Robert Nordlinger

Bob Nordlinger


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TEC Chair: Chief Executive Program

A TEC Chair since 1995, I have twice been Australian Chair of the Year (2001 and 2003) and is the inaugural winner of the Phil Meddings Award as well as 5 International and 21 Australian Chair Excellence awards. I’ve also received two Speaker of the Year awards for my resource sessions on strategic planning and balanced score cards.

Founder and Consulting Director of Superior Strategy Pty Ltd, I enjoy an international reputation as a lecturer, facilitator and consultant in strategic management. This follows a long and distinguished career in Australian management. After coming to Melbourne with consultants, McKinsey and Co. in 1972, I spent the following 20 years as CEO of major Australian companies spanning a broad range of industries, including:

  • Chair and CEO – ICF Kaiser Engineers Australia
  • Managing Director – John Holland Group Limited
  • Chair – Associated International Finance
  • Chair and Managing Director – Professional and Corporate Equipment
  • Chair and Managing Director – Freighter Industries Limited
  • Chair – Sandridge City Development Company

My career has included five successful turnarounds and two company start-ups. He has served on the boards of a broad range of public and private companies, across industries as diverse as computers, engineering, property development, financial services and insurance. I have also given service to the public sector of Victoria, as Chair of the Victorian TAB and Chair of the Victorian Tourism Commission.

In addition to my activities in the business community, I have served the medical, arts and general communities in numerous positions which have included Deputy Chair of Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research, Deputy Chair of the Victorian Wine Industry Association, the boards of the major theatre companies, the Committee of the Castlemaine State Festival and Chair of the Aboriginal Art Committee of the National Gallery of Victoria.