Barry Amor – Executive Chairman
Barry’s 40 year career spans the telecommunications, industrial equipment and information systems sectors. The focus of these skills has been on laying solid foundations for organisations intent on developing and exporting a range of complex products and equipment targeting industrial and commercial applications. Barry has cultivated a solid understanding of theissues associated with building export-oriented businesses that have targeted various south-east Asian countries, the USA and New Zealand.
With a solid background in engineering, Barry began his career in telecommunications, subsequently gaining extensive experience in industrial automation, mining equipment, computer and communications hardware and enterprise software systems. The hands on experience gained founding businesses in several of these sectors has given him the ability to see the broad picture as well as the detailed nuances at work in the entrepreneurial environment. Later in his career he oversaw the foundation of a company which has set a new benchmark for enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems for mid-range organisations. Those systems boast a growing customer base in domestic and international markets. As chief executive charged with driving both product development and market growth, he gained an in-depth understanding of government grants for research and development and exports and the tax concessions appropriate to a company operating at the leading edge of technology development. This venture was preceded by a project in which he restructured and managed the sale of a national business distributing software and hardware. He has also run businesses distributing industrial control equipment,computer components and specialised equipment for application in coal mining and the oil industry.
In the last few years Barry has worked inside the corporate advisory sector, with several years working for Gramercy Venture Advisors. Barry is based in Brisbane, Australia.