In Episode 64, “The Great Spectrum of Opportunities”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to David Thodey AO, Chairman of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Xero Ltd and Tyro Payments Ltd. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Ramsay Health Care Ltd. In 2020, David was appointed Commissioner for the National COVID-19 Coordination Advisory Board. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of Telstra Corporation Ltd and of IBM Australia and New Zealand.

In a forward-thinking discussion, David draws our attention to the multitude of opportunities in front of us, from how Australia can position itself favourably in the shift to renewable energy to tapping into the potential of the world-class biotech and broader technology environments in our own backyard. Mindful of the past, he also shares with us learnings from a career that has seen him traverse countries, on the move for two-thirds of the year, and at the helm of one of the country’s largest and most recognisable organisations.

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