Level 4 155 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill QLD 4000
Anthony Ragusa

Strategic Advisory Board


  • Executive Advisory Services
  • Financial Reporting and Management
  • Financial Analysis and Modelling
  • Business Strategy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Change Management
  • Executive Leadership
  • Corporate Tax and Accounting


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Masters of Business Law (in progress)
  • Masters of Business Administration (Law)
  • CPA Program
  • Graduate Certificate in Public Administration
  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Justice of the Peace (Qualified)
  • Disability Services Positive Notice Card (Yellow Card)
  • Working With Children (Blue Card)

Anthony is a well-balanced, analytical professional that brings hands-on experience across financial, operations, management, human resources, and legal operations. He has more than 25 years of experience working with Boards, across Executive & Non-Executive Director engagements.

Bringing with him a unique combination of skills and experience across both the NFP and commercial sectors, Anthony is a valued and integral member of the Gripfast Strategic Advisory Board. Anthony is an accomplished C-suite finance professional with comprehensive experience at the Chief Financial Officer level across multiple sectors and disciplines.  Extensive exposure across construction, healthcare, professional services, commercial operations, creative industries, and government & regulatory sectors has built a solid foundation of comprehensive skills and commercial nous.

Anthony is an experienced executive level leader, who has confidently advised fellow executives, Board members, and senior leaders. Currently, he is the Strategic CFO Advisor for Explorate, a freight forwarding technology start-up founded in 2016. He is responsible for providing strategic CFO services to the company, for the purposes of setting the financial strategy and assisting in crystallizing its first substantive capital raise after its initial seed capital raising success. Recently, as the CFO for Open Minds, he was responsible for all the operational aspects  and financial processes of the company, including significant M&As.

As of 2021, Anthony’s advisory role at Gripfast has assisted in setting the strategic direction of the firm, with a reimagined focus on national growth and service diversification. Having attracted the best and brightest staff in their field, the Board has collectively set a mandate of increasing maintainable earnings and portfolio ownership. Anthony is responsible for having established key metrics to drive growth, diversification, and profitability of the company, whilst simultaneously planning staff retention and succession strategies.