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Going full circle and building collegiality

Women on Boards I Making it Real

Release Date: 07/24/2020

Going full circle and building collegiality show art Going full circle and building collegiality

Women on Boards I Making it Real

Kerrie's journey has gone full circle, from a young Girl Guide to CEO of Girl Guide’s SA.

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Women on Boards I Making it Real

A true trailblazer, inspiration and exemplar of gratitude, service and living a rich life.

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From mature aged student to the ASX show art From mature aged student to the ASX

Women on Boards I Making it Real

After leaving school Kelly went straight to work in insurance as a fresh-faced junior. A move she says, in hindsight, was fundamental to her success.

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Women on Boards I Making it Real

Helen Moore learned English as a second language as she grew up Yeppoon in central Queensland.  By her mid-twenties she had met her husband, had two children and had returned to university to study accounting.

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Women on Boards I Making it Real

An experienced finance partner with Grant Thornton, Holly made the leap to her first board role once her children started school and she had some more time.

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Women on Boards I Making it Real

Sarah-Jane “S-J” Kurtini and Stephen O'Young founded Tinybeans in 2012. After a chance introduction SJ was sold on the idea after a 30-minute meeting. And the rest they say is history.

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Claire Braund talks to Nadia Moffatt about how she overcame an acquired brain injury to build a successful board career. Nadia is an experienced non-exec director, chair & advocate in the corporate, public & NFP sectors, including:

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As a highly successful marketer, Cheryl Hayman is a portfolio director currently sitting on three ASX boards as well as not for profits.  

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Join Claire Braund (Founder of Women on Boards and CEO of Women on Boards in Australia) and Fiona Hathorn (Founder and CEO of Women on Boards in the UK) when they get together to reflect how things have changed in the world of the boardroom since they first talked about launching in the UK back in 2012. 

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Claire Braund talks to Kerrie Akkermans about how her journey has taken her full circle, from a young Girl Guide where her mother was Girl Guide Commissioner, to CEO of Girl Guide’s SA.  

A Willundera girl from South Australia’s wine region, Kerrie completed a BA, started a job and then returned to uni to complete a communications degree.

Founding her own consulting business at just 32 after her first child, Kerrie built an impressive client list of iconic Australian brands such as Hills Industries (aka Hills Hoist) and became a sought-after public speaker on lifetime value and customer experience.

Kerrie talks about her decision to return to the workforce following major life changes, including a divorce and the death of her parents.

The discussion provides valuable insights into how Kerrie built her board career through her broad network and by differentiating herself; how her career and board roles have been complementary; and how being on boards has helped her to become a much better CEO, teaching her to find common ground and understanding the importance of collegiality.

Kerry Akkermans
CEO Girl Guides SA
Director, On Demand Short Stays
Partner Mediation Adelaide
Director Kerrie Akkermans Consulting

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Kerrie Akkermans
Claire Braund (host)

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