Game Changers: Skroo Turner


The Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame celebrates, records and retells the stories of outstanding Queensland business leaders and their contributions to our state
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Facilitated by Ray Weekes, Chair of CEO Institute, the Game Changers series brings innovation leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights with aspiring Queensland entrepreneurs. This is your chance to ask how our local entrepreneurs and business leaders build companies, reinvent themselves generation after generation, inspire teams, and envision success.

Graham ’Skroo’ Turner is not your usual corporate leader.  He remains down to earth without the need to surround himself with the trappings of his success. The financial bottom line at Flight Centre is important, but it has been achieved because Skroo also believes in empowering employees, rewarding initiative and fostering the spirit of a large tribe throughout the company.

As founder and CEO of Flight Centre, Skroo steered the company through the GFC, to become one of the world’s largest travel agency groups. With more than 2,000 leisure, corporate and wholesale businesses across eleven countries, and a turnover of over $7.2billion a year, Flight Centre has revolutionised the retailing of international air-travel.

A Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by SLQ, QUT Business School and the Queensland Library Foundation.
Date: Wed 19 June 2013
Venue: slq Auditorium 1

 

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