“Barry first worked with our firm as a guest speaker at our Principal's Retreat in 2016. He provided
meaningful insight into accounting industry strategic directions. As a leadership group we agreed we
found the need to have an external resource to meet with us regularly and hold us accountable was
important. To that end Barry has fitted the bill for the past year.
Having someone external to our group meet with us ensures we stay focused, connected and everyone has
their say. Having "been there and done that", Barry adds weight to suggestions and comment he makes.
He is not afraid to call us out when we stray from our strategy and meeting plans.
As Managing Principal I have found it of significant value to have someone I can discuss things in
confidence outside of the group. This ensures I can stay on track meeting the firms goals and
ensures I can maintain trust with my peers.”
“I first met Barry in early 2016 having been referred to him by a trusted source. It was an engaging
conversation I enjoyed and valued.
I was keen to see how we could use Worthmore's experience and current knowledge of the accounting
industry and in growing different sizes of firms, to help us grow our business.
Barry has since facilitated a very important strategy meeting with myself and my fellow Directors and
with Barry's guidance, clear thinking and practical input we have been able to formulate viable
action plans. Importantly, Barry holds us accountable. We look at strategies, develop action plans
and then expect to be asked, "How are you progressing?" This is quickly followed by "What next?" It
keeps us focused and motivated to grow our business.
I have recommended Worthmore to others and I look forward to continuing to work with him in
Securinvest Financial Planners Pty Ltd
“After years of talking about change, we have engaged Worthmore to help us enact change and provide
guidance and strategies to help us achieve our vision. Not only is Barry's knowledge and ability to
keep us on track extremely valuable, he also rolls up the sleeves and gets involved which we really
“Barry McGee has been consulting to Quill Group for over 12 months as our external Chairman. Barry
has proved to be an excellent person to seek strategic advice and obtain a different perspective and
approach, drawing on his many years of experience in the profession.
Financial services is experiencing huge structural changes through digital disruption. Quill is
always an early adopter of technology, so there is continual change and a focus on automation and
process improvement. Worthmore's insight on 'Change Management' provides further value by ensuring
we follow 'Best Practice' processes, which has delivered great outcomes.”
DB AG Group
“DB Ag engaged Barry to the role of Chairman in January 2017. We did this as all the existing
directors were working "in" the business, which was negatively impacting on our strategic
decision-making process. Barry has had an immediate impact with the board, increasing its
effectiveness and level of professionalism. Barry achieved this with his laid back approach that
immediately puts people at ease. He is also a stickler for process and will doggedly pursue issues
until he feels they have been worked through. His background in servicing agriculture gives Barry a
good understanding of the industry and is a major benefit to our business.”