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Founder and Principal:  Ted Sherwood


I could give you the usual short biography, but what you really want to know is Can he help us?  So I’ll let others speak:

Ted is very skilled at breaking down technical financial information in a manner that is not patronising and can reach all stakeholders, regardless of their degree of financial literacy.  He has significant experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.  He always used high cultural intelligence over the top of governance and financial messaging.  Ted conducts himself with the utmost integrity and I am happy to recommend his services” (Stephanie Harvey, CEO at Indigenous Community Volunteers).

“Ted is an exceptional man with a huge heart to serve people with a high level of integrity. His ability to communicate with clarity and precision is his strength. Ted holds himself to a high standard and delivers accordingly. I have the highest respect for Ted and no hesitation in recommending Ted to you” (Kelvin Holliday,  CEO at Transformational Group Pty Ltd).

“Ted is conscientious, motivated and ethical supporter of best practice and high standards in the organisations he works for and with” (George Wilson,  Wildlife ecologist and veterinarian).

“Ted has been wonderful work with. He is extremely knowledgeable in the area of policy governance, finance and establishment processes for not for profit organizations. He is authentic and genuine in his communications and has high attention to detail. I would recommend him” (Mirian Meade,  Chairwoman Shift3d Ltd).



Oh, OK, here’s the usual biography too:

Apart from a break working in China in English education, and a short time selling, Ted has always worked in accounting and finance.  He has experience in business, academia, not-for-profit organisations and public service.

A Masters degree in financial management in 1984 followed an accounting degree and an earlier banking qualification.  He has been a CPA since 1980.  Since 1986 he has also been involved in governance, either as director, secretary, trainer or adviser.  He was, until he resigned in June 2015, a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Ted left a financial analyst position early in 2014 to establish Business by The Book.

Ted is a committed Christian, with a long-time passion for using his abilities and experiences to help those in need of care or justice.  Married to Rozalie, a textile artist, they have three daughters, and four grandchildren.