Colin Hurley

colin hurley

Freelance Consultant


Bio Summary

Colin has 20+ years’ experience as an advisor in strategy, organisational development, change management and business performance in petrochemicals, mining, utilities, retail banking, government and information technology in Australia/New Zealand, Europe, USA, Middle East, India, China, Central and South East Asia. Specific skills include:

Strategy & Planning; optimising strategy and planning by combining technical and value specific economic knowledge; at SABIC (>bn$50 revenue global petrochemicals company) as a strategic value and performance measurement and analysis specialist, at Stern Stewart implemented EVA/economic profit planning and remuneration regimes for clients, helping identify several millions of dollars in wealth creation opportunities, at Port of Melbourne advising on strategic value linked executive compensation and at Melbourne Water advising on strategic utility pricing

Process Improvement, Transformation & Change Management; operating model transformation, process improvement, organisational design, change management and strategic workforce planning. As an in-house advisor for SABIC supported realisation of EBIT improvement through delivery of the change management, organisational design and workforce transformation for several major operating model transformation projects. At GE Capital managed several process improvement projects as a 6-sigma quality expert (GE Master Black Belt qualification)

Corporate Finance, Valuations and M&A; development of bespoke financial and valuation models for SABIC’s chemicals portfolio, identifying several billion dollars in portfolio optimisation opportunity. As a corporate finance specialist with McKinsey provided value-based management and M&A analysis advice for clients in Europe and UK in oil and gas, transport and financial services sectors.

Performance Management, Recruitment and Talent Development; alignment and optimisation of organisational/corporate success with team/individual performance.


Next Availability:

01 Dec 2022



Employment History

company bank

Freelance Consultant

October 2019 - present

Varied short term projects including: Project management, change management and client engagement lead for several organisational transformation projects in Saudi Arabia involving implementation of HR foundation tools includ ...see more


Senior Specialist Strategy Development And Value Realisation


November 2017 - June 2019

• Value realisation and Portfolio Management: analysis and presentation of companywide value measurement and peer group benchmarking. • Organisational strategy: advice on the alignment of organisational and corporate stra ...see more


Senior Manager Organisational Design


June 2014 - October 2017

• Organisational design leadership, management structure, executive competency, change management, knowledge management and job evaluation support for major global restructure and transformation projects collectively intend ...see more

company bank

Managing Consultant

Hay Group

September 2011 - March 2014

End to end organisational transformation including redesign, competency framework, executive talent assessment, workforce planning, job family modelling and job grading for several major Indian clients, including a tractor an ...see more

company bank

Freelance Consultant

Self Employed

October 2008 - September 2011

• Valuation and scenario modelling for M&A activities in small to medium corporate market, specifically in the transport and steel logistics industry. • Pricing model analysis, development and implementation, design and i ...see more


Senior Manager Business Advisory Services


January 2007 - October 2008

• Advised alignment of business performance and business activity to human performance. • Worked on linkages between organisation and management performance: revenue achievement, cost base, investment strategy, organisati ...see more

company bank

Consultant Remuneration Reward And Organisational Design

Hay Group

October 2004 - December 2006

• Economic value models for incentive schemes and executive compensation, linking incentives and reward levels to balance business performance, personal capability and market expectations. • Design of roles and units to o ...see more

company bank

Senior Associate Corporate Performance And Reward

Stern Stewart & Company

October 2001 - September 2004

• EVA Performance Based Management and Incentive Scheme projects, involving system design, client liaison, client engagement, team management and client delivery of the intellectual property. • Design of marketing strate ...see more

McKinsey & Company

Corporate Finance Specialist

McKinsey & Company

October 1998 - April 2001

• Intellectual property in the areas of Spanish Retail Banking, European Consumer Credit, Spanish Stock Exchange structure and Bank Valuation/Market Perspectives of Financial Institutions as part of the European Financial I ...see more

GE Capital

Consumer Finance Risk Manager

GE Capital

June 1996 - October 1998

• A new portfolio credit evaluation system to reduce the cycle time of approving new retailers and credit programs in a Swedish credit market using Six Sigma quality improvement methodologies. • Business optimisation and ...see more


Ph.D in Chemistry



Master's in Business Administration/Management



Bachelor's in Metallurgical Engineering




Next Availability:

01 Dec 2022



Language Skills

Country Experience

Australia Saudi Arabia India Netherlands Spain United Kingdom United States United Arab Emirates




Post Merger Integration,

Change & Implementation,

Transformation Management Office,

Balance Scorecard,

Benefit Realization,


Strategy Execution,

Benchmarking & Best Practice,

Business Unit Strategy,

Corporate Strategy,

Business Planning,

Strategic Planning

Human Resources

Job Evaluation,

Succession Planning


Circular Economy

Industry Experience

Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products


Transportation & Logistics