New network of independent consultants launches: ODIN360

09 August 2021 2 min. read
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A new management consulting firm has been launched in Australia by high profile senior executive Steven Wright, featuring a network of experienced senior leaders across a number of sectors.

Steven Wright, the former CEO of Richmond Football Club and Big 4 Holiday Parks, has assembled a multi-disciplinary team of 25+ independent consultants to launch a new business consulting and advisory network, ODIN360. More than two dozen consultants from a range of backgrounds, including government, tourism & hospitality, sports administration, and infrastructure, will operate under the ODIN360 brand.

“What is really exciting is that ODIN360 breaks the traditional high-cost employee siloed consulting model,” Wright said. “Whilst each of our consultants will continue to own and operate their own businesses they will work together under the ODIN360 brand for joint projects. The model fosters great expertise at a lower cost with the spirit of entrepreneurialism, professionalism and teamwork resonating across the group.”

ODIN360 - Services and Industry focus

Drawing on his own experiences as a high-level exec (Wright also served as CEO of Tourism and Events Queensland and the Australian Grand Prix), the new consultancy will target SME and government clients with a focus on the tourism, sport, events, facilities, non profit, and franchise sectors. Alongside traditional strategic and management consulting, the firm will also offer up virtual and interim executive support services.

Among the founding team of experienced executives is Wright’s fellow former Australian Grand Prix CEO and Major Projects Victoria executive director Tim Bamford; one-time CEO of Food + Wine Victoria and the Melbourne Food and Wine festival Natalie O’Brien; Dale Dickson, previously CEO of Gold Coast City Council; and Jason Misfud, former Executive Director of Aboriginal Victoria and AFL Indigenous and multicultural advisor.

“Our highly experienced consultants have lived and breathed strategic issues and challenges every day in their business life,” Wright said. “They now apply their knowledge and learnings developed over many years for the benefit of our clients – their skills cover the whole ‘360 degree’ needs of a business operation. We really know what works and what doesn’t. We believe they’re a really sound basis upon which to build the firm.”