Stirling Taverner - MBS, BA Science

Stirling Tavener, MBA, BAgSc. BSc

Anson Advisory provide management, financial and governance advice to businesses and agribusinesses to improve management ability, productivity, efficiency and profitability.

Our consultants are innovative and perceptive, ready to help your operation adapt and find solutions for success.

Our main areas of specialisation are:

  • Business
  • Agri / Rural Business
  • Corporate Governance


Working intricately with many businesses from a very broad range of industries over an extended period, allows Anson advisors to utilise the best facets of very successful operators to build on strengths, identify weaknesses and form a strong, robust business that is both efficient to manage and profitable, while minimising risk to take businesses to the next level with professional but practical advice.

Producers and business owners are generally very good at what they do, but sometimes need a hand in physically documenting their ideas, plans, feasibilities and direction in order to present to a bank/investor/stakeholder of how and why they will succeed — this is our specialty!

Working across Australia and the South Pacific in many industries (both commercial and agricultural), provides a perspective that cannot be achieved from operating a single or small number of businesses.

This gives Anson Advisory consultants an advantage by staying at the ‘cutting edge’ of contemporary business and helping clients achieve their full potential in the least amount of time.

Corporate governance advice generally involves independent chairman-type services to bring objectivity, fairness and fresh ideas to operations. This promotes good group decision making and ensures operational longevity/sustainability when multiple ownership is involved.

At Anson Advisory, we pride ourselves on providing professional but practical advice for businesses to complement existing skills and experience. Interacting with both superb and poor operators, we understand what makes enterprises succeed (and fail). Our business model is to structure services as ‘on-call’ or ‘part-time’ at very affordable prices to promote client growth.

Client confidentiality is extremely important to Anson Advisory, as Intellectual Property is often undervalued by businesses.

What We Do

The Anson Advisory business model is to increase the skill, knowledge and capacity of our clients to enable them to operate from a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) strategic role within the business.


Often business owners and managers are so involved in their business they can no longer provide an unbiased opinion of the operations.

An independent professional, such as an Anson Advisory consultant, can quickly and efficiently itemise areas for improvement and potential risk. Anson adds value at every step of the journey.

Successful organisations have a team of professionals who have built a career around their particular areas of expertise.

By using Anson Advisory’s virtual team of professionals, your business can benefit from:

  • Having a virtual CFO and a team of professionals who are dedicated to your business.
  • Creating an environment which fosters improvements and deliver benefits several times their cost.
  • Actively participate in the implementation of strategies.
  • Implement and drive Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Is prepared to learn about your business/industry, but not charge you for their learning.
  • Understands the components which impact all areas of the business, including:
    • Business planning
    • Financial planning
    • Risk analysis and management
    • Capital raising
    • Succession planning

A simple way to ensure business profitability and a healthy cashflow, is to focus on the drivers:

  • Revenue drivers
  • Cost drivers
  • Product saleability and market parameters
  • Receivables/Payables, terms of trade and holding costs
  • Is marketing effective and what is the marketing cost to acquire a customer?
    Is it profitable revenue?
  • How does the true cost of delivering a product/service compare with the sale price?
  • Are customers returning — if not why not?


By outsourcing the specialist you can get a broad perspective on your business that may be challenging to see when you are working in your business.