Russell Colbourne - Financial Director, South Australia - The CFO Centre

Russell Colbourne In 60 Seconds

After working in aviation with the Virgin group, I developed a passion for startups and scale-ups helping entrepreneurs and organisations achieve their goals. As well as working as a part time CFO I serve as a director of the Founder Institute in Adelaide, provide strategic advice as a board member to high growth businesses and am the ACCA’s elected representative in South Australia.

Specialist Skills

Budgeting & Forecasting

Expert Excel, Xero and Calxa User

Business Planning

From one page Pitch Decks to Information Memorandums

Raising Funds

Experienced with VCs, Angel Investors, Government grants and Crowdfunding

Cash flow Improvement

Identifying the cash leakage and working capital needs of your business


Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Track Record Highlights

  • Launched new aviation business on the London AIM
  • Started Low Cost Airline in Australia for the Virgin Group
  • Restructured capital base and refinanced 10 partner Law firm
  • Led acquisition and sale negotiations for Digital Media Organisation
  • Built online Sales program for Health Education business
  • Completed trade sale of in-flight entertainment system

Sector Experience

  • construction
  • hospitality-tourism
  • legal
  • manufacturing-transport-logistics
  • technology-media-telecoms
  • sport-recreation

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