About Us

We are a global organisation developing and implementing improvement solutions for a diverse range of industry sectors. We thrive on building long-term relationships with our clients, based on mutual trust and respect. We understand the value and significance of your investment and are committed to ensuring a high return in both financial and productivity gains.

SECORA have been trading globally for over a decade. Australian operations commenced in 2006 and we are now servicing the APAC region from our offices in Sydney, Perth & Singapore.

Our Mission

SECORA’s mission is to consistently deliver superior outcomes by deploying teams of outstanding people and to be recognised as the preferred consulting Partner for clients in the sectors we operate.

Our Values

We believe that a major success factor for an organisation engaging external resources is integration. For this reason, we try to align the goals of all stakeholders right from the outset. We operate with a performance-based model guided by the following core values:

  • Honour
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Trust

At SECORA, integration means getting to know our clients on a professional and a personal level. It means we understand our client’s operations in intimate detail. It means we take personal and financial responsibility for the results we achieve together. We are a global organisation developing and implementing improvement solutions for a diverse range of industry sectors. We thrive on building long-term relationships with our clients, based on mutual trust and respect.


Mark Taylor, Partner

Mark founded SECORA Australasia with John Grout in 2006 and has consulted for clients in the Mining, Defence, Utilities and Professional & Financial Services sectors. Mark is a former Partner of Ferrier Hodgson, Chartered Accountant and Restructuring professional. Mark has advised clients on system wide restructuring and re-organisations, productivity improvement, cost reduction, process efficiency and business case development in Australia, the APAC region and Europe.

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John Grout

John Grout, Partner

John founded SECORA Australasia with Mark Taylor in 2006 and has consulted for clients in the Mining, Oil & Gas and Professional Services sectors. John comes from senior executive operations positions having spent 15 years in the automotive and defence sectors. His strengths include advising clients in Lean methodologies with particular emphasis on operational effectiveness, asset utilisation, cost reduction, work management, organisation, project management, restructuring and strategic planning.

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Peter Sinclair (AM CSC), Partner

Peter is SECORA's Defence lead and consults to clients in the Defence, Logistics and Ports sectors. He is a Navy veteran having held roles in operational, strategic and senior line management including the command of three submarines, the Submarine Task Group, Multi National Task Group Commander and head of the Operations Division for the Joint Operations Command. He is a former Director of Business Optimisation at P&O Ports, Director of P&O Trans Australia and General Manager with SKILLED. 

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Jonathan Sadleir

Jonathan has had an international naval career that spans over 30 years and is a former Commodore of the Royal Australian Navy. Jonathan has extensive experience leading large teams through complexity, ensuring outstanding operational effectiveness and efficiency across multi-dimensional environments. He is focussed on improving SECORA’s services and people to ensure that we consistently deliver optimal value to our clients.

During his career Jonathan has accumulated extensive practical experience in the creation and implementation of strategy that is well supported by associated operational plans and grass roots outcomes. He is a demonstrated leader in transformational change and developing high performing individuals and teams that can cut through complexity. Jonathan is passionate about accountability and ensuring strategic aspirations become pragmatic outcomes.

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Dr. Sean C. Rast, Advisory Board

Sean founded SECORA in 2001. He holds a PhD. in operations management from the University of San Diego California and a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (both DMAIC and DFSS).
Sean’s engagements range from Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Automotive, Government, Steel to mining with companies such as Roche, Merck, Novartis, BMW, Magna, Textron, BHP and others. Sean has worked in the USA, multiple European countries, China, and Australia.

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