TEC Chair: Chief Executive Program
TEC Chair: Key Executive Program
‘Members have the opportunity to meet with other leaders to share ideas opportunities and challenges in a safe environment where they will be challenged and supported. I regard it as a privilege to be a part of these leaders world and assist them to become better leaders.’
I’ve previously held chief executive and other senior executive positions in a multinational corporation in four continents. I immigrated to Australia from the UK where I had worked as a salesman in the food industry and as a professional singer in Europe. I joined Upjohn, a major pharmaceutical company in 1973 in Perth WA, and after working in many states, moved to Sydney and was appointed National Sales Manager.
In 1985 I was relocated to Indonesia to fulfil the role of Marketing Manager, followed by a position of Group Manager in South Africa. With the fall of the Communist regimes in the early 1990s, I was asked to assist in establishing operations in Eastern Europe and later became Vice President Marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and was stationed in Brussels, Belgium. Line responsibilities followed for 14 countries in addition to the regional responsibilities with a budget over US$1 billion. Following a merger, I was appointed President and CEO of Pharmacia and Upjohn in Hong Kong, overseeing the company consolidation and the change of sovereignty with responsibility for China and regional South East Asia.
I have extensive line and staff management experience in a wide variety of cultures and countries. I commenced Delamere Marketing Pty Ltd in 1999 with a client base of private and public companies, state and federal government agencies.
What can be gained from the TEC group experience:
For my members, it is all about the experience of raising issues that one would rather not raise internally inside their companies; that is, the ability to ask the proverbial ‘dumb question’ without fear of judgment, etc., as well as the access to world-class speakers and resources.