Robyn J. Holt
Consultant for project management, strategic thinking and leadership.
Robyn Holt is a Sydney born resident and started her career in the area of finance.
M/s Holt’s 35 years in Business and commerce enabled her to specialise in media, publishing, the fashion/ beauty and design industries where she held various senior executive roles in Australia, Russia and the United Kingdom.
Her career culminated in being appointed CEO of a $300million + International company, Sanofi Pty Ltd a pharmaceutical company and CEO of Yves Saint Laurent Australia. Being offered the CEO of Conde Nast Australia she accepted the role she reverted the Australian company into a licence and was promoted to International Conde Nast and moved to Russia.
During her tenure as President of Russia for Conde Nast she launched new titles like Architectural Digest, GQ and Glamour magazine as well one offs like Conde Nast Traveller. She opened the first international out of core business - Vogue Café and GQ Bar both highly successful licences still to today.
Moving to the UK in 2006 she became the fundraiser and financial advisor also interim CEO for Tyler Brule's Global media brand Monocle. Now known for it’s ground breaking digital identity and a round the clock audio service called Monocle 24, it’s retail arm and product offerings. Monocle has true global presence.
In late 2009 M/s Holt established a management consulting practice in Sydney. She provides services in project management, leadership and strategic thinking to senior corporate clients and chief executives in the government and private sectors.
She hosted a television show called The Renovators also had her own design segment for the daytime TV.
She was a guest lecturer on Branding for Macquarie University Museum Programme. A past Governor of Taronga and Western Plains Zoos and Trustee of Australian Museum. Until recently she was the Chairman of Northern Territory Tourism. She has just completed 6 years as a councillor for Australian National Maritime Museum and was recently appointed on the Board of University of New South Wales Arts and Design Faculty. A business advisor to Cameron Kimber Interior Design for the past 3 years the business has flourished under her strategic guidance.
She recently accepted a board directorship of The Bradman Foundation, a non-profit charitable trust, established with the full support of Sir Donald Bradman AC to promote cricket as a valuable cultural and sporting force within the community. She is a published author of a children's book, she produced and launched globally Thomas Hamel's book, Residence, and Robyn is a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW) and also of Australian Institute of Company Directors (A.I.C.D.)
Robyn is a speaker at Semi Permanent 2016.