Leading Teams is entering its next chapter as an organisation announcing Dean Anderson as their new CEO. Dean has been appointed due to our continued growth and expansion as a business, our team of 23 facilitators (7 new in the last two years) currently help support over 200 teams and leaders across Australia to become high performing.  We continue to be one of Australia’s leading high performing teams and leadership development organisations. The role of the CEO will be critical in executing a new strategic plan that is designed to achieve sustainable growth for the organisation.

Dean brings extensive experience and business acumen from a variety of roles. His professional career included 30 years of banking and finance experience with two leading banking institutions – NAB and HSBC. After 15 years with National Australia Bank, Dean moved to a 15-year career with HSBC Bank Australia, a leading international Bank operating in over 80 countries. Dean played a significant role in building the HSBC business presence in Victoria, managing global clients to support their international operations and/or major import or export trade flows. Dean’s well-established business acumen has been further enhanced by his role as a Non-Executive Director at the St Kilda Football Club. Dean has been on the St Kilda Board since 2015 and remains the Club’s Football Director.

When asked about this opportunity Dean comments, “The Leading Teams CEO role presents a unique opportunity to lead a well-established, well-respected organisation through its next phase of sustainable growth. With Leading Teams about to embark on a new Strategic Plan, the ability to actively assist in the planning process provides the valued opportunity to debate, own and support with the execution of the plan for the future of the organisation. The established and respected nature of the business, provides the solid foundation that can support the pursuit of sustainable growth over time.”

“I will be striving to support the business and its valued people with our endeavours to achieve continued growth. That will require strong leadership, and a positive can-do attitude. The business will be tasked with the challenge of achieving sustainable revenue growth supported by sound infrastructure. I will prioritise and pride myself on a leadership style that manages for a sense a fairness to all staff across all dealings. To have all Leading Teams staff feel that they genuinely belong, will be my most cherished legacy.”

As a former AFL footballer with Hawthorn and St Kilda, Dean’s passion, and belief in the Leading Teams Model emanated from his extensive involvement in Leading Teams programs at the clubs he was a part of. “I have actively participated in Leading Teams programmes that have contributed materially not only to my own personal development, but I have been able to apply the learnings to enrich the lives of many people across my life journey. To join Leading Teams, is both sentimental and exciting. The business has the capacity to build on what has been a successful history.”

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Anna Sallows
Anna Sallows

Anna has been part of Leading Teams since 2019. She relishes being part of a successful team, in all facets of her life, as a sister, daughter, partner, colleague, friend, teammate and coach.

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