Lloyd Russell. Family Business Specialist

Strategist & Advisor | Workshop Facilitator Keynote Speaker | Board Director

Even back as a young jackaroo on a sheep station in outback New South Wales, Lloyd had a head for business and the complexities of family business.

Flash forward three decades and a vast career in strategic business management, and today, Lloyd is using his knowledge and experience to help family businesses survive and thrive.

As a fourth generation agricultural family member, he has a personal and deep understanding of family business and a passion for seeing family businesses rise above the challenges and succeed through difficult times of transition.

An accredited family business advisor and experienced strategist, Lloyd is able to guide family businesses through the complex mix of emotional attachment, diverse ownership and commercial business activity.

With experience spaning many industries including manufacturing, building and construction, gas/petroleum and mining services and agri-business, Lloyd is able to provide strategic, pragmatic and practical advice to improve business processes and streamline systems.

Lloyd can provide family businesses advice and direction in a number of ways: as an advisor, through workshops, as a keynote speaker or in a Board directorship role.


Lloyd’s interactive one day, small group workshops help guide families in all areas of business, whatever their situation, covering a wide range of areas including family business continuity, succession planning (transferring to the next generation) and estate planning (transfer on death). The focus is on practical advice that is straight-to-the-point, easy to follow and genuinely useful in moving to the next stages of your business.

Keynote speaking

Lloyd is available nationally and internationally for speaking engagements. He speaks from the heart with a warm and engaging style that is as equally at home in the corporate world as it is in the factory, on the work site, or in the country. Just some of the many areas Lloyd can speak about within the family business arena include emotional intelligence, business environment disruption, family business drivers and the value of all family generations.

Board directorships

Lloyd has held a number of roles as a Board Chairman or Director, balancing business strategy with values and respect to provide strategic guidance with a business performance focus. With an ability to draw out the strengths of a business and simplifying complex structures and transitions, Lloyd has made very positive contributions to the companies in which he has held a Directorship.

Professional services development

Helping professional service providers to deepen their understanding of family business so that they can guide their clients through the challenges family businesses face and see them transition successfully and grow.

Did you know?


After Cyclone Larry, Lloyd led the banana and papaya industry working group to develop the Recovery Strategy and Plan and was awarded a Commendation from Prime Minister and Queensland Premier for his work.

Get in touch

A chat with Lloyd is always good value. For a confidential discussion about your requirements and how he may be able to help, give him a call on 0413 549 748 or drop him a line via our contact form