Business & Economics Podcasts >
Instinct - The Difference Between a Leader and a Follower | Fergus 'Gus' McLachlan AO
In Episode 11, “Instinct – The Difference Between a Leader and a Follower”, Gregory Robinson is delighted to talk to Major General Fergus McLachlan, AO of the Australian Army. Gus shares his thoughts on modern leadership in complex disrupted organisations through his lens as Commander of Forces Command, with responsibility for 36,000 personnel which equates to 85% of the Australian Army. Especially interesting are his insights into similarities and differences in leadership between business...
Redefining Leadership... A Higher Purpose | Georgette Nicholas
In Episode 10, “Redefining Leadership… A Higher Purpose”, Gregory Robinson is delighted to speak with Georgette Nicholas, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia Ltd. Greg and Georgette converse on a number of topics including the redefinition of leadership, the importance of values, a broader approach to diversity and inclusion, the higher purpose to work, and how difficult it is for a female to get ahead. Georgette shares her personal...
The Death of Trust And Its Resurrection | Ian Elliot
In Episode 9, “The Death of Trust And Its Resurrection”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson is delighted to speak with Ian Elliot, one of Australia’s leading marketing minds. Ian learned the marketing ropes from the ground up. He began as a mail boy in Australia’s biggest advertising agency, George Patterson, and progressed to be its Chairman and CEO. Along the way he helped create some memorable and valuable brands like the Optus ‘YES’ campaign. Ian retired at just 48 years old, before...
The Time For Change - Some Questioning Needed | David Gonski AC
In Episode 8, “The Time For Change – Some Questioning Needed”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson is delighted to speak with David Gonski AC, one of Australia’s most respected business leaders, company directors and Chairman of ANZ Banking Group Ltd. David and Gregory discuss the current state of ASX Boards, their role, structure and composition. David suggests an alternative model to meet market and stakeholder expectations. He presents a framework similar to what exists in Germany,...
It's About Attitude, Service And Brand | John Borghetti AO
In episode 7, “It's About Attitude, Service And Brand”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson talks to John Borghetti AO, current Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd, one of Australia's leading airlines and the largest airline by fleet size to use the Virgin brand. In this podcast, John and Greg discuss the early years of John’s career and how a simple image of Rio de Janeiro in his youth led him on a path that would place him at the forefront of the...
The Street Smart CEO | Brendon Cook
In Episode 6, “The Street Smart CEO”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson is delighted to speak with Brendon Cook, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of oOh! Media, a leading out-of-home advertising business in Australia and New Zealand. Brendon shares his story, from a dismal HSC result to founding and leading a world recognised business. Brendon and Gregory discuss the various stages of oOh! Media including iterations of the business name over the last 39 years. He highlights the pivotal...
Inspiring Others To Follow You | Danny Gilbert
In Episode 5, “Inspiring Others To Follow You”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson is delighted to talk with Danny Gilbert, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Gilbert + Tobin, a leading independent corporate law firm and a key player in the Australian legal market. Danny shares his journey, from when he left a leading law firm in 1988 to establish the firm with fellow Lawyer Tony Tobin. Over the next 30 years, Gilbert + Tobin built an outstanding reputation taking market share from the...
Leadership - It's all about the Team | Roger Corbett AO
In Episode 4, “Leadership – It’s all about the Team”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson is delighted to talk with Roger Corbett AO, a highly respected business leader about his 50 year career in retail starting on the Grace Brothers loading dock floor and progressing to become the Chief Executive Officer of Woolworths, leaving it as the leading supermarket retailer in Australia and in the top echelon of retailers in the world. Roger shares his thoughts on the journey, punctuated with...
Artificial Intelligence & The Future of Work | Michael Priddis
In this Episode, Artificial Intelligence & The Future of Work, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson talks to Michael Priddis, an internationally recognised thought leader on A.I. and the Future of Work. They discuss the impact emerging technologies will have on global economies, business sectors, current workforce structure and the broader society. Michael has addressed both corporate and government leaders all over the world on this critical topic. In the last two years this has included...
The Long Walk: Alan Mackay-Sim - Australian of the Year 2017
Australian of the Year (2017), Professor Alan Mackay-Sim talks to Blenheim Partner’s Gregory Robinson about a shocking personal injury that led him to his ground-breaking work in stem cell research. As the Director of the National Centre for Adult Stem Cell Research for a decade, Alan’s research has championed the use of stem cells and led to major advances in understanding the biological bases of brain disorders and diseases such as Schizophrenia and Parkinson’s. In 2014 a Polish medical...
Is Diversity Winning in the Boardroom and Executive ranks?
Join Gregory Robinson and Deborah Thomas from Blenheim Partners Executive Search and Board Advisory as they discuss the current diversity statistics in Australian business and ask why it’s not gaining momentum. Together they examine the current Boardroom dynamics and question why some young executives are choosing to leave promising careers for Non-Executive Director roles. As executive search professionals they are concerned the traditional succession and diversity planning processes are...