Katarina has a global perspective on business, having worked in Europe, with clients in South America, Africa, the Euro zone, Russia and the developing markets. Her role included financial analysis at both company and severing level. Moving to Australia in 2011, she has been based in Sydney and, from 2014, Melbourne. This wide experience underpins her understanding of the importance of exports for Australia, and the challenges we face, benefitting both trade show exhibitors and export grant applicants. Katarina’s sound financial literacy enables her to understand your business and operational structures which is important when planning for EMDG and navigating the legislation and Guidelines. Her strong communication skills and calm professional approach are key to her success in achieving good grant outcomes for our clients in Victoria and Tasmania.
Gemma has 20 years experience with Export Solutions, successfully applying her tertiary education in both marketing and Business Administration, to consistently achieve successful grant outcomes. Her knowledge of the intricacies of the EMDG program are unsurpassed, and she is regularly sought out to resolve technical matters at both the advice level and at audit. If you have a challenging application, there is no one better to call in NSW / ACT.
Since 2008, Lina has been part of the export community assisting businesses to access funding to develop export markets. Lina’s knowledge of the EMDG Act, combined with practical experience of grant applications across all sectors, enables her to provide expert insight and strategic advice on how to maximise grants over the 8 possible applications.
As a person who has established her start up business, Lina is keenly aware of the challenges that small businesses face. She has studied widely, including middle eastern language and culture. She has also studied in Tunisia for part of her degree. Lina’s experience and knowledge enable her quickly grasp the key aspects of your business that are important to grants and in planning participation at trade fairs.
Philip has 40 years in business and the accounting profession, including 23 years assisting Australian export businesses.
Delivered Pavilions at numerous international trade fairs during the past 16 years to enable Australian exporters to exhibit their products to overseas buyers.
Worked on site at trade fairs in many countries including Indonesia, China, Singapore, UAE (Dubai), Vietnam, Germany, USA, Italy, Mongolia, Korea.
Lead manager of a team providing assistance to exporters around Australia access funding to develop export markets.
Project and program management experience assisting many State and Federal Government initiatives across many sectors, including R&D and export.
Previously (and partially concurrently), 24 years direct work with SME’s and large companies as a Chartered Accountant in Public Practice (19 years as a Partner with Moore Stephens).
Hayley’s 14 years of international banking and accounting experience, in Australia and the UK, including experience with foreign currency management and sourcing offshore manufacturers for products, provides an understanding of some of the challenges involved in exporting. Based in Sydney, Hayley has been assisting our NSW clients in all industries access the EMDG export grant since 2016, and takes a key role in exhibitor support for international trade fair participation in several sectors.
Simon’s tertiary qualifications in both accounting and agriculture, together with over 16 years experience at Export Solutions working with exporters to access grant funding, is the solid base for technical, strategic and practical advice to Australian exporters seeking grant funding, and considering participating in international trade fairs. He is well regarded by the government auditors, respected for his technical knowledge of the grant program, and appreciated for his commercial approach that gets results.
Susan’s practical approach, solid educational background, and hands on experience with preparing grant applications for the last 12 years has resulted in successful outcomes for our clients, year after year. Her friendly manner combined with solid knowledge of the grant program, means that new and existing clients appreciate her clear and practical advice on planning to maximize their grant, what documents to keep to satisfy audit, and what issues they may face in complying with the EMDG legislation.
Having many clients who have exhibited at trade fairs, and having attended many herself, Susan has built a reference base that benefits new exporters considering trade fair participation.
Josephine has over 25 years experience as a Chartered Accountant working with business clients, including some 14 years with Export Solutions. Her accounting skills and broad business knowledge are invaluable as she works through the preparation of the most challenging grants, seeking out expenses that clients often don’t realise are eligible – resulting in larger grants. Jo’s experience dealing with the legislation and Guidelines, and her well prepared supporting documents, ensure that issues can be argued confidently at audit.
Jesse’s marketing and digital communications skills provide clear communications about each trade fair, so that exporters can easily obtain the information they need to plan their participation each year. His solid formal marketing qualifications, current digital marketing understanding, and 4 years of practical experience of the mechanics of the trade fairs, combine to provide valuable support and advice to our clients.
With a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Business Law, Andrew has an analytical mindset he applies to:
Provide valuable support for trade fair exhibitors throughout the booking and planning process.
Assist in the preparation of EMDG Export Grants.