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Old 2nd Jul 2014, 22:50
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Olivia Wirth-Emerging Leader

You must be joking!
Come and hear the next Emerging Leader, Olivia Wirth, speak at the Establishment Ballroom, Level 2 Establishment Hotel, 252 George Street, Sydney at 6.30pm on the 7th of August. Hear her talk about Ambition overriding ability!
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Old 2nd Jul 2014, 22:59
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Originally Posted by Solomons Son
Hear her talk about confusing Ambition with ability!
There, fixed it for you.


BOSS Emerging Leaders event with Olivia Wirth, Group Executive, Brand, Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Qantas


7th Aug 2014 6:45pm-9:00pm
Join us for the next AFR BOSS Emerging Leaders event with Olivia Wirth, Group Executive, Brand, Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Qantas.
Olivia is responsible for the company's internal and external communication, community relations and sponsorship as well as the brand and marketing for the Qantas Group.
Olivia has over 15 years of experience in public affairs, government relations and media relations most recently as the Executive Director of industry association and lobby group, the Transport and Tourism Forum (TTF).
She has worked in a range of public and corporate affairs roles including the London based, Business in the Community (part of the Prince's Trust) and the Australian Tourist Commission (now Tourism Australia)
Olivia is young, ambitious and incredibly successful holding a very difficult job amongst difficult times for one of Australia's most reputable brands, respectively cementing herself as one of the country's most prominent women in business right now. Join us at the next Emerging Leaders event to get an insight into Olivia's illustrious career.

Thursday 7 August

  • Registration: 6:45pm
  • Formalities start: 7:15pm
  • Conclusion: 9:00pm
Venue

Establishment Ballroom,
Establishment
Level 2, 252 George Street
Sydney 2000
Price

$55.00
More information: BOSS Emerging Leaders Program
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Old 2nd Jul 2014, 23:07
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Do they pay you $55 for attending? That's the only way that I would go!
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Old 2nd Jul 2014, 23:14
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Paul must be brushing her hair in the mornings now, looks hot.
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Old 2nd Jul 2014, 23:41
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Is she an emerging leader or an emerging Manager ?
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Old 2nd Jul 2014, 23:57
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absolute joke
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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 00:13
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Beware of getting in the way of liv. She will have the job if she wants it.

Firstly Livvy is female and no doubt a member of Emilys list. She will have a cohort of female executives and politicians behind her who will knife and character assassinate any male who raises doubts about her suitability for any role at all.

Secondly, Livvy is well connected on both sides of politics.

Thirdly, In my opinion, the "scientific management tribe" which believes that anyone can manage anything if they are "scientific" about how they do stuff are in the ascendant. This is the MBA qualification mantra; practical experience is irrelevant to them. If Liv wants the job then of course she can do it! Don't look for any industry objections.

Fourth, I would expect that any internal competitor will find their career in ruins if they challenge her. So don't look for staff or management objections.
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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 00:25
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Sunfish,

Agree, no doubt she is an anointed one.
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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 00:31
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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 00:38
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"incredibly successful"

Two words that you can't use in relation to OW..........
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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 01:44
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Sunfish makes many good points, she is being paraded as the next probable appointee.

To take his argument a step further, the really interesting thing is for all intents & purposes has the appearance of a political appointment. She obviously has a "skill set" in the art of politics/PR.

Many years have been carefully honing alliances & networks on both sides of the isle, she is a primarily a political creature. Her appointment as CEO would remove any pretence that there is a difference between the public & private.
The mechanics of running business are now far less important to the mechanics of running the politics of business. Mussolini would be proud.

One can only imagine the pillow talk: "Just think Paul, with my ambition & your ability..."
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Appointed to what ?

CEO Qantas, CEO of another company or Politics ?
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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 02:00
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Perhaps she shall be anointed officially onboard an A380 when she stands beneath the stairwell and is sprinkled in leaking A380 water??
What's an A380????? And is that Evian water?
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All,

I was wondering if some of the invective on this thread reflects the rapidly reducing social standards of good manners and respect in our society?

I consider myself a professional working in the aviation industry and commend others to take a similar stand.

More than happy to read criticisms based on fact but gutter sniping is a low act.

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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 02:31
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Although high profile - I would be very surprised if she was appointed to the top job.
Boards generally look for people with operational experience (not necessarily in the same industry or even a related industry mind), running a P&L account at the upper end of the hundreds of millions of revenue range at least before they'll even shortlist them for the corner office.
Even then it is actually quite hard for someone from a support function like marketing or PR to transition into an operational role - privately, execs with P&L responsibility see them as lightweights.
If you can do it, the route is support function, then into a P&L role of around $300 mil per annum revenue, then another jump up to $600-700 mill revenue, then you might be in the league.
You also need to demonstrate you can run a complex business, preferably with multinational experience.
Big investors would also get the shits with any candidate who didn't have that sort of experience under their belt.
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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 02:34
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Its quite probable that OW has inside knowledge, a search for a new QF Chairman "may" be in progress.

Putting her best foot forward in the interim, as a serious contender for the CEO position well in advance.

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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 03:32
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Assuming he WILL go, and that Alan Joyce has been able to convince the board that his current strategy is the way to go, he will have no difficulty in having his recommended replacement accepted no matter who it is.
You can bet your bottom dollar that this person will be "in tune" with Alan, and would have "sold their soul" to get there.
Wirth is right to raise her profile in order to have a tilt at the top job, no matter how dumb the attempt may seem to be, but the winner will be who is best at convincing Alan that they are the best candidate.
Having said that, I don't believe Alan is going any time soon under his own steam, rather to say that he will stubbornly resist any attempt by anyone to remove him. His "plan that cannot fail" will stumble along until the demise of the whole company and he'll leave with the others carrying a bundle of cash for their efforts.
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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 03:37
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Its quite probable that OW has inside knowledge, a search for a new QF Chairman "may" be in progress.
Maybe Paul could go for chairman and they could have board meetings in a queen-size bed.

Usually you don't do exec searches for chairmen. They are typically existing board members who already have operational knowledge of the business. You do do exec searches for CEOs though
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Old 3rd Jul 2014, 03:41
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Genuine question.

Does she really have the experience, operational or otherwise, to run a company like Qantas. With or without a good Lieutenant or two ?
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