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Lyndon Reeks

Results achieving Senior Executive seeking role in the North East UK

Work experience

Jan 2013Jun 2015

General Manager

Melbourne City Institute of Education
  • Develop, deploy and lead the company 3 year strategic plan (2013-2016) to achieve annual revenue growth of 50% year on year
  • Control corporate governance to protect company assets, government and private contracts, funding streams and ensure the company operates lawfully and ethically
  • Project revenue and expenditure budgets then support and mentor heads of departments to achieve financial goals (Sales & Marketing, Operations, Data & Quality, Audit & Compliance, Learning & Development, Training & Delivery)  
  • Identify and assess principal risks to the company, monitor, manage them and provide outcomes to board of directors  
  • Ensure the company was appropriately organised and staffed to achieve the short and long terms goals as set out in the strategic plan. This includes hiring and terminating roles as required
  • Implement and ensure effective internal controls and management information systems are in place and utilised
Jul 2012Dec 2012

Commercial Development Manager

Victoria University
  • Direct a team of 4 to achieve new business acquisitions to achieve department revenue target of $500k within a six month period
  • Support and guide the team to identify, present and implement training solutions for commercial industries (engineering, plumbing, electrical, building, hospitality, tourism & beauty)
  • Market and facilitate seminars for industry on the capabilities of the Faculty & University to up skill the national labour force
  • Enhance the Faculty and University’s business profile as viewed by industry
  • Report to the Associate Dean, Executive Dean and Faculty Finance Manager the progress of department budgets
Dec 2009Oct 2011

Head of Operations (Australia & USA)

Australian Sales & Promotions
  • Improve the operational systems, processes and policies to support the client requirements and multi-national jurisdictions
  • Ensure the business and its staff operate within appropriate legal and ethical frameworks
  • Identify and assess principal risks to the company, monitor, manage them and provide outcomes to board of directors  
  • Implement effective succession planning, people management, development, recruitment and retention strategies
  • Oversee the deployment of staff nationally and internationally as required
  • Analyse field data for trends of complaints, diminishing customer service standards and sales attrition rates
  • Oversee and authorise payroll for 400+ staff
  • Develop and monitor KPI’s for the administrative and sales staff
Jan 2007Oct 2009

General Manager / Director / Company Secretary

Vanilla Group & Biron Apparel Ltd
  • Identify and assist businesses, shareholders and owners seeking liquidity events and exit strategies
  • Seek buyers, investors and seed capital for new and established businesses
  • Act as Company Secretary and ensure corporate governance and communications are transparent with the shareholders, board of directors and stock exchange (Australian Securities Exchange)
  • Ensure effective negotiations and strategic planning for the purchase of assets and businesses
  • Negotiate with investment banks such as IEG Berlin, Macquarie Group for capital raising requirements  
Apr 2006Jan 2007

Group & Incentive Consultant

Voyager Travel Corporation

an Australian travel management company, specialising in corporate travel management for small to medium multi-national and international enterprises, universities, non government and humanitarian organisations employing 100+ staff

  • 70+ Conference Group for Honda Australia management and dealership representatives to Europe
  • 100+ Conference Group for Seeley International management and dealership representatives to Tahiti
  • 120+ Conference Group for Bob Jane T Marts to Hamilton Island, Queensland
  • 140+ Concert Group for Melbourne Symphony Orchestra tour to Europe
Sep 1999Apr 2006

Managing Director

Big Organised Productions

a travel, event management and incentive company operating in Australia and New Zealand, employing 7 staff

  • Increased annual revenue from $500k to $2.95m within 3 years
  • Secured incentive and group travel business from Mazda, Air Mauritius, Emirates, British & Irish Lions Rugby, Cadbury Schweppes
  • My team managed corporate marquees at Spring Racing Carnival (Melbourne) for SAAB, Emirates, L’Oreal, Moet & Chandon

Aug 1995Jun 1999


American Express Ltd

a global financial services and travel services company. My diverse roles included corporate travel consultant, systems implementation consultant, trainer, team supervisor and corporate account management across all UK.  

  • I was part of the team that successfully retained the Arthur Andersen / Andersen Consulting corporate travel account with a value of GBP23.0m
  • I was part of the team that relocated the Arthur Andersen / Andersen Consulting corporate travel account from London to Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • I was part of the team that tested and deployed the Sabre/Jaguar reservations system throughout UK
  • I was supervisor of the ICI / DuPont Polyester corporate travel account (Teesside, Dumfries) valued at GBP8.0m



Strategy, Contract Negotiation, Negotiation, Business Planning, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Planning, Change Management, Analysis, Leadership, Procurement, Exit Strategies, International Business, Start-ups, Sustainability, Management, Team Management, Staff Management, Stakeholder Management, Executive Management, Event Management, Tender Management, Operations Management, Account Management, Budgets, Forecasting, Capital Raising, Cash Flow, P&L, New Business Development, Business Development, Marketing Strategy, Marketing, Direct Sales, B2B, B2C, Government, Audit, Compliance Management, Training, Coaching, Employee Training, Corporate Governance