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Bringing energy and passion to the C-Suite with former COO at The Iconic and incoming CEO at Flybuys, Anna Lee

About this episode

In Episode 19 we meet the incoming CEO of Flybuys Anna Lee, one of the most humble, humorous and high energy executives you are likely to meet. We explore just how she maintains that enthusiasm for work and life and what we can expect from her first 100 days at the helm of Australia's largest loyalty program. If you're interested to hear from one of the top female CEOs in Australia to truly understand what makes her tick, this is the episode for you. It's jam packed full of takeaways and life lessons to get you back on track with your leadership career and bouncing out of bed again to tackle the next corporate challenge.

Run time:

41:30

Series

Journey to the C-Suite

Episode

19

Guests

Anna Lee

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From PHD to becoming a tech MD. We meet Deliveroo's CEO, Ed McManus

About this episode

On this Episode we meet Ed McManus, CEO of food and grocery delivery giant Deliveroo but unlike many tech CEOs his career started in an unlikely place. Having graduated with a PhD in Biochemistry, Ed went onto to work in executive roles at GSK, became a researcher for Melbourne University and to lead Australia's greenest energy retailer Powershop. In this wide ranging interview Ed shares his incredible career journey, views on climate change, advice on building diverse teams and there's of course a bit of Irish / English banter along the way. One not to miss!

Run time:

25:34

Series

Journey to the C-Suite

Episode

17

Guests

Ed McManus

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Rolling out global mega brands like Nike & Samsung

About this episode

Retail director of Nike outlets in the US by the age of 30, CEO of Jeanswest and Co-founder of his own retail conglomerate which includes 60 licensed Nike stores and now Samsung. We explore Steve Younane’s incredible career and what a year operating a retail business through Covid was really like! Sit back, relax and listen as this episode is full of takeouts and lessons from a long career at the top.

Run time:

30:56

Series

Journey to the C-Suite

Episode

16

Guests

Steve Younane

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From refugee to MD we meet the inspiring leader of Accenture's retail & consumer practice, Nhung Mason

About this episode

On Episode #15 we meet the Managing Director of Accenture's Retail & Consumer practice, Nhung Mason where we explore what it takes to be trusted by a CEO in today's volatile and uncertain world. We take a trip down memory lane as Nhung shares her heroic journey as a refugee fleeing Vietnam and arriving safely to Australia with her 10 siblings! If that's not enough she also advocates for women in leadership and shares her views on finding balance in a lop sided world. Gender is one thing but diversity is so much more argues Nhung...and I tend to agree. This one is not to be missed.

Run time:

34:18

Series

Journey to the C-Suite

Episode

15

Guests

Nhung Mason

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February 11, 2022

Executive Search - A customer first approach

Establishing a successful customer-first strategy is not as easy as you may think.  Many organisations purport to be focused on the customer journey and customer outcomes, while more often than not it's more of an after-thought.

February 11, 2022

Leadership Agility for the new world of work

We’re currently experiencing a seismic shift in the way we work. Leaders now have an extraordinary opportunity to reconsider, redefine and reinvent how teams work, how they engage with them and how businesses operate.

February 11, 2022

Emu Partner Spotlight - Zenco Effiong

Working as a trusted advisor to many Australian CEOs, CIOs and CTOs, Zenco forms part of our Technology Practice and today shares a little of his personal and professional journey, touching on his passion for food, the story behind the pink jackets and why he’s proud to be an Emu.

February 11, 2022

Software as a Service in 2021 - what can we expect?

Throughout last year, we saw a number of significant growth industries across the tech sector, particularly around companies developing new business models and revenue streams as a direct response to the challenges of COVID-19.

February 11, 2022

Why cognitive diversity is the new competitive advantage

There are many companies that regard Diversity & Inclusion as a source of competitive advantage, a way to expand beyond the narrow realms and perspectives the company has operated, create untapped market potential by embracing new ideas and change.

February 11, 2022

Time to appoint your first Chief Customer Officer

It’s been well documented that the role of the CMO and even the term ‘marketing’ might not encompass all that is expected of a Marketing executive in the digital age. In just one recent example of the evolution of Marketing, we see ex-Uber CMO Steve Brennen switch to Fintech disruptors Zip Co in a newly created role of CCO (Chief Customer Officer).