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Rhyll Gardner

Chief Executive Program

My specialty is building and executing strategy for growth. I am familiar with all the bumps along the road and I help CEOs and business founders navigate those for success. My mission is to help Queensland businesses grow and succeed.


  • Successful 30 year career in financial services including operational (p&l) leadership, strategy and M&A, brand and marketing, product development and management at an executive level
  • 15 years' of governance experience as a non-executive director across finance, start-ups, not-for-profits, the arts, professional services and education
  • Telstra Business Women Award Finalist
  • Executive MBA from INSEAD (Top Global Business School)


Rhyll Gardner is a proven senior executive with over thirty years' of broad experience along with strong governance and leadership skills developed through a combination of diverse roles managing businesses and leading strategic decision making, growth, turnarounds, critical operations, acquisitions, divestments and re-organisation.

She brings a depth and breadth of experience across the corporate, private and not-for-profit sectors and adds value through her ability to quickly interpret and apply a strategic, lateral thought process to problems and issues. Rhyll is described as 'an inspirational leader and a great role model', as 'highly energetic, focused and organised', 'with a strategic focus and an eye for detail'.

Over a long career in banking and financial services at St.George Bank, Westpac, Suncorp and BOQ, Rhyll filled executive management roles in treasury, risk, compliance, marketing, corporate banking, retail banking, strategy and M&A.

Rhyll also has over 15 years' of governance and board experience as a director in the finance, education, social services and arts sectors.

Now as a TEC Chair, Rhyll brings an expansive array of talents from people management and leadership to finance and strategy.


  • Management and leadership development
  • Relationship Management and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Strategy Development, Planning, Management and Execution
  • Operational and Business Plan Review and Development
  • Governance and Compliance
  • Change Management
  • Executive and Business Owner Mentoring and Coaching
  • M&A and growth strategy

Find a membership program to suit you

Achieve the benefits of executive coaching. The TEC Chief Executive Program is designed to help you make more effective decisions that lead to powerful results. At the core, a confidential advisory group of peers helps you focus on what’s most critical. Led by an accomplished business leader, this unbiased group will help you solve problems and uncover opportunities. Take your business to the next level by connecting to thought leaders and 23,000 members across the globe. Find out more
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