New South Wales
TEC Chair: Chief Executive Program
‘I wish I had discovered TEC when I was in my first CEO role. I can immediately see how it would have helped me navigate the myriad challenges; how to integrate a new acquisition, how to lead in turbulent times, how to manage diverse and divergent stakeholder priorities. As a TEC Chair. I now love to be able to stand alongside business owners and CEOs and help them navigate their respective journeys and still thoroughly ‘enjoy the ride’.’
I’m the Managing Director of Vince Lendrum Pty Ltd, established to serve business owners and CEOs who aspire to be pivotal in the economic success of the regions and sectors in which they operate. I’m also an Associate Director of Amplifi Governance.
Following my passion to help ambitious businesses fulfil their potential, I became a TEC Chair. Bringing a unique breadth and depth of international business experience combine to deliver exceptional contributions to companies and their owners and has extensive regional expertise in the Middle East, Europe and Australasia – particularly in Australia, UAE, Japan, China, UK, India and Korea.
I am intensely results orientated with an open, determined leadership style. Since early 2007, I’ve focused my energies into expanding my own consulting, coaching and interim management business. This consulting activity led to the opportunity to take on my first CEO role for ITC Limited, widely regarded as the most commercially successful controlled entity of any Australian University.
Despite my career achievements, I believe the area where I’m typically credited is contributing most to an organisations’ development by providing a balanced and insightful perspective on the business opportunities in the domestic and international arena, whilst also being a catalyst for the clarification of companies’ ambitions and a stimulus to effective execution of the resulting strategies.
- 1988 Graduated from Cambridge University
- 1994 Managing Director of Eurotherm Japan
- 2000 Global VP Sales and Marketing for Eurotherm plc
- 2004 VP Asia Pacific for Eurotherm plc
- 2009 CEO of ITC Group including Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of Wollongong in Dubai
- 2014 Director of Management Consulting International
- 2015 Interim CEO of Higher Ed Services
A CEOs biggest challenge:
-Short term urgent issues and long term important priorities.
-Managing with the knowledge you have and opening up to new ideas and opportunities.
-Bringing your team along for the ride and keeping them accountable.
-Being successful and enjoying the ride