Maralee Executive

Good governance is good business.

mentor n. an experienced and trusted advisor.

Energise your business by engaging me as your mentor. My clients are typically successful directors, owners or managers who want to grow and develop their business or organisation and recognise the value of having a trusted advisor working with them.

I support clients to develop strategy, make sound decisions, respond to risks and opportunities, engage their teams and ensure accountability. My clients appreciate the insights they gain by having an experienced independent advisor working with them on their business.


I am a professional director. Following a successful career with some of Australia's leading energy and infrastructure companies, I have continued my professional development with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia. In the boardroom, I apply my experience, curiosity and judgement to support fellow directors to make wise and ethical decisions.


mentor n. An experienced and trusted advisor.

I support directors, business owners and managers to build successful organisations. Together we clarify your purpose, apply creative thinking to you strategy, apply wise judgement to set goals and develop processes to ensure performance.


Creating a successful business takes time, energy and dedication. Successful businesses are a collaboration. I develop the best people, empower them and ensure they are accountable for their contributions. I believe in lifelong learning and the importance of having good people to support my endeavours. The best leaders respect and support their people, are keen to learn are curious and not afraid to challenge their peers.

Anthony Callinan

Director and Mentor

As a mentor, I support boards, managers with decision-making. My role is to be curious about your business, to ask the difficult questions and help you answer them. I encourage my clients to be creative as difficult problems emerge. Applying critical thinking, an open mind and listening to a range of opinions encourages new and creative thinking to energise your business.

As a director, I am curious and expect management to provide sound advice and recommendations. I value diverse opinions and encourage robust but purposeful discussion.

My professional work in engineering, commercial negotiation and business leadership has given me a wealth of experience to draw on. My clients value my insights drawn from a wide range of industries, organisations and cultures.


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) Honors
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors (Order of Merit)
  • Graduate Diploma, Applied Corporate Governance
  • Fellow Institute of Managers and Leaders
  • Fellow Governance Institute of Australia
  • Fellow Chartered Insitute of Secretaries

Customer testimonials

Anthony is a key member of Arena's Board. He is an outstanding strategic thinker and a knowledgeable and practical governance advisor. His commercial knowledge and experience has ensured Arena's continuing strong financial performance in the tough arts environment. Anthony demonstrated his strengths in people and leadership during the recent recruitment of our Artistic Director and Executive Producer.

I recently engaged Anthony Callinan to work with my business unit looking at our strategy. He has helped us enormously to think outside of the square. He is insightful, knowledgeable and a really nice man. I would recommend Anthony to any organisation seeking assistance in this area.

Anthony is a strategic commercial thinker who also is able to construct processes which are instrumental for gaining alignment with stakeholders

Anthony has a deep and insightful understanding of the Eastern Australia energy business and works in a focussed commercial manner to successfully meet strategic objectives. [Based on my experience while at Woodside as Director Gas & Marketing]

I worked with Anthony at Woodside while he lead the commercial development of the Otway gas field. Anthony is both an experienced leader and mentor with good people skills, and a creative and strategic commercial manager with a strong technical understanding.

Anthony is a stand out strategic thinker. I have worked with Anthony and his teams for over a decade and have seen him deliver significant results for his organisation and their stakeholders. Any organisation seeking a strategic thinking leader who empowers and engages his people and delivers outcomes to their customers should do all they can to secure his services. I would gladly expand on my recommendation to support Anthony in his endeavors.