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The Blackhall & Pearl leadership team has extensive global experience in a diverse range of industries with particular expertise in Board, CEO, Risk and Governance roles.

Tim Boyle GradDipRiskMgt, MBA, DBA, MAICD, AFAIM, F Fin

Group Managing Partner

Tim is the co-founder of Blackhall & Pearl and has had a diverse international career through senior executive and board roles with large and complex organisations including; University of Melbourne, Bankers Trust, Austock, Fidelity and COLT.

He commenced his senior career as an Executive Director with University of Melbourne before joining Bankers Trust New York as Global Chief of Staff for Risk Management.

Tim then moved to Fidelity as the Global Chief Risk Officer, before taking on the role of Executive Director for Fidelity Continental Europe. He has also completed a Doctorate on Board Performance.

Harry Toukalas BBus, MsRiskMgt, MBA, CPRM, CFTP, F Fin

Group Managing Partner

Harry is the co-founder of Blackhall & Pearl and has significant global experience in the fields of risk and business management. He commenced his senior career with the NAB as the Australian Head of Operational Risk before joining Bankers Trust as the Regional Vice President Risk Management for Asia/Pacific.

He then returned to the NAB as the Global General Manager of Operational Risk and Compliance for the Group.

Harry subsequently became the founding Managing Director of the Bank of Cyprus Australia (now Delphi Bank), building it into a full service retail bank. He is currently completing a PhD on Risk and Artificial Intelligence.

Jodie Baker BComm, GAICD, TFASFA

Managing Partner

Jodie has over 25 years’ experience in investment banking and funds management. She commenced her executive career in risk as a Senior Vice President, Head of Credit at BT Funds Management, before becoming Managing Director, Head of Client Credit Group at Societe Generale.

She then joined ANZ Institutional Bank as the Head of Business Credit Performance and Controls. More recently, she was CEO and MD of fintech business, Morgij Analytics.

Jodie is a Trustee Fellow of the Australian Superannuation Funds Association and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Andrea Durrant

Managing Partner

Andrea has an impressive track record of delivering growth, innovation and transformation in large and complex organisations.

She was formerly the CEO of Nokia Mobile Phones NZ, led the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce and numerous strategic initiatives with government, NFPs and major organisations including Vodafone, Ernst & Young, Meridian Energy, Bluescope Steel, GlaxoSmithKline, Spotless Group, Fletchers Group, Air New Zealand, 3M, and the ADF.

Andrea has also held a range of board and mentorship roles, is a graduate of Stanford University’s Design Thinking course and has been a Regional Judge for MIT.

Alec Bashinsky

Managing Partner

Alec is a recognised global thought leader in the field of organisational performance and talent.

His is the former Chief Human Resources Officer and National Partner People & Performance for Deloitte Australia/Asia Pacific and was part of the Deloitte Global Talent Council.

Prior to this, he was the Group HR Director Asia Pacific for Peoplesoft and Group HR Manager for Cisco.

Alec has extensive global expertise in HR Transformation, Future of Work, Diversity & Inclusion and the overall Talent experience with a strong focus on Digital HR & AI.

Sam Butcher LLB (Hons), BEc, FGIA, FCIS, GradDip CSP, MAICD

Managing Partner

Sam has extensive experience as a governance professional. He commenced his career as a lawyer then held senior company secretary and legal roles at Bonlac Foods, Zinifex and BHP Billiton.

He has advised many organisations on their enterprise governance and has delivered major change projects at large, complex organisations. In 2010 Sam founded a company which provides expert support and software for making delegated authorities clear and effective.

Sam presents frequently on corporate governance and co-authored the Guidelines for Whole-of-organisation Governance published by the Governance Institute of Australia.

Stephen Harris BBus, FGIA, FCIS, FAICD, FCA

Managing Partner

Stephen is a highly experienced company secretary and governance professional who has worked with a wide range of Australian and international companies.

He has held senior finance, reporting, accounting and corporate tax consulting positions at WMC Resources Ltd, Exxon Chemicals and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Stephen’s governance and company secretary career included the role of Company Secretary at Medibank Private Limited and General Electric (Australia and New Zealand).

Michael Rich BA, BBus, CA, GAICD


Michael has significant corporate governance and risk management experience having led KPMG’s National Board Advisory practice for a number of years. He was also a Director of KPMG’s Risk Executive.

His 23 years with KPMG included other leadership roles in external auditing, strategy and risk consulting, capital markets reporting and business development.

Michael has managed over 200+ board performance review and governance design projects with a diverse range of Global, National and State-based clients operating within complex and disrupting markets.

Matt Shanahan Bsc(Psych)Hons


Matt has been designing and facilitating individual, team and organisational change programs for over 20 years.

He has a passion for exploring what really makes groups perform and in helping people rediscover their sense of purpose and energy at work. He is an honours graduate in psychology and a learning and development specialist.

Matt has particular expertise in diagnosing and implementing organisational, team and individual behavioural improvement programs.

Tim Martin BA, GAICD


Tim has over 30 years’ experience in global financial markets in a broad range of senior executive and non-executive director roles.

This has included roles as a Director with Merrill Lynch, Head of the Investor Solutions Group at Tyndall Asset Management and Chairman of Causeway Asset Management.

His skills encompass investment banking, capital markets, treasury, private markets and asset management, with a strong focus on risk management, compliance and performance.