Binu Profile


Independent Consultant, Non-Executive Director; Chairman of Bay Travel assisting with Strategy; Executive Director of Terminus Hotel, Pyrmont


Bachelor of Commerce


Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales

Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors, Australia

Fellow of Governance Institute of Australia


    •  Experienced Company Director
    •  Experience in Chair role
    •  Member and Chair of Audit and Risk Committee
    •  International business experience
    •  Experience in Building businesses
    •  Mergers & Acquisition experience
    •  Corporate Governance, Company Structuring and Company Secretarial experience
Binu Katari



Binu is a Chartered Accountant and an experienced Company Director. He left Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) in 2014 after 33years’ service to concentrate on Non-Executive Board positions and act as an advisor / consultant in professional servicesand other industries. He served onthe Board of Eco Logical Australia Pty Ltd and Roberts Day as a NED and works withBay Travel assisting them with Strategy and acting as their Chair. He has been a Director of a not-for-profit entity; National Heart Foundation (NSW); chaired the Audit and Risk Committee and represented NSW on the National Finance Advisory Committee. He served as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of Macquarie University for three years.Binu is currently and an Executive Director and Shareholder of the Terminus Hotel, Pyrmont. He has is a Principal of aspecialistConsulting and Advisory firm to assist businesses in designing Internal Transfer of Ownership programmes, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Structuring and Governance, Profit improvement and serving on advisory Boards and Committees.

As a senior finance executive and long serving Board member of the SKM Group (over 30 years), Binuwas an integral part of the Management team which grew the business from 300 to 7500 staff in 40 offices in many countries. He was involved in implementing many Governance changes across the firm at Board and Management level. He was the Chair of severalBoard committees and many group companies across the world. He has played a key role in the development and implementation of the SKM group’s Strategy and the completion of over 60 mergers and acquisitions to grow the Group.

He was actively involved in mentoring program, being the mentor of the CEO of SKM, prior to the company being sold. He also mentors’ members of the Governance Institute of Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants.He is an experienced businessman driven to create Shareholder value in a strong internal control environment with good Governance.

Selected Relevant Experience

Company Title Dates
Roberts Day Chairman of Advisory Board Sept 2017 –September 2018
Terminus Hotel Pyrmont Executive Director Mar 2016 - Current
Eco Logical Australia Non-Executive Director – Chairman of Audit and Risk Committee Jan 2014 - Mar 2017
Bay Travel Chairmanand Strategic Advisory role Aug 2014- Current
Macquarie University Member of the Audit and Risk Committee 2013 - 2015
Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) Finance Director, CFO and Company Secretary, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions. Member of many Board 1981 – Jan 2014
National Heart Foundation (NSW) Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and NSW representative on National Finance Advisory Committee. 2008 - 2013

Summary of Executive, Board and Shareholder related Experience

Strategy Committee member – prepare/review and implement strategies to grow the business
Audit and Risk Committee–member and Chairman – design Charter, liaise with externalAuditors, review Financial reports and report to the Board.
Equity and Finance Committee– Chair – manage the Shareholder and capital base of the Group and reviewing and approving Capital Management reports.
Nominations Committee– Member – review the succession plans and appointment of CEO and New Directors
Governance Committee – Member – Overview Corporate Governance in the organisation. Prepare and maintain the Corporate Governance Manual.

He was a Director on over 30companies in many Jurisdictions including Chair of manyof these entities

As CFO/FD: He was responsible for the Financial management of the Group and liaison with all the relevant stakeholders. Member of SKM’s GlobalManagement Executive Committee involved with the operations and strategic planning of the group. Involved in the running of both internal and external seminars and the development and implementation of Strategy.

Company Secretarial Work:

Advisor to the Board and the ChairPlanning and scheduling of meetings
Briefing Directors as required
Dealing with ASIC on company secretarial matters.

Shareholder Management – SKM had 660 global shareholders

Management of the Global Shareholding Plan. This included shareholder Induction and liaison, communication and presentations.

Other activities

Through the years has had many additional responsibilities which have included the role of Director of the Trustee Company of the firm’s Superannuation

External references:

Featured in articles in:

• CFO Magazine – February 2008 (available on request)
• Boss Magazine – November 2009 (available on request)