Fast-growing Argon & Co reaches 100 professionals in ANZ

11 December 2022 3 min. read
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The new Sydney office of operations and supply-chain consultancy Argon & Co has welcomed a number of new consultants – taking its Australia and New Zealand headcount above the 100-mark.

Headquartered in Europe, Argon & Co is one of the world’s leading strategic operations and supply chain consultancies. In Australia and New Zealand, the firm’s regional growth has been fueled by two recent acquisitions – Intent Group of New Zealand and Australia’s Pollen Consulting – earning the firm a place on this year’s AFR Fast 100 list.

In recent weeks, Argon has onboarded James Gallias as a lead consultant, Will Groves, Herbert van Tonder, Winston Huynh and Xavier Hebrard as consultants in Sydney, together with analytics recruit Harry Azzopardi.

Fast-growing Argon & Co reaches 100 professionals in ANZ

The consulting firm recently opened a new office in St Leonards on Sydney’s North Shore, which is now the central base for over 80 consultants. Meanwhile, in New Zealand, Argon & Co has 20 staff. The two teams form part of Argon & Co’s 500-strong global headcount.

The ongoing growth in staff numbers is reflected in the firm’s recent appearance on the Australian Financial Review’s Fast 100 list of the nation’s fastest-growing established companies, with Argon & Co landing in the 20th spot among all business sectors. The firm made the top 20 courtesy of a compound annual growth exceeding 100 percent over the 2020 to 2022 financial years, boosting its revenues to almost $17 million.

James Gallias joins Argon after close to eight years with juice and smoothie producer Innocent Drinks, including as head of supply chain finance out of London. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain and Economics from Durban’s University of KwaZulu-Natal.

A commerce bachelors-holder from the neighbouring University of Pretoria, Herbert van Tonder joins Argon after spending nearly the past seven years as a consultant with South Africa-based Inhance Supply Chain Solutions. He has also previously worked as a procurement manager.

Self-described as a supply chain geek, Xavier Hebrard crosses to Argon after a two-year stint as a team lead in Accenture’s Industry X practice in Paris, before which he spent two years at Accenture acquisition Silveo. Hebrard has developed in particular automotive industry expertise.

Winston Huynh crosses to Argon & Co after serving for the past two and a half years as a finance graduate and analyst with regional insurance giant IAG. He also worked as an Equities Associate at CommSec while completing a bachelor of commerce in accounting and finance at UNSW.

A University of Sydney and UNSW graduate in mathematics and statistics, Will Groves joins Argon & Co as a consultant in Sydney after a two-and-a-half year stint serving as a content developer with education tech company Mathspace, prior to which he worked as a senior tutor.

Harry Azzopardi joins Argon & Co as an end-to-end supply chain analyst after a two-year apprenticeship as a digital engineering consultant with design and engineering advisory Arup. He holds a mechanical and manufacturing bachelor of engineering from UNSW.