We have joined forces with Priority Business Lawyers, expanding our services to include expert advice across property, business law and litigation. Find out more here.

23 July 2020

Pro bono work is more than just responsible business practice for One Direct Advisory (ODA) and their partner law firm Priority Business Lawyers (PBL) – it’s part of the ethos, with advisors through ODA providing upwards of 450 hours of pro-bono services in the last twelve months.

In the 2019/2020 financial year alone, more than two full months of collective pro bono hours were provided by advisors across areas such as business strategy, law, finance, and corporate governance.

PBL’s Managing Director Raea Khan is one of ODA’s advisors, having provided his legal expertise pro bono to the firm long before the joint venture. Both he and ODA’s Chairman, Ron Thomsen, expect an increase in the demand for legal advice post COVID-19.

Graphic for media release

Collegial partnerships are alive and well on the Central Coast, with supportive relationships being formed between three companies - One Direct Advisory, Kariong Neighbourhood Centre and Meals on Wheels Central Coast. One Direct Advisory has worked with the management teams in both companies to help improve the management systems and strategic direction.

Working as part of the Kariong Neighbourhood Centre team, One Direct Advisory used their skill and expertise in a range of areas, resulting in a significant financial and operational turnaround for the community based association.

Shayne Silvers, General Manager of Kariong Neighbourhood Centre, welcomed the guidance of the specialised advisory team.

“Working as part of our team, One Direct Advisory supported our Centre in both financial and operational areas resulting in a positive change,” she said.

“We are grateful for the collegial partnerships we have formed with both One Direct Advisory and Meals on Wheels Central Coast.

“It’s encouraging to see businesses working together for the greater good of the community on the Central Coast. “ Ms Silvers said.

For more information on One Direct Advisory, please contact Ron Thomsen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We were thrilled to sponsor Hole No. 5 at the McGrath Charity Golf Day held at Kooindah Waters, Wyong on Wednesday 30 October.
Thanks to Priority Business Lawyers and Bungree Aboriginal Association for hosting this special fundraising event.

Golf Day Kooindah Waters Oct 2019Pictured are Ron Thomsen, Chairman, and Dennis Taylor, Director.

When it comes to the effective running of a business, good human resource management is essential.
With many small to medium businesses unable to afford dedicated HR personnel, a solution has arrived, with the addition of a Human Resource specialist to the One Direct Advisory team.
Anne O’Keefe joins the One Direct Advisory team with over 25 years’ experience in executive human resource roles in Australia and overseas.
Anne’s experience includes managing HR and business transformation, developing HR strategy aligned to business plans, developing leadership capability, building high performance culture and establishing commercially focused HR functions.
“One Direct Advisory is thrilled to have Anne join their team”, said Ron Thomsen, Chairman of One Direct Advisory.
“Anne’s high level human resource skills bring a whole new dimension to the services we offer. She will work with businesses to ensure that they have the best HR practices in place.
“To have someone with expertise in the executive human resource management field as part of our team means we can support more businesses in our community.”
Anne also has extensive knowledge of organisational restructures, mergers and acquisitions, as well as developing outcome based culture.
One Direct Advisory is an advisory firm with an underlying philanthropic purpose.

For more information on One Direct Advisory, please contact Ron Thomsen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Jordan Bryant has joined One Direct Advisory, further enhancing their teams’ accounting and financial skill set.

Jordan, a Certified Practicing Accountant, has an extensive financial background having worked in the accounting industry for over nine years.

A Central Coast local, Jordan has experience in FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods), managing financial systems, strategies, commercial financial controls, budgets, financial analysis and forecasting.

His strong financial background has made him a welcome addition to the One Direct Advisory team.

“One Direct Advisory functions under a relationship based advisory service where we work as an informed and effective part of our client’s team”, said Ron Thomsen, Chairman of One Direct Advisory.

“With his extensive background in management and cost accounting, Jordan complements our team nicely, and is enthusiastic about the prospect of assisting local companies to achieve better outcomes.”

One Direct Advisory is an advisory firm with an underlying philanthropic purpose.

For more information on One Direct Advisory, please contact Ron Thomsen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

One Direct Advisory is thrilled to announce that Lauren Talbot has joined the organisation as an Advisor.

Lauren, a Certified Practicing Accountant, has an extensive financial background, having worked as a Management accountant for over ten years.

Based on the Central Coast, Lauren’s knowledge and expertise in accountancy will be of great benefit to local small to medium businesses.

“Lauren’s work experience and knowledge of the Central Coast will compliment the services that One Direct Advisory offer,” said Ron Thomsen, Chairman of One Direct Advisory.
“Her accountancy skills will bolster our advisory team to meet increasing demand.

“Her attributes will assist the organisation in promoting a relationship based advisory service where One Direct Advisory is an informed and effective part of the client’s team”.
One Direct Advisory is an advisory firm with an underlying philanthropic purpose.

For more information on One Direct Advisory, please contact Ron Thomsen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.