TEC Chair: Chief Executive Program
‘It was easy for me to accept the offer to chair my own TEC group in WA, as I had benefited from being a member when I was a corporate executive. I understand the isolation a business leader can feel and the importance of good connections and support.’
I’m a highly regarded Fellow CPA and Fellow of AICD with a portfolio career which includes NEDs, coaching, advocacy work and philanthropy. I would describe myself as someone who gets deep satisfaction from working with people, individuals and teams, who are striving to get the best out of themselves.
With over 20 years experience in the health care sector at directorship level with an ASX company, in 2013 I decided it was time for a career change and started Work2Live. I chose that business name to reinforce a credos I firmly believe in and hope others can try too.
I’ve always had a focus on business growth and innovation, calling on a strong skill set in: sharing organisational vision, change management, people engagement, process improvement and financial oversight. My strengths are working with people and my experience is in creating and managing strategic growth opportunities for organisations through the development and delivery of new capital infrastructure, acquisition integration and innovative projects that create scalable commercial value.
My personal attributes include a commitment to fostering strong relationships built on mutual trust; an ability to listen actively and challenge norms in thinking when required; as well as effectively working with internal (staff, peers, executives and boards) and external (industry, government, other key stakeholders) groups and individuals.
Board positions and advisory work:
- NED, Forrest Personnel – Employment for people with disabilities
- NED, WA Ballet – Australia’s first ballet company
- NED, Eastman Group Ltd – Musical Theatre Productions
- Chair – Wright-Burt Foundation – Arts, heritage, environment and education
- Fremantle Press – independent publish house
- Fremantle Chamber Orchestra
- Perth Symphony Orchestra
- McCusker Research for Alzheimers Foundation