Team > Laura Raymer
B Bus FCA FAICD
CFO Strategic Managing Director and Founder, Laura Raymer has over 20 years experience in executive and board positions with companies ranging from small incorporated to multinational organisations in a variety of industries in Australia, Europe and North America.
Specialist areas: Strategy development, business planning, competitive acquisitions, joint venture negotiations and due diligence. Corporate restructuring, business turnaround, reorganisation and improvement of finance functions and other operational departments.Board governance, reporting, and effectiveness.
Companies: Deloitte (Australia), PricewaterhouseCoopers (UK). IBM Global Services, AOL|7, International Game Technology Pty Ltd, various ASX listed (including top 100), private equity managers and investees, and various private companies.
Laura has extensive experience in the technology, media and communications, gaming and manufacturing environments in Australia and she has worked overseas with multinational organisations in a variety of industries. This experience enabled her to improve operational effectiveness in environments characterised by dynamic change and complex regulatory issues. She has also been involved in business transformations of family and Not-for-profit organisations and a number of technology startups.
She works closely with CEOs, Boards and executive teams developing integrated strategic and operational plans, and facilitating their achievement through the creation of high performing motivated operational teams. She led corporate teams through major acquisitions and joint ventures providing strategic focus and creating innovative structures and ensuring operationally successful integrations.
Laura has over 20 years experience in strategy development, corporate restructuring and financial management. Initially she focussed on corporate evaluation and business turnaround working for Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Laura has proven experience as a senior finance executive having performed the roles of CFO, Company Secretary and Operations Director. Recent engagements include business model restructure design and analysis for an ASX top 200 listed company, turnaround consulting for an industrial machinery designer and manufacturer, succession planning and implementation for a family business and establishing a finance function for a private equity backed retail chain.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is also a Non Executive Director, Vice Chairman and former Chair of the Finance and Risk Committee of Relationships Australia.