New South Wales
TEC Chair: Chief Executive Program
I joined as a TEC Chair because it is the next logical step as I continue to learn and grow. In every instance my career has been about developing people. I have been very fortunate to have gained experience not only in managing businesses, but also investments and in government. TEC allows me the privilege of sharing our experiences with the CEOs and businesses so that we can all learn and grow.
Probably the most exciting thing I have seen is the power of like-minded people helping each other to solve their issues and challenges. I have seen farmers in their paddocks challenging and being challenged by the world’s best scientists. I have seen governments from around the world come together to resolve industry issues. Now I am seeing CEOs come together with TEC to grow their businesses, develop their employees and build their families within thriving communities.
My experience started by running some of my family’s businesses. It was there that I first began my communication learning journey. I was asking what motivated sales staff, how to run a team of dirty, smelly mechanics, how to organise a team of spare parts servicemen and how to drive the administration team to report so that we could all use and understand the information.
Throughout my career I became an advisor to government. Obviously, this is a further and completely different communication challenge. I learnt I needed to understand and express the needs of government before I could give any advice that would be heard.
Most recently I have been CEO of an industry representative group. The communication challenge at that business has been about bringing them together to think collectively and collaboratively about a future that they can work to share.
– Business strategy and management in both for-profit and not-for-profit entities.
– Board operations and practices
– Communication :
- Facilitation in families, businesses, government and industry
- Advocacy – to represent
- Website and social media
Professional memberships/Board positions/Associations:
- Australian Institute of Company Directors – Fellow
- Australian Rural Leadership Foundation – Fellow
- Australian Institute of Management – Member
TEC Group vision:
My personal vision is to learn and grow. I measure my performance by measuring how much my TEC members learn and grow. The only way to grow is to learn. I measure how much we grow our businesses and how much we grow ourselves as people in our society.
A CEOs biggest challenge:
Without a doubt, the biggest challenge each CEO has is making good decisions. How do you, as a CEO, make decisions that will stand the test of time, grow your business and its employees, support your family and empower your community?