Our People


Bevan Roberts
Bevan-website1Director & CEO

M.R.E.I., G.A.I.C.D., M.A.I.B.B., C.E.P.A.


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Bevan is an experienced Manager across an extremely wide range of Industries which include Tourism, Education, Primary Industry, Distribution and Automotive.

A South Australian, he worked interstate and nationally for six years, returning to South Australia to establish his own business which he ran successfully for twenty five years.

He joined Dale Wood Business Sales Consultancy in 2005 and in 2007 became part of a management acquisition of this well established consultancy. As CEO and now Proprietor, he is responsible for the market positioning and development of the business.

He was an appointed member of the Business Development Council of South Australia for six years and chaired its Economic and Finance Subcommittee.

As an accredited Family Business Adviser he both speaks and mentors on business issues and trends, recently adding accreditation from the Exit Planning Institute, a prominent body based in Chicago.

He is an active Board Member of the Glenelg Golf Club and Volleyball SA.

 M: 0413 872 737




Steve ForemanSteveForeman



Steve spent 10 years with South Australian clothing and footwear icon RM Williams Pty Ltd, involved in retail and wholesale product representation and the development and implementation of their national retail chain of Bushman’s Outfitters stores.

This was followed by 16 years experience in the transport industry, predominately with Ansett Air Freight and various divisions of TNT Australia.           

His roles included Sales and Marketing, Operations, Administration, Branch and State Management. Areas of specialty included air, road, warehousing, distribution and logistics.

Steve enjoyed 2 years with Link Telecommunications specifically involved with the design, application and sales of messaging and call management systems.

Steve also has a 25 year association with Licensed Premises and has recently converted this knowledge into successful sales.

SPECIALISING IN: Caravan Parks, Motels, Licensed Premises, ChildCare, Engineering & Metals, Manufacturing and Mechanical.

M: 0418 778 800


Philip MannPhilipweb
F.C.P.A., F.Fin., M.B.A

Philip is an experienced and highly qualified Business Valuer. 

He joined the Dale Wood team in April 2014. He has experience with wine industry organisations, in logistics and in both Domestic and Export markets. 

Valuable experience gained at boutique business valuation firm, Leadenhall, enabled him to work with the Australian Valuation Office’s Business Valuation Unit for six years, where he was mainly involved with valuations for taxation purposes. Additionally, Philip was called on to value entities for other Government Departments for financial reporting and benefit purposes. Further experience followed, with a well-known National Accounting firm’s Corporate Finance Division. 

He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and of FINSIA and holds a Master of Business Administration from the prestigious Deakin University. 

Philip will provide Business Valuations and broad Strategic Business Advice to many of our clients.

M: 0411 800 475 

Philip Johns



Philip Johns has returned to Adelaide after 35 years living and working in Sydney and the Hunter Valley.  Achieving his business broker’s licence in 2004, Philip is very pleased to now be working with Adelaide’s leading Business Broker, Dale Wood Business Sales Consultancy.

Having qualifications as an industrial chemist has lead Philip through a series of employments in the technical field and other experiences to provide the knowledge and understanding required to act as a leading business broker. Philip’s background includes working for large multi-nationals such as General Motors Holden and Kaiser Chemical Corporation, through to managing his own technical consultancy and business management operation before moving into business broking and exit/succession planning.  

It has not all been technical with Philip owning and running Arden Galleries in fashionable Queen Street in leafy Woollahra in Sydney as well as industry association management for 15 years.

Philip sat on the Australian Institute of Business Brokers National Executive Committee for 3 years and also organised and ran the Industry Annual Conference in various states of Australia.

If you are a business owner looking for a broker with a wide range of business experience and knowledge, then contact Philip Johns. 

M: 0415 974 033