It has been a privilege and pleasure to be a part of YPO over the last ten years. The Young Presidents Organisation now has over 18,000 CEO members. These leaders represent companies with a combined turnover of over USD5.4 Trillion. That is over 8% of global GDP.

I have had the honour of serving at a Chapter Board level in both Sydney and Auckland representing Forum. Two terms as Regional Forum Chair looking after the Australia and New Zealand zone was a rewarding experience.

During my time with YPO I have seen live brain surgery, introduced my son to an astronaut, heard met and mixed with leaders from all over the world. These have included people as diverse as The President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Julian Assange, HRH Princess Rainia, Diane von Furstenberg, Renzo Rosso (Diesel), William Fung (Li and Fung), Renée Mauborgne, and even Dr. Craig Venter, the first scientist to map the human genome.

It has been a wonderful part of my life but, I am now moving onto the equally great, graduate organisation, WPO, and helping establish the new “Greater Sydney Chapter”, once again in the capacity of leading Forum.

If you are under 45, and a CEO of a good sized business, then check out: http://www.ypo.org/


Young Presidents Organisation, Australia and New Zealand, Regional Board Member (Forum Chair); Position held twice.

Young Presidents Organisation, Sydney Forum Chapter Officer,

Young Presidents Organisation, New Zealand Forum Moderator,

Young Presidents Organisation, New Zealand Forum Chapter Officer,

World Presidents Organisation, Greater Sydney Forum Chapter Officer.


Young Presidents’ Organization’s “Terry Plochman Award” for Best of the Best in Forum. An international award for the top Forum Officer globally, in all categories.Awarded in front of 1600 YPOers at the 2011 Global Leadership Conference in Denver.