Executive Leaders Series

Success in business requires knowledge, experience and vision.

The Executive Leaders Series has been designed to bring fresh expertise, industry knowledge and valued connections. The Series enables leading companies to not only face a broad range of challenges and opportunities, but to excel in driving personal, professional and business growth.

Best suited to dynamic business leaders seeking efficient access to growth, trade and investment opportunities, the Executive Leaders Series is for those companies looking to grow, innovate or sell.

Each year up to fifteen (15) leading growth companies are selected to become Members.

With a focus on skilling up the founder and senior executives of the company, these Members formally participate in the Executive Series for 12 months. This is followed by a further 2 years involvement as an Alumni Member.

Executive Leaders is focused on innovation and collaboration for companies to take a journey of knowledge, connections and outcomes.


Hear from some of our Members on their experience with Leaders.


"We joined South West Leaders after completing the Curtin University Growth Program in 2016. We were looking for next level business and entrepreneurial information, knowledge and tools to help take our business to the next level which is exactly what we found in the SW Leaders program. Being part of this program is perfect time away 'working on our business'. Each time we meet, we are presented with a new topic pertinent to business growth from keynote speakers/industry experts with experience covering all aspects of successful business growth and awareness that we can't get anywhere else locally. We also get the opportunity to network and integrate with like minded local businesses of all sizes and stages to share knowledge and experience. The Leaders program offers our business access to a platform of business experts, owners and managers from all over Australia and internationally if necessary no matter what strategic direction we're planning to take our business in. We know that if we need access to specialist information and/or advice, the Leaders program has the contacts and if they can't help us locally, they can tap into the national or international community to get the help we need. We've found the SW Leaders program to be an investment in ourselves personally and for business growth. We highly recommend attending as a guest to experience this platform for yourself. You'll definitely come away with a nugget you can apply to your business straight away"
Michelle & Calwyn Griffiths Laser Electrical, Bunbury

"Like many business owners, whilst I consider myself an expert in my chosen field, I have not studied business.

Even if I had, after 22 years in business, would this still be relevant? Remember your mobile phone in 1998….. 

I have been working with a builder specific business coach based in Sydney for the last 6 years. On top of the fees, this has meant I have had the added cost and time away from my family and business to visit Sydney twice a year. 

When Iain contacted me in 2018 regarding the new chapter of South West Leaders, I was grateful that such a successful and professional international organisation would be conducted out of Bunbury. 

The program is designed to improve and grow your business and personal development. 

I would be happy for anyone with any questions to contact me to discuss further."

Alex Campbell Tallwood Custom Built Homes, Dunsborough

"For us, Leaders is so much more than just a bunch of businesses meetings to help each other grow. 

Only 8 months down the track and we have the confidence, guidance, support, expertise and the network required to take our business to what ever level we choose. 

As a member of SW Leaders, we have also tapped into the networks and support systems of Leaders Groups from all over Australia and, made many international contacts that can help our business grow and allow us to help other businesses also.

On top of top we have made friends for life" ."

Cathy Wood Caternet Pty Ltd, Brookton

"I have been very fortunate to be one of the founding members of the WA Leaders South West academy (Leaders). It is true to say that there is one set of skills for your craft and another set of skills required to run your business/company.

At the Leaders group, there are a group of mentors from varied backgrounds who impart their knowledge and experience to student members. The other participants/students also come with their experience at all levels. Sometimes you learn from these students and sometimes you teach.

In addition, there is a whole network of people regionally, nationally and internationally connected. If you are wanting to learn more or upgrade you business management skills and also develop a network of business contacts and friendships, then I encourage you to contact WA Leaders South West"

Kevin Sallis, Principal Sallis Financial Planning, Bunbury

Developing you as a leader in business, supporting your growth, and inspiring you with real world connections.

Executive Members are provided with a seat at the table of the most influential Business, Industry and Government Leaders. This opportunity provides a broad range of education, mentoring and networking opportunities to assist in accessing growth, innovation and investment outcomes.

  • Structured, ongoing professional development, mentoring and support with Business, Industry and Government leaders;
  • Real world connections with peers to fast track company growth;
  • Access to trade and investment opportunities to promote growth;
  • Private and confidential access to senior Business, Industry and Government Leaders to facilitate strategic and economic development opportunities through the network;
  • Year-long mentoring opportunities with a variety of Industry Experts;
  • Enhanced level of public relations, media coverage and promotion generated from involvement with Leaders;
  • Exclusive access to a host of expert videos, interviews and tools for you and your team to access via the Leaders Resource Centre.
  • Financial networks & skills for further growth opportunities.

"I joined Leaders primarily to gain access to and learn more about options around funding future expansion.

Through the Knowledge Workshops and Mentoring, I accessed the skills and advice to further the opportunity and access funding for acquisitions."

Jamie Pherous, Managing Director, Corporate Travel Management

Your Leaders Experience

The Executive Series operates monthly forums in Perth as per the Schedule of Events.

As an Executive Leaders Member, you will benefit from a broad range of opportunities that develop from the high level contacts and networks available across the Platform.


Learning through Expertise & Direction


The Knowledge Workshops are created for our Executive Members, and include 2 workshops and case studies presented over 1.5 hours and delivered by the Industry Experts.


Mentoring through Insight & Experience


The “Ask the Experts” Sessions follows for 30 minutes meeting hosted one-on-one between Executive Members and Industry Experts.


‘Connect’ Event


These Receptions are attended by the entire network including the Advisory Board and Industry Partners, and focuses on sharing the lessons learnt and the challenges faced in building successful companies. These sessions are truly inspiring and provide some of the best networking opportunities with Business, Industry and Government Leaders.

The Executive Leaders Series includes:

  • 20 Knowledge Workshops focusing on professional development and life skills;
  • 30 Leaders Insight addresses from successful business leaders sourced from the Industry Partners and Industry Experts;
  • 10 “Ask the Experts” Sessions with leading Industry Experts;
  • 10 exclusive Connect Events
  • Increased business profile through working with Business, Industry and Government Leaders;
  • Direct access to the Advisory Board for broader strategic opportunities;
  • The ability to leverage off extensive media and marketing opportunities;
  • The Leaders “Inner-Circle” provides Industry Partners, Industry Experts, and all Members with access to preferential products and services offered by their colleagues from within the network;
  • Graduation Event and Awards presentations;
  • Automatic enrolment as Alumni Member for the following two years, including ongoing access to the broader network and continued professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing access to the online Leaders Resource Centre;
  • Reciprocal rights to access other International Leaders Series;
  • Access to the Leaders Investment Centre.

Industry Experts

The Industry Experts represent top industry professionals from a broad range of disciplines. These Industry Experts provide valuable education, mentoring and networking opportunities for our Members throughout the Series in a trusted and safe environment.

You're in great company

Our current Executive Leaders include:

Expression of Interest

Each year Leaders selects leading companies from all nominations received to become Executive Leaders Members.

International Leaders