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The Inner Chief

Sep 30, 2021

In this latest episode of our Best of Series, you’ll hear from Jonathan Ling, Chairman of Planet Innovation, on telling wow stories, top 3 skills to be CEO, and pulling the right levers.


Jonathan is currently the Chairman of Planet Innovation and of Pro-Pac Packaging, as well as a Non-Executive Director of The Pact Group, but was the CEO of GUD Holdings when we interviewed him back in July 2017.

His executive experience also includes having been CEO of Fletcher Building, Laminex Australia and Visy Recycling. He is the former Chairman of the Melbourne Rebels’ Advisory Board and has previously held a number of other board roles including ASB bank and Pacific Brands.

Jonathan’s story is a fantastic one of a little Chinese boy that rose from the frontline all the way through the ranks to becoming CEO. He has taken on some of the biggest challenges in business and succeeded commercially through the cultures he creates.

In this episode we talk all about:

  • Standing out by telling ‘wow’ stories;
  • The top 3 skills you need as a CEO;
  • Pulling the right levers to get a solid track record; and
  • Creating emotional intensity in a team.

Connecting with Jonathan Ling

You can connect with Jonathan via LinkedIn.

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