Fundamentals of TEC
Better Leaders. Better Future.
A proven path to success for the complex challenges facing business leaders
It’s easy to feel overloaded with information, stretched and alone. Leaders are looking for a safe environment where they can be inspired, stretch their thinking, and grow.
Where we began
In 1957, businessman Bob Nourse from Wisconsin, USA met with four fellow chief executives to put a simple but revolutionary idea to the test: Will sharing knowledge and experience help and improve the performance of their businesses?
Seeing this success, Dr Phil Meddings brought TEC to Australia in 1986 and began the first TEC group in Sydney. Phil’s vision was to help Australian CEOs equal or better the best in the world and boost their leadership development. He focused on business leaders because he believed they determine the success of the company, which in turn, impacts the employees, the wider community, and the economy.
To do this, the founding leaders of TEC designed programs to drive growth both in TEC members and their organisation. Members have access to high-value perspectives through trusted peer advisory group meetings, one-to-one executive coaching, and world-class speakers and programs.
Trust is the most powerful ingredient of the TEC process. - Dr Phil Meddings
Meet the Executive Team
Stephanie Christopher, CEO
Chief Executive Officer of The Executive Connection (TEC) across Australia and New Zealand, Stephanie is an accomplished business leader with over 15 years' experience in the corporate sector. Prior to TEC, Stephanie successfully guided CEB SHL Talent Measurement through extensive growth and global best practice initiatives as the ANZ Managing Director. She believes the key to success for any organisation is a true understanding of the importance of leadership and the talent needed to achieve its objectives.
Stephen Purcell, Chairman
Over the past 20 years', Stephen has demonstrated the ability for developing and executing strategy and transforming businesses. Under his stewardship, Henry Davis York carved out a differentiated market position in the legal profession and developed a reputation as an outstanding employer. He strategically merged PPB Advisory with the Litmus Group, a management consulting business, and DibbsBarker with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm. PPB Advisory/Litmus Group was acquired by PWC in August 2018.
Peter Wallace, Director
Peter is the founder and Managing Director of Endeavour Capital, an independent advisory company. With over twenty-five years' experience in advising smaller and mid-sized businesses, Peter has been a Non-Executive Director of over 30 company groups in a wide range of industries including; biotechnology, distribution, financial services, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, and retail.
Kirsten Mann, Director
Kirsten is the Chief Product Officer at Prospection and holds board roles with PaperCut and the Product Management Festival group. With a reputation as a transformational and strategic leader, she has over 25 years experience working in the tech industry across the disciplines of product management, user experience and product development. Kirsten has worked with globally recognised brands including Oracle and MYOB. She was part of the executive leadership team at Aconex, the world's largest online SaaS platform for construction and engineering, which became an Australian success story when it was acquired by Oracle in 2018.
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