Mr. Newton is Board Chair, Founder and Group CEO.
In 2001 he relinquished his established career as a business consultant, author and keynote speaker to launch GFH. His vision was to create a humanitarian medical organisation to bring modern medicine to developing countries utilizing specialized aircraft.
History: Prior to GFH, we was the developer of ‘Differentiation’ – a new model for fast business growth utilizing innovation, creativity and uniqueness in business. This coaching was presented to business clients via keynote speaking, seminars, audio programs and books in five countries over 21 years. His program culminated in his top-selling book. Click here: ‘Uniqueness is a Red Striped Zebra’
Australian born, yet based in Memphis, Tennessee for many years, he presented throughout the US and included:
- Seminar tours in Australia with Brig. General Myrna Williamson (US Army’s highest ranking female officer upon retirement)
- Interviewing and production of business-development audio programs with legends as:
- Howard Putnam (CEO Southwest Airlines)
- Kemmons Wilson (Founder, Holiday Inns)
- Francis X. Maguire (key founding officer, FedEx and KFC)
- Sir Tom Farmer (founder – Kwikfit – U.K)
- Dr. Robert Kreigel (New York Times top selling author)
- John Spoelstra (Pres. – New Jersey Jets)
- Larry Lacewell (recruiter for Dallas Cowboys)
- Jane Pierotti (former Nat. Marketing Director, IBM and VP Marketing; Holiday Inns).
He was the winner of the Keynote Speaker’s competition (International Speakers Association, Washington DC); and presented with the “Keys” to the city of Memphis, Tennessee, USA by the Mayor.
Mr. Newton was the leading business consultant in NE China’s Liaoning Province, (China Fortune Investment Group) assisting firms with mergers, IPO’s, Sarbanes Oxley Compliance, investment seminars, business growth strategies; as well as consultant to the Liaoning Province and Shenyang city governments; liaison between Deutsche Boerse (Frankfurt Stock Exchange) and China firms seeking listings.
He maintains a Director role on the Board of Australian Horizons Foundation – a rural help foundation assisting farming communities in challenging times.
Mr. Newton is an English speaker and intermediate speaker in Mandarin.