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Ep09: Stephen Durkin – Transformational Leadership

By January 22, 2019March 26th, 2021Podcasts

Joining me on the podcast is Stephen Durkin, CEO of AusIMM.

Having personally led six major business transformations over his 30-year career, Stephen is regarded as a seasoned change agent. Stephen has extensive experience in association management and business leadership, as both an Executive and Director.

Since May 2017 Stephen has been CEO of AusIMM, the peak body for professionals in the mining industry, following the five years prior as CEO of Engineers Australia.

In both instances, Stephen has led widely applauded transformations of these long-standing Institutes to rebuild them to be more contemporary; financially sustainable and with a stronger external brand.

Prior to these positions leading professional associations, Stephen was at National Australia Bank for 15 years in a number of senior executive leadership roles including as State Manager, Retail Bank NSW/ACT.

Stephen has an MBA as well as an Honours degree in Civil Engineering from Monash University. Stephen has been named on several occasions as one of Australia’s 100 most influential engineers and was Monash University Civil Engineering Alumnus of the Year in 2014. He has been on the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Industry 4.0 and is a Victorian Government Club Melbourne Ambassador.

Stephen is a deep and considered thinker and having personally worked for him, I can absolutely endorse him as a relevant and influential leader who genuinely cares about his people and creates a powerful culture.

In this podcast Stephen will share:

  • Some of his leadership reflections and factors that have contributed to his success so far
  • The importance of teams and culture in building high performance
  • A powerful distinction on busy.