Carlton IN Business Keynote Speakers
Alison Watkins - Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil
Alison Watkins presented at the Carlton IN Business Grand Final Luncheon proudly presented by Hyundai and Helloworld Business Travel on 28 September 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Watkins joined Coca-Cola Amatil as Group Managing Director in March 2014. Watkins is a non-executive director of The Centre for Independent Studies and the Business Council of Australia.
Watkins previous roles include Chief Executive Officer of agribusiness GrainCorp Limited and of Berri Limited, the market leader in Australian juice, and Managing Director of Regional Banking at ANZ. Watkins spent 10 years at McKinsey & Company from 1989-1999 and became a partner of the Firm in 1996 before moving to ANZ as Group General Manager Strategy. Watkins has been a non-executive director of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Woolworths Limited and Just Group Limited. She is a former Victorian President and National Board Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Watkins holds a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Tasmania), is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and the AICD.
John Gillam - Chairman Bunnings Group
John Gillam presented at the first Carlton IN Business Luncheon, held on 31 March 2017.
Gillam was CEO of the Bunnings business from 2004 to the end of 2016 and is now Chairman of Bunnings Group Council.
Bunnings is the leading retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products in Australia and New Zealand and a major supplier to project builders, commercial tradespeople and the housing industry. In 2016 Bunnings expanded into the UK with the acquisition of the Homebase business as a platform to open Bunnings stores throughout the UK and Ireland.
Andy Penn - CEO, Telstra
Andy Penn presented September 2016.
Andrew Penn became Telstra’s Chief Executive Officer in May 2015 after serving as Telstra's Chief Financial Officer and Group Executive International. He is an experienced senior executive with a career spanning more than 30 years.
Prior to joining Telstra, Penn was with AXA Asia Pacific for 20 years where he held a number of positions including:
Under Penn’s leadership AXA built a successful Asian platform, which was sold to its parent company in 2011 for $10.4bn.
In addition to his business activities, Penn has contributed widely to not-for-profit and community organisations. He is:
The Hon Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria
Daniel Andrews presented April 2016.
Andrews joined the Labor Party in 1993. He worked for his local Member of Parliament in the South Eastern suburbs.
In 2000, he became a campaign director for the Victorian Labor Party and was elected its Assistant State Secretary.
Andrews entered the Victorian Parliament in 2002 as the Member for Mulgrave, representing families in Melbourne’s South Eastern suburbs.
Andrews used his inaugural speech to describe the real difference governments can make in the lives of local families by improving the vital services they need.
As a Member of Parliament, Andrews secured funding to rebuild local schools and helped establish the Mulgrave Community Centre.
He was appointed to the Cabinet in 2006, as Minister for Consumer Affairs and Gaming, and he became Minister for Health in 2007.
As Health Minister, Andrews devised the landmark Victorian Cancer Action Plan and funded the state’s first Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
A photograph of the new Royal Children’s Hospital still hangs on his wall – a $1 billion world class facility and a proud achievement of his time in office.
In December 2010, Andrews became Leader of the Opposition. He developed a positive plan for our state and he was honoured to win the support of the Victorian people.
Andrews was sworn in as Victoria’s 48th Premier in December 2014. He leads a strong majority Labor Government that’s focused on our future.
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