Adam spent 20 years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he was the managing partner Australia & New Zealand from 2002 to 2008. Adam was also a member of McKinsey & Company’s global personnel committees and Asia Council governing body.

Adam has extensive consulting experience at the most senior levels of corporations across a range of industries including: metals, mining chemicals, manufacturing, telecommunications, retailing, banking and government His particular expertise is in business unit and corporate strategy, including game theory and competitive analysis, as well as organisation. This experience has been developed in markets including: Australia, New Zealand, USA, The United Kingdom, The Netherlands, France, Belgium, South Korea, Japan and Singapore.

He was also a Board member of the Melbourne International Film Festival, Howard Florey Commercialisation Board and Australia Council for the Arts. He is currently the Chairman of Southern Innovation and Director of Chop Wood Carry Water and maintains a number of interests in music, agriculture and sport.

Adam has an MBA (Honours) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Bachelor of Electronic Engineering (Honours) from Curtin University, Western Australia.