Chris Collings

Business Coach


Chris helps his clients to resolve complexity, distilling out the day-to-day noise, to surface the core issues, and then make clear, thought-out decisions that will achieve effective growth and transformation.


A Chartered Accountant and graduate of the AICD, Chris holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University.


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A former senior Managing Director of Deutsche Bank, Chris’s career has encompassed managing large businesses across Asia, Europe and Australia.  From this background, he delivers to his clients a global perspective, as well as the practical, hands-on experience of having led teams through rapid expansion, external crisis, and cultural change. 

Recent assignments have seen Chris assist the management & board of an ASX-listed company to define and execute their next 5 year growth strategy, work with the CEO & Board of a NFP organisation to clearly define & document their next strategy phase, and work with an entrepreneurial couple to define for the first time a management structure for their company, creating clear lines of accountability and responsibility.

Chris currently sits on a number of Not-For-Profit Boards.


"Chris has recently run a one-day strategy session with our Board Directors, that has simply been fantastic - resulting in alignment, clarity and a clear path forward to undoubted spectacular growth. Over my 40 years in business I have seen endless Management Consultants, who have guided and coached me through significant business change/growth/re-sizing, but Chris is in a different league. The value we obtained from a one-day session is immeasurable. I could not recommend him highly enough."

Mike Smith

COO, Strategic Blue

"Chris worked with me as I transitioned from academia to starting my own creative consultancy business. He was a fantastic coach and business mentor, guiding me expertly to gain clarity on my goals and vision, and also understanding the delicate balance between creative entrepreneurship and running a sustainable business. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone wanting strategic business advice and an empathetic ear!"

Dr. Clara Vuletich

Designer + Sustainabilty Strategist

"Chris added immediate value to Strategic Blue, delivering his insight and expertise to help me clarify our corporate strategy, capital structure and risk management plans. As a CEO of a rapidly growing company, I find he is someone I can always turn to for sound, considered advice that I can trust. It is a real benefit for me to have someone with his depth of global experience to guide our Board."

James Mitchell

CEO, Strategic Blue

"Chris has an exceptional leadership style that is consultative and empowering. He has a great talent to help me figure out what I needed to do next and help me make the right decision. Servant leadership at its best."

Muneesh Wadhwa

Founder at Humanity in Business


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