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The Inner Chief

Jul 6, 2021

In this third episode of our Best of Series, you’ll hear from Daniel Hunter, CEO of Business NSW, on the new breed of CEO, purposeful storytelling and building teams.

Daniel is currently the CEO of Business NSW, but was the CEO of HealthShare NSW when we interviewed him back in June 2017.


His previous senior management roles include CFO of Services NSW, and two executive roles at Sydney Water, namely General Manager of Transformation and General Manager of People Leadership and Culture.


Daniel was our third ever Chief to be interviewed on the podcast and in this episode we talk all about:

  • How the ‘command and control’ CEO is being replaced by a humble, empathetic one;
  • Bringing a sense of purpose to the organisation through story-telling;
  • Giving your leaders and their teams some space to achieve the organisation’s goals;
  • Getting comfortable with uncomfortable conversations, and avoiding wasting time on people who don’t want to develop.

Connecting with Daniel Hunter

You can connect with Daniel via LinkedIn.

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