• Episode 36: The Innovators Special Edition - Tessa Court, IntelligenceBank

    For Episode 36 of Sayers Conversaytions, our, “The Innovators” series continues with Tessa Court, Founder and CEO of IntelligenceBank. 

    IntelligenceBank is Australia's leading digital asset management and marketing operations software platform, helping big brands produce brand and legal approved content, faster.  

    Russel Howcroft joins Tessa for a chat about her impressive career within the world of global advertising, her interest in “the intersection between business and creativity”, how advertising has changed over the years along with the ongoing impacts of AI, and finally, tips on how to hold onto creativity and understanding how to apply that to your business. 

    38m | Jun 2, 2023
  • Episode 35: James Wright, CEO Sayers Wealth

    Russel is joined by James Wright, CEO of Sayers Wealth and Chair of Asthma Australia.

    Sayers Wealth is an investment and wealth advisory business, focussing on strategic private wealth management, investment solutions and family wealth advising.

    42m | May 26, 2023
  • Episode 34: The Innovators Special Edition - Dennis Savic, Savic Motorcycles

    Episode 34 of Sayers Conversaytions, is a special edition called “The Innovators” because from time to time, we come across some seriously cool inventions that we believe make outstanding conversaytions!

    Today, Russel is joined by Dennis Savic, Founder, Inventor and CEO of Savic Motorcycles. At 14, Dennis had a dream to design and develop his own motorcycle. Fast forward 16 years, having identified a gap in the electric motorcycle market and a mechanical engineering degree under his belt, Dennis’ dream has become a reality.


    24m | May 19, 2023
  • Episode 33 - Ben Krasnostein, Kilara Capital

    Russel is joined by Ben Krasnostein, Founder and Managing Director of Kilara Capital.

    Kilara Capital is an impact investment firm focused on creating investment opportunities and sustainable infrastructure solutions on a path towards a zero carbon future.

    43m | May 12, 2023
  • Episode 32 - Holly Ransom, Emergent

    Russ is joined by Holly Ransom for episode 32 of Conversaytions.

    Holly Ransom is a public speaker, author and content curator. She is the founder of Emergent, a leadership consultancy, where she engages and presents to organizations on disruptive strategy. She is also a director of Port Adelaide Football Club and a trustee of The Prince's Charities Australia.

    56m | Apr 28, 2023
  • Episode 31 - Nicole Sheffiled, Wesfarmers OneDigital

    Russel is joined by Nicole Sheffield, Managing Director of Wesfarmers OneDigital, and President of the Australian Retailers Association.

    The two discuss how her early work at Telstra shaped her appreciation for customer experience, the value of working for iconic Australian organizations, and the opportunities and challenges for data in the future.

    38m | Apr 20, 2023
  • Episode 30 - Alan Oppenheim, Ego Pharmaceuticals

    Alan Oppenheim, CEO of Ego Pharmaceuticals joins Rus for episode 30 of converSAYtions.

    Ego Pharmaceuticals is a 100% Australian family owned business founded in 1953, and have developed brands that have grown into household names across Australia, such as Aquim, QV and Pinetarsol.

    31m | Apr 14, 2023
  • Episode 29 - Prue Gilbert, Grace Papers

    Prue Gilbert, Founder and CEO of The Grace Papers joins Rus for a thought-provoking discussion on the challenges associated with workplace gender equality for both employees and employers, and tangible things that could be done to promote greater equality.

    37m | Apr 13, 2023
  • Episode 28 - Jaala Pulford

    Russel Howcroft is joined by ex-Victorian Government Minister, and Sayers Group Special adviser Jaala Pulford. The two discuss the catalyst of her passion for Victorian politics and the importance of ‘getting into the room’, her important work in enabling women-founded start-ups, and what Melbourne could look like in seven years’ time.

    52m | Apr 13, 2023
  • Episode 27 - Sally Capp

    City of Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp joined Russel Howcroft for an excellent discussion. The two speak about Sally’s experiences growing up in Papua New Guinea, how her work and experiences in the formative years of her career shaped her career philosophy, her love of Melbourne and its people, and reflections on the COVID-19 pandemic.

    47m | Apr 13, 2023
  • Episode 26 - The Honorable Professor Barry Jones

    The Honorable Professor Barry Jones is one of Australia's National Living Treasures.

    Prof. Jones sat down with host Russel Howcroft for a fascinating discussion including his experiences in politics from the 1950s to today, climate change and globalization, and the importance of fostering creativity.

    43m | Apr 13, 2023
  • Episode 25 - Pip Marlow, Salesforce

    Russel Howcroft sits down with Pip Marlow – CEO of Salesforce ANZ and ASEAN for a fantastic discussion which included topics ranging from the importance of authenticity, the evolution of Salesforce's service offering, and the importance of supporting and educating professional women in the workplace.

    46m | Apr 13, 2023
  • Episode 23 - Peter "Harro" Harris, BRC Group

    Peter "Harro" Harris is the Chief Investment Officer at BRC Group, an investment firm focused on accelerating Australia’s future, with a focus on sustainability, technology and infrastructure.

    Harro joins Rus to discuss a wide variety of topics, ranging from the state of petrol in Australia through to opportunities for Australia to drive world-leading innovation in sustainability and medical development.

    48m | Apr 13, 2023
  • Episode 22 - Kee Wong

    Kee Wong is an entrepreneur, investor, advisor and Non-Executive Director.

    He joins Rus to discuss a variety of topics including learning to be an extrovert, futute opportunities for Melbourne, and the Breakthrough Victoria venture capital fund of which Kee is a member of.

    38m | Apr 13, 2023
  • Episode 21 - Jayne Hrdlicka, Virgin Australia

    Jayne Hrdlicka is the CEO of Virgin Australia.

    The two discuss everything from Jayne’s pathway to being CEO and the challenges of working with Virgin and Tennis Australia through COVID-19, through to proper aeroplane etiquette.

    48m | Apr 13, 2023
  • Episode 20 - Ahmed Hassan, Youth Activating Youth

    Ahmed Hassan is the co-founder and executive director of Youth Activating Youth and the Victorian State recipient for Young Australian of the Year 2022.

    In this podcast, Ahmed discusses the importance of fostering multiculturalism and the incredible work that Youth Activating Youth are doing to support vulnerable young people in Victoria.

    41m | Apr 13, 2023
  • Episode 19 - Brent Smart, Telstra

    Rus meets with incoming Telstra CMO Brent Smart.

    The two discuss Brent’s pathway and philosophy to becoming one of Australia’s most influential marketers and his view of the future of effective brand communications. A great conversation with a true industry leader.

    40m | Apr 13, 2023
  • Episode 18 - James Aitken, Aitken Advisors

    In a real coup, Russel Howcroft chats with globally renowned advisor, James Aitkin. For over 25 years James has advised some of the world's most sophisticated investors and in this episode, James shares his thoughts on the current state of the global economy, the balance between growth and inflation, his passion for wide reading and how it informs his advice that so many find indispensable.

    52m | Apr 13, 2023
  • Episode 17 - Rachel Bajada, Noshu Foods

    Russel Howcroft meets with Rachel Bajada, the founder of Noshu Foods. Through Noshu, Rachel has worked to remove 1,000,000kg of sugar from Australians’ diets since she launched the brand in 2013 by developing the complex technology required to develop low sugar treats and snacks that we all still crave! She sits by the fire to discuss the Noshu recipe for success.

    38m | Apr 13, 2023
  • Episode 16 - Jack Trengove, Lanyon Asset Management

    Russel Howcroft chats with former AFL player and now equities analyst Jack Trengove about life after football and the parallels between the sporting and business worlds. A great story of talent on the field translating to life beyond it.

    21m | Apr 13, 2023
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