Our alumni

Port Jackson Partners develops leaders, both within and outside the practice. Our alumni lead major organisations, and create new ones. Whether they remain in Australia or move abroad, our alumni remain connected to the practice and build lasting relationships with one another.

Over the history of Port Jackson Partners, very few have ever left the firm, moving onto prominent leadership roles in private and public sectors in Australia:

Terrey Arcus

Terrey Arcus

Founder and Consultant to Port Jackson Partners

Prior to establishing Port Jackson Partners, Terrey was a Director of McKinsey & Company, where he gained extensive international management consulting experience. He joined the firm in 1973 and spent most of the first five years consulting in the United States and Europe. He directed a number of major client relationships in Australia through 1983 and then established the resident McKinsey practices in East-Asia outside Japan during the rest of the 1980s.

For 30 years, Terrey has led fundamental review of strategy and organisation for a wide range of leading corporations. During the last decade his relationships span financial institutions (eg investment banking, funds management), service industries (eg leading real estate, law and accounting firms), industrials (eg steel, building materials) and mining.

Terrey has been a director of major public and private companies, but currently limits his corporate directorships to avoid conflicts of interest with his consulting practice. Terrey is a director of Sydney Symphony Orchestra and has an active pro-bono practice consulting to education, arts and medical institutions. He has been awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions.

Before joining McKinsey, Terrey was a production and design engineer with a manufacturer of electrical power and control equipment in Australia and, in addition, participated in the development of a computer-controlled medical centre.

Terrey holds a first class honours degree in Electrical Engineering and a Science degree from the University of Sydney, as well as a Masters degree in Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration where he graduated with distinction.


Frederick Hilmer

Professor Frederick G Hilmer AO

President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of New South Wales

Professor Hilmer founded Port Jackson Partners with Terrey Arcus in 1991. Hilmer was previously the managing director of McKinsey & Company Australia. While at Port Jackson Partners, Professor Hilmer held a number of other senior business positions, including Chairman of Pacific Power, Deputy Chairman of Foster's Groups Limited and Director of Coca-Cola Amatil, TNT, Westfield Holdings and Macquarie Bank. Professor Hilmer served as the Dean and Director of the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at the University of New South Wales and he was also a member of the Commonwealth Higher Education Council. In 1992 and 1993 he chaired the National Competition Policy Review Committee, which led to the introduction of National Competition Policy in 1995.

Hilmer left Port Jackson Partners to take the position of Chief Executive Officer at John Fairfax Holdings Limited (1998-2005). He has held his current position at UNSW since June 2006.


Rod Sims

Rod Sims

Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Rod joined Port Jackson Partners as a Director in 1994 and worked with the firm for 17 years. During his time at Port Jackson Partners Rod was also the Chairman of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), Councillor of the National Competition Council, Chairman of InfraCo Asia Development (IAD), advisor to the Prime Minister's Multi-Party Climate Change Committee and a member of the Research and Policy Council of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. Rod is also a past Chairman of the NSW Rail Infrastructure Corporation and the State Rail Authority and has been a Director of a number of private sector companies.

Sims relinquished all of his roles, including his Directorship at Port Jackson Partners, when he was appointed to the ACCC in August 2011.

Prior to joining Port Jackson Partners, Rod worked abroad as a development economist for Papua New Guinea and the Commonwealth Secretariat. On his return to Australia he became the Chief Economics Advisor (1988-1990) to the then Prime minister, Bob Hawke.


Angus Taylor


Angus Taylor

Federal Member for Hume

Prior to joining Part Jackson Partners as a director in 2002, Angus was a partner at McKinsey & Co where at the time of becoming partner in 1999, he was youngest partner in the global firm. Throughout his consulting career Angus specialised in the resources, agriculture, energy and infrastructure sectors. He was a strategy and business adviser to a number of global and Australian companies and public sector organisations, providing advice at a CEO and board level.

At Port Jackson Partners Angus authored reports as part of the ANZ Bank Insight series. The first of these, Earth, Fire Wind and Water - Economic Opportunity and the Australian Commodities Cycle, focused on the opportunities and challenges faced by Australia's commodity exporters in the face of the slowing commodities sector, and was described as a "landmark report" by The Australian. The second report was Greener Pastures - The Soft Commodity Opportunity for Australia and New Zealand, exploring the opportunities available in the new Australian soft commodity boom.

In 2010 Angus appeared before the Australian Competition Tribunal as an expert economist in the high profile Pilbara rail access case, and in 2011 he appeared before the Senate Inquiry into the fertiliser industry. In his private capacity Angus also founded or advised a number of small, fast growing start-up businesses, mostly in the agriculture sector.

Angus served on the Council of St Andrew's College for 15 years, and was a member of the Finance Committee of the New South Wales Liberal Party.

Angus competed in the 2009 world triathlon championships, representing Australia in his age group.

Angus wound up his role at Port Jackson Partners in 2013 to enter the federal parliament.

Many of our Business Analysts and Associates have also gone on to be leaders in the corporate, social and entrepenerial sectors. Below are some of our recent Alumni:

Angela Lopes

Angela Lopes

Business Development Manager in the Global Digital Business for Sony Music Entertainment - New York

Angela joined Port Jackson Partners in 2007 upon graduating from Sydney University with First Class Honours and the University Medal in Aerospace Engineering and a Bachelor of Science with majors in Physics and Mathematics. At Port Jackson Partners Angela worked with clients in retail, manufacturing, resources and electricity, and was involved in writing a paper on the impacts of an emissions trading scheme in Australia.

After four years at Port Jackson Partners, Angela moved to Boston to undertake her MBA at Harvard Business School. In 2013, Angela started in her current role at Sony.

"The low-leverage, apprenticeship model at PJP, together with high exposure to senior clients from the start, prepared me for the challenges faced at business school and in my current role.  Every day, I'm drawing on the communication and analytical skills I learned throughout my time there."


Andrew Macken

Andrew Macken

Analyst with Kynikos Associates, the investment company of prominent hedge fund manager, James Chanos - New York

Andrew joined Port Jackson Partners in 2005. He was the recipient of a UNSW Co-op Scholarship and holds a First Class Honours degree in Telecommunications Engineering and a Master of Commerce. At Port Jackson Partners Andrew worked with clients in manufacturing, resources and private equity.

Andrew left Port Jackson Partners at the end of 2008 to undertake an MBA at Columbia Business School. Shortly after completing his MBA, Andrew started in his current role in investment management.

"I feel so privileged to have started my professional career at PJP. Apart from gaining a diverse set of skills in business analysis, management and leadership; the extreme talent level of my colleagues, both senior and junior, was nothing short of inspiring. Indeed, my appreciation for the high quality of current and former PJP staff has only increased as I have studied and worked around the world."

Rhiannon Pulford

Rhiannon Pulford

Consultant at One Acre Fund, a not for profit/social business that operates in East Africa. One Acre Fund invests in farmers to help them gain a permanent improvement in farm productivity, thereby raising farming incomes and reducing poverty.

Rhiannon joined Port Jackson Partners in 2010 after completing her Bachelor of International Studies with Honours in Politics at the University of Adelaide. Rhiannon worked on a range of projects, including major strategic reviews, mergers/acquisitions, business unit strategy development and profit improvement programmes, in the retail, health and mining services industries.

In 2013 Rhiannon left PJP to follow her interest in social business.


Jeffrey Duncan

Jeffery Duncan

Jeffrey is Co-founder and Director of GradAustralia, a graduate recruitment business in Australia.

Jeff joined Port Jackson Partners in 2011, after gaining a First Class Honours degree in Engineering and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide. While he was at Port Jackson Partners Jeff worked on a number of local and international projects in the oil and gas, mining, property development and building products industries.

Jeff left Port Jackson Partners at the end of 2013 to focus on his start-up business.

"PJP offered incredible opportunities for professional and personal development, and the ongoing support and advice since has been invaluable."


Josephine Pang

Josephine Pang

Seller Strategy Manager for eBay - Silicon Valley

Josie joined Port Jackson Partners in 2010, working part time with the firm while she finished her last year of University.  After completing her Bachelor of Commerce/Law (Finance) at UNSW, Josie travelled for 4 months before returning to the practice full time. During her time at Port Jackson Partners, Josie worked in the retail, resources and energy sectors.

Josie moved to eBay in early 2013 to pursue her interest in e-retailing.

"PJP is the perfect nurturing ground for high-calibre individuals. Its unique, "low-leverage" model and exposure to idea-intensive problems across a large number of industries has not only armed me with a unique set of tools for my career, but has also opened up a great many number of doors through the networks you establish and the skills you acquire. Thinking back, I can truly think of no better place to start my career."

"Thinking back, I can truly think of no better place to start my career" Josephine Pang