Our Directors

Greg Connor

Greg Connor

Director | FAICD

Greg has had a long and successful career in the corporate world. With a background in Human Resources, he moved into Executive Management as Chief Manager, Metropolitan Operations BankSA and then CEO, Savings & Loans Credit Union. Greg also had roles as CEO, AIM SA and General Manager, EML SA.

He has had significant practical Board experience over many years including past Chair of the Mutual Banks and Credit Union peak body ABACUS, and current roles as Deputy Chair of Bedford Phoenix and National Pharmacies.

Greg specialises in Strategy Development, Board Performance Evaluation, Governance, C-Suite Recruitment and Executive Mentoring and Coaching. He has assisted NFP’s, Local Government, Indigenous Organisations and Private Companies achieve success in a VUCA World. Greg also has significant expertise in the Audit & Risk area chairing a number of Health Network and Local Government Audit & Risk Committees.

Greg is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Senior Fellow of FINSIA and a Fellow and Life Member of AIM.

Paul Geyer

Paul Geyer

Director | FAICD

Paul Geyer advises boards and CEOs on a range of governance and strategy issues. He is entrepreneurial and innovative and applies a depth of practical knowledge of governance, analytical expertise and lateral thinking to his advisory work. With experience as a Chair, Director, CEO and Company Secretary Paul is able to assist boards and CEOs solve issues and implement governance changes. Paul is an experienced non-executive director recognised for his strategic thinking and business development skills. He is currently Chair, Gowrie Victoria; Independent Chair, Winemakers of Rutherglen; Director, IPC Health, Director, VUCA Trusted Advisors; and AICD Victoria Division Not for Profit Advisory Committee member.

Paul has 25 years of executive experience with 12 as a CEO. He has undertaken 3 start-ups and spent 10 years with the Australian Institute of Company Directors as State Manager, Victoria and National Manager Member Engagement developing unique skills to assist Boards. Paul’s expertise and experience enables him to provide services in;

• Board Performance Evaluation and Reviews
• CEO Reviews and Complaint Investigations
• Governance Training
• Strategic Planning facilitation
• Board Policy Reviews
• Governance Framework review
• Workshop facilitation

Christine Locher

Christine Locher

Director | FAICD

Christine’s clients describe her as a strategic thinker who provides trusted advice to their Boards and Executive in all matters of board effectiveness, strategy planning, people and organisational performance.  With a reputation for targeting quality candidates and applying rigour to executive search, Christine supports her clients in the recruitment and selection of a Board’s greatest asset – its own Directors, CEO & C-suite executives.   Christine also brings to Board performance reviews a contemporary approach tailored to identify those areas where Board would benefit from enhancing its governance oversight.

An experienced Board Director, Christine is a Council member of the University of Adelaide; Director of Business SA; Director of the Adelaide Central Market Authority; Chair of the Matthews Hospitality Group and member of Beerenberg’s Advisory Board. She has more than 30 years’ experience in professional service firms, having also built consultancy firm Locher Human Resources.

Kevin Osborn

Kevin Osborn

Chairman | FAICD FIPA

Kevin CEO of Bank One Australia, one of Australia’s first international banks.  After a 20-year global career with Bank One (now of J.P.Morgan Chase) Kevin became a professional non-executive director in 2003.  He has served as Deputy Chairman of Bendigo Adelaide Bank (an ASX top 50 company) ABB Grain, SA Water, the National Board of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and Calgary-based Viterra, a then Canadian listed top 50 company. His non-executive director career has seen him work on some of Australia’s largest global corporate transactions.

As advisor to the South Australian Government, Kevin served as Deputy Chairman of the Economic Development Board (EDB), Chairman on the build of the $1.6 billion desalination plant and the Fines Enforcement Review for the SA Attorney General.  Kevin brings tremendous financial skills and strategic skills to VUCA and its clients. Known for his ability to problem solve and provide solutions to clients is well known across Australia. Kevin’s exceptional directorship career has enabled him to understand clearly the defining roles between the Board and Management, the significant role the Chair plays on Boards and the importance of financial literacy for directors on Boards.  In 2019 Kevin was awarded the AICD Distinguished Fellow award for his outstanding contribution to the progression of Australian Governance through is formal appointments and extended activities.

He currently serves as:

  • Chairman, VUCA Pty Ltd
  • Chairman, Coppin Capital Pty Ltd (Fund Managers)
  • Deputy Chairman, Port Adelaide Football Club
  • Chairman, Power Community Ltd
  • Director, Nut Producers Australia Pty Ltd
  • Director, Accounting Professional Ethical Standards Board (APESB)
  • Director, Carlisle Health Pty Ltd
  • Chairman, Beerenberg Farm Advisory Board
David Spear

David Spear

Director | FAICD

David Spear FAICD is a Partner and Director of VUCA Pty Ltd, professional company director and governance consultant. His current Board portfolio includes unlisted Public Companies, Not for Profits and Local Government entities. He is currently;

  • Chairman Office Brands
  • Chairman Tyre Stewardship Australia
  • Non-Executive Director of Unity Housing
  • Non-Executive Director McLaren Vale Grape, Wine, Tourism Association
  • Non Executive Director of Central Adelaide Waste Recycling Authority

David specialises in Board Performance Evaluation, CEO Performance Evaluation, Governance and Director Training, Strategy facilitation and Director recruitment. David has over 30 years’ experience in commercial business management, including significant directorship experience the not for profit sector especially in Membership organisations. He brings tremendous expertise in Governance, Strategy, Leadership, Performance and Risk. David was previously the State Director of the Australian Institute of Company Directors SA/NT for 8 years and is a 2013 alumnus of the prestigious Harvard Business School Governance program. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.