JOHN STRANGE Director

Dan Hannagan  

RIZZA CHUNG Personal Virtual Assistant

I began my working life as a research test engineer with Rolls Royce Aircraft, working on design of the engine that powered the Concorde. I held that role until my wife, Chris, and I emigrated to Australia in 1969. On arrival in Australia I worked at the University of S.A., designing experiments for the students and lecturers, which was a great job, but the pay was insufficient to support us, once we started to have children. So I then tried management in the corporate world, but after 5 years it became apparent that I wasn’t cut out for life in the big end of town. Next I worked as a manager in a mid-sized company, which was much more suited to my style and mind-set. Later, while setting up a school in Gawler, South Australia (www.trinty.sa.edu.au) I started a financial planning business and that’s how I spent the next 35 years working in and with small business owners.

Dan started his first business, a Martial Arts Academy, at age 18.

The academy was created around the idea of a particular philosophy combined with action gets results!

He studied and coached in health and fitness, developing the skill to bring out the best in people.

For the past 10 years he has been the Managing Director of Medalfield, a family owned waste recycling and landfill company.

Given this was a completely different industry to his previous experience and education, it was a steep learning curve.

He invested time and money in self education that ran from university level down to short online courses.

All this training allowed him to develop skills to operate a successful business and have a happy marriage and bond with his three sons.

In the business, during this time, a strong focus was placed on process, procedures, automation, technology, and potential markets.

It has been the successful implementation of these strategies that allows him to enjoy the enviable life work balance he has today.

Within the waste industry he has become known as a leader in sustainability and recycling practices.

He is the VP of the Committee for Waste Reduction and has been on national TV, Radio, Podcasts and speaks on a monthly radio shown with ABC, “Talking Trash”

This background is what makes him a valuable member of the Your Business Freedom team as one of its consultants.

Rizza has been with us since 2015, working as my P.A. She has had extensive experience in administration and customer service. Rizza is our implementation machine. Whenever we are trialling something new, she is the one who gets tossed the task to figure out how it works and how we or our clients can use it. Unfortunately, as much as Chris loves the limelight, Rizza shuns it, she is much happier beavering away in the background, so you may never get to capture a glimpse of her in real life.

CHRIS STRANGE Customer Support  

I have worked with John for over 30 years; John as the systems and strategist specialist and me as the people person. The fact that we are opposites has certainly proven to be both complementary and successful as we have built and run various businesses over the years.


Other team members Because each business we deal with presents a different set of challenges, we have a wide range of helpers who will only come into the picture to provide specialist services that maybe required, from time to time. No one person is knowledgeable in all areas, so it’s better for you if we just bring in that specialist as and when they are needed. It’s not only more effective, but it also saves you money.

JOHN STRANGE - Director

I began my working life as a research test engineer with Rolls Royce Aircraft, working on design of the engine that powered the Concorde. I held that role until my wife, Chris, and I emigrated to Australia in 1969. On arrival in Australia I worked at the University of S.A., designing experiments for the students and lecturers, which was a great job, but the pay was insufficient to support us, once we started to have children. So I then tried management in the corporate world, but after 5 years it became apparent that I wasn’t cut out for life in the big end of town. Next I worked as a manager in a mid-sized company, which was much more suited to my style and mind-set. Later, while setting up a school in Gawler, South Australia (www.trinty.sa.edu.au) I started a financial planning business and that’s how I spent the next 35 years working in and with small business owners.

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Dan Hannagan

Dan started his first business, a Martial Arts Academy, at age 18.

The academy was created around the idea of a particular philosophy combined with action gets results!

He studied and coached in health and fitness, developing the skill to bring out the best in people.

For the past 10 years he has been the Managing Director of Medalfield, a family owned waste recycling and landfill company.

Given this was a completely different industry to his previous experience and education, it was a steep learning curve.

He invested time and money in self education that ran from university level down to short online courses.

All this training allowed him to develop skills to operate a successful business and have a happy marriage and bond with his three sons.

In the business, during this time, a strong focus was placed on process, procedures, automation, technology, and potential markets.

It has been the successful implementation of these strategies that allows him to enjoy the enviable life work balance he has today.

Within the waste industry he has become known as a leader in sustainability and recycling practices.

He is the VP of the Committee for Waste Reduction and has been on national TV, Radio, Podcasts and speaks on a monthly radio shown with ABC, “Talking Trash”

This background is what makes him a valuable member of the Your Business Freedom team as one of its consultants.

RIZZA CHUNG Personal Virtual Assistant Rizza has been with us since 2015, working as my P.A. She has had extensive experience in administration and customer service. Rizza is our implementation machine. Whenever we are trialling something new, she is the one who gets tossed the task to figure out how it works and how we or our clients can use it. Unfortunately, as much as Chris loves the limelight, Rizza shuns it, she is much happier beavering away in the background, so you may never get to capture a glimpse of her in real life.

CHRIS STRANGE Customer Support 

I have worked with John for over 30 years; John as the systems and strategist specialist and me as the people person. The fact that we are opposites has certainly proven to be both complementary and successful as we have built and run various businesses over the years.  


Other team members Because each business we deal with presents a different set of challenges, we have a wide range of helpers who will only come into the picture to provide specialist services that maybe required, from time to time. No one person is knowledgeable in all areas, so it’s better for you if we just bring in that specialist as and when they are needed. It’s not only more effective, but it also saves you money.