I grew up in Canada as part of a family of advertising men and women … Mum and Dad met in an agency and all four of their kids went into the advertising business. So you can imagine the kinds of chats that were had around the Christmas dinner table!
Like many women at the time, I started my career on the media side, but personally found it too limiting so I quickly made the move to account management where I remained for over 30 years. I've worked in most of the big multi-national agencies and successfully managed a range of blue-chip clients. I've worked on iconic brands like Coca-Cola and Qantas, and with large FMCG businesses like Nestle, Unilever, Procter & Gamble and Colgate Palmolive.
Having seen and experienced so much I've built up an enviable network of senior executives in the industry both agency side and client side and I'm a passionate advocate for both the power of communications and the people who work within this fabulous industry.
For the last decade I've been freelancing as a senior "suit" and in 2013, after recognizing a number of key issues that seem to hinder our ability to achieve great work as an industry, I decided it was time to rally the troops, coordinate a program and try to make a difference. Legends & Leaders was born.