Mentor List leads Australia’s leading CEO Mastermind groups, designed to give members the answers to create the biggest impact for themselves, and their organisation, during their time as CEO. This unique position provides insight into the life of a CEO.
We know like you, that a CEO job is a challenge and requires discernment to choose the right advisors. Our team is experienced in running organisations and has access to deep lived experience in choosing the future of organisations. In addition to the core team’s contribution, we can and will draw on our broad and qualified panel to bring to bear on your business challenges.
Our CEO Strategic Advisory works with you to redefine what’s possible and give shape to the future.
We lead a problem solving methodology in partnership with you that is based on a project management process with clear delivered artefacts at each stage gate and decision points on moving to the next:
Claire Rogers was chief executive of World Vision Australia, the country’s largest not-for-profit organisation, working in partnership across 90 countries to provide short and long term assistance to 100 million people.
Claire, a social innovator, has a proven track record of strategising and delivering major change initiatives, helping organisations adapt to the tech-disrupted economy, aligning physical and digital execution to maximise opportunities.
Claire was recently head of digital channels at ANZ Bank, spearheading its digital transformation, leading mobile and internet banking and digital security.
A highly networked influencer, Claire brings to different environments finely-honed communication and negotiation skills, strength and compassion that creates strong community buy-in and support.
Claire has an MBA from Melbourne Business school, formerly chair of Ridley College Melbourne and is a director on the board of ACFID, the Australian international charities industry peak body.
Claire is married with two children, and lives in Melbourne. Her family have been World Vision child sponsors since 2006. In November 2016, Claire was able to visit her sponsored child in Myanmar.
James Fazzino is a strategic leader with an impressive track record taking local Australian business through significant growth & expansion into international markets. During his tenure as the Managing Director and CEO of Incitec Pivot (IPL), James led the largest Australian corporate growth story on record. Over his 14 year tenure, first as CFO and then as CEO, the company increased in size 6-fold to an enterprise value of $8bn.
James is currently the Chairman of Manufacturing Australia, Chairman of Osteon Medical, a leading digital health business, Non-Executive Director of Australian Pipeline Limited, Non-Executive Director of Rabobank Australia Limited & Non-Executive Director of Tassal Group Limited, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow & Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University. James passionately believes in diversity and is a member of the Melbourne Male Champions of Change group.
Mike Foster was previously the CEO and Executive Director of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand (FANZ). In line with restructuring of Fujitsu’s global organization he was appointed as Head of the Oceania Region in April 2014 reporting directly to the Global President. He had been instrumental in driving the company’s business strategy at the enterprise level and to develop Fujitsu’s presence as a Tier 1 Technology Services Integrator with over 5,000 people in Australia and New Zealand.
Mike’s career to date spans over 25 years in the ICT industry in Australia and North America. Prior to Fujitsu, he spent nine years in senior executive positions at Telstra, including Managing Director, Business Sales, and more recently as the Chief Executive Officer, KAZ Group. Before joining Telstra, he was Managing Director, EMC, Australia/New Zealand and Managing Director, NCR Australia.
After distinguished working career , with the last half in CEO roles, Malcolm now concentrates his endeavours on non-executive roles as Chairman, Director and Mentor. With the diversity and depth of his experience he brings a unique set of skills whether that be private sector vs government, listed vs multi-national, Australian vs international or high growth vs rescue mission.
His executive roles include CEO of Elders, Coates Hire, Manpower Services, Defence SA and the SA Fire & Emergency Services Commission. He spent the first 15 years of his working life at sea as an officer in the New Zealand Navy. He has degrees in Pure Mathematics and Accounting, is a Fellow of the AICD and is a recipient of the Centenary of Federation Medal.
Whilst the role of any non-executive has a bias towards strategy, financial performance and governance it is working with the CEO and the Executive team on creating a culture of "accountability and expectation" to drive overall performance that provides Malcolm with the greatest level of satisfaction.
Without the constraints of an executive role Malcolm now enjoys spending more time with Kristen and their ever-increasing family as well as travelling together, playing very average golf and enjoying good wine. He remains a die-hard All Black supporter and a Hawthorn tragic.
As the COVID impacted economy opens, conditions will continue to rapidly change and evolve, and your organisation’s strategy must be agile, actionable and focussed on shorter time horizons.
Mentor List Strategic Action service offering supports the assessment of your organisation’s current business initiatives, strategic programs & projects and potential new initiatives, in the context of the current economic uncertainty, in order to continue to generate sustainable value.
Mentor List uses a Strategic Decision-Making framework to review your current business initiatives, strategic programs & projects and potential new initiatives. This approach allows you to map your organisational priorities and course of action.
The four categories are defined as: Pursue Aggressively, Scale Down, Pursue Cautiously, and Terminate Immediately. We work with you to complete a prioritisation process to provide direction in the context of the COVID uncertainty.
Bringing strategy to life, leveraging our partnership panel and proven capability in delivering change and transformation. Business moves fast, and we specialise in working through change with you. We deliver with you, be it New Technologies or Industry Disruption from the perspective of lived experience.
We know what it takes to get change to deliver - we know the roadblocks, the cultural inhibitors and the execution traps that get in the way from our collective experience of delivery. You can call on us to assist with areas such as: