GRAHAM CHILMAN – Director and Principal of Chilman Business Pty Ltd

Areas of Specialisation & Strengths

Over 30 years of practical experience in negotiating business sales and acquisitions. Graham has been personally involved with over 500 business sale transactions.

A relationship builder with a track record of credibility, positive action and results. He has strong people, negotiation and communication skills.

Considerable expertise has been developed particularly in:

  • Professional Practices (accountancy, dental, optician, veterinary etc.)
  • Unusual and niche based businesses
  • Import / Export
  • Wholesale and distribution based businesses
  • Service based businesses
  • Manufacturing and engineering
  • Larger retail businesses
  • Caravan Parks

Industry and Professional Interests:

  • Fellow of The Australian Institute of Company Directors.
  • Has been a regular presenter of papers on practical issues regarding valuation, business sales and franchising to professional bodies including the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Australian Society of C.P.A’s.
  • Has been a regular presenter of staff training sessions to accountants in public practice primarily on business valuation, (from a practical point of view).
  • Provided general business and franchising articles that have appeared in the Business Pages of The Advertiser and various industry magazines.
  • Contributor to radio discussions on business and franchising topics.
  • Ex-committee member of Eastern Business Enterprise Centre
  • Past member of the Management Committee of the Franchise Council of Australia.
  • Registered Manager (Land Agents, Brokers and Valuers Act).
  • Certified Business Broker (Real Estate Institute of SA).
  • Presenter of a paper entitled “Strategic Winning Moves in Maximising the Sale Price of Your Business”

Career Prior to Chilman Business Pty Ltd:

Chilman Bila Pty Ltd 1988-2002 – Business Sales
Ross Tiller & Associates 1984-1988 – Business Sales
B.W. Carey Pty Ltd 1972-1984 – Business and Commercial Sales
National Australia Bank 1969-1972 – Banking


Happily married with two children


Tennis (former Top 10 player in SA), golf, photography, reading, wine and food, people, travel, bush walking and trekking both in Australia and overseas.