Meredith’s senior executive career has included several Managing Director and CEO roles, including TNT Logistics Asia, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and InTech Financial Services as well as line, strategic and functional roles. Her non-executive career has included the Chairmanship of Australian public and private companies, international boards and government entities. She has worked in the telecommunications, energy, resources, logistics, leisure, environment, airport, professional services and financial services sectors and with companies based in Australia, Asia, USA and Europe.
Meredith strives to make the greatest difference by inspiring CEOs, directors and C-suite executives and partners about the need for resilience, optimism, strong values and peripheral and long-distance vision whilst delivering on business performance expectations. This also includes ensuring they take regular time to think and challenge their own and others’ mindsets in order to turn disruptive events into opportunities to enhance their own and their team’s leadership impact, business strategy and operational performance.
As an executive, Meredith has successfully led several significant business start-ups and transformations (strategic, cultural and operational). As a mentor, she has undertaken a broad range of individual and team mentoring engagements which draw on the breadth and depth of her own leadership and business experience in order to help improve the impact of her clients on the performance of their businesses and the experiences of their own clients, customers and staff. She has had extensive executive experience in major listed, multinational and privately owned companies and most enjoyed releasing the full potential of those with whom she has worked. Meredith led TNT Logistics’ Asia start-up and expansion, building businesses in China, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia, and she successfully merged Corrs’ five businesses into one national top tier law firm.
She assumed the Chairmanship of James Hardie Limited NV in 2004, when the company was in a deep and very public crisis, and ensured ongoing shareholder and stakeholder support for the company, a change in executive leadership and Board composition, and the delivery of a sustainable and ground-breaking asbestos compensation settlement.
Meredith was a member of the Australian Delegation that negotiated the UN Convention on Climate Change and was awarded a Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian Society in Business Leadership.
Meredith loves ballet, theatre, the Swans and her voluntary work for Lifeline. She has contributed significantly to the work of a range of not-for-profits, including over many years on the boards of arts, medical research and social services NFPs. She and her husband are blessed with their daughter, Amelia.