Bryan Martin has had an impressive career in signage, project management and real estate with a range of successes spanning his 30 year professional life. With a keen eye for innovative techniques and a constant drive to be the best in the industry Bryan has grown one of the largest national signage manufacturers in Australia operating out of Sydney and Perth.
Bryan, alongside his partner Linda, started Wizardry in 1991 building off of his background in advertising, trade work, retail and real estate. The company has developed a reputation for its inventiveness in signage and had many firsts; such as the official unveiling of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Mascots and the silo billboard seen from the ANZAC Bridge. At the time this was the longest sign ever produced in the Southern Hemisphere. In the 23 years since Bryan began the company there is hardly a building in the CBD that hasn’t had a sign on it from Wizardry.
In this time he has also performed consulting roles across various other large projects in industries such as advertising and project management with some of the largest developments and roll outs of commercial scale Real Estate projects.
Although it has been many years he regards his training as a bricklayer as the foundation of his work ethic. He has a very practical approach to problem solving and can always find a solution to a complicated proposal. His early experience as a business owner, with the Hair Dressing Salons in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, sparked his entrepreneurial pilot light.
Upon returning to Sydney, after a stint of living in Perth and working in Residential Real Estate, he made quite an impact working in the local market for a large agency. It was following on from this that he started in the Signage Industry where he has had his greatest successes.
Dr. Col Gellatly AO
Col has over 40 years experience in the NSW Public Sector. He started as a trainee agricultural economist in the NSW Department of Agriculture, finishing his full time career in 2007 as the Director General of the Premiers Department. Previously he was Director General of the Department of Industrial Relations and Employment, Training and Further Employment and the Department of Land and Water Conservation.
Throughout his Public Sector career he was a member of many Federal/State Committees and working parties and a Part time Commissioner for the Industries Assistance Commission. Since 2007 he has provided services to the public and private sectors. From 2008 to 2011 he was one of the Administrators at Wollongong City Council. He has held various Board , Authority Chairs and Director roles including Chair- NSW Marine Parks Authority, Chair- Pillar Corporation, Chair- Redfern Waterloo Authority, Chair- Sydney Metropolitan Development Authority and as a Director for the State Water Corporation.
He is currently Chair of the board of Australian Technology Park.
Col is also currently the Independent Chair of four Community Consultative Committees in the coal mining industry (two in the Hunter Valley and two in the Illawarra).
Col was recently appointed as Chair of the Newcastle City Council Audit Committee.
Col has a Ph.D in Economics and Statistics and was awarded an AO in 2008 for services to the public sector. He is a National Fellow of the IPAA and Fellow of ANZSOG.
Zachary Miles BA/IBUS/POLS
Most recently, Zachary worked at a government relations firm, 1st State, specialising in business to business as well as coaching companies in how best to communicate with government. Previously, Zachary worked as a servant of the Crown advising the State Member for Drummoyne and Chair of the Parliamentary Privileges and Ethics Committee in the NSW Parliament.
Elected to Council in the Municipality of Hunters Hill in the 2012 elections, Zachary has a sound understanding of the processes of Local Government in NSW and strong links into the wider community and ROC's (Regions of Councils) as he diligently serves as a local representative.
Zachary has held management roles in rural businesses, having worked for the Northern Cattle Industries' SJS and FF pastoralists, Gin Gin Earthworks and Transport Co. as an operations consultant and as the Executive Director of Axiom Int. Bio-Industries which develops initiatives in clean farming, agriculture, alternative stock-feeds and BioFuels. Formally educated at Newington College, Zachary went on to study International Business and Politics at the University of New South Wales where he involved himself in campus politics, charities and other alumni foundations.
Zachary holds a diversity of knowledge in management and understands the critical importance of building successful relationships in business, having been extensively involved in operations and management for his entire professional career.
David Miles B/ARCH
David Miles has an impressive career in a number of sectors spanning several decades. He has managed large projects in the construction industry, owned and operated national manufacturing and retail organisations, practiced design, restoration and architecture internationally and owns and operates farms breeding competitive national equine stock. Formally trained as an architect, David completed his degree from Curtin University In 1977. After practicing in Perth for a number of years he traveled to London to undertake the restoration of the Venice Simplon Orient Express (Orient Express) bringing together and reconstructing the famous carriages from the 1920’s.
David retuned to Australia in 1982, relocating to Sydney where he and his partner founded iconic Australian fashion label Studibaker Hawk which grew into a national producer and retailer throughout the 80’s and 90’s and 2000’s. Prior to its sale in 2008 Studibaker made significant contributions of its iconic fashion styles (which were a mainstay Australian fashion and print-work of the 80’s) to the Powerhouse Museum’s collection and to the National Archives for exhibitions across the country.
During his time running Studebaker David also built a property portfolio under the company Miles Corporation which managed and developed a number of significant sites in Sydney and Queensland. Along with partner firms these constructions continue to expand as the Sydney property market booms.
David has a keen interest in the breeding of warmblood horses and show jumping stock which has lead to the establishment of Emcee Equestrian, run out of his property Windsor Stales in McGraths Hill.