Strategic Advisory

Offering significant business and government expertise, our advisors provide a valuable external perspective backed up by key insights and deep experience to test your assumptions, expose your options and assist your decision making. From concept to strategy, to detailed implementation plans and execution, we are able to assist ‘cradle to grave', or on specific aspects that require external assistance to complement your in-house resources.

Director Services

Our advisors are seasoned company directors and chairs and can provide independent non-executive director services to your company. Whether taking your first steps to an advisory board or complementing your existing board with new perspectives and skills, you will see the value we add immediately; our services are an easy, no-fuss way to bring high-level talent to your organisation, without huge outlay.

Governance Reviews

All companies need a process for periodically evaluating the performance of their directors and senior management team. While internal reflection is important, only an external independent review will truly satisfy shareholders and give company leaders the assurance that the best path is being forged. Our advisors are highly experienced directors who can independently and confidentially undertake a thorough review and provide practical recommendations for improvement. We can assist senior leaders to make the changes that really make a difference to company performance.

Interim CEO

The sudden loss of a CEO through illness or separation can leave you dangerously exposed, sometimes for many months. Or perhaps you are undertaking a merger or acquisition and the new entity will need leadership at a level above the capability of your existing team. SlingsbyTaylor can provide seasoned CEO’s with significant international experience across a wide variety of industries and sectors.

Business Cases & Project Approvals

From detailed market, competitor and opportunity analysis to navigating Australia’s complex approval processes, we can complement your board and management team’s expertise to find the most direct, cost-effective solution to your project’s hurdles. With experienced external advisors who know how to structure proposals for maximum impact, we can navigate the complex approvals web to achieve your agenda and timeframe, and avoid getting drawn into someone else’s.

Stakeholder Management

Whether trying to understand existing perceptions, develop new proposals, or bring new products, services or projects to market, our team can assist. Our vast experience and networks will help you navigate the complexities of stakeholder management to dramatically improve the likelihood of smooth approvals and implementation.

About Us

About SlingsbyTaylor

SlingsbyTaylor is a boutique advisory firm headquartered in Adelaide. Our team of key people complemented by a wide network of skilled professionals will form an effective team to tackle your project.

Without the overheads and fixed costs associated with large consulting and advisory firms we can tailor a solution to meet your needs very cost effectively.

Because of our size you will always be dealing with one of our principals who will personally steer the delivery of your project.

We are flexible and able to work on either a fixed fee, a retainer basis, an hourly rate or a combination of base charges and success fee. Let’s discuss your needs and agree an approach which suits you best.

Key People

Trish White
Trish is a professional director and advisor who brings substantial board-level experience in strategy, business development, major project and risk management, acquisition and integration, and corporate governance. Trish has a unique set of skills and capabilities formed over a career which spanned roles as electronics engineer in broadcasting and defence, national infrastructure projects, senior cabinet minister, senior executive and non-executive directorships.
Joe Thorp
An award-winning CEO and seasoned company director, Joe has extensive experience in both the private and public sector in Australia and internationally in leadership roles across a broad range of industries spanning high tech commercialisation and startup ecosystem leadership, foodservice equipment, energy utilities and HVAC, complemented by Non-Executive Director roles in a number of organisations spanning mining & construction services, aeronautics, human services and education.

Joe has highly developed c-suite skills including leadership, strategy development and deployment, finance, policy development, operations, product and service development and realisation, digital marketing and community building, event management, public speaking, risk management, people development, values-based culture development, M&A, change leadership and governance.

Why Slingsby Taylor

Boutique Advisory

Low overhead, sensible rates, no hidden fees.

Personal relationships

You’ll always deal with one of our principals who will personally drive the planning and execution of your project

Seasoned professionals

Our team has significant international experience across government and private sectors across a wide variety of industries.


Our principals have an incredible network of associates who we can quickly assemble into a formidable team to support your objectives.

Track record of success

Our team have an enviable track record of assisting businesses with growth, change, M&A, new product and service development and launch, project delivery.

Trusted advisors

Our principals are sought-after advisors to companies, organisations and governments and are regularly asked to contribute to media as well as speaking as keynotes or panel members for business and boardroom events.

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