Jim McKerlie

Director of Management Science


Jim is Kendo’s Director of Management Science and Senior Executive. He is widely known and highly regarded as an entrepreneur, business leader, management consultant and company director. Jim has served as a board director for 10 public companies including ASX 100 corporations, and 8 as chair of which 4 were IPOs. He has chaired several Remuneration Committees and has been a frequent Audit and Risk committee member.

He has been instrumental in the developing and executing growth strategies of numerous Australian and International success stories across diverse sectors including software development, IT, oil and gas, telecommunications, broadcasting and digital marketing. His insight into strategy and emerging opportunities is highly regarded. As a sought after opinion leader, Jim has worked as a national radio broadcaster talkback and news presenter, host of ABC television’s Made in Australia series and National (Chair) Judge of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

Jim was a leadership partner of the international consulting arm of Deloitte and then KPMG. In this capacity his outstanding accomplishments had him work around the world with government, multinational corporations, international banks and multiple equity capital market firms.

In 2000 Jim founded the Bambu Digital Group, a software development organisation that developed and sold software to a large number of users in Asia Pacific, North America and Europe.

Jim is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He has an economics degree and post graduate qualification in financial management. He has completed the International Business Programme at IMD in Switzerland