In Episode 69, “Comfort in Change”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to Ed McManus, Chief Executive Officer of Deliveroo Australia. Deliveroo Australia has a network of over 8,000 riders and drivers and works with over 14,000 restaurants across the country. Previously, Ed was Chief Executive Officer of Meridian Energy Australia, the owner-operator of the Powershop retail electricity brand and a number of electricity generation assets. He also held a variety of roles with REA Group and GlaxoSmithKline after beginning his career as a medical research scientist.

In an open conversation, Ed shares with us his fascinating story, one fuelled by curiosity, that has seen him work and lead across different industries. We hear of the COVID-19 experience in the food delivery sector, which provided a lifeline to restaurants all over, and the opportunities ahead. Eager for challenges and comfortable in change, Ed brings to light the real reform required to inspire confidence amidst ambiguity, from small businesses doing it tough to the world as a whole for generations to come.

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