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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.

T.C. Chu

T.C. joined as an advisor to Port Jackson Partners in 2012.

Prior to joining Port Jackson Partners, T.C. had spent 28 years with McKinsey & Company, having joined their Tokyo office in 1984 and later moving to the Hong Kong office in 1986. He was the first locally elected Asia partner in 1991 and locally elected Asian Director (senior partner) in 1997. He has led McKinsey's Greater China Consumer Goods, Retail and Healthcare practices. He also served clients in leisure and entertainment, transportation, industrial, property and private equity industries. He was the Managing Partner of the Hong Kong office from 1997 to 2003.

During his time in Asia, T.C. has helped many leading Asian and multinational companies grow their Asian businesses several fold.

He worked with many of these clients over multiple years, helping them resolve business strategies, international growth strategies, mergers and acquisitions, post-merger management, organization, marketing and sales related issues.

T.C. is a Board member of a UK listed private equity fund with investments in China. He graduated with magna cum laude from Princeton University and has an MBA from the University of Chicago.