In the Episode 134 of the No Limitations podcast Ripe for Improvement, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to Pat O’Sullivan, Chairman of three ASX-listed companies:

  • SiteMinder Ltd
  • TechnologyOne Ltd; and
  • CAR Group Ltd.

In a captivating discussion, Pat contends that Australia remains the lucky country with abundant prosperity, an irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit, and stable political leadership. He asserts that Australia is ready for a big-picture vision to galvanise the nation and ensure it succeeds in the decades ahead. Pat speaks at length about his executive role at Singtel Optus in a fast changing and intensely competitive environment, where he learned the importance of building an extensive network of close professional contacts. Pat also discusses his tenure at Nine Entertainment, sharing tales about a confronting interview with business and media tycoon, Kerry Packer, working alongside James Packer and Eddie McGuire, and dealing with private equity suitors.

Pat had a distinguished executive career, serving as Chief Financial Officer of Goodman Fielder New Zealand, Chief Financial Officer of Singtel Optus, and Chief Operating Officer and Finance Director of Nine Entertainment and PBL Media. Thereafter, Pat transitioned into a Board career, where he has been a Non-Executive Director of iiNet, Isentia, APN Outdoor, Marley Spoon and Afterpay. Pat was also the Chairman of Lux Group, LocalAgentFinder, and Healthengine, as well as Deputy Chairman of Calvary Health Care. He is currently the Chairman of the non-profit group Dreams2Live4.

Please note: this episode was recorded on 29 May 2024.

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