Sean was an original partner with our Chairman Rick Callaghan, making up the JLB component of JY Australia, with Rick’s Yaran Business Services. Today, he has been appointed our Director – Governance, Risk, and Compliance, drawing on his many years of experience as a Management Consultant and Management Systems Auditor.
JY Australia is an opportunity to combine elements of Sean’s core values of community and duty. He served for 10 years as a Maritime Warfare Officer in the Royal Australian Navy, before transitioning to civilian employment. After witnessing the struggles of some of his military peers, Sean became the founding Chairperson of the Executive Committee for Defence Shed Inc, which assists uniformed personnel transition from service, and now boasts over 5,000 serving and ex-serving members.
Sean enjoyed his Navy career, spending most of his career on Anzac Class Frigates as an Officer of the Watch, including a posting to HMAS Arunta with fellow Director, Hayden. Sean enjoyed operational sea-going postings, and participating in international training exercises such as RIMPAC, where he sailed with JY Australia’s CEO, Brendan.
Since leaving the Navy, Sean has become a Board Member of Adelaide Business Hub, a member of the Governance and Risk Committee at Scotch College, and Director of JLB Management Consultants. Sean is also an Executive at TQCSI, the world’s largest JAS-ANZ Accredited Certification Body, auditing Australia’s largest Defence Primes and Government Departments.
Sean is a graduate form the Royal Australian Naval College, and Australian Defence Force Academy; a Certified Management Consultant of the Institute of Management Consultants, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and one of seven Australian-based Aerospace Experienced Auditors (OIN 6128321720). He was awarded a Bachelor of Business from UNSW, Master of Business from UNSW, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Australia.
When not travelling for work, Sean enjoys spending time with his partner Kylie and two young sons, Connor and Beau. Sean is an Ice Hockey devotee, and long-suffering New York Islanders fanatic.