CEO

Trip up the Hume

Early yesterday morning I was heading up the Hume Highway to Wodonga on the Victoria/New South Wales border to speak with a number of people and organisations about the increasing issue of Financial Elder Abuse and to provide a greater… Read More ›

Setting Sale for Gippsland

What a week it has been…. Following on from Wednesday morning’s launch of the first ever jointly commissioned edition of ‘Securing Their Future’ – an information booklet for parents, relatives and significant others caring for Victorians with a decision-making disability… Read More ›

CEO’s and Social Media

As a regular user of social media to both engage with and listen to clients, peers and colleagues, I’m often surprised by the silence that descends from offices of my fellow CEO’s from around the globe and I’m not alone…. Read More ›

Invisibility, a power you really don’t want

As a child, did you ever wish for the power of invisibility? This week I had the opportunity to experience it, not as a power, but as a consequence of participating in The Big Issue’s fourth annual International Vendor Week…. Read More ›

Occasional Address at Victoria University

Having previously delivered an Occasional Address at a University Graduation didn’t for a second take away the humbling impact and honor of being invited to deliver another, this time, for Victoria University. I set about writing a speech, a speech… Read More ›

Authentic Leadership: Be the difference

The definition of authentic and effective leadership is an ever-changing one. In the last decade, corporate work practices and leadership styles have shifted in ways that were previously unimaginable. We’ve witnessed the move from ‘old’ power, where control was held… Read More ›

Communications: Why it’s so vital to enable company success

When we talk about good communications, we often think of it in terms of unambiguous language, the right channels and good timing. However, within an organisation, good communication becomes a reflection – and consequence – of the organisation’s culture and… Read More ›

Story telling unites generations…

I am in the privileged position of leading an organisation that has a long history dating back to the 1850s, State Trustees is the Public Trustee for Victoria, an organisation that is trusted by Victorians to maintain the dignity of… Read More ›

Reconnect, Share and Learn – the time is now

Earlier this month, the State Library of Victoria hosted its twelfth annual Family History Feast. Dealing with the subject of World War I, a range of fascinating subjects were discussed throughout the day, including the role of Australian women in… Read More ›

1 McNab Avenue – What a difference a year makes

For the past year, State Trustees has called Footscray home. As we celebrate our first anniversary at our new state-of-the-art building at 1 McNab Avenue, Footscray it’s an appropriate time to reflect on the year we’ve had, the successes we… Read More ›

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