Dean Palmer


I have helped companies implement the systems and processes needed to support several expansion objectives. RightShip is in an exciting phase as a business in a traditional industry, moving to a data-led focus.

Dean Palmer has held several senior financial roles in industries including logistics, construction, renewables and manufacturing. He is skilled in implementing strategies to create significant growth opportunities and generate strong turnovers through critical thinking and improved efficiency 

Commencing as RightShip CFO in November 2018, Dean has brought a great deal of expertise from start-up environmentsIn the past, he has overseen the expansion of a company that launched with five employees, built to more than 500 staff and achieved a revenue of one billion in an 18-month period.  

Dean’s finance qualifications, including an MBA from Melbourne Business School, and his change management aptitude, make him well-placed to work across finance, IT and supply chain functions to implement a holistic response to rapid business development. Having worked with many tech start-ups, Dean has seen first-hand the way in which a business can thrive when new technology is embedded in a company structure.  

Drawing on his previous roles in a broad range of sectors, Dean applies a new lens to RightShip’s future potential. He is collaborating with multiple arms of the business and playing a pivotal role in enhancing RightShip’s innovation focus, while ensuring this is underpinned by a strong commercial outlook.  



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