Mentors

70+ mentors support our entrepreneur and growth programs.

We’re always looking for new mentors to help out our budding entrepreneurs.

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Our Business Programs

Business SA currently has over 60 mentors who support the delivery of our business programs, including:

Are you interested in becoming a mentor?

Business SA is always looking for mentors to share their skills and expertise to help support our program participants. 

What is the role of a mentor?

  • To work with a matched participant for a period of 12 months
  • To assist the participant in setting and achieving their business goals and objectives
  • To assist the participant with the development of their business strategy and business plan
  • To communicate, listen effectively and provide honest feedback

Your commitment as a mentor

  • Voluntary commitment of a minimum of 60 minutes mentoring a participant once a month for a 12-month period
  • An empathy with youth aged 18 – 35 with business aspirations and or entrepreneurs aged 35+
  • A clear understanding of business skills and management practices from experience in your own business
  • The ability to listen and communicate effectively
  • The ability to guide and facilitate, not direct the business
  • The ability to identify capacity and capability within the business
  • The ability to identify networking opportunities for the participant

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact us via our enquiry form. Please note that you will be required to attend a selection interview.

Our entrepreneur programs team

Vasco Bontje

Manager Entrepreneur Programs

Charlotte Jolly

Program Coordinator

Our current mentors

Sam Ackland

Build Clean

Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson Consulting

Simon Bennett

Financial services industry specialist

Jason Boccaccio

Adelaide Commercial Finance

Mike Chalmers

Sales and marketing professional

Vanessa Choi

Marketing strategy specialist

Jodie Cole

Jodie Cole Coaching

Anne Collins

Medical and pharmaceutical industry leader

Stuart Davis

VInet Solutions

Paul Dewsnap

Digital Resilience

Kristian Downing

KD Consulting

Adam Drabsch

THNK Advisory - Strategic, evidence-based business advisory services

Steve Fimmano

BDO

Judy Forbes

Once and Again Café

Michael Fox

KMT Partners

Jeanette Gellard

Innovative Influences

Swan Gessner

Business coach

Eric Granger FUniSA. FAICD.

Tyson Grubb

Instrument Choice

Dr Judy Halliday

Chief Operating Officer, Office of the South Australian Chief Entrepreneur

Isabelle Harwood

Stay Focused Coaching

Ehud Hauben

Business Development and Commercialisation advisor

Paul Hector

Hector Finance and Consulting

Robert Hill

Evolving Solutions Pty Ltd

Paul Huxtable

Retiree, Mentor and Business Owner

Thanh Huynh

Huntha Management Pty Ltd

Lisa Ireland

Project Procurement and Engineering Solutions Pty Ltd

Sanja Jovanovic

Talent Academy

Tony Kalleske

Kalleske Wines

Victoria Kardasis

Endless Opportunities Ahead

Ben Kirchner

Business Investment Advisor, Business and Investment Team, Adelaide Economic Development Agency

Leanne Knowles

Business SA

Julianne Kuhlmann

AsiaAus Leaders Pty Ltd

Tim Lavis

Business SA

Walter Lee

Business Mentor and Entrepreneur

Robert Lloyd

Business SA

Ben Makepeace

Makepeace Consulting

Marc Makrid

Marc Makrid and Associates

Angela McKenzie

Southern Cross Austereo

Amanda McKinnon

LaserTat / Black Diamond Tattoo

Kevin Mclean

The ADVgroup

Gary McRae

Business SA

Lachlan J. Mollison

Cove Project Management Pty Ltd

Herman Mott

Business and Growth Services Facilitator at Business SA

Jason Murray

Castledren

Manzar Naqvi

Marketing specialist

Peter Noel

Business SA

Sean Pearce

Business SA

Peter Piliouras

Peregrine Corporation

Tracey Powell

Managing Director of MADHouse Marketing and Design House

Cheree Reichl

Small Business Finance Specialist

Georgi Roberts

Pitstop Marketing

Tom Rodger

The Seller Door

Mike Rowe

The Executive Hub

Andrew Russo

PKF Kennedy

Stephen Schmid

Business SA

Matthew Scott

Travel and tourism industry specialist

Colin Shearing

VEMS Pty Ltd

David Slama

Peta St Clair

Marketing specialist

Lisa Stewart

Marketing and communications specialist

Robert Stocks

Integrated Coaching Solutions

Bob Thomas

Fluid Management Technology

Giovanna Toldi

Business and marketing strategy consultant

Bruce Trebilcock

CPA Australia

Sheena Trumble

Neil Tuckwell

Neil Tuckwell & Associates Pty Ltd

Beau Ushay

Marketing Consultant

Linda Vivian

Wholesale Homeware Agent

Clayton Wehner

Digital Transformation Lead, Business SA

Mike Williams

Scientist and engineering specialist

Amanda Wood

AMW Business Mentoring & Advisory
Business SA

Contact us about our mentoring program

Submit the enquiry form and one of our staff will get in touch with you.

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