‘My TEC Chairs and peer members have been by my side for 15 years. The TEC process made a profound impact on my professional and personal development, and ‘supercharged’ the building of a globally renowned business and culture.’
Todd Coates’ path over his 35-year vocational journey has fashioned his purpose now – to help other leaders uncover their aim, and craft high-performance cultures.
He’s fervent about uncovering the ‘why’ that drives executives in their careers.
Todd offers immeasurable insight into building enduring foundations and strategy for crafting authentic cultures that drive innovation.
Commercial discipline and relentless ‘re-innovation’ characterise the businesses he’s led.
Todd’s origin years with Luna Park Sydney and Australia’s Wonderland imparted expertise ranging from facility management, through to WHS requirements and working with boards and commercial owners; expertise that would prepare him to launch and lead the iconic BridgeClimb Sydney. As CEO of the award-winning company, industry-leading results were matched by its WHS outcomes, and commercial performance continuously lifted until its record final contract year.
His CEO roles have been across a broad governance base, encompassing private and public companies, government, and community. Other career highlights include:
- CEO of Ardent Leisure Theme Parks, overseeing significant challenges experienced by DreamWorld and Wonderland Sydney
- Founding director of the attractions industry body, later a Business Events Sydney director, and contributed to many state and federal government industry groups and committees
- Extensive Board and Governance experience with industry and government bodies
- 15 years of TEC member experience and learning prior to commencing TEC Chair role