When George Savvides became Managing Director of Medibank Private in 2002 his first task was to announce a net loss of $175 million.
By 2005, the company posted a 200 per-cent profit on its previous year, a profit of $130.8 million, all done with a lower increase in premiums than the industry average.
This Tuesday August 28, 7:30pm at the Albury Tigers, George will be guest speaker at the Border Leadership Forum, speaking about his business success, driven by putting his employees first.
George has a 30-year career in the healthcare sector, including three CEO roles at Smith & Nephew, Sigma Pharmaceuticals, and Medibank Private.
George is now the Deputy Chair of the SBS, Chairman of Macquarie University Hospital, a Board member of Ryman Healthcare NZ and the patron of Arrow Leadership Australia.
Chair of the Border Leadership Forum Steve Martin says it’s a coup to attract a guest speaker of the calibre of George Savvides.
“George is passionate about people and has seen that even in the largest organisations it is the intangible assets of the company that determine its success,” Steve said.
“I am looking forward to another lively discussion, one of my favourite elements of the Border Leadership Forums are the fascinating questions that our speakers get asked.
“We always try to make the most of the getting speakers to the region and alongside the last two events we have run some great sessions in the schools. The speakers have been great at exposing the kids to some of the opportunities that are out there that they may never have thought of.
“This time we are organising something a little different and George will be running a group mentoring session for some business owners and senior leaders.”
Tim Farrah, Regional Manager of Australian Industry Group and Board Member of Albury Wodonga Health will also be presented as part of the Forum.
“Tim’s insight into a large variety of local businesses as well as the challenges of delivering healthcare services to our community will bring a local perspective to the night,” Steve said.
Tickets can be purchased for $30 here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/border-leadership-forum-healthy-business-healthy-people-tickets-48442841844
Tickets will also be available at the door for $35.