Mary Galligan is a person that people tend to listen to. With a 25 year career as an FBI agent, it’s easy to understand why she commands a room, as she did during her visit to Australia in November.

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Cyber is not just an IT issue, it is an issue for the whole organisation and especially for leaders. They need to genuinely know what it is they are trying to protect.

The diversity and inclusion agenda has been dominated by an employee narrative: the glass ceiling, the bamboo ceiling, the pink ceiling. Indeed, a quick google research on the term “employee diversity” generates over 19 million hits.

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A message of equality speaks to who we want to be as a community. To who we want to be as individuals. And it speaks extra loud to diverse customers who currently sit at the margins of how businesses define their ‘customer’.

There is no doubt food technology innovations such as bio-innovation, gene editing, robotics and AI, will dramatically reshape how we produce, manage and demand food. However, their effects are likely to be unevenly distributed.

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The future of our food systems holds risks, but also creates opportunities for markets and consumers to prosper when we allow technology to help create the world we need.

A few weeks ago I was having a chat with one of the mothers from my son’s preschool as we watched our boys play in the park. We were talking about my job and how I worked flexibly to balance work and time at home with my kids.

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For me, flexible working is having the autonomy to change the structure of my week to best support my team at work as well as my kids.

The term ecosystem is moving front and centre stage as a key issue for Boards to consider[1] – acting as a driving force behind the way in which businesses operate and decide on strategy, planning and next steps.

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What is clearly evident is that Boards need engage with their ecosystems, right now.

We work in a market where the distance between an organisation and its customers is literally one social media post away, and where an organisation’s best offer can be beaten by a fifteen second search online for the next best alternative.

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In a market where distance and time is now on the customer’s side and the pace of change is exponential, it begs the question – is the relevance of traditional strategy under threat at a time when you could argue it is needed the most?

I’ve always loved gadgets. When I was a kid, my favourite book was about how in the future we’d use all kinds of gadgets, from robotic vacuum cleaners to self-driving cars.

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As a STEM student, my fascination for creating technology led me to study engineering, and my fascination for everything else that a company must do to make technology successful led me to Deloitte.