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Key Points for Guy Russo

  • Guy Russo is renowned for his remarkable turnaround of Kmart, transforming it from a struggling entity into one of Australia’s most profitable and beloved retail businesses. Under his leadership, Kmart saw record-breaking profit increases, marking a significant success in the retail sector.
  • Russo’s career began humbly as a teenager flipping burgers, eventually rising to the roles of Managing Director and CEO of McDonald’s Australia, and later President of McDonald’s Greater China region. His 33-year tenure with McDonald’s exemplifies his dedication and expertise in corporate leadership.
  • Beyond Kmart, Guy has extended his expertise to various leadership positions, including Chairman and major investor in Guzman y Gomez (GYG), Chairman of SomnoMed, and Non-Executive Director of Scentre Group. His diverse roles highlight his strong commercial and customer focus across different industries.
  • Guy is deeply committed to giving back, serving in significant roles such as Chairman of Ronald McDonald House Charities in Australia and Hong Kong, Chairman of OneSky, and Advisor for Genashtim. His philanthropic efforts are aimed at supporting at-risk children and marginalized communities in Asia and beyond.

Topics for Guy Russo

  • The ingredients for success.
  • Internal customer focus is just as important as external customer focus.
  • Turning an organisation around.
  • Retailing in the 21st century.
  • Making profits in changing times.

Testimonials for Guy Russo

Guy Russo, was my guest speaker at a conference that I organised. The feedback straight after and in our post-event survey. His message was clear and simple, he was a great keynote speaker.    
Spano Group

Guy Russo received excellent feedback in our post event survey. His simple messaging was highly effective. Great keynote speaker.
JD Conferences

Guy’ Russo' s presentation was outstanding and one of the best presentations we have ever seen at a franchise conference.      
National Franchise Convention

Guy Russo’s message was brilliant and simple and showed what are the ingredients for success.  
Real Estate Institute of Victoria 

Guy Russo is the best CEO I have met in my 30 years in business. 
Steve Simpson