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Holly Ransom

CEO, Emergent

Holly Ransom is the CEO of Emergent, a company specialising in disruptive strategy and building the capacity of leaders to execute change. Prior to Emergent, Holly’s corporate career has involved working as Chief of Staff to NAB Wealth CEO Andrew Hagger and for Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh. In 2012, she was the youngest person to be named in Australia’s ‘100 Most Influential Women’, and also became the world’s youngest-ever Rotary President.

In 2016, Holly was appointed to Co-Chair the United Nations Coalition of Young Women Entrepreneurs and in 2014, the Australian Prime Minister appointed Holly to Chair the G20 Youth Summit. Holly is the youngest ever woman appointed to the board of an AFL football club. In 2016 Holly was listed by Sir Richard Branson as one of his dream dinner guests, and in 2017 was a nominee for Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List’ of future game changers to watch. In 2018, she was personally requested by Barack Obama to moderate an hour-long conversation with during his only engagement in Australia.


9.10 am | Friday 8th February 2019

Change is Inevitable But Growth is Intentional: Turning Innovative Ideas into Action

Research has shown persistently for two decades that 90% of companies fail to execute their strategy due to poor execution. McKinsey data shows that 70% of organisational change efforts fall short of desired results. Holly will explore how we can continually evolve the way we work and lead so we can continue to achieve excellence.

Session take outs:

  • gain an understanding of best practice centered on leading change and executing ideas
  • obtain a road map for executing change – from framing the messaging and building cultural momentum around ideas to approaches to ensure ideas get executed.
  • how involved you as a leader should be and when you need to let your team take the lead