Meet the CEO
Before being named as CEO of Centenary Landscaping Supplies in June 2014, Conor went from Business Development Manager to Sales Manager where he was responsible for internal sales with the objective of improving systems, business intelligence, information technology, staff training and team building.
Conor has worked in most roles within the company which began at the age of 14, serving as yard hand filling bags on weekends. He went on to serve for two or more years as a Yardmen, Driver and Sales person while he studied Sound Engineering, Visual Art and gained valuable sales experience working with other organisations. His creative side has added some depth to the critical thinking around business, but also some diversity to the product range.
Conor is the eldest son of Terry and Denise the founders Centenary Landscaping Supplies. He works closely with Terry who is Managing Director to uphold the values of the family Business while the Centenary Group grows into new markets and distribution channels.
Conor’s steep climb to the top job was expertly facilitated by Jacob Aldridge and the Shirlaws business coaching team. The Centenary Group proudly endorses Shirlaws and Jacob for significantly improving the company’s culture, and strategic goals.
Meet the Finance & Compliance Manager
Kelby was looking for a way out of the industry, and into a better life style when Terry called one bitterly cold Melbourne day and offered him a job in the sales team at Centenary Landscaping Supplies. After a conversation with his better half, they jumped at the chance to come back home, work with the family and establish new roots in Queensland. Kelby’s background in high end customer service aligned well with the values and principles of the company.
After eight months or so, he had the opportunity to join the finance team and get involved with the business at a higher level. Quite unexpectedly, his studies in languages, philosophy and history seem to have prepared him well for the challenges of financial management. Businesses, no matter how big or small are made up of people. It is their expectations, desires and dreams which drive the flow of information and money in this wonderful exercise called business.