Bob’s leadership in business has seen him at the helm in a number of large organisations including McDonald’s Australia Limited, Wormald International Limited, Optus Communications, John Fairfax and Chairman of Telstra. His work with the Federal Government included major projects facilitation reporting directly to the Prime Minister, and he was honoured with an Order of Australia.
Bob Mansfield is one of the most senior and esteemed directors in Australia. Born in Rabaul, New Guinea and educated at Barker College, Hornsby, Bob Mansfield attended the University of NSW and graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Accounting.
Among the elite of Australia’s businessmen, Bob Mansfield has a varied professional background across a wide range of industries. Bob has held the position of Chief Executive Officer for McDonalds Australia, Wormald International, Optus Communications and John Fairfax. He was non Executive Director of Telstra.
Bob Mansfield was Chairman of McDonalds Australia, AAV Limited, CDS Technologies and Telstra Corporation.
In addition, Bob Mansfield has filled a number of roles for the Federal Government and pursued his own business interests, including:
· Reviewing the Operating Charter of the ABC.
· Major Projects Facilitator on a consultancy basis reporting directly to the Prime Minister.
· Appointed Strategic Investment Coordinator, in addition to his Major Projects role, within the Prime e Minister’s Office.
In 1999 Bob Mansfield completed his Federal Government roles and was appointed Director of Telstra Corporation Limited. On 1 January 2000 he became Telstra’s non-executive Chairman, a position he served until April 2004.
On 26 January 2000, Bob was honoured with an Order of Australia award for his contribution to Australian business and economic development and to the telecommunications industry.
• Strategic direction
• Business and economic development
• Change, competition and leadership