Aasha Murthy is an Indian by birth, a New Zealander by nationality, an Australian by domicile and a world citizen by choice, having lived and worked in many countries including the USA, Europe, UK, and the Middle East.
Aasha was most recently Director of Programs at the Academy for Collaborative Futures, which helps business executives in the Asia-Pacific region develop augmented leadership repertoires that can meet the challenges of prevailing times. Prior to that she has been CEO of AFS Intercultural Programs in Australia. Her senior corporate roles have included amongst others, the Managing Director of Starbucks Coffee - Australia and New Zealand, Head of Operations for Weight Watchers Asia Pacific, Director Meal Solutions for the Woolworths Group NZ and Marketing Director for Genetco and National Training Institute, in the lower Persian Gulf.
She is visiting faculty at the Waikato Management School, Waikato University NZ and has been the Executive in Residence at the Business School at the University of Auckland NZ. She lectures on Leadership, Strategic Planning, Strategic Innovation, Leveraging Diversity, Managing Change and Reaching Global Markets.
Aasha has a passion for developing talented leaders by providing them with exciting learning opportunities through formal education and intercultural experiential learning. She regularly speaks at conferences and seminars across the Asa-Pacific on topics that include leveraing diversity in organisations, challenges of female leadership and leading multi-cultural teams in the current global context.
All aspects of ACEL’s state, territory and national activities including any Branch professional learning occasions, all state conferences and award evenings, the Travelling Scholar series and the ACEL national conference and annual award ceremony are managed by Johnathon.
He holds a Diploma in Events Management and before joining ACEL, Johnathon assisted with organising events including the Hospitality Training Network and Restaurant & Catering Apprentice Chef Culinary Competition, High Octane Expo and Glenbrook Spring Fair. He has also worked on-site at events such as Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival and Sydney Fashion Weekend. Johnathon also has vast experience in the customer service field.
Vanessa is responsible for the smooth running of all facets of the ACEL Leadership Academy and the production of ACEL internal publications.
Vanessa has a strong history in online and educational print publishing and is passionate about e-learning, digital technology and new media.
Jane is responsible for all aspects of financial management of ACEL. She works in conjunction with Branches, members, the Board and the office team to ensure the company is running efficiently and effectively from a financial perspective.
Prior to her role with ACEL Jane was an administration officer, office manager and accounts payable clerk for various companies. She gained an incredible amount of knowledge and skills from more than a decade of experience in office administration and applies this daily to her role as the ACEL Finance Officer.
Originally from Melbourne, Simon has a solid history in web and apparel design. He is committed to creating professional, clean designs that also reflect his strong sense of creativity.
Members are Stacey’s first priority. As the ACEL Membership Officer Stacey processes all new membership subscriptions, ensures all current members are having their needs met and also liaises with each of our eight state and territory Branches to guarantee the best member services. She will tell you her drive to solve problems and deliver promptly is what contributes to having happy members.
Stacey has an amazing amount of knowledge regarding customer service. When dealing with her you will witness her attentiveness to member satisfaction. Her skills and knowledge about client needs and product satisfaction comes from nearly ten years in hospitality and retail where she led teams in merchandising and staff rosters, managed staff development, marketed products and ensured perfection when it came to customer satisfaction.