Tony Holley, Director
For more than 25 years, Tony has led teams, managed major projects and implemented change at leading business and government enterprises in Australia and Asia, including American Express, BT, Cisco, SMS Consulting, Qantas and Queensland Treasury.
At Hamilton Rich, Tony forms long-term relationships with clients and candidates to understand their unique requirements and deliver cumulative results over time. His advice and insights are based on a broad business background and specialist expertise in fields including management, sales, value investing, decision making and behavioural economics.
In earlier positions, Tony co-founded Enterprise Speech Recognition (ESR), a technology business which was acquired by Cabcharge and which continues to power the company’s taxi booking systems. He also advised on mergers and acquisitions, and financial strategies at First City Corporate Advisory Services and the ASX-listed investment company HGL Limited.
Tony has advised clients on wealth building as part of ipac Securities (now AXA Asia Pacific), written for The Intelligent Investor and appeared as an expert commentator on ABC TV, Channel 7 and The Sky Business Report.
He holds a Masters in Business Administration in International Business and a Bachelor of Science, both from The University of Queensland.
I’ve always believed success comes from bringing in the right expertise and have no hesitation in recommending Tony. He has always been highly responsive and professional in our interactions, and helped me achieve some great outcomes in areas including recruiting key staff and business ownership transition.
Michael Mahoney, Director
Formerly CEO of an ASX listed company, Michael was central to buying, selling and adding value to companies in sectors as diverse as import and distribution, manufacturing, retail marketing and funds management. A key part of his role was to drive mergers and acquisitions, turnarounds and restructuring programs to improve the performance of businesses. This often involved putting the right people in the right places within organisations and mentoring CEOs and managers within SMEs.
Michael is passionate about assisting clients and executives to achieve their business goals and realise their personal ambitions.
Whether he’s advising a business or meeting a candidate, Michael is highly professional, personable, observant and articulate. His ability to quickly grasp issues and offer succinct, thoughtful and practical advice is based on more than 30 years of experience in solving business, financial and legal challenges and uncovering opportunities for organisations.
Prior to joining Hamilton Rich in 2015, Michael held the roles of Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at the ASX-listed investment company HGL Limited.
Businesses Michael has worked with include Luxottica, Ford Motor Company, Laubman and Pank, Seiko, Hunter Hall and Thomson Corporation.
Michael trained as an accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England, Wales and Australia. He has worked with PwC in London and Sydney.
Michael Mahoney has been my advisor, mentor and sounding board for many years. Michael brings to the table a sound sense of perspective, insightful strategic planning skills and accounting and financial management experience at the highest level. His contribution to my company should be listed on our balance sheet as one of our most important assets.
Greg Rich, Founder
Greg founded Hamilton Rich and brings to the group over 35 years commercial experience across a broad range of Australian and international organisations, including twelve operating at Chief Executive level with a number of substantial public companies. He has spent over a decade in Executive Search and Interim Management.
Greg holds an Economics degree from Monash University, a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne University and heads Hamilton Rich, our Interim Management business.