The 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:
What is the core issue that is holding execution back? What is the core market problem that an organisation needs to solve? What shifts have happened in the customers mind that have changed the context for the organisation? Is it the right time for this change, is the culture and environment receptive? Are we the natural leaders of this opportunity?
What is the appropriate response to the core issue? Is it initiating, a strategic partnership or letting it pass? How might we align the organisation around responding to the diagnosis and moving to action? What are the fastest ways to achieve scale? What needs to be true for execution to be successful? Leveraging our CEO Advisory panel (see below) to guide a response supported by proven experience.
What actions will deliver the preferred response? What are the ‘big rock’ priorities to address the diagnosis? What can we let go of or cease that is not solving the diagnosis? What sequence should we execute in? What culture markers should we pursue? Who are the early adopters of the change?
As part of the Strategy formulation step the Mentor List has access to our CEO advisory panel. Our distinguished Panel Includes:
Michael Smith was the CEO of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. (ANZ) from 2007 to 2015 and following his retirement he remained an Adviser to the Board until July 2017.
Prior to this Michael held several other high-ranking business positions. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Chairman of Hang Seng Bank Limited, Global Head of Commercial Banking for the HSBC Group, and Chairman of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad.
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.
The 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.
We work with you to execute and deliver strategy. Bringing strategy to life, we leverage our partnership panel and proven capability in delivering change and transformation.
Our Technology Partners are all Australian based and top of class within their technology niche. Together with the Mentor List, we will deliver the results that you demand.
"We've done it before"
"We come prepared"
"We build trust"
We work with you to execute and deliver strategy.
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:
Claire Rogers is a strategic leader with deep expertise in driving growth, innovation, and transformation across a broad range of financial services and for purpose entities. She has achieved market leading performance through a clear understanding of business and customer context and executing at pace by developing and inspiring teams, shaping culture for purpose with agility. A social innovator with entrepreneurial skills, she has successfully led large and small organisations across multiple industries to achieve growth through digital.
Previously chief executive of World Vision Australia, the country’s largest not-for-profit organisation, and with extensive global and local experience in multiple financial services divisions of ANZ including a stint as Head of Digital Banking, she has consistently led organisations to deliver on their purpose and commercial potential. She was also the Chairman of Ridley College, Melbourne from 2009 to 2016, where she guided the organisation to achieve a business model shift to 50% online delivery, which is now the leading offering in the country.
Claire is a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW), the AICD and Scale Investors, an angel investor network focused on female founders.
Jack Karikas is an experienced business consultant, business owner and business operator with over two decades of experience working as an executive leading large-scale transformation programs from small cap entities to ASX listed organisations.
Jack has been the founder of three successful startups over the past 15 years. After a profitable and enjoyable period of operation each venture was optimised for sale. One venture being acquired by an ASX listed company and the other two by private equity groups.
David is an experienced business owner, operator and consultant helping business and individuals improve their business and individual performance through growth, strategy, execution, technology and transformation.
David has an MBA from Melbourne Business school, is a certified CPA and a Bachelor of business from Swinburne Melbourne. With a constant pursuit for personal development and growth David founded The Mentor List in 2016 to connect individuals to the proven strategies and insights of those who have successfully navigated the path before them.