Video 04 - Malcolm Jackman - Turnaround Merchant

Video 04 - Malcolm Jackman - Turnaround Merchant

Malcolm is the Chief Executive of the SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission and Chair of the SAFECOM Board, to which the State Emergency Service, Metropolitan Fire Service and Country Fire Service report.

Born and educated in New Zealand, Malcolm has a BSc in Pure Mathematics and a BCom in Accounting from Auckland University. He spent his early career as an officer in the Royal New Zealand Navy, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander, before joining the staffing services and recruitment industry in 1984. He worked in a variety of senior roles in New Zealand, Australia and North America as well as spending time in Asia and Europe. From 1996 he was CEO of Manpower Australia and New Zealand.

He joined the publicly listed Coates Hire in 2003 as CEO, and oversaw a period of rapid and sustained growth as the company consolidated its position in the Australian equipment rental market as well as rationalising their overseas operations. In early 2008 Coates was acquired by a consortium comprising Carlyle and National Hire. Malcolm was appointed to lead the merged group which ranks as a global leader in the equipment rental sector and managed the integration before stepping down in July 2008.

In September 2008 he was appointed as the CEO of Futuris Corporation which changed its name to Elders Limited in April 2009. During his tenure he initiated a significant business restructure and change in strategic direction, focussing the group operations on its core agribusinesses. This was achieved despite the company being under significant pressure with an over-geared balance sheet and constrained working capital.  He stepped down from the role of Chief Executive of Elders Limited in late 2013.

You can view the podcast episode here mentorlist.com.au/malcolm

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Video 03 - Federico Re - Creative Entrepreneur

Video 03 - Federico Re - Creative Entrepreneur

For two decades, Federico has built his reputation as an entrepreneurship coach, mentor, motivational speaker, journalist, and business writer across the Australian business sectors.

He is the founder of a niche coaching practice, tailored for aspiring entrepreneurs, SME business owners, CEO’s, and world-class business leaders.

Federico’s journey is inspirational, one where an enduring passion blossomed into an entrepreneurial adventure. In 1997, at only 22 years of age, Federico co-founded his first business venture – a designer stationery and giftware company which defied the sceptics. His business achieved the unthinkable, delivering and sustaining revenue growth of more than 50% per annum over 10 consecutive years, reaching retail sales of more than $10 million per year, throughout Australia and New Zealand.

You can view the podcast episode here www.mentorlist.com.au/federico

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Video 02 - Soren Trampedach - Anti-disciplinary

Video 02 - Soren Trampedach - Anti-disciplinary

A thought-leader on innovation and the new work culture, Soren Trampedach has an impressive 20-year career in leadership positions, and continues to provide consultancy on workplace optimisation to industry leaders such as Google, Deloitte, NAB and Facebook.

Soren created Work Club to provide established businesses with a unique, boutique solution to the challenges posed by the rapid pace of change in the working environment, partnering with TEDxSydney.

A truly international citizen, Soren has lived and worked in Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, Spain, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and now Australia. He speaks Danish, English, German, Spanish, Swedish and Norwegian, plus has knowledge of Mandarin.

You can view the podcast episode here www.mentorlist.com.au/soren

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Video 01 - The Launch - Brad Smith - Trust in your Labour

Video 01 - The Launch - Brad Smith - Trust in your Labour

Brad Smith is an Australian entrepreneur, speaker, champion Superlite MX motocross rider and advocate for safe motocross riding practices. He was knocked back by over 50 manufacturing plants during the start-up of his motocross brand “braaap” however, his drive and tenacity lead him to successfully build Australia's only motorcycle company. Brad is the recipient of several achievement awards including two times Australian Young Entrepreneur of the year and four times Australian Retail Business of the year. Brad is also on the advisory board to the Reserve Bank of Australia. In 2008 Brad launched the first braaap store, a retail outlet intended to be “the motocross equivalent of a surf shop”. Braaap has since expanded and has four retail outlets across Tasmania and Victoria and is available in seven countries worldwide.

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