Gold Coast Leaders Inspires Leading Companies


Gold Coast Leaders assists the states leading private companies achieve sustainable growth, manage succession planning and evaluate entry and exit strategies for their business. The following four key initiatives operate for the benefit of these organisations:

  • Executive Series: Each year Gold Coast Leaders selects up to 25 private companies to become Executive Members. Each selected Executive Member undertakes a 12 month Executive Series where they receive the knowledge, mentoring and resources required to become the next generation of leading companies. Gold Coast Leaders assists these companies achieve sustainable growth, manage succession planning and access debt and equity capital for future growth opportunities.

  • Alumni Series: upon graduation from the Executive Series, Alumni Members continue to engage with Gold Coast Leaders to access the broader network and a variety of professional development opportunities. Alumni Members benefit from ongoing access to the knowledge, networks and capital required to achieve their growth objectives.

  • Founders Series: The Gold Coast Founders initiative has been established to enable a select number of Founders/Owners from within the Gold Coast Leaders Alumni Membership base to come together bi-monthly to discuss the key issues critical to the growth and success of their business.

  • Regional Series: Gold Coast Leaders provides Regional Members with direct access to their own private network of the State’s leading decision makers. Regional Members undertake a structured, online professional development and networking program with industry and government to fast track their company’s growth.
  • Future Leaders Series: Each year Gold Coast Leaders selects up to 16 leading company founders to become Future Leaders Members. Each selected Member participates in the Future Leaders Series, providing the insights and skills to ensure the foundations of their business are sound while developing the strategies and resources required to progress their opportunity.

  • Sports Transition Series: Gold Coast Leaders supports up to 12 athletes, coaches and sports industry professionals to become Sports Transition Members. This Series draws upon the support, knowledge and networks of the Executive Series and Future Leaders Series, delivered in a format that meets the flexible requirements of athletes as they transition into business.

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Bruce Nelson, the founder of Zakazukha Communications kicked off the first Gold Coast Leaders Executive Series for 2020.

We kicked off the first Executive Series event for 2020 on Thursday, 20th February. We welcomed many new members and guests to our knowledge workshops. The mentoring room hummed with energy as our Industry Experts new and old created relationships with our members. The conversations and connections continued in the Connect Event. Hosted by our Advisory Board member, Lynda Woods we heard from special guest and current local council canditate, Darren Taylor. 

Another fantastic Connect event to round out the Executive Series for 2019. Our Members, Experts, Partners and Advisory board were joined by a number of special guests, members for the 2020 Series and the Honorable Meghan Scanlon. 

In between the wrath of Gold Coast first afternoon storm of the season and terrible traffic, our Executive members, guests, Industry Experts, Partners and Advisory Board met for out October Executive Series.
Hosted by our distinguished Advisory Board member, Derek Cronin, we heard from Flagship Digital Marketing strategist, Shane Graham and Executive member and APP International Managing Director, Jimmy Estwick on specifically why they are involved in the program.

For the Gold Coast Leaders September event, we were fortunate enough to welcome a number of students and distinguished staff from Study Gold Coast. This connect event was hosted by Advisory Board member, Lynda Woods, with insight addresses from Wymark Insurance and Yukon Live. 

Last night we hosted our monthly Executive Series Event where our members gained exclusive insights from Industry Experts around current business trends. Our speakers shared their knowledge and provided key takeaways that our members and guests could implement in their own businesses.

Gold Coast Leaders’ Advisory Board member, the Honourable Judy Spence emceed the first Gold Coast Leaders event for the new financial year. The evening included an exclusive insight into the achievements and current endeavours of Judy as well as an insight address from Morgans branch manager, Heath Hill.

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Industry Partners

The Gold Coast Leaders Industry Partners represent some of Australia's leading ASX-listed or similar companies. Industry Partners provide extensive leadership, experience and inspiration to our Members and the broader network.

Industry Experts

The Gold Coast Leaders Industry Experts represent Gold Coast's top industry professionals from a broad range of disciplines. These Industry Experts provide valuable education, mentoring and networking opportunities for our Members in a trusted and safe environment.

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