Meet Stepping Up's Author
Pamela Young: author, executive, strategist, change agent, culture specialist
Pamela is a globally experienced executive and consultant. She has lived and worked in many cultures and her cross-cultural and international experience adds richness to her insights and vision for the future of business and society.
Key Strengths and Skills
Pamela’s main strength is identifying growth opportunities, formulating strategy and leading business development. She has led many global strategic planning initiatives, organisation restructuring exercises and M&A integration programs.
On her journey, Pamela has also developed world class skills and competency in inspiring change, leading and managing change projects, and assessing and redirecting cultures to deliver strategies through the many global projects she has completed.
Having worked across four regions of the world over 28 years she has acquired a strong appreciation for doing business internationally, performing in challenging cross-cultural situations, understanding the benefits of diversity and facilitating cross-border business development.
An executive, consultant, strategiest, Asia enthusiast, change agent, leader and speaker
Pamela's extensive global career in both consulting and executive management spans Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the UK, continental Europe and the USA. Her cross-cultural and international experience with global businesses adds richness to her insights and vision for the future of business and society.
Pamela was the founder and Managing Director of Cording Young Ltd consultancy in New Zealand, delivering strategy and change consultancy to clients in New Zealand, Australia and Singapore. Following this she was the inaugural Executive Director for a Singapore-based law firm, Shook Lin and Bok, then joined Kinsley Lord Towers Perrin in London, England, a specialist strategy and organisation change consultancy as a member of the executive team.
After returning to Australia she established Growthcurv Pty Ltd to consult on transformation projects, provide strategy and change advisory services and deliver board, CEO and top-team mentoring and coaching. While in London she worked across Europe with leading global institutions including Barclays Bank, Lloyds Bank, Prudential Bache, Winterthur Life, Zurich Financial Services, KPMG Europe and Freshfield Bruckhaus Derringer. She has also worked down-under with Fletcher Challenge, Sun Alliance, Macquarie Bank, AGSM, Fairfax Media, ACP Magazines, Russell McVeagh, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Beca Group, Coffey International and PriceWaterhouse.
Pamela also has extensive experience working with a range of government organisations including health, medical, education and research sectors, plus a wide range of SMEs.
Pamela is an enthusiastic life-long learner, who keeps actively involved in the community and is interested in contributing to making the world a better place.
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