Chair since: 2015
Group: TEC 78

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TEC Coach Lianne-Cretney-Barnes“My goal is to make every business and CEO/business owner in TEC78 develop both themselves and their businesses. CEOs and business owners are far more productive (and certainly happier) when they can share their doubts and ideas with somebody who’s done the job but has no personal stake in the outcome, other than the satisfaction of mentoring and growing together. This is the foundation stone of TEC and why I believe in it so much.

My professional life has spanned sectors as diverse as science, education, finance, retail, hospitality, property development and not for profit associations.

I currently have a portfolio career, which includes running my own business, Board Connexions. Board Connexions specialises in coaching and facilitation in governance, leadership and strategy.  I am also a practising Board Director, Chair of Integrity for Racing and Wagering (WA), Deputy Chair of ChemCentre and WA Partner for Women on Boards.

I am accredited in the use of Governance Evaluator © and Lumina Learning © psychometrics. My other qualifications include a Doctor in Business Administration, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, and accreditation in Coaching Skills. I am a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management.


Governance Leadership Strategy
Governance reviews
Governance planning
Governance audits
Board induction
Board structure and composition
Stakeholder engagement
Board and CEO dynamics
Board readiness training
Executive Mentoring
Executive Coaching
Executive development
Board search
Board evaluation
Strategic planning
Strategic review
Change leadership
High Performing Teams

TEC 78 Vision

To become a trusted group of peers who challenge each other’s growth and learning in a safe and inspiring environment.

A CEOs biggest challenge:

To recognise that “all ships rise with the tide” and that they are not alone!


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