Leaders Unedited is a monthly podcast where Keogh CEO Margit Mansfield sits down with inspiring business leaders making waves in Australia and beyond.
Episode six - Trish Ridsdale
Episode six features Trish Ridsdale, founder of specialist consultancy firm Board Business, and her sweet pup M!
Trish is a highly experienced Independent Chair and Non-Executive Director, specialist consultant and adviser who has a fascination in how organisations work and what can be done to improve their performance. Her depth of knowledge expands across a diverse range of industries, from mining and infrastructure to travel and child health research.
An educator with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Trish has contributed to the director journey of thousands of Australians and shares her pearls of wisdom in this episode for those interested in taking the leap.
Tune in to hear her discussion with Margit on the increasing expectations placed on boards, striking the fine balance between governance and support, and the levers boards can pull to guide organisational culture.
Episode five - Ashlee Harrison
Episode Five features Ashlee Harrison, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of zero2hero. Although the charity organisation was born from a personal tragedy, it is Ashlee’s mission to empower children and young people across Australia to effect positive change when it comes to mental health.
zero2hero aims to prevent suicide in our young people through education, providing the tools to effectively deal with mental health issues openly, normalising these concerns as part of everyday life.
Along with her role at zero2hero, Ashlee is also the director of social media consultancy Social Say, a SafeTALK trainer and mentor, who in 2015 was recognised by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence.
In this episode, Ashlee speaks with Keogh Senior Consultant Ian Geddes about her zero2hero journey, the importance of team, and her journey as a purposeful leader.
Episode four - Ian Geddes
Senior Consultant Ian Geddes, a core member of the Keogh team, has an extensive background in organisational culture and leadership development.
For over 20 years Ian has been designing and developing profiling tools to understand people’s behaviour at work an especially important business focus in the time of the "great resignation".
In this episode, Ian talks about the opportunities he’s had to combine his two great passions; business transformation and sport.
Putting his hand up to volunteer for his children's sporting committee, Ian explains how he progressed the organisation's development to see the club double in size and engage young girls to take up cricket.
Ian also uses this opportunity to explain that organisational culture is an eco-system, with three fundamental elements required to flourish.
Episode three - Rebecca Tomkinson
Rebecca Tomkinson, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Flying Doctor Service WA believes community is an important consideration in leadership roles.
Being a country girl from the Wheatbelt, she has always had an important connection to the community and an interest in how they work.
This led Rebecca to study community development at university, learning about community capacity building and how individuals can come together to improve the lives of those around them.
Since then, she has worked with communities at all levels of government and the corporate sector.
Episode two - Garry Johnson
Episode Two features Garry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Steel Blue. Garry has been at the helm of Steel Blue since 2009, and has brought his business acumen to transforming and growing the company into a global manufacturer of safety footwear.
Episode one - Prof. Shirley Bowen
Episode one features Professor Shirley Bowen, Chief Executive Officer of St John of God Subiaco Hospital having been appointed in June 2017. Prior to joining the hospital she was Dean, School of Medicine, Fremantle at the University of Notre Dame.
Prof Bowen has more than 20 years' experience in executive management of Hospitals and Public Health and has also maintained her practice as an Infectious Diseases Physician (FRACP). She also holds a Fellowship in Sexual Health Medicine and a Master of Medicine.
She is passionate about delivering patient centric care and is committed to visible and authentic leadership.