Wade spent 15 years working at Visy Industries starting from the age of 19 while playing professional football and completing his university studies at night.
Learning how to balance priorities, synthesis complex issues and lead teams he was “taken under the wing” by the owner and CEO very early and given major assignments within the business that required intense change.
Wade’s responsibilities at Visy included Managing Director board appointment while Country Manager NZ, General Manager Strategy Projects, Divisional Operational Excellence Manager.
Additional challenges included acquisition and integration of Australia’s plastics industry, international business & co-relationship assignments in Europe & USA as well as a legal crisis management project.
Wade learnt very quickly how to “bridge the age & respect gap” working for, and then alongside the senior leadership team, balancing speed & acceptance in the drive for change.
Recently Wade undertook key capability investments, studying at Stanford University, executive finance at Insead in France, and has recently completed executive leadership coaching & nuero linguistics studies.
He has also recently built his own technology startup called doceo, a disruptive technology redefining the performance management process in business.