Success Stories from Catherine Robson

A series that asks people at the pinnacle of their career 'how did you get here?'

A series that asks people at the pinnacle of their career 'how did you get here?'

Vicky Papachristos is an experienced company director, executive and consultant with over 30 years' experience in the corporate world. And she has a solid background in investing in start ups.


In this episode of Success Stories, Vicky speaks with Catherine Robson about her successful strategy of angel investing, she outlines what goes into the 'deal' - it's more than you may realise. She also talks about dealbreakers when it comes to investments and the benefits of working with Scale - the breadth of knowledge is just one of the attributes she praises. This is a special episode of Success Stories, it is part of Scale's Education Program. Enjoy!

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Martine Letts is Chief Executive Officer at Committee for Melbourne, a strategic leadership think tank, and an apolitical, not-for-profit, member-based organisation.


In this episode of Success Stories, Martine speaks with Catherine Robson about her time as Ambassador to Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, the importance of education to her family and where she went wrong on choosing mentors. Plus, why Melbourne is still such a beautiful city - thanks Victorians.

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Louise Kavanagh is a Managing Director at TH real estate in the Asia Pacific region.


In this episode of Success Stories, Louise is back in Australia for a bit and joins Catherine Robson to fill her in on the ups and downs of life overseas, her trajectory to real estate and fund management and the importance of networking outside your organisation.

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Helen Rowell is Deputy Chairman at APRA, she was appointed in 2015 and is serving a five-year term.


In this episode of Success Stories, Helen talks with Catherine Robson about her love of maths and her background as an actuary. She has participated in the Royal Commission on banking and uses a financial advisor. Plus, the quote she loves and the best investment she's made.

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April Palmerlee is Chief Executive Officer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia. It's Australia's largest and most influential international business organisation providing assistance to U.S. and Australian companies by promoting trade, commerce and investment to and from Australia.


In this episode of Success Stories, April speaks with Catherine Robson about being an American in Australia, the career decisions that led her to Australia and the AmCham and how she fits in ultra marathons and learning so very many languages - there are a lot of them.

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