Graham Kenny has great fun talking to managers about how to be successful.

He provides a provocative and dynamic outlook on business strategy, strategic planning and performance measurement.

Through his roles as consultant, speaker and trusted advisor, Graham has encountered a vast array of organisational situations and problems in the privatepublic and not-for-profit sectors. He has had the privilege of working with many hundreds of managers gathering insight on what works and what doesn’t.

He heads the management consultancy Strategic Factors .

Executive Experience

Graham’s executive experience has been considerable. As CEO, he and a management team were responsible for turning a loss-making manufacturer of timber building products into a profitable operation.

He has been Plant Manager in a concrete company, a Market Development Manager at an electricity generator and distributor, and a Design Engineer and Construction Supervisor in a city council.

Academic Career and Qualifications

Graham has enjoyed a successful academic career having been a Professor of Management in universities in the US and Canada.

He holds a PhD and Masters Degree in Management with a first degree in Civil Engineering.


Graham is Australia’s only regular author in the Harvard Business Review and is regarded as a thought leader there in strategy and performance measurement.

He has written five books: Strategic Performance MeasurementCrack Strategy’s CodeDiversification Blueprint: Managing in a Diversified Organisation re-published as Diversification Strategy: How to Grow a Business by Diversifying SuccessfullySure-Fire Steps to Small Business SuccessStrategic Factors: Develop and Measure Winning Strategy re-published as Strategic Planning and Performance Management. His books have been translated into several languages.

He writes extensively in publications aimed at on-the-job managers. Apart from the Harvard Business Review, these are Company Director, Leadership Excellence, Management, Marketing, Commodities & Trade to Asia, HR Monthly, National Accountant, Business Performance Management, Management Today and Charter.

Graham has published numerous articles in academic management journals throughout the world, some of which have been reproduced in U.S. management textbooks and translated into other languages. These journals include Journal of Business Strategy, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Journal of General Management, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Evaluation Review, Journal of Management in Engineering, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, International Journal of Manpower, Management Decision and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

“Graham expanded our grasp of important business concepts in his relaxed but informative style. His tips have been successfully applied in our business and the strategic focus has inspired and motivated our team”.
Vivien Gardiner – Managing Director, Erase Group