About us

We provide business owners, CEOs, Managing Directors and executives with the knowledge and skills they need to develop as leaders, accelerate company growth and compete in a global market place.

Supporting companies to reach their full potential

The Australian Centre for Business Growth was established in June 2014 by the University of South Australia (part of UniSA Business) with Dr Jana Matthews, Professor and ANZ Chair in Business Growth as the founding Director.

The Centre delivers world-class business growth programs that provide business owners, CEOs, Managing Directors and their executive team members with the knowledge and skills they need to grow their companies. The structured programs are taught by Growth Experts, former CEOs or Managing Directors who have started, grown, and exited their own companies.

We evaluate every Clinic, Growth Ramp and Module with 95% to 100% of executives and CEOs recommending our programs to others who want to grow.

Every year the Centre collects data from companies that have attended our programs as part of a Longitudinal Growth Study of Australian Companies. Since July 2014, companies that attended our business growth programs on average experienced a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 13.3% for revenue, 9.3% for jobs and 24.6% for profit.

A program underway at the Australian Centre for Business Growth

Leveraging experience from our Growth Experts

Our Growth Experts are carefully selected current and former CEOs or Managing Directors who have experienced the full life-cycle of one or more growth companies. They teach and facilitate our structured programs – passionately helping you as businesses owners to learn what you need to know to achieve your growth goals.

Using their own experiences and insights gained through starting, growing and exiting their own companies, the Growth Experts review your prep-work, teach, facilitate discussion, provide feedback, and help you develop your company’s plan for growth.

A Growth Expert teaches at the Australian Centre for Business Growth

Interested in learning more about the Centre?

Dr Jana Matthews, ANZ Chair in Business Growth and Director of the Australian Centre for Business Growth in teaching mode.