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Robin McClellan

Robin is the CEO of Leadership Western Australia and is passionate about the not-for-profit's mission to Champion Courageous Leadership:  to nurture an environment in which great leaders can thrive and be recognized, support individual leaders in their development, and enable them to give back and make our communities stronger and better. Robin’s 25 year career in the American diplomatic service led her to familiarity with five languages and assignments in eight different countries, including a posting as U.S. Consul General to Western Australia.  Robin returned to Perth in 2013 to put down roots and start on a new path toward making a difference.  She draws on her background in leadership transformation, diplomacy, and the oil and gas industry to enliven her presentations as a keynote speaker, and to enrich Leadership WA’s Signature, Rising, and Aspiring Leaders programs as well as engagements with Leadership WA alumni.  

10 minutes on leadership with ... Justine Colyer

Leadership WA chief executive officer Robin McClellan spent 10 minutes with Justine Colyer, who believes not for profits can balance commercial astuteness with humanity.

10 minutes on leadership with … David Morrison

Leadership WA CEO Robin McClellan spoke to Australian of the Year and former chief of army, David Morrison about leadership and the need to ensure our culture is inclusive, not exclusive. 

10 minutes on leadership with … Nolan Hunter

Leadership WA chief executive officer Robin McClellan spent 10 minutes with Broome-based Kimberley Land Council chief executive officer and National Native Title Council chairman, Nolan Hunter, who believes leadership is a continuous journey of learning.

10 minutes on leadership with … Peter Klinken

Leadership WA chief executive officer Robin McClellan spent 10 minutes with the state's chief scientist Peter Klinken, who wants Perth to be a centre of innovation and creativity.

10 minutes on leadership with … Wayne Martin

Leadership WA chief executive officer, Robin McClellan, spent 10 minutes discussing leadership with Chief Justice Wayne Martin, who says he believes in leading by example.

10 minutes on leadership with … Michael McNulty

Leadership WA chief executive officer Robin McClellan spent 10 minutes discussing leadership with Deloitte Western Australia managing partner and chair of Leadership WA board, Michael McNulty, who said the days where one person could be the single source of knowledge were over.

10 minutes on leadership with … Colleen Hayward

Leadership WA chief executive officer Robin McClellan spent 10 minutes discussing leadership with Edith Cowan University pro vice-chancellor, equity and indigenous, Colleen Hayward, who said the ability to listen was an important tool in developing good leaders. 

10 minutes on leadership with … Richard Goyder

Leadership WA chief executive officer Robin McClellan spent 10 minutes discussing leadership with Wesfarmers managing director Richard Goyder, who said leaders should surround themselves with good people and set and live the standards of the organisation.

10 minutes on leadership with … Andrew Crane

Leadership WA chief executive officer Robin McClellan spent 10 minutes discussing leadership with CBH Group CEO Andrew Crane, who said it was vital to be optimistic, focus on the long term, and pay close attention to high-performing teams. 

10 minutes on leadership with … Andrew Harding

In the first of a series of interviews with top WA business figures for Business News, Leadership WA chief executive officer Robin McClellan spent 10 minutes with Rio Tinto chief executive, iron ore, Andrew Harding, who said he looked to hire smart, reflective and curious people, and revealed mindfulness meditation had helped him be a better leader.

Robin McClellan's Picks

Current bookThank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas Friedman

Favorite quotation:  "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” attributed to Margaret Mead

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10 minutes on leadership with … Richard Goyder

Leadership WA chief executive officer Robin McClellan spent 10 minutes discussing leadership with Wesfarmers managing director Richard Goyder, who said leaders should surround themselves with good people and set and live the standards of the organisation.

10 minutes on leadership with … Michael McNulty

Leadership WA chief executive officer Robin McClellan spent 10 minutes discussing leadership with Deloitte Western Australia managing partner and chair of Leadership WA board, Michael McNulty, who said the days where one person could be the single source of knowledge were over.

10 minutes on leadership with … Peter Klinken

Leadership WA chief executive officer Robin McClellan spent 10 minutes with the state's chief scientist Peter Klinken, who wants Perth to be a centre of innovation and creativity.

10 minutes on leadership with ... Justine Colyer

Leadership WA chief executive officer Robin McClellan spent 10 minutes with Justine Colyer, who believes not for profits can balance commercial astuteness with humanity.

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10 minutes on leadership with … Richard Goyder

Leadership WA chief executive officer Robin McClellan spent 10 minutes discussing leadership with Wesfarmers managing director Richard Goyder, who said leaders should surround themselves with good people and set and live the standards of the organisation.

10 minutes on leadership with … David Morrison

Leadership WA CEO Robin McClellan spoke to Australian of the Year and former chief of army, David Morrison about leadership and the need to ensure our culture is inclusive, not exclusive. 

10 minutes on leadership with ... Justine Colyer

Leadership WA chief executive officer Robin McClellan spent 10 minutes with Justine Colyer, who believes not for profits can balance commercial astuteness with humanity.

10 minutes on leadership with … Michael McNulty

Leadership WA chief executive officer Robin McClellan spent 10 minutes discussing leadership with Deloitte Western Australia managing partner and chair of Leadership WA board, Michael McNulty, who said the days where one person could be the single source of knowledge were over.