Chairman of Woolworths and Origin Energy.
- Business Coaching
- Change Management
- Team Building
Gordon Cairns is a Celt, born in Bridge of Allan, Scotland. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated with an M.A. honours degree.
He started his career with Nestle, followed by Cadbury, the Imperial Group, and PepsiCo, where he worked for 10 years in three continents, in Marketing, Operations and Finance. He joined Lion Nathan, initially as the M.D. of their Australian beer business, and thence for seven years as C.E.O. During that period, the company was consistently recognised as a best employer, and he was awarded a “True Leaders” award on three separate occasions.
In September 2004, he stepped down from full time executive life, and now serves as Chairman of Origin Energy and Woolworths, as a non-executive director of Macquarie Group Limited, Quick Service Restaurants and World Education (a microfinance provider). Previously he was a non- executive director of Westpac Bank for nine years, and chair of David Jones.
He is married to Jane, and they have two children, Debbie and Neil.
Gordon’s presentation topics:
- Mindful Leadership
Praise for Gordon:
“Gordon Cairns is arguably the most authentic speaker on the corporate circuit today. His willingness to share his personal journey, warts and all makes for a highly compelling experience. Our leadership team left Gordon’s session in no doubt that if it is to be, then it is up to them. Highly recommended.” Tabcorp
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