Meet Our Team

Dane Thornburgh

Managing Director
Dane has been involved in business in Vanuatu and the wider pacific for in excess of 11 years.
 
Admitted as a Lawyer in Australia in 2003 he worked at large city firms in Brisbane specializing in corporate and commercial law.
 
In 2005 Dane went to the bar and Practised as a Barrister – at – Law, culminating in time at the prestigious Culwulla Chambers in Castlereagh Street Sydney Australia.
 
During this time Dane practised and acted in many litigious matters including acting as mediator & arbitrator in various commercial disputes.
 
In 2008 Dane moved to Vanuatu in the Pacific and worked as a Senior Associate in a long standing commercial Law firm in Vanuatu.
 
In January 2013 Dane commenced a Law Practise and practised in his chosen filed of commercial law.  Throughout that time he also became adapt and experience in acting for a variety of companies and individuals and meeting their commercial needs in the Pacific. 
 
Dane has been at the front of many commercial transactions in Vanuatu and has acted for and provided advice to Facebook, KFC, Apple, Samsung, BRED  Bank, ANZ Bank and many other magic circle firms throughout the world.
 
With the Corporate offshore environment in Vanuatu Dane has also been at the forefront of International Bank License Applications, online gaming license applications and sale and purchase of large corporations, airline aircraft easing, shipping finance etc.
 
Amongst others, the International Bank license issued through the Reserve bank of Vanuatu to Westminster Bank Vanuatu, was handled by Dane from inception through until approval.
 
Dane now operates as a consultant focusing on the commercial aspects of doing business in the Pacific and is always eager to assist his clients reach their desired goals.
 
Dane does not offer or hold himself out to provide legal advice and as of November 2019 no longer offers Legal advice or services within Vanuatu. Dane heads the Australian office working closely with Terry in the Port Vila Office operating a commercial advisory firm with our consultants  touching the Pacific and Vanuatu for in excess of 25 years with Dane residing in Vanuatu from 2009 – 2019.

DANE THORNBURGH​

Mark Provost

Mark Provost

Tourism & Hospitality Consultant

Mark Provost is our lead Tourism & Hospitality Consultant.

While working with the other members of the team, marks input and skill, creates a business harmony through honesty and integrity by designing, building & managing ecologically, culturally and environmentally responsible tourism products throughout the Pacific.

The developments created are market driven, based on the principal that resorts/tourism assets meet the development objectives of investors and shareholders by providing the type and quality of products and services that the market desires.

Marks experience on the Pacific is unparalleled having arrived in Vanuatu in 2008.

Mark also has been engaged as a Hospitality and tourism consultant throughout Fiji, Solomons Australia & PNG

Prior to his commencement in the Consultant business, Mark was employed in various management positions in the Sydney tourism market including, Duty Manger, Reservations Manager and General Manager of various 3 -5 star properties.

Completed projects include

TWO CANOES ISLAND GETAWAY
MICRO RESORT
AORE ISLAND, VANUATU
CONCEPT, DEVELOPMENT, OWNERSHIP & MANAGEMENT (2016-2017)


CLUB AQUA
WATERFRONT RESTAURANT, BAR & MINI CASINO
ESPIRITU SANTO, VANUATU (2013)

GUNYA TITJIKLA
EXCLUSIVE ABORIGINAL MICRO RESORT
TITJIKALA, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA (2004)
Australia’s first exclusive Indigenous Resort, located on the fringe of the Simpson Desert.

Terry Hannam

Port Vila Manager & Consultant in Sub Divisions and Property Development

Terry is the point of contact and manager of our Port Vila offices and works in closely with Dane and our other consultants in Australia and throughout the Pacific.

Terry is also our Lead Consultant in Sub Divisions and Property Development.

Terry has been in the Pacific for in excess of 25 years.

In that time he has been involved in an developed many sub division, commercial & retail buildings and strata title developments.

Terry is a qualified Draftsman and with other qualified architects in the South Pacific Business Advisory team Terry can assist from inception of a subdivision, development and or building through until completion and or management.

Terrys list of achievements in the Pacific includes the design and development of many iconic subdivisions and developments that stand out in the Pacific Today.

Terry Hannam