Lisa

Ronson

Lisa is a respected, award-winning marketing executive with over 25 years of experience across multiple Australian and international brands.

"The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves"

Lisa

Ronson

Why do you want to be a mentor?

I have personally benefited greatly from both being a Mentee and a mentor, it has absolutely been a big and invaluable part of my career and personal development.
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Lisa is a respected, award-winning marketing executive with over 25 years of experience across multiple Australian and international brands. She has a commercial track record of building strong consumer brands, leading high-performing teams and growing retail sales and market share.

Lisa most recently worked at Coles Group as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role Lisa led the organisation’s marketing brand, digital and media strategies, sponsorships and events, customer insights and analytics, Coles 360 retail media P&L, collectibles and continuity, loyalty, and in store promotion.

Prior to joining Coles, Lisa worked in senior marketing roles across several iconic brands including Carlton & United Breweries, Visa International, Telstra, David Jones, Westpac Group and Tourism Australia.

Lisa was recognised as the number one Chief Marketing Officer in Australia, winning both the 2018 Marketer of the Year award from the Australian Marketing Institute and was named the No. 1 CMO in the 2018 CMO50 Awards from CMO Magazine Australia. Lisa and her team also won Marketing team of the Year, Campaign of the Year, best PR and social campaigns of the year and ten Cannes Lions in 2018.

Most recently, for 5 consecutive years, Lisa has featured in Campaign Asia’s Asia-Pacific Power List 50 most influential and purposeful marketers. Lisa won the Marketer award at B&T’s Best of the Best Awards 2021, recognising her as a trusted leader and customer-centric approach to marketing at Coles. Lisa was also recognised as Australia’s most prolific Marketer in 2021 according to the media monitoring service Stream.

Lisa is a fellow, patron and active member of the Australian Marketing Institute, is an Australian Association of National Advertisers, Wheelchair Rugby Australia Board Director and an Australian Advertising Standards Board Director. Lisa was also a Director of Flybuys (Loyalty Pacific)for three years until September 2022.

Lisa also takes part in several mentoring programs, and currently holds an Adjunct Professor role at Deakin University. Lisa is also an in demand accomplished public speaker and panel member.

Lisa holds a Graduate Diploma in Management with Honours in Marketing from the Macquarie School of Management (MGSM), a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Western Sydney, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Lisa loves spending time with her family, including the furry family, cooking and gardening. She is passionate about helping others and donating to great causes.

Countries Lisa has worked in

Australia, Europe, Middle East, New Zealand, Sea East Asia, USA / Canada

Industries Lisa has worked in

Agriculture, eCommerce & Electronics, Energy & Utilities, Entertainment, Finance & Banking, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing & Industrial, Media & Advertising, Retail & Consumer Goods, Technology

Lisa's key roles and titles

Advisor / Mentor, Board Director, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Marketing Director

Management Skills & Competencies

Adaptability & Resilience
Communication & Interpersonal Skills
Creativity & Innovation
Customer Focus and Management
Diversity & Social Responsibility
Ethical
Leadership
Management & Strategy
Problem Solving & Decision Making

Companies Lisa has worked with

  • Coles Group
  • Tourism Australia
  • Westpac Group
  • David Jones
  • Telstra
  • Visa International
  • Carlton and United Breweries

Lisa's current city

Melbourne, Australia

Lisa's hobbies

I'm currently the Patron of the Australian marketing Institutes Emerging Marketers Mentoring Program

Lisa's book recommendation

The Alchemist, Paul Coelho

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