Russell Colbourne

Russell Colbourne

South Australia, National / International
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Restructuring & Turnaround Associate Member ~ RTA®
Restructuring & Turnaround Associate Member ~ RTA®

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Russell Colbourne has more than 25 years’ experience in business advisory and acting as a director on the boards of companies. Russell’s role includes setting and executing strategy as well as controlling budgets and driving cultural change.

Russell’s expertise includes governance, management, finance and management consultancy. Russell has gained exposure to a range of industries and and is adept at putting in place strategies and resources needed to overcome business challenges. This ranges from start-up operations and/or planning entry to a new market, overhauling existing organisation leadership teams through to complex mergers, acquisitions and divestments.

After working in aviation with the Virgin group, Russell developed a passion for startups and scale-ups helping entrepreneurs and organisations achieve their goals. In addition to his work as a part time CFO with the CFO Centre Australia, Russell serves as a director of the Founder Institute in Adelaide providing strategic advice as a board member to high growth businesses.

I am a CFO and Entrepreneur specialising in helping organisations plan, build and grow. I have been integral to the start-up of many successful businesses including Virgin Airlines in Australia, an air cargo company in the US and an inflight entertainment company in Europe.

As the locally elected ACCA member panel representative for South Australia, Russell helps members keep up to date on the latest innovations and technical developments that create organisations fit for future growth.

Education, Professional Memberships & Attainment: 

  • Restructuring and Turnaround Associate. RTA®.
  • Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. GAICD.
  • Director and Graduate Member of the Founder Institute (Adelaide).
  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. FCCA.
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