The Project Makeover Office Limited

Our Clients


Our team brings years of experience as senior corporate management, battle-scarred project managers and experienced business owners to each consulting engagement.



Jack Talbot

Jack has many years of General Management and Business Unit leadership experience, operating at senior levels in several of the world's largest consumer-goods companies, as well as having directed several successful strategic planning, business turnaround and organisational change initiatives.

He has held various commercially-focussed roles across a diverse mix of industry sectors, including FMCG sales & marketing, IT professional services and consulting business development

As an ex-Naval officer, Jack has strong leadership, coaching and team development skills, combined with current best practice HR tools and processes, an ability to build relationships among multi-functional teams as well as a focused drive for commercial results, proven contract negotiation skills and a sense for a genuine opportunity.

...such a diverse commercial management background is now enabling Jack to coach and support many small business owners in how to apply some big company thinking and structure to their growing businesses.

Jack also provides some of his time at no cost in support of the New Zealand Government's Business Mentors programme, as a specialist export mentor helping clients who are looking to grow their business through offshore sales opportunities.

Industries - FMCG Sales & Marketing, Professional Services, Manufacturing, Logistics & Distribution, Market Research, Defence.
Strengths - Leadership and Change Champion, Strategic Planning, Business Development, Business Acumen, Negotiating, Customer/Partner Relationships, Goal & Priority Setting, Building Effective Teams.
Organisations - Lion Nathan, Admiral Group (UK), Coles Myer, Goodman Fielder, Unilever, Bell Tea, Coca-Cola, Ansett Australia, IRI (US), AC Nielsen.



Michelle Anderson

A dynamic IT professional with fourteen years varied experience in large corporate FMCG, retail and telecommunication companies.  Skilled in Project and Programme Management.  PMI certified.  Recent focus on implementing eCommerce solutions in retail environments.

Michelle has proven success in realising business benefit through the delivery of technology, process and change management projects.

Industries - Retail, FMCG, Telecommunications.
Strengths - Relationship building, Communication, Strategic agility, Negotiation, Drive for results, Problem solving.
Organisations - The Warehouse Limited, Warehouse Stationery Limited, Lion Nathan Limited.