Industrial, Operations and Supply Chain specialist with extensive C-suite experience.

Rhyan has more than 25 years of experience managing large scale supply chains and industrial businesses in Australia and internationally. His breadth of experience allows him to work across the Deals, Strategy and Performance service lines.

He specialises in turnarounds and operational optimisation with an extensive background in strategic transformation, supply chain network development, operational execution, manufacturing and asset efficiency, risk management, technology adoption, procurement effectiveness, earnings improvement, governance & compliance, market entry, deals advisory, and post-deal benefits realisation.

Rhyan has worked across various industries including Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage, Retail, Not-for-Profit, Medical Devices, Fintech, Distribution and Fulfilment, Manufacturing, and eCommerce in both Executive and Director capacities. His expertise includes providing strategic advice on deals, operational due diligence, product commercialisation, C-Suite secondments, strategic sourcing and inventory management, global shipping and fulfilment supported by his extensive C-suite experience which includes past senior global appointments as Managing Director, CEO, COO, General Manager, and various operational and process functions.

His wide-ranging experience incorporates being responsible for manufacturing operations, large scale supply chain and global transportation projects, offshoring, greenfield site development, asset and plant consolidations, strategy development, board proposals, sales & operations planning (S&OP), procurement and supplier management, probity and governance enhancement, contract manufacturing, systems and technology optimisation, working capital improvement, and transformative acquisition and divestment mandates.

He has proven hands-on capability in board governance and shareholder relations having occupied several Executive Director, Non-Executive Director, Chairperson and Advisory Board positions across various sectors and geographies. He also has a history of providing highly beneficial pro-bono advisory work for social impact firms and has been involved in numerous start-ups and founding boards within the technology sector.

"Comprehensive hands-on experience, combined with extensive performance improvement and deals capability, allows me to assist operational and industrial clients across all aspects of the supply chain."

Rhyan Stephens

Qualifications & memberships

  • Professional Practice Program, Chartered Accountants AU/NZ

  • Certificate in Production & Inventory Management, APICS

  • Recent Member, AICD

  • Company Directors Course, AICD

  • Bachelor of Manufacturing Management, UTS

  • Certificate of Management Practice, AIM

  • Master of Management, MGSM