‘My goal is to make every business and CEO/business owner in my group 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. This is the foundation stone of TEC and why I believe in it so much.’

As a well-connected business leader and strategic thinker, Lianne Cretney-Barnes possesses a unique ability to coach, mentor, and facilitate the executive and personal development of CEOs and business owners in a way that is challenging and empowering.

Specialising in coaching and facilitation in governance, leadership and strategy, Lianne has a strong blend of business experience and the highest-level business qualifications that gives her strong insight into the challenges her TEC members face.

Beyond running her own business, Board Connexions, Lianne’s professional life has spanned sectors as diverse as science, education, finance, retail, hospitality, property development and not-for-profit associations.

Lianne is also a practising Board Director, Chair of Integrity for Racing and Wagering (WA), Deputy Chair of ChemCentre and WA Partner for Women on Boards.

Lianne’s other qualifications include a Doctor in Business Administration, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, and accreditation in Coaching Skills. Her other career highlights include:

  • Lianne has an impressive client portfolio across business, government and the community sector
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management
  • Regularly invited to speak at numerous conferences, both nationally and internationally, on her topics of expertise
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