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A series regarded amongst the most inspiring and honest conversations with elite world class performing men and women across a broad genre covering the issues, opportunities and challenges confronting them. Gregory Robinson, Managing Partner at Blenheim Partners Executive Search and Board Advisory firm discovers the influences that have shaped their destinies, unlocking crucial insights into each guests core character, their motivation, broader thinking, strategies and approach they have taken to succeed. In a thought provoking show that breaks with the status quo, the guests and “first among equals”, reveal their secrets, triumphs and disappointments with rare personal insight and learnings that you may wish to adopt in today’s rapidly changing and competitive global landscape.

A series regarded amongst the most inspiring and honest conversations with elite world class performing men and women across a broad genre covering the issues, opportunities and challenges confronting them. Gregory Robinson, Managing Partner at Blenheim Partners Executive Search and Board Advisory firm discovers the influences that have shaped their destinies, unlocking crucial insights into each guests core character, their motivation, broader thinking, strategies and approach they have taken to succeed. In a thought provoking show that breaks with the status quo, the guests and “first among equals”, reveal their secrets, triumphs and disappointments with rare personal insight and learnings that you may wish to adopt in today’s rapidly changing and competitive global landscape.

Location:

Australia

Description:

A series regarded amongst the most inspiring and honest conversations with elite world class performing men and women across a broad genre covering the issues, opportunities and challenges confronting them. Gregory Robinson, Managing Partner at Blenheim Partners Executive Search and Board Advisory firm discovers the influences that have shaped their destinies, unlocking crucial insights into each guests core character, their motivation, broader thinking, strategies and approach they have taken to succeed. In a thought provoking show that breaks with the status quo, the guests and “first among equals”, reveal their secrets, triumphs and disappointments with rare personal insight and learnings that you may wish to adopt in today’s rapidly changing and competitive global landscape.

Language:

English

Contact:

61 402870900


Episodes

Team Spirit Is a One-Way Street | John Bertrand AO

10/27/2020
In Episode 56, “Team Spirit Is a One-Way Street”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to John Bertrand AO, international sportsman, Olympic medallist and world champion. John famously skippered the winged keel Australia II to victory to win the 1983 America’s Cup, breaking 132 years of American domination. The Confederation of Australian Sport voted the victory as the finest team performance in 200 years of Australian sport. He is currently Chair of The Sport Australia Hall of Fame...

Duration:01:34:35

It All Starts with the Family | Josephine Sukkar AM

10/14/2020
In Episode 55, “It All Starts with the Family”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to Josephine Sukkar AM, Principal and Co-Owner of Buildcorp, which she established with her husband 30 years ago. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Co. Ltd, Growthpoint Properties Australia Ltd, the Property Council of Australia, The Australian Museum, Opera Australia and the Sydney University Football Club Foundation. She is also the Chair of the Buildcorp...

Duration:01:26:02

The Game - It's Completely Changed | Kevin McCann AO

9/28/2020
In Episode 54, “The Game – It’s Completely Changed”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson is delighted to speak to Kevin McCann AO, Chairman of Telix Pharmaceuticals Ltd and China Matters, Director of Evans Dixon Ltd and a Trustee of the Sydney Opera House Trust. He is a former Chairman of Macquarie Group Ltd and Macquarie Bank Ltd, Origin Energy Ltd, Healthscope Ltd, Citadel Group Ltd and ING Management Ltd. Kevin has had an impressive career influencing almost every business sector in...

Duration:01:04:55

The Battle for the Soul of America | Stephen Loosley AM

9/16/2020
In Episode 53, “The Battle for the Soul of America”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to Stephen Loosley AM, who served as Senator for New South Wales in the Australian Parliament during the Hawke and Keating Governments, where he chaired both the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade and the Senate Regulations Committee. He is now the Deputy Chair of Thales Australia and a Director of O’Connell Street Associates. He has served as Chair of the Woomera Prohibited...

Duration:01:09:03

Selfish Happiness | Simon McKeon AO

9/2/2020
In Episode 52, “Selfish Happiness”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to 2011 Australian of the Year, Simon McKeon AO. Simon is currently Chancellor of Monash University and Non-Executive Director of National Australia Bank Ltd and Rio Tinto Group. He previously served as Chairman of AMP Ltd and CSIRO and was Founding President of the Federal Government’s Australian Takeovers Panel. Simon has had a long and passionate involvement with non-profit organisations, including serving as...

Duration:01:31:30

That’s the Game! | Marcus Blackmore AM

8/26/2020
In Episode 51, “That’s the Game!”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to Marcus Blackmore AM, former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman and currently Executive Director of Blackmores Ltd. Under his leadership, Blackmores has grown from a small range of natural remedies to become the number one natural health company in Australia. The Blackmores Group is now home to seven brands sold in 17 markets and recognised across the Asia Pacific region as the most trusted in natural...

Duration:01:25:42

Perfect or Possible | The Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP

8/19/2020
In Episode 50, “Perfect or Possible”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to The Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP, Member for Hunter, Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Resources and member of the Australian Labor Party. After being elected in 1996, Joel has represented his electorate for the last 24 years. He was previously Minister for Defence and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. He has also served as Chief Government Whip and Chaired the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign...

Duration:01:18:45

The Big Challenge | Dr Martin Parkinson AC

8/5/2020
In Episode 49, “The Big Challenge”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to Dr Martin Parkinson AC, the Chancellor of Macquarie University. Martin served in the Commonwealth Government for almost 40 years, most recently as the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet from 2016 to 2019 and Secretary of the Australian Treasury from 2011 to 2014. He was also Secretary of Australia’s inaugural Department of Climate Change between 2007 and 2011. Martin is currently a...

Duration:01:36:59

Innovation Is Just Hard Work | Sam Riggall

7/22/2020
In Episode 48, “Innovation Is Just Hard Work”, Blenheim Partners‘ Gregory Robinson speaks to Sam Riggall, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Clean TeQ Holdings Ltd, an Australian and Canadian listed technology company focused on the development of resources to service new energy and materials markets. He previously held senior global roles with Rio Tinto Group and Ivanhoe Mines Ltd, where he led a successful negotiation with the Mongolian Parliament of a 50-year investment...

Duration:01:23:21

The Wake Up Call | Kate Carnell AO

7/8/2020
In Episode 47, “The Wake Up Call”, Blenheim Partners‘ Gregory Robinson speaks to Kate Carnell AO, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman. She previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer for The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which represents more than 300,000 businesses across Australia, Beyond Blue, the Australian Food and Grocery Council, the Australian General Practice Network and the National Association of Forest Industries. Kate was also...

Duration:01:19:23

The Show Must Go On | Sophie Galaise

6/24/2020
In Episode 46, “The Show Must Go On”, Blenheim Partners‘ Gregory Robinson speaks to Sophie Galaise, Managing Director of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO). She is also on the Board of Symphony Services International, a member of the Advisory Council of the Harvard Business Review, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the CEO Institute in Australia. Starting her career as a principal flautist in Germany at the age of 17, Sophie went on to become the Artistic Director of the...

Duration:01:09:17

Desire to Deliver | Marnie Baker

6/17/2020
In Episode 45, “Desire to Deliver”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to Marnie Baker, Managing Director of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank. She has been with the organisation since 1989, an Executive since 2000 and was appointed Managing Director in 2018. Marnie provides us with an insight into her baptism of fire, being at the helm during some of the most challenging times in the industry and the country. Marnie and Greg discuss the big picture of the Australian banking industry, the...

Duration:00:57:02

Focus on What’s Important | Sam Weiss

6/10/2020
In Episode 44, “Focus on What’s Important”, Blenheim Partners‘ Gregory Robinson is delighted to speak to Sam Weiss, Non-Executive Chairman of Altium Ltd and 3P Learning Ltd. Elected as Chairman of Altium Ltd in 2007, Sam has been instrumental in the expansion and outstanding growth of the company, currently with a share price of about 33 times as it was when Sam’s tenure commenced. Sam shares with us his journey across various industries from the United States to Australia, which included a...

Duration:01:11:49

Down the Line | Ian Pollard

6/3/2020
In Episode 43, “Down the Line”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to Ian Pollard, Chairman of RGA Reinsurance Company of Australia and Director of Milton Corporation Ltd and the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists. He was also the Chairman of Billabong International and Managing Director of Development Finance Corporation. Ian coaches CEO’s and Senior Executives and authored numerous books on corporate finance, self-help and human capital. In these challenging times, Ian shares...

Duration:01:08:53

Picking Up Sticks | Mick McCormack

5/27/2020
In Episode 42, “Picking Up Sticks”, Blenheim Partners‘ Gregory Robinson speaks to Mick McCormack, former Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of APA Group. Under Mick’s fourteen-year leadership, APA Group grew from 30 employees and assets worth $1.3bn to 3,000 employees and assets of $24bn and delivered a compound rate of return to shareholders of over 17% per year. The big vision coupled with the resilience instilled in him growing up on a farm, we hear of Mick’s journey from hard...

Duration:01:29:08

Open for Debate | John Fraser

5/20/2020
In Episode 41, “Open for Debate”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to John Fraser, Chairman of AMP Capital Holdings Ltd, Director of AMP Ltd, Judo Bank, the Future Fund and Advance. John served as the Secretary to the Australian Treasury from 2015 to 2018 and before that was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UBS Global Asset Management based in London. He was previously a Member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Australian Council of Financial...

Duration:01:32:41

This Too Shall Pass | Mehrdad Baghai

5/13/2020
In Episode 40, “This Too Shall Pass”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to Mehrdad Baghai, Chairman of Alchemy Growth, a strategy advisory firm, and Global Chief Executive Officer of High Resolves, a not-for-profit organisation focused on immersive citizenship education programs for young people in Australia, Canada, the United States, Brazil and Mexico. Mehrdad is the author of New York Times bestseller As One, as well as international bestsellers The Alchemy of Growth and The...

Duration:01:17:05

Challenge to Greatness | Naomi Simson

5/6/2020
In Episode 39, “Challenge to Greatness”, Blenheim Partners' Gregory Robinson is delighted to speak to Naomi Simson, Founder of the leading online experience retailer RedBalloon and Co-Founder of The Big Red Group. She is also a Member of The University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business and Economics Board and a Governor of The Research Foundation of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Naomi is the author of the best-selling books Live What You Love and Ready to Soar and was one of the Sharks in...

Duration:01:07:10

Life Is Walking Through a Door | Michael Hawker AM

4/29/2020
In Episode 38, “Life Is Walking Through a Door”, Blenheim Partners‘ Gregory Robinson speaks to Michael Hawker AM, Non-Executive Director of Macquarie Group Ltd, Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Co. Ltd, BUPA Global Board, BUPA ANZ Group and Rugby World Cup Ltd. He is also a Board Member of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Michael was previously the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Insurance Australia Group Ltd and Chairman of Australian Rugby Union. He represented...

Duration:01:19:21

The Risk of Not Making Change | Tim Salt

4/23/2020
In Episode 37, “The Risk of Not Making Change”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to Tim Salt, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of GWA Group Ltd. Tim was previously the Managing Director for Diageo Australasia. He also held senior roles in various fast-moving consumer goods companies in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia, including Unilever, Lion Nathan, Campbell Arnott’s, Pepsi and Tetley Tea. In a world where competition is ruthless, Tim brings to...

Duration:01:03:33