Boardroom Insider of the Month: Liz Savage

Board Shorts Podcast Episode 12

This podcast episode is part of a regular series called Boardroom Insider of the Month. In these episodes I interview experienced board members to bring you the inside information on how they started their board career, what their opinion is on essential board member skills, the future of the boardroom, their biggest boardroom challenge, and the advice that they have for new and aspiring board members. 

In this episode, I talk with Liz Savage, a switched on board director who has built – and continues to build – a board portfolio that draws on her successful professional career and builds her board expertise that she takes into other organisations.

Liz shares why it’s so vital for aspiring board members to develop strong networks before you even start looking for a board role, why the board diversity conversation needs to expand, the importance of knowing why you want to join a board, and why board service brings her so much joy.

I hope you enjoy this episode. If you have any suggestions or requests for future show guests, or questions you think we should be asking, please reach out via getonboardaustralia.com.au/podcast   

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About Liz

Liz passionately believes that great organisations – those with loyal, satisfied customers, effective teams and respected brands – are guided by a strong sense of purpose. She applies customer-centred leadership to her portfolio of ASX listed, private, local government & not-for-profit Director roles in the competitive tourism, travel, hospitality, workforce & sports sectors.

Liz has extensive experience in growing businesses organically and by acquisition, governance of organisations in change and with expertise in strategy, marketing & digital commerce. Liz previously held C-suite executive roles in high growth, disruptive consumer businesses in the UK, Europe & Australia: as Business Development Director of easyJet & Chief Commercial Officer of Virgin Australia.

Liz is currently Non Executive Director of North Queensland Airports, People Infrastructure, Brisbane Marketing and Triathlon Australia and previously Mantra Group. She will join the board of Intrepid Travel Group in early 2019.


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