Hacen helps businesses to reduce non-labour costs, and improve their profitability.
We are independent, and not receive any royalties/commissions from any suppliers, which allows the team to make the best business decisions for your organisation.

We are supported by an extensive team of industry specialists which are engaged for specific skillsets.

Hamish Burns

"There can never be a status quo. 

Every business must adapt - and remain in a state of continuous improvement to succeed."

Hamish has 12 years of diverse Financial Experience, across  the Renewable Energy, Funds Management, and Transport Sectors.

He brings a critical mind and analytical skills to develop innovative solutions, and eliminate excessive costs in even the most well-rounded organisations.

He holds a B.Sc (Honours) from the University of Melbourne, a Diploma of Accounting from Swinburne University, and an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).

Our Guiding Principles


Reducing COSTS is often the most effective way to increase PROFITS

Australian businesses are too often focused on revenue growth, whether through: expansion, M&A, or introducing new product & services.  Each of these avenues introduces new risks to the business and generally requires a significant investment of capital and resources.

Conversely, reducing costs represents a simpler pathway to improving profitability, and provides compelling returns on investment.


We prioritise progress over perfection

Our goal is improvement on the baseline, and to ensure incremental gain relative to the transaction costs, risk, and time requirements, against each of our recommendations.

Put another way, we can add more value by taking areas of “poor performance” into “very good”, as opposed to areas of “excellence” into “perfection”.  To obtain that last remnant of improvement is often a case of diminishing returns.


We think and act like shareholders

HACEN’s fees are based on the savings delivered, which ensures a mutually beneficial partnership, and that there is only upside for our clients.

Our  priority is delivering a sustainable cost savings which will benefit
your business for years to come.


Sustainability Principles

We recognise the importance of sustainability and social impacts within today’s business environment.

Our Sustainability Focus Areas

  • improving energy efficiency,
  • reducing waste,
  • reducing GHG emissions, and implementing CO2 offset initiatives
  • assisting clients with Grant Funding submissions (materials, energy, waste)
  • helping businesses to understand the risks and implications of the Paris Agreement and Carbon Pricing