencies & cost reductions.

Business Planning

Implement business structures and processes to drive performance towards business objectives.

Financial Operations

Establish and enhance processes to ensure efficient delivery of useful financial information to support decision making.

People Manager

Strong leader and motivator across all facets of business.

Track Record Highlights

  • Business turnaround - transformed failing businesses into profitable and cash generative organisations through strategic repositioning, restructure, consolidation, and fundamental culture change.
  • Implemented successful business and workforce expansion into new countries – USA, Spain, South Africa, Serbia
  • Built an extremely capable, highly qualified and experienced core operational delivery team in the Corporate Agriculture industry.
  • Negotiated complex legal agreements to secure cornerstone equity investor funding and pathway for AUD1.5billion debt and equity funding for project delivery.
  • Financially managed the transition of an ASX listed junior from explorer to developer and producer.
  • Successful negotiations with Australian governments at all levels, including nomination for “Project of Significance to the State of Western Australia”, establishment of the largest water license in the WA agricultural industry, federal government support under FIRB legislation, written support from the highest levels of WA government to overseas counterparts, and grant funding in support of the Australian agricultural industry
  • Implemented new bespoke ERP resulting in significant improvements in procurement, cost control, project forecasting, time management, and reporting

Sector Experience

  • Agriculture - farming, livestock, manufacturing
  • Mining - resources, energy, oil & gas
  • Retail - educational supplies
  • Services - business process outsourcing
  • Banking - financial services, restructuring, debt facilities, private equity

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