Rory Deavin

Rory Deavin


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Rory has extensive experience over 30 years as both a consultant and a business executive running large industrial entities in Australia and Europe. He has advised clients across a broad range of industries on a similarly broad range of issues; including business turnarounds, high-value commercial negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, operational efficiency and organisation design. Guiding all his work is a belief that a clear and coherent strategy is the foundation required to build stronger and more profitable organisations.

Influential work

  • Developed a strategy to double the profitability of a global risk management organisation over the next five years
  • Took the lead, on behalf of one of the largest global resources companies, for developing and negotiating the co-management and co-marketing arrangements with their Chinese joint venture partner in a $15 billion development in West Africa
  • Assisted the chief executive officer of a publicly listed company develop a strategy to move beyond a position where the company had lost money in six of the last seven years
  • Developed a set of growth options for three divisions of a major Australian bank
  • Developed recommendations for the comprehensive restructuring of a major iron ore miner to enable a multi-billion dollar expansion of its annual output.

Outside of Nous

Rory has a Master of Business Administration from the University of California and a Bachelor of Agricultural Management from the University of Natal.

In his spare time...

A South Coast getaway is Rory’s escape to indulge in all manner of do-it-yourself projects; in addition to walking, fishing, body surfing, diving for lobster and kayaking.