OUR PEOPLE

Peter Kreitals – Managing Director

Peter Kreitals has over 35 years of practical professional experience. He has specialist knowledge of industry management and government policy issues and is well known and respected in government and industry circles in Australia and overseas. Peter is highly respected for his analytical approach, ability to negotiate successful and mutually beneficial outcomes, and high level relationships and networks he has engendered.

Peter established Kreitals in early 1998. Kreitals is a Management Consulting Company specialising in helping both individual businesses and broader industry segments with their strategic planning, in facilitating strategic collaborations between businesses, and in assisting companies access government grants.

Previously, Peter has worked in trade and industry policy in the Federal Government (in the 1980’s) and ran the TCF Council of Australia/Textiles & Fashion Industries of Australia (in the 1990’s).

Since establishing, and overseeing his own consulting business, Peter has been contracted to fulfil a number of other roles, including:

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Dianne Kreitals – Company Secretary

Dianne has been a director of Kreitals Progressive Business Advice from its inception in 1998. Dianne oversees the financial structure and business strategy development for the group. Dianne has a background in:

  • Financial management
  • Tertiary education
  • Administrative services

Dianne is an integral part of the project management and resource allocation for the group and has had extensive experience in all aspects of business.

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Bernie Goldman – Principal Advisor

Bernie Goldman has worked in the university, business and government sectors. He brings to Kreitals Progressive Business Advice an insider's appreciation of business needs as well as relevant experience in designing and delivering government programs.

Bernie studied business and government at the University of Queensland and initially followed an academic career-path in government and public administration. He was later attracted to the business sector and held senior executive roles, including as managing director, in the TCF industry. He supported a number of peak organisations particularly as a Councillor of the TCF Council of Australia (now TFIA), President of the TCF division of the Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (now CCIQ), and a Director, and Chair, of the national industry training advisory board for the TCF and furnishing industries

In the late 1990s, Bernie was appointed TCF industry advisor by the Queensland Government. This led to senior roles supporting regional and economic development, business mentoring and business innovation.

Bernie joined Kreitals Progressive Business Advice in 2013. He contributes a wealth of experience, an analytical mind, a strong strategic focus and an ability to engage with people, organisations and networks across business, government, research and innovation.

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Mary Gualtieri – Principal Advisor

Joining Kreitals in December 2004 as Principal Business Adviser, Mary Gualtieri looked after the company’s NSW based clients, initially specialising in assisting fashion companies utilise the TCF SIP (Strategic Investment Program) and then its successor the Clothing and Household Textiles (Building Innovative Capability) BIC Scheme. This has evolved to working with companies in all industry sectors, to review their business strategies and manage the claim process for all relevant government programs, both state and federal. Mary has an extensive background derived from 18 years in the Australian fashion industry, including with her own women’s wear brand MARY GUALTIERI DESIGNS, which specialised in co-ordinate dressing for the middle to upper end market group and sold across Australia and New Zealand.

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  • (1995-1999) Treasurer Chairperson, Fashion Group International of Sydney Inc.
  • (2005-2006) Regional Director, Fashion Group International of Sydney Inc.
  • (2007-2008) Regional Director, Fashion Group International of Sydney Inc.

In addition to managing the FGI Board during this period, the role also involved initiating and managing various key fashion events, business seminars and coordinating the inclusion of innovative Australian Designers in global fashion trend reports and events. Keynote activity in this time was the coordination and hosting of the International FGI Conference in Sydney, “The Cutting Edge Conference” showcasing the Australian Fashion Industry to over 150 leading fashion figures from around the world.

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