OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
GNG was born out of an idea that our founding partners Nigel Dews and Graham Bougen shared, that the best growth advice would come from a combination of business leadership experience and strategy consulting. Nigel and Graham have over 45 years of combined operating, strategy consulting, and venture capital experience with pre-eminent global companies.
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Nigel has extensive experience in technology, finance, media, telecommunications, energy, FMCG, and venture capital. This experience has spanned executive, board and consulting roles in both public and private companies.
Nigel was born in New Zealand, grew up in Australia and has lived and worked in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the US. Nigel began his career as an Economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia before undertaking an MBA at London Business School and going on to join McKinsey and Company, where he honed his strategy skills.
Following this, Nigel has held leadership roles in many growth companies including as CEO of Fairfax Digital, 3 Mobile, Vodafone Australia, MessageMedia and European start-up, Hue. He later joined Port Jackson Partners, a leading Australian boutique strategy firm, as a Director and shareholder, where he worked mainly on practical growth strategy.
Nigel is married with three children and enjoys spending time outdoors, with a particular passion for Central Otago.
Graham has extensive experience in technology, agriculture, manufacturing, FMCG, venture capital and infrastructure.
Graham grew up in New Zealand and has lived and worked in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, the US and Asia. Graham began his career as a structural engineer for the global consulting firm Arup, working on major building projects in New Zealand and Australia prior to joining Port Jackson Partners, a leading Australian boutique strategy consulting firm, where he developed his practical strategy skills.
Following his desire to develop his operational skills, Graham joined Alliance Group, the largest global lamb exporter to start their Food Service business to diversify them away from commodity product. After successfully building the business in Europe and developing the global roll-out plan, he joined MessageMedia to establish their European office and lead Europe based acquisitions.
Graham is married with his first child on the way, is a keen sportsman and enjoys getting into the countryside.