Craig Dent MBA, FIML, MAICD
I am an award-winning Senior Executive who builds and leads high performing teams to deliver transformational change in large volume, complex and highly regulated environments.
Recognised for my leadership across community, corporate and government organisations, I have successfully implemented innovative and sustainable operating models that are both customer-centric and profitable.
In December 2013, I was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer at State Trustees; the organisation has undertaken significant transformation under my leadership with a focus on people, innovation, efficiencies and culture, with the client being at the centre of all decision-making.
In August 2017, my inaugural book “The Creation of Trust” was released telling the intriguing story of the Public Trustee sector, its history and future.
I am a member of the La Trobe Business School MBA Advisory Board, council member of the Central Asia/Middle East Region for Variety – the Children’s Charity International and an official Ambassador to Australia’s multicultural broadcaster, SBS.
An alumnus of Leadership Victoria, Williamson Community Leadership Program, I have also received an International Exemplary Leader Award from the Chair Academy for Advances in Academic and Administrative Leadership, and has been recognised by the Institute of Managers and Leaders for his contribution to the Australian business community, receiving the highest endorsement that can be awarded; Fellow status.
In 2015 I was conferred with the title of Adjunct Industry Fellow within the Faculty of Business and Law, Swinburne University and in 2016, I was conferred with the title of Adjunct Fellow within the College of Business, Victoria University and became an Associate of the Melbourne Business School in 2017.
I also became an Alumni of the Harvard Business School in Boston, USA having successfully completed studies during 2016.
A long-time advocate for higher education, I lecture at universities and speak by invitation on leadership, strategy and management. I hold a Master of Business Administration from Swinburne University where I am currently a PhD candidate within the Faculty of Business and Law.
I am also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council.