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Our CEO shares his experience at Stanford University, we welcome a new National Marketing & Development Manager, and our team get inspired at the NIBA convention.

 

Ward’s reflections on his time at Stanford Uni

 

The power of collaboration for innovation and problem-solving – this was the key takeaway for our CEO Ward Dedman who recently took part in Stanford University’s 2019 Executive Program for Growing Companies.

 

The intensive 10-day program brought together 85 business leaders from 25 different countries to explore strategic leadership in today’s business environment.

 

Ward shared his reflections on LinkedIn and has encouraged the entire EBM team to renew their focus on collaborating and innovating – whilst never forgetting that people come first.

 

Meet Pamela Stewart: our new National Manager – Marketing & Development Manager

 

With more than two decades of experience in marketing for the financial services industry, Pamela Stewart is taking EBM’s communications to a new level.

 

Joining the team in July as National Manager – Marketing & Development, Pamela hit the ground running. Pamela is establishing a dynamic new Perth-based team to support her inspirational plans to revamp our marketing so we can keep delivering the best value to our clients.  

 

After 20 years in senior marketing roles in Canada, including as VP and Chief Marketing Officer for Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited, Pamela and her family decided to move from Pamela’s homeland to her husband’s.

 

“It was supposed to be a two-year contract in Canada, but turned into 17 years,” laughed Pamela, who met her husband while furthering her studies in Australia.

 

“Hailing from Bunbury, my husband had had enough of Toronto’s weather and we decided to bring our daughters and son to Australia.”

 

On returning to Perth five years ago, Pamela took on the role of Marketing Manager for Blueprint Wealth before joining EBM.

 

“We are very fortunate to have been able to appoint someone of Pamela’s calibre and experience,” said Peter McLachlan, Executive General Manager – Strategy & Operations.

 

“Pamela’s role will include EBM Group marketing activities and her focus will be on working with the Broking divisions, assisting with the development and acquisition of new clients.”

  

Going for gold at the NIBA convention

 

When the 2019 National Insurance Brokers’ Association (NIBA) Convention kicked off on the Gold Coast on 14 October, a contingent of 19 EBM managers and brokers were on the starter’s block for the 2-day learning and networking event.

 

Keynote speaker, swimming legend, Kieran Perkins discussed how to take the mindset of an Olympic athlete and translate it into successful everyday business practices.

 

With the themes of leadership, resilience and teamwork, our team looks forward to bringing what they learnt back to the business to enhance our clients’ experiences.

 

  

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