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Philip
Corne

Former CEO of Louis Vuitton ANZ

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Philip Corne is a former senior executive of Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury brand and a member of the LVMH Group. LVMH is the world’s largest and most successful luxury group comprising 70 brands with sales in excess of 46 billion euro.

Philip’s expertise in retail and business management, particularly the luxury goods market, is impressive, as is his insight into brand building, brand management and building long term client relationships. His presentations are content rich and insightful.

Current Work:
Philip holds a number of Board and Advisory Board positions assisting and advising on brand development and growth, client and employee engagement, financial and operational management.

Previous experience

Louis Vuitton: Philip Corne commenced his career with Louis Vuitton in 1988 as Financial Controller for the Australian operation. In 1992, he was appointed Finance Director for Louis Vuitton Australia and New Zealand.

In 1998, Philip transferred to New York as Vice President Finance - Louis Vuitton Americas. In 1999 he was promoted to Senior Vice President - Louis Vuitton Americas, then in August 2000, assumed the role of Senior Vice President and CFO for the LVMH Fashion Group Americas. He was responsible for Finance, Information Technology and Logistics for the eleven brands operated by the LVMH Fashion Group in the Americas.

In 2003, Philip was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Louis Vuitton Oceania. In this role, he had responsibility for Louis Vuitton’s Australian and New Zealand operations that comprised a network of 13 boutiques and an e-Commerce store.

In August of 2006, Philip was seconded to New York for five months as Acting Chief Executive Officer of Louis Vuitton North America.

L Catterton Australia: In the period August 2016 - September 2017 Philip held the position of Executive Chairman of L Catterton Australia (private equity firm of which LVMH is a significant shareholder) establishing the Australian office.

KPMG: From 1979 to 1988 Philip worked with KPMG, first as a Senior Auditor and then moving to Senior Manager in the Private Business Service Division.

Expertise
Talking Points

Brand Building

What are the core values, key drivers and financial disciplines that build a strong growth oriented brand that is both highly profitable and sustainable over time? Philip breaks down how to identify and capitalise these in your organisation.

Talent & Culture

Philip unpacks strategies on how to develop and team and culture that is motivated, aligned and committed to the success of your brand.

Lessons From September 11

At 8.46 on September 11, 2001 as American Airlines Flight 11 flew into floors 93-99 of the North Tower of the World Trade Centre Philip was the most senior executive of Louis Vuitton America Management Team in New York. The hours and days that followed brought with them lessons and life changing moments that have shaped both his personal and professional perspectives.

Learning From the LVMH Group

LVMH, is the world’s leading luxury group with 70 iconic brands, sales in excess of 46 Billion Euro and more than 150,000 employees. The success of the LVMH Group is founded on relentless innovation and creativity, excellence of product and service and decentralized entrepreneurial management structure.

In this presentation Philip unpacks his key learnings from the inside of this iconic organisation.
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