Reviews

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Analyst & Consultant.

Leading analyst of change providing intelligence on disruption.

“Christopher is adept in leading within an environment of constant change, uncertainty and complexity… has highly developed communication skills and relates very well to people on all levels.

I have no hesitation in recommending Christopher for a senior executive role or in re-engaging Christopher.”
— M Duffy, Senior Financial Controller, Catholic Education Office

“Significant savings identified without a decrease in head count… integrated seamlessly into the business… he has the most incredible store of energy that I have ever seen in a consultant.”

“I would not hesitate to recommend him to any organization wishing to improve their practises, particularly in the production and maintenance of reporting and communication.”
— J Neville. Regional Training Consultant Vic-Tas, Zurich Insurance Australia.

“Christopher had a broad understanding of marketing and more importantly the analysis side of the business. … The way he worked (was) innovative and with a great deal of leadership.”
— S Vicars. Divisional Marketing Manager, The GPT Group  and Lendlease

“Even UBS was impressed.”
— Phil Toohey, Director Strategic Marketing, Worley Parsons Float presentation to UBS.

“Dealing with Chris is a great pleasure. Whilst he delivers on the project, the most valuable aspect he brings to the table is a a sharp intellect combined with a pragmatic view of things.Highly recommended.”
— Dr D Price, National Retail Marketing Manager, Lend Lease

“A very happy client! Thank you for your great service.”
— L Raymond, National Marketing Manager — Retail, GPT Group

“A willingness to talk through technology problems and solutions clearly and creatively. Christopher is reliable, … singularly good-humoured and adapted well to regular visits to our offices, ‘fitting’ well to our culture and the various individual personalities within it.”
— Rosamund Else-Mitchell, Editor, PETA (NSW)

Speaker & Trainer.

A passionate innovative thinker who can simplify and have fun with change.

“I can highly recommend him as a innovative, independent thinker who is articulate, forthright and passionate in communicating his views to any audience, big or small.”
— Ross Clennett, Mr. Recruitment.

“You did an extraordinary job under difficult circumstances to co-ordinate a significant event which will greatly impact government approaches to policy in the future. I would both like to thank and commend you for your effort and I am happy to act as a reference in the future.”
— Senator Kate Lundy, Australian Federal Government.

“Christopher conducted an excellent workshop for our agency on new media. I found him to be a very professional and personable individual who knows how to pitch information and to intuitively read the tenor and tone of a work culture. He struck me as a person of integrity and depth and I would not hesitate to recommend his services.”
— Despina Babbage, Senior Advisor, Victorian Department of Business and Innovation (formerly DIIRD)

“First time in recent years that the speaker was articulate, knowledgeable and with a refreshing lack of jargon, barrow-pushing and other tech-talk …A delight to work with.”
— Niki Aravanis, Conference Project Manager, Australian Booksellers Association

“Christopher and I worked together on one of Senator Kate Lundy’s public sphere events. Christopher facilitated a complex event with style and good humour ensuring everyone involved had their say. I’m looking forward to our next opportunity to work together.”
Donna Benjamin, Creative Contingencies Pty Ltd

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— Slideshare.net

“Your competence, flexibility and friendly approach were greatly appreciated by our office and more importantly, by our client’s staff. … This is always a key issue in an assignment such as Kelloggs…

“Your contribution was outstanding.”
— John Peryman, Executive Chairman Computer Mentors, Kelloggs AP engagement

“Thank you so much for your wonderful presentation… I was told I should have let you do more of the talking.”
–Naomi McCrae. Manager, Professional Programs, Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance

“10/10, 10/10, 10/10!”
— A. Van Unen, Portfolio Partners, Project Management

“Feedback we received regarding Chris’s session was very positive. … intelligent and considered. …”
— Louisa Graham, Event Organizer, National Public Affairs Convention

“In the service industry, every now and again, you come across a client that is outside the norm. Christopher is one such individual in terms of his Innovation Cities Index and views on the world. Christopher is able to utilise his research data to support trends on a global basis. The business world often speaks about innovation and change however this is difficult to see or measure. Christopher provides a refreshing approach to this subject and, together with his appreciation of business and politics, is a valuable source of information for business and government. If you would like to learn more, stimulate your thinking and be progressive I suggest you contact Christopher or invite him to speak on the subject.”
— John Karis, Medianet, Australian Associated Press

Personal Comments.

“Mr Hire’s time and expertise were most appreciated by this office on all such occasions, and as a result I would personally recommend him.”
— Commercial Manager. MSD, Australian Department of Defence. (2002-2005)

“He received a High Distinction (in Marketing), they are reserved for those who perform at a level considerably beyond our expectations of MBA students… Christopher was an exceptional student in Australia’s leading MBA program.
“A great addition to any organisation that could secure his services.”
— G Foster. Director, Ellis / Foster / McVeigh & Adjunct Faculty, Australian School of Business

“Your time, expertise and effort in reviewing the entries that you were assigned was invaluable to the integrity and success of the competition. Again, your dedication to the industry and continued involvement in the IAVA are truly appreciated.”
— Denise Roman, Judging Administrator, International Academy of Visual Arts (2011)