Margot has had a global career delivering large scale transformation projects for multinationals and governments with revenue growth in the billions. She has presented on leadership and change at the World Economic Forum and shared a stage with Hillary Clinton and Queen Raina of Jordan in NYC at womensfuture.com.
Working as a coach and advisor to boards and top teams in Europe, Asia, the United States and Australia, Margot has used her compelling approach to strategy development to help leaders widen and deepen their thinking, develop creativity, effectively problem solve and develop stronger, more robust stakeholder relationships.
Through applying her transformational skills to strategy formulation, and culture change she has helped the top teams and boards of:
Margot has mentored distinguished industry leaders Paul Anderson, MD of BHP Billiton, Les Schirato AM, MD of Cantarella Bros Group, and Greg Gailey, Chairman of Caltex and former President of the BCA, and Dr Rolf Stomberg Global MD of BP Oil.
A university medallist (the first in 40 years) in education majoring in educational psychology and economics, Margot also attained an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. She holds AICD board certification and has taught in and written a textbook for the AICD certification course. She is an international bestselling author with six books on transformational leadership and addresses Fortune 500 Chief Executive Officers and directors, global political leaders and members of international think tanks as well as organisations which include BHP Billiton, Reserve Bank of Australia, Alcoa, NAB and Levi Strauss. The American Biographical Institute has named Margot Cairnes one of the Great Minds of the 21st Century.
David Williamson (Australia’s leading playwright) based his play Corporate Vibes on Margot’s book “Peaceful Chaos”.
She is an internationally recognised expert on navigating complex change and wicked problems derived from major disruptions including AI, Cybersecurity, Automation and Big Data. Her programs are very holistic – covering strategy, culture, leadership, large scale social and organisational change along with personal and organisational transformation. These invariably involve (but are not limited to):