We Recommend a Balanced Approach to Risk Management
Our unique diagnostic tool enables us to work closely with our clients to address the most critical areas of risk associated with their organisations and is not specific to an industry or business sector.

Advisory Philosophy

Chairmont seeks to be a trusted adviser where we earn the right to discuss and advise on strategic matters. Having earnt that right, the hallmark of good advice is being able to implement it.

Skills and Experience Mix

Chairmont's consultants have a variety of backgrounds. Our recruitment philosophy is to have personnel of different educational backgrounds and industry experience. This provides diversity and adds to our creative and innovative thinking.

Our Team

Michael McAlary

Executive Chairman

BCom, CPA, Dip FS (FP), DFS (MBM)

Michael founded Chairmont in 1995. Prior to setting up Chairmont, Michael was a director of Price Waterhouse Management Consultancy Services where he was for 10 years. Michael advised many organisations in Australia and overseas. His skills and talent have been recognised through being appointed to a number of industry committees, e.g. ASX Risk Panel, and boards of listed and non-listed companies. Michael enjoys the challenges of problem solving and meeting new people.

See Michael's Linkedin profile here.

Clive Wilson

Senior Vice President

BEcon (Hons)

Clive has a distinguished career in financial services. He worked for the Reserve Bank of Australia, National Mutual Royal Bank, Colonial Bank and St George Bank where his last position was Group General Manager Finance. Clive has strong finance, risk and compliance analytical skills that are invaluable in strategy determination and analysis, performance improvement projects and risk management appraisals.

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Geoff Watkins

Senior Executive Adviser

BCom (Hons) - Finance and Economics, Accredited Derivatives Adviser Level 1

Geoff has 25 years financial services industry experience in Australia, Europe and Asia. Geoff's expertise is in risk management, specifically market and price related risks. This comes from many years of facilitating structural debt/ equity transactions.

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Mark Stanley

Senior Executive Adviser


Mark has 30 years financial services industry experience. As a seasoned operator Mark has a calm and confident disposition that ensures programs and projects are delivered on time. Mark has leveraged his financial services experience into other industries, e.g. education, and has established himself as a trusted adviser.

Neil Santer

Neil Santer

Senior Vice President

BCom (Accounting & IT), MCom (Banking & Finance) UNSW

Neil has over twenty years’ experience advising and assisting major private and public sector organisations on a wide range of business and information technology (IT) related matters.

He has significant experience in conducting economic evaluations and commercial due diligence of proposed corporate acquisitions, as well as conducting quantitative and qualitative (strategic) business case analysis of proposed investments in business and IT projects.

Neil is also highly experienced in project strategy development, planning and management and conducting project risk management reviews and project ‘turnarounds’ of major corporate projects.

During his career, Neil has worked with a number of international business and IT advisory firms including KPMG Management Consulting, Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC).

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Daniel Oey 

Assistant Adviser

B. Comm (2015-2018)

Daniel is currently studying a Bachelors of Commerce degree at the University of New South Wales after achieving an ATAR in the high 90's. Daniel is gaining experience across all areas of financial services and supporting technological solutions.

Executive and Contract advisers

Chairmont has a wide network of executives and contractors with a variety of backgrounds who undertake assignments. These advisers bring fantastic skills and experience either at the Board, CEO, Executive level, or in a technical capacity.