Providence, RI and Melbourne, VIC, Australia, August 28, 2002 – Health Strategy Consulting LLC (HSC), a firm specializing in research and strategy development support to leading companies in the nutrition industry, has expanded its global operations by opening a satellite office in Melbourne, Australia. The new office will directly serve Australian, New Zealand and Asian leaders in health to create global strategies by understanding the U.S. and world nutrition markets.
Additionally, HSC announced that Bruce Oakley, a seasoned strategic consultant and Australian native, has been named Principal and will lead the Australian operations. Along with Mr. Oakley, Sue Chandler, a naturopath and natural health products consultant will join Oakley in the Australian office as a consultant with a focus on serving the local needs of health companies.
HSC is dedicated to providing in-depth research, content-rich insights, and quantitative-driven analysis that enable clients to make better informed strategic decisions. With the addition of a Pacific-based office, the firm can intensify its global offering to Australia and Asia.
“HSC has established itself as U.S. and global industry experts in the nutrition and natural products industries, and we have long recognized the opportunity to help health leaders in Australia and Asia,” said Tom Clough, Managing Director of HSC. “We are currently serving our Australian and New Zealand clients from the U.S. A local presence will enhance our perspective and increase our ability to customize projects based on the needs of the market. We are especially encouraged to have Bruce Oakley, a genuine strategic thinker and driven problem solver, on board to lead that effort.”
“After a lifetime commitment to health and nutrition, I am honored to join the HSC team in their efforts to further the global interests of food, supplement and pharmaceutical companies, especially on our side of the globe,” said Bruce Oakley, Principal and Australia office head. “I believe the Australian market is in need of the vast experience and expertise that HSC provides. HSC is an extremely ethical company that is very well respected in the industry globally for its ability to deliver quality, dependable and insightful services to company leaders. As a newly appointed member of the team, I look forward to building on the excellent foundation already laid within the Australian market by Tom Clough and my other esteemed colleagues.”
Contact information for the U.S. and Australian offices follows:
Health Strategy Consulting LLC
319 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Ph: 401.270.0760, x10
Tom Clough, Managing Director
Health Strategy Consulting, Australia
59 Swales Road
Macclesfield, Victoria 3782
Ph: +61 (03) 5964 8182
Bruce P. Oakley, Principal
About Bruce Oakley
An Australian native, Bruce Oakley has devoted nearly ten years of his career to business strategy and operations consulting. He has successfully led several large scale operations improvement projects in a global corporation. Prior to joining HSC, Bruce led a consulting team facilitating industry reform and performance improvements to the Australian telecommunications industry, which have delivered multi-million dollar returns for the company. Bruce has maintained a broad understanding of the natural products and nutrition industry through his 15-year involvement as a business partner in a small, successful natural health services company within the Australian health industry. Bruce brings to HSC over 30 years of business experience including management consulting, executive coaching, corporate management, business owner, and trainer. He has substantial experience working with clients in operations, change management, and process development. A lifetime natural products consumer and athlete, Bruce will be competing in the World Master games in Basketball in October 2002.
About Health Strategy Consulting LLC
HSC is comprised of a group of professionals with expertise in research, development and implementation of health-based strategies for nutrition, food and pharmaceutical companies. With global knowledge ranging from technology development and ingredient manufacturing to licensing and retailing, the firm provides customized consulting services including strategic development and implementation, market overviews and research, partnering, and specialized industry reporting and workshops. On August 1, 2002, Health Strategy Consulting changed its name from Health Business Partners Consulting to better reflect its service offering. For more information including sample projects and our global experience, visit www.health-strategy.com.