Garry Willinge
Associate
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COACHING EXPERIENCE

Garry began as a coach of IBM leaders, business partners and executives in the 1990s. Garry coaches C-suite clients in many industry sectors across the world, particularly in Asia. He maintains an ongoing coach, mentor and confidant relationship with several past clients and their executive teams.

COACHING STYLE AND APPROACH

Garry believes leadership effectiveness and personal fulfilment requires self-awareness, selflessness and self-generation of behaviour styles and relationships. Garry believes a good coach listens, observes and challenges; adjusting their approaches and tools to suit the counterpart’s needs, so that they are encouraged to make the changes necessary to achieve their natural potential and mission in life.

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

Garry has over 30 years’ leadership experience, much of it as a senior executive across functions in the global corporate environment, but also with new firms in the digital age. Garry has held diverse corporate, public sector and academic roles including senior public servant guiding public sector reform in Australia; Company Director in private and listed companies in London, China, Hong Kong, Australia, and Singapore; Adjunct Professor at Curtin University and as a global entrepreneur and business founder for 15 years. He is chairman of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) executive committee in Hong Kong.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE  

  • Deep strategic and operations management and effective linkage 

  • Organisation transformation practitioner

  • High performance culture transition

  • Corporate advisory, private equity

  • Leadership coaching and transitioning

  • Corporate governance – all aspects including culture, risk management, ESG, strategy

PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENTS

  • Head of Asia Business Transformation, Global Bank – coached counterpart to effectively manage regional and diverse cultural complexity in an aggressive, high pressure business growth environment.

  • Head of Sales, Asia Pacific, Global Bank – coaching around institutional products and franchise products development.

  • Group CFO, Global F&B – developed counterparts’ leadership, relationship, EQ, and operational skills to support fast growth in Asia.

  • Audit Partner, Accounting – coaching transitioned counterpart from one firm to another and guided their adaptation to new strategic imperatives, business goals, leadership styles and culture.

  • CEO, IT Solutions and Services – coached counterpart on personal development in their new CEO role (transition from Sales SVP) to double net profit in three years.

  • Senior Director, Food Conglomerate – prepared counterpart to transition to a new senior role in a divested business and developed personal brand.

  • General Manager, Chinese Pharmaceutical – international business growth strategy and organisation development coaching.

  • CEO, Chemicals – coaching support on tripling Asia business in three years and helping top team address immunity to change. 

  • APAC Finance FP&A, Fortune200 Firm on NASDAQ – coaching for leadership, organisation excellence, people development and executive presence.

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