Keith McConnell

Current Employment

Current Company

Keith McConnell Business Advisory (KMBA)

Current Position


Time in this Position

14 years

Current Company 2

Rubbish Direct Ltd

Current Position 2


Time in this Position 2

24 months

Professional Profile

Key Achievements

Working with the Chief Executive of Craigpine Timber to lift the break-even point so that it was profitable in all market conditions.
Leading John Edmond through a significant restructuring that turned the company into a very profitable business that was sold in 1993 for a $20m capital profit.
Leading Donaghy Downs through a significant restructuring to consolidate 5 factories in Victoria into one.
Leading The Power Company Ltd into corpratisation/privatisation and through the power industry reforms of the mid-1990’s.
Leading the Tranzrail outsourcing project that saw 1000 employees transferred to external providers without the loss of one day through industrial action.
Project managing five successful capital raisings.
Chairing Rubbish Direct with an annual sales growth rate of 20%

Contact information


021 655 888

Physical address

Unit 1/12 Balfour Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052



Keith McConnell

Email address

Postal address

Unit 1/12 Balfour Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052



Professional Profile

Qualified from Otago University in Commerce plus 4 years study in Law.
15+ years experience as a Chief Executive in various companies in various industries all either requiring significant change or aggressive business development strategies.
Extensive Board Room experience.
Strong people reading, mentoring and leadership experience.
Passionate about the Advisory Board environment.


Advisory Board Chair, Advisory Board Member


Council Controlled Organisations, Govt Sector Organisations, Listed Company, Private Company, Start Up Companies

Key skills

Finance, General management, Governance, Human resources, IT, Start Ups

Industry experience

Govt/Public Sector, Health/Medical/Pharmacy, IT, Manufacturing, Professional Services/Commercial, Research/Science/Technical, Transport/Warehouse/Logistics, Utilities

Curriculum Vitae / Biography

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Experience Categories

Other Key Skills

Business Planning and Strategy Development

Commercial Experience

The DIC Ltd – Department Stores – various Accounting and IT positions
Craigpine Timber Ltd – Forester and Sawmiller – Executive Director
John Edmond Ltd – Building Supplies Distributor – Various but finally Chief Executive
Donaghy Downs Pty Ltd – Australian Rope & Cordage Manufacturer – Chief Executive on Secondment
The Power Company Ltd – Chief Executive – Electricity Network, Generator and retailer – Chief Executive
Paykel Engineering Ltd – Engineering Supplies Distributor – Chief Executive
TranzRail Ltd – Rail Network Operator – Project Manager in Charge of their Outsourcing Project
Fruefauf Trailers Ltd – Trailer Manufacturer – Chief Executive
Plus various Directorships and Advisory boards

Qualifications and Education


Otago University, 6 years

Qualifications gained