About Us


New Challenge International Consultancy (NCIC) is a unique and innovative business that creates economic and cultural bridges between Australia with New Zealand and Poland with Europe.

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About Us


New Challenge International Consultancy (NCIC) is a unique and innovative business that creates economic and cultural bridges between Australia with New Zealand and Poland with Europe.


What We do

International Business Expansion Support

We assist businesses and organisations with their international market expansion strategies. We integrate business solutions with ICT expertise.

Arts, Culture and Travel

Through our Business Cultural (B&C) Centres, we bring Australia and Poland with Central Europe closer than ever before. 

Global Coaching 

We deliver transformational coaching programs for individuals, groups and organization in Australia, Poland and Central Europe.



Who We are

NCIC delivers tailored solutions for your market expansion activities in business, the arts, education or tourism.   

Our team of qualified and experienced business practitioners offers integrated services to corporations, SMEs, organisations and community groups.   NCIC has conducted market research, and is delivering business expansion services for leading and innovative businesses from a wide range of industries, such as: Mining; Engineering; Timber; Environmental Design; Visual Arts; Manufacturing; Education; Health and Wellbeing; and Fashion and Cosmetics.

With our head office in Canberra, Australia, and the first and only Australian Business Cultural Centre in Europe based in Poznan, Poland, NCIC can help you to fast track your growth in new and existing markets.

 

Mission
To challenge clients to see beyond the horizon, believe and make it real.

Vision
To become an overarching organisation connecting Australia, New Zealand and Central Europe closer than ever before.

Values
NCIC upholds the following core values, which inform and guide everyday practice: dedicated to outstanding results; people are the most valuable resource; mutual trust and respect.


Our TEAM

Antonia Kaucz
Strategic Leader

Antonia is a professional leader with over 15 years’ experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, in Australia and internationally.  She has an Honours degree in Anthropology (Australian National University), which included Indigenous Australian studies, and the anthropology of textiles and art in the Asia Pacific region.  She specialises in business development, market research and analysis, Australian certification processes, client relationship management, tender submissions, grant applications, stakeholder engagement, coaching, cultural awareness and adult learning.  Antonia has managed significant projects, and is experienced in monitoring & evaluation, governance frameworks, and market strategy development.  Since 2012, Antonia has worked with diverse businesses and artists to expand into Europe and Australia.   

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Aleksander Gancarz OAM
International Business Manager (Australia-Poland)

Aleksander Gancarz is responsible for business development between Australian and Polish organisations, representing NCIC at economic forums, and delivering market expansion projects for clients.  With a Master of Economics, Graduate Diploma in Information Systems, and PhD level research in organisation and management, Alek has both Australian and European qualifications.  Having over thirty years of professional experience, Alek has delivered IT, marketing, business development, sales and promotion services for both government and business clients.  As an Australian and Polish citizen, Alek has a long history serving the Polish community in Australia and to Rotary International, and his contribution was recognised by being awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2010.   Alek is also currently Vice-President of the Australia Poland Business Council Inc. (APBC), member of the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin (RCCBG), the Australian Institute of Polish Affairs, and the Canberra Multicultural Community Forum.

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Bijo Varghese
Senior Business IT Consultant

Bijo Varghese is a Senior Business IT Consultant with NCIC and is based in Canberra, Australia. Bijo is responsible for supporting all IT services for the company and its clientele. Since 2014, he has been actively involved in expanding streams of IT services offered by NCIC. Before NCIC, Bijo was the Associate Vice President at Copal Amba, India (a Moody’s Group Co.) for the Information Centre Services division, for over 5 years. He led a client-dedicated team and his responsibilities included managing end-to-end project life cycle, create workflow tools and methodology documents, industry and economic data analysis and market intelligence. He has hands-on experience on a wide array of market data-sources. Currently, Bijo is pursuing a course in Business Informatics at the University of Canberra, Australia.

Trajan Musiał 
Senior Business Cultural Consultant

Trajan Musiał is responsible for business development, client relations, supporting art sales, and ensuring the smooth operations of the Australian Business Cultural Centre in Europe.   With a passion for the history of Poland, particularly the early modern era, and also of Australia, Trajan has tertiary qualifications in History, specialising in archiving and document management at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.   For NCIC business clients, Trajan delivers in depth market analysis of various sectors, including the food, automotive, aerospace and agriculture industries.   He provides practical support for Australian clients visiting Central Europe to explore options for market entry and growth in Europe.  Trajan also provides information about business opportunities and the Australian culture to European clients.  In his spare time, Trajan enjoys a broad range of good books and movies. 

 

In addition, NCIC has an extensive network of professional practitioners in Australia and Central Europe who contribute to specific projects as they arise.  NCIC also assists clients during their in-country visits with translations and logistics.