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We introduce our team

Sam Wright is the founding director of Straight Lines Consultancy

Sam Wright
Managing Director

Sam Wright is the founding director of Straight Lines Consultancy. Mr Wright is experienced in the administration of ASX listed companies, corporate governance and corporate finance. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and the Chartered Secretaries of Australia.

Mr Wright is currently a Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary of ASX listed company, PharmAust Limited. He is also Company Secretary for ASX listed companies, Buxton Resources Limited and Structural Monitoring Systems plc. Mr Wright has also filled the role of Director and Company Secretary with a number of unlisted companies.

Mr Wright has extensive experience in relation to public company responsibilities, including ASX and ASIC compliance, control and implementation of corporate governance, statutory financial reporting, and shareholder relations with both retail and institutional investors.

Lydia has been a consultant at Straight Lines for over 5 years

Lydia Fee
Corporate Consultant

Lydia has been a consultant at Straight Lines for over six years. She is involved with a number of ASX listed clients, namely Buxton Resources, PharmAust Limited, Structural Monitoring Systems and Wide Open Agriculture, where she assists with administration, financial reporting, compliance, corporate governance, and marketing.

Lydia is currently Company Secretary of ASX listed company, Wide Open Agriculture Limited (ASX: WOA) and an Investor Relations Associate at the Business News newspaper and The West Australian for their new platform Bulls N Bears.

Lydia previously held a position with boutique stockbroking firm, Mac Equity Partners, where she was responsible for administration, compliance and event management. Miss Fee also worked with Australasian Securities and Dealers Association where she facilitated broker and investor relations events. Lydia holds a Bachelor of Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Notre Dame, a Diploma in Business Legal Studies and has completed a Certificate in Governance Practice at the Governance Institute of Australia.
 

Gary has 17 years’ experience in Senior accounting roles

Gary Elwell
Financial Consultant

Gary has 17 years’ experience in Senior accounting roles (CFO/Financial Controller) with ASX listed Companies including Aruma Resources Limited, Buxton Resources Limited, Canyon Resources Limited, Nexus Minerals Limited, Strategic Elements Limited and Transaction Solutions International Limited.

He previously held positions with Crusader Resources Limited, LifeCare Health Limited and Quadrant iridium Limited. He has extensive experience in IPO, mergers, acquisitions, backdoor listings, audit, ASX reporting and financial reporting. Gary graduated in Economics from the University of Northumbria in the UK. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Institute of Public Accountants.

John Wright is a specialist in local government financial sustainability and governance

John Wright
Local Government Finance Consultant

John Wright is a specialist in local government financial sustainability and governance. John has provided hands-on assistance to a wide range of Councils in various States and the Northern Territory, including, in particular, rural and remote Councils. He also has assisted the National Treasury of South Africa and the Indonesian Ministry of Finance to implement local government financial reforms and training in those countries. John has particular expertise in long-term financial planning, budgeting, treasury management and establishing financial and asset management policies and strategies. John is a Member of the Institute of Public Accountants.