Steve McCrone

Steve's experience in bomb disposal in the New Zealand Army gave him a systematic approach to (and deep appreciation for!) the power of assessing internal and external risks and taking bold, but measured steps to reach a result.

Since the forces, his career has extended into human resources, investment fund management and leadership positions until the establishment of Cornwall Strategic in 2009.

Steve leads the Cornwall Strategic management consultancy team, however his specialist areas of experience and interest are in futures based strategy development and strategic HR.

Specialist areas of experience and interest:

  • Strategy development and facilitation
  • Strategic persuasion
  • Project management
  • Business planning
  • Futures based thinking
Steve McCrone
Mob: +64 (0)27 274 3460
DDI: +64 (0)9 550 9010
skype: stevemccrone

Graham Roberts

Graham is an experienced international business leader, having held senior roles in multinational corporations and publicly listed companies in Europe, Asia / Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. Graham has extensive knowledge of the logistics, supply chain and transportation industry and has having worked for DHLExpress & TNT Express over a period of 25 years. More recently he was CEO of Turners Auctions in New Zealand.

Currently Graham is a Director of several New Zealand and international companies, and also provides Management Consulting services based on his broad career experience. He is also an investor in new business start-ups as a member of the Ice Angels.

Specialst areas of expertise and interest include:

  • Leadership
  • Strategic Advisory and Planning
  • Effective Change Management
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
Graham Roberts
Mob: +64 (0)21 678 767

James Obern

James Obern started his career as an investment banking analyst, working on strategic advisory and M&A engagements across a variety of industries and public sector organisations. This was followed by four years international business development experience with New Zealand industrial biotechnology leader LanzaTech, based largely in Chicago.

James is an Associate at Cornwall Strategic and brings his analytical capabilities, document authoring skills and commercial experience to bear in working with clients on strategy development, planning, business growth and innovation.

Specialst areas of expertise and interest include:
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Development
James Obern
Mob: +64 (0)21 132 0375


Cornwall Strategic also draws on the skills of associate consultants to support specific project areas.

With the help of our associate consultants, Cornwall Strategic is able to offer its clients a broader, multi-layered skill base as well as valuable insights into specific industries.

We currently have two associate consultants on the team. Both have over fifteen years experience in corporate and government teams handling business management, risk analysis and strategy development spanning New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

  • Clients are always introduced to their project team at the beginning of every project with Cornwall Strategic
DDI: +64 (0)9 551 7601