Meet our executive team
Better Leaders. Better Future.
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.
For Stephanie, being a TEC member is ‘the best use of my day during the whole month’ and is ‘a wonderful gift I give myself'.