Mr. Kam (Charlie) Chan

Curriculum Vitae

QUALIFICATIONS: University of Melbourne (1974-76) – Bachelor of Commerce

Chartered Accountant

AFFILIATIONS: Appita,
Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
AREAS OF
EXPERTISE:
  • A senior manager, CA qualified with audit and corporate accounting background
  • Skilled commercial management experience in new business development activities at general manager level.
  • Cross cultural abilities and significant exposure to overseas markets in North and South East Asia and North America.
  • Good record of building and leading teams to deliver results over a wide range of business objectives.
  • Speaks Malay, Indonesian, Cantonese dialect and some Mandarin.
EMAIL: charliechan@coveyconsulting.com.au

POSITIONS HELD:

2003 – Present Covey Consulting Associate
2000-2003 CHH Wood Products Commercial Manager – Australia
1999-2000 Lee McKeand & sons Pty Ltd Commercial Manager
1995-1998 Amcor Trading General Manager – Asia Paper trading
1994-1995 Amcor Paper Commercial Manager – International Division
1989-1994 Brown & Dureau Ltd (Division of Amcor Ltd) Group Financial Controller
1987-1989 McPhersons Ltd Corporate Accountant & Taxation
1984-1987 Exxon Chemicals Senior Business Analyst

EXPERIENCE:

  • 2003 to present – Waste Paper Collection & Export, Paper Trading, Associate of Covey Consulting Pty Ltd
    • Export of Japanese corrugating medium to Malaysia, Singapore & China.
    • Collection & export of waste paper and waste plastic to North & South East Asia.
    • Commercial associate of Covey Consulting Pty Ltd – consultants to Pulp & Paper Industry
  • 2000 to 2003 Commercial Manager-Australia – Carter Holt Harvey Wood Products.
    • Responsible for commercial operations for 5 sawmills, engineered wood products mills and distribution warehouses spread over South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
    • Involvement in strategic reviews of the business as well as evaluation of mergers and acquisitions.
  • 1999 to 2000: Commercial Manager – Lee McKeand & Son Pty Ltd.
    Business turnaround & strategic review for privately owned family company.

    • Reduced inventory levels by 40% in measures taken to improve working capital usage.
    • Implemented budgeting, management reporting, cash flow management discipline and use of IT.
    • Completed a strategic review to refocus business and developed new business growth and opportunities.
  • 1995 to 1998: General Manager – Asia Paper Marketing – Amcor Trading.
    • Managed and developed a network of 5 paper trading businesses in North & S. E. Asia serving CHH & Amcor.
    • Integrated the SE & North Asian network with US paper trading business with resultant efficiencies & synergies.
    • Retained and strengthened relationship with key external principal (CHH) with resultant volume growth.
    • Located & grew new opportunities and distribution options for Amcor Trading’s business growth.
    • Concurrently, managed the exit of Malaysian paper mill project for Amcor (carry over from previous role).
  • 1994 to 1995: Commercial Manager – Amcor Paper – International Group.
    • Evaluated acquisition and greenfield proposals and participated in business negotiations & due diligence for all business activities related to offshore paper businesses.
    • Project managed a paper mill project in Malaysia and successfully procured key facets of project – mill licence, local blue chip partner, land, energy, water and logistics up to a proposal for Board approval stage.
    • Managed the corporate and financial administration for the International Group including compliance with legal, tax and cultural requirements of countries in which the Group conducted business.
    • Participated in strategic definition and planning for International business.
  • 1989 to 1994: Group Financial Controller – Brown and Dureau Limited Group (a division of Amcor).
    • Managed financial and corporate reporting and accounting for the B&D Group.
    • Developed and implemented global information systems to analyse and report monthly financial data.
    • Managed group tax planning and review and submission of the Group’s global tax returns.
  • Successfully assimilated the takeover of Edwards Dunlop & Company into the Amcor Group.
    • Participated in Amcor’s acquisition Spicers Paper and sale of Edwards Dunlop core business into Spicers Paper.
    • Effected the successful divestment of the various residual diversified businesses in Brown & Dureau.
    • Participated in Amcor’s acquisition of APPM from the then North Broken Hill.
  • 1987 to 1989: Manager – Corporate Accounting & Taxation – McPherson’s Limited.
    • Led the preparation of the Group’s consolidated statutory accounts and administration of corporate practices. Managed the monthly reporting and budgeting of Group’s worldwide business operations.
    • Managed Group tax planning and tax returns.
    • Supported Finance Director in initiating, analysing, reviewing, coordinating and providing recommendations for corporate projects and ensuring that Directors were kept fully informed at all times of financial matters.
  • 1984 to1987: Senior Business Analyst – Exxon ChemicalAustralia Ltd.
    • Established Internal Audit function, which oversaw three key integrated businesses.
    • Prepared, analysed and submitted monthly and annual financial accounts to Regional HQ in Hong Kong.
    • Prepared annual statutory and local tax returns for audit and lodgement.
  • 1979 to 1984: Assistant Manager, Audit – Price Waterhouse.
    • Planned, managed and executed audits of a range of multinationals, private companies and individuals.
    • Successfully qualified as a Chartered Accountant whilst progressively advancing through the ranks.
    • Served as national staff instructor including assignments to train staff in PW’s Jakarta office in Indonesia.