Ted Thacker

Ted Thacker


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Western Australia
TEC Chair: Chief Executive Program

‘I have many years of experience in facilitating and guiding discussions which get to the heart of issues. The group has great discussions about the most important issues and we always come away energized and more confident about taking on the business challenges we have.’

My career spans over 25 years with multi-national and private organisations. I have held a number of senior management positions in Australia and developed specific expertise in restructuring, reorganising and re-positioning organisations.

In recent years I have developed interest through shareholding in a number of business entities and am a director of two companies as well as on the advisory boards of several other enterprises.

I have extensive experience in the professional services field having been a CEO and consultant to many organisations over the last 20 years.

Over the past 10 years, I have either chaired or been on the board of various volunteer associations, participated on various government and industry committees, as well as being a director of both my own organisation and organisations I hold equity interests in.

Career milestones:

  • Built and sold several businesses
  • Managing director and principal of several businesses
  • National Chair Financial Planning Association
  • Panel judge Telstra Business and Womens awards for a number of years
  • Managing Director KPMG Financial Services Pty Ltd


  • Business development
  • Management monitoring and developing business dashboards
  • Strategic planning
  • High performance teams
  • Sales and sales processes
  • Business alignment

Best piece of business advice to offer:

The role of the CEO- chief strategist, chief team builder, chief sales person/ambassador. Work on what is important and the urgent will be taken care of.