In Episode 35, “It’s All About Survival”, Blenheim Partners‘ Gregory Robinson is delighted to speak to Richard Goyder AO, Chairman of Woodside Petroleum Ltd, Qantas Airways Ltd and the Australian Football League Commission. He is also the Chair of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Australia, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and the Channel 7 Telethon Trust. Richard was previously the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Wesfarmers Ltd and the Chairman of the B20 Summit held in Australia.

Richard and Greg discuss the big issues facing business, government and all members of society. We learn about the art of leadership, being bold in placing the big bets and why Richard considers surviving as his greatest achievement. In this candid conversation, he shares with us his experiences from growing up in country Western Australia, taking the helm at Wesfarmers and building a world class team, to the challenges of disruption and complexity facing Directors in the Boardroom.

Richard talks about his long-term view on energy and his proud involvement with Qantas, the AFL and the Indigenous community. We also step back and hear of Richards drive across the Nullabor, his trips to the Kimberley, as he imparts advice to current and aspiring leaders and reminds us all not to lose sight of what is important in life.

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