121107 Foundation-79Marc Pearce

Founder and Managing Director

Marc gained insight into some of the challenges that businesses face through his corporate experience which included a senior executive role at a top 100 company. This experience inspired Marc to assist business owners and senior managers to tackle challenges in unique ways, and led him to establish his own boutique consulting firm, Marcqui Australia, 13 years ago. His vision has been to provide tailored management consulting that helps his clients strive towards competitive advantage through differentiation and lateral thinking, supported by hard financials, in a practical and considered manner. Now operating under the banner of Pearce Consulting, Marc’s extensive experience and skills coupled with his passionate commitment to create value for his clients make for a powerful combination and have led to many success stories.

Through his experiences within Pearce Consulting, Marc was exposed to many family businesses and the unique challenges they face. Marc recognised the need for specialised, quality assistance with generational handover, succession planning and other specific issues associated with family businesses. To address this, Marc established Foundation Family Business Advisory (FFBA) to provide practical, expert advice to family businesses.

Marc has an MBA from Melbourne Business School (2000) as well as Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology (Organisational) from the University of Canberra and is an advisor with the Family Business Association and member of the Institute of Company Directors.


121107 Foundation-11Leon Levin


Leon has a strong history as a consultant, lecturer and executive. Currently lecturing in Family Business at RMIT and completing his PhD thesis on “Generation Transition in a Family Business”.

Leon has a great understanding of all the research in the field having also lectured and tutored at Monash University and Swinburne University. Other topics he has lectured in include strategy and marketing.

Prior to his work as an academic, Leon worked for Price Waterhouse Coopers, Channel 7 television, and as a political advisor. Leon also holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing.


121107 Foundation-207Simon Quirk


Throughout his career Simon has been involved in building high performance leaders and teams and in transforming culture. After working as a commercial lawyer, Simon took on several executive roles as Vice President at Getty Images in London, and as General Manager of a listed financial services company.

Simon has since provided consulting and developed strategies for enlisting employee engagement, organisational development and the creation of high performance culture.

Simon has degrees in psychology and law from Monash University. He is a member of the Leadership Committee and Secretary of Organisation Development Australia and belongs to the Australian Psychological Society, the International Organisation Development Association and the Australian Human Resources Institute. Simon is also a guest speaker the Swinburne University School of Business.