As we head into the new financial year attentions have turned to the establishing a roadmap to recovery.
We have curated a selection of Australia's most prolific business leaders with years of experience in disaster recovery and crisis management who can help shape the recovery process for your organisation.
They are available for both live and virtual strategy sessions with leadership teams, workshops, boardroom briefings as well as presentations to your wider team.
Julia Banks is an experienced Business Leader and Company Director, a former Member of the Parliament of Australia and a leadership, governance, risk, issues and crisis management expert. Julia has successfully led countless risk and crisis management issues for large blue-chip corporations in the food, pharmaceuticals and consumer healthcare space. From implementing governance structures for seamless crisis issues management to managing several high profile product brand recalls, to being the key media and external stakeholder spokesperson for the companies, to dealing with issues where employees were caught in the 9/11 and Christchurch earthquake crises.
Julia’s clear analysis and advice on what needs to be done before, during, and after a crisis and special situations are exemplary and invaluable.
Steve Vamos has more than 40 years' experience in global technology and digital media. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the small business platform company, Xero. where he leads the global growth and performance of the company.
Throughout his career, Steve has been Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Australia and New Zealand, ninemsn, Vice President and Managing Director of Apple Computer Asia Pacific, and Managing Director of Apple Computer Australia.
He has held various Board positions including being a Non-Executive Director of Medibank Private, David Jones Limited, Fletcher Building Limited and Telstra.
Holly Ransom is specialist in disruptive strategy, a private company director and advocate for social and economic inclusion, Holly Ransom is recognized globally for her super-human ability to synthesize and simplify complex issues, and create engaging, thought-provoking conversation.
As founder and CEO of globally renowned consulting firm Emergent, Holly has partnered with clients such as P&G, Microsoft, Virgin, Cisco and across all levels of government to catalyse new strategic thinking, build innovative workplace cultures and to help leaders prepare for the employment, consumer and community challenges created by the rapid evolution of both technology and society.
James Brown was the youngest President elected in the Returned and Services League of Australia's history. An inspirational leader, he led the rescue and rebuild of this much-loved national institution after governance scandals and corrupt leadership brought it to the brink of failure.
A strategic thinker, James is an expert in national security and strategy and has held appointments at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, the United States Studies Centre, and was an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney.
Lisa Messenger is the vibrant, game-changing founder and CEO of Collective Hub, an international speaker, best-selling author, and a global authority on disruption. Lisa is the undisputed queen of pivoting and future-proofing businesses.
Lisa is able to create bespoke programs and strategies tailored to your businesses needs and can work with your team around improving mindset, productivity, transitioning to a remote workforce as well as future-proofing your business overall.
Stephen Scheeler is the former Facebook CEO for Australia and New Zealand, where he guided Facebook’s unprecedented rise from quirky Silicon Valley start up to media and technology titan. He is the founder of global advisory The Digital CEO, Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company, and Executive-in-Residence at Asia-Pacific’s leading business school, the Australian Graduate School of Management. He partners with the senior leaders of some of the world’s leading companies to help them build world-beating strategies, capabilities, culture and leadership, including Qantas, nab, Westpac, Macquarie Bank, ANZ Bank, Commonwealth Bank, IAG, Suncorp, Telstra, Wesfarmers, AMP, CUB, Brambles, Google, DellEMC, Lenovo, Seven West Media, MCN, QBE, Hollard, BAT, JB Hi-Fi, Bunnings, Flight Centre, Mirvac and the Australian Government.
Dr Kirstin Ferguson is a business leader, company director, award-winning leadership expert and author. When engaged as a keynote speaker or MC, Kirstin draws on her unique expertise as a highly experienced leader in her own right with her award-winning research to inspire, motivate and educate audiences around the world.
Kirstin's deep leadership experience, including through a range of crises, and her widely acclaimed down-to-earth approach make her uniquely qualified to assist leadership teams in informing their recovery strategy when it comes to building trust, corporate culture, diversity and inclusion and emotionally intelligent leadership.
Matt Jones is one of Australia’s leading strategists and storytellers when it comes to the intersections of brand, business, leadership, experience, culture, technology, human behaviour and storytelling.
The man behind the brand at Four Pillars Gin, Matt has also spent the last decade running his own consultancy focused on formulating and applying creative strategy, storytelling and experience design to brand and business challenges for organisations around the world.
Shadé Zahrai is one of Australia's leading experts on building a success mindset, self-belief and self-mastery for business professionals. She breathes life into organisational culture to enhance change-readiness for transformation, increase engagement, support the development of people-centric strategies and boost commercial performance.
As an award-winning leadership strategist, Shadé is superhuman in her ability to translate neuroscience and psychology research into practical, actionable strategies to accelerate success. She is also the Principal and Director of positive-leadership company, Influenceo Global, where she consults, trains and coaches leaders and teams from startups to Fortune-500s.
Jesse is the creator of the Guest Experience Map and a leading advisor on creativity and innovation. He leads a consultancy that helps organisations deliver and capture more value by turning their product or services into better experiences. Jesse spent 7 years as the Global Manager, Social & Content at Tourism Australia, where he and his team spoke to millions of consumers daily via Tourism Australia’s digital platforms, and created strategies and experiences that made Australia the leading destination on social media.
But Jesse’s tools and motivation extend well-beyond travel. Jesse works with leading organisations to better understand the ever-changing customer landscape and design solutions to create game-changing results. His aim is to help teams across a variety of industries become better, more confident innovators.