Ron is recognised as the “Go To” executive for organisations who are looking for significant growth through innovative ideas and strategies. He is a transformation specialist with a wide suite of experiences in good governance, asset leverage and profitable business growth. He has an extensive track record of turning adversity into opportunity. Ron has an innate ability to navigate through complex environments & eclectic stakeholders generating opportunity & growth from the most challenging of situations. His portfolio of roles covers small business, through to large enterprises. It is what makes him such a strong keynote speaker at corporate events, conferences and development workshops.His previous roles include positions such as CEO at Fed Square, CEO & MD Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club, and CEO Melbourne Polytechnic (Formerly NMIT). As CEO & MD of the Melbourne Storm, Ron navigated the club to success post the Salary Cap scandal that rocked the sporting world. Ron also built and implemented a recovery strategy for the financially challenged Melbourne Polytechnic. Ron has also held senior positions in some of the largest multinational and domestic technology organisations including Telstra, IBM, Microsoft and Verizon. He is a Graduate of AICD and has extensive Board experience across a variety of different industries including being the current Chairman of Vicsport. Currently the CEO of the AIIA, he is also a former Director of that organisation, a former member of the
International CEO Forum and he has held a position on the Board of Governors for the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM). Ron is married with five children and seven grandchildren. He has a long history of active involvement in sport and music which includes being a founder and member of the executive covers band Big Kahuna.