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Holly Ransom

CEO @ Emergent Solutions and Leaders

Fulbright Scholar. CEO, Emergent. Professional Moderator, Speaker & Curator. Harvard Class of '21

Greater Boston Area

Ranked #773 out of 15,460 for CEO in United States

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Emergent Solutions and Leaders


January 2010 to Present

Black Sheep Capital

Advisory Board Member

August 2015 to Present


National Australia Bank

Chief of Staff to the NAB Wealth Chief Executive

June 2014 to April 2015

Melbourne Area, Australia

Holly Ransom's Education

The University of Western Australia

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (Economics Major) Law Economics Political Science International Relations

2008 to 2014

Methodist Ladies' College

TEE and WACE Economics Mathematics Political and Legal Studies Chemistry Physics English

2003 to 2007

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Emergent Solutions and Leaders

• At Emergent Solutions, our purpose is simple: we unlock better outcomes- for individuals, companies and governments around the world. We work with forward-thinking global leaders to reframe their challenges, generate solutions and equip teams to successfully implement transformation and navigate change. • We specialise in intergenerational engagement and high performance cultures, and multi-stakeholder projects, particularly those...

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Holly Ransom is the CEO of Emergent Solutions, a company specialising in the development of high performing intergenerational workforces, leadership and social outcomes. Holly is renowned for generating innovative solutions to complex multi-stakeholder problems for corporations, governments and non-profit organisations, and for coaching and professionally mentoring leaders of all generations around the world. In 2014, the Australian Prime Minister appointed Holly to chair the G20 Youth Summit, resulting in the first summit to secure its policy demands from G20 leaders. Holly was also asked to co-author the strategy paper on youth entrepreneurship and unemployment for the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal agenda. Her corporate career has involved working as Chief of Staff to NAB Wealth Chief Executive Andrew Hagger and for Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh, leading key organisational strategy and business improvement initiatives and integrated corporate affairs projects. Holly’s company, Emergent Solutions, has worked with the likes of INPEX, CBH, Conoco Phillips, KPMG, as well as local, state and federal government departments globally. Holly holds a Law degree and BA (Economics). In 2012, she was the youngest person to be named in Australia’s ‘100 Most Influential Women’, and also became the world’s youngest-ever Rotary President. Her work with Rotary has played a key role in the global efforts to lift youth participation in the organisation, more than doubling engagement. An accomplished global keynote speaker, Holly has presented across six continents, including delivering a Peace Charter to the Dalai Lama. She is also a popular blogger, contributor to a number of leading publications and a regular radio and TV guest. She has featured on ABC’s ‘Q&A’, Channel 7 News and Channel 10’s ‘The Project’, and is renowned for her commentary on intergenerational economic and social challenges. She is a marathon runner and will compete in her first ironman in December.CEO @ • At Emergent Solutions, our purpose is simple: we unlock better outcomes- for individuals, companies and governments around the world. We work with forward-thinking global leaders to reframe their challenges, generate solutions and equip teams to successfully implement transformation and navigate change. • We specialise in intergenerational engagement and high performance cultures, and multi-stakeholder projects, particularly those that span the corporate, government and non-profit sectors. We map macro trends and formulate strategic responses to disruptive change, with a focus on developing the people capabilities of teams and leaders to ensure change is embedded and results are achieved and sustained. • We coach high performing millennial leaders and serve as professional mentors for senior executives seeking to improve their understanding of and engagement with millennial customers and employees. With a historic five generations now in our workforce, and millennial employees forecast to account for 75% of the workforce within a decade, a transformation is necessary the way that we think, work and lead to deliver outcomes and remain competitive. From January 2010 to Present (5 years 11 months) Advisory Board Member @ Black Sheep Capital is making its mark as a preferred investment capital provider due to our 'Everyone Wins' approach. Our philosophy is to work with our investment partners to create and grow opportunities where we can all enjoy success. Through this approach, we have been able to create a diverse portfolio of investments that continues to grow. Evolving all the time, we currently focus on the following opportunities: Property: •Joint Venture Developments •Buy and Hold Investment Private Equity: •Venture Capital •Angel Investing •Seed Capital •Series A Investment From August 2015 to Present (4 months) AustraliaChief of Staff to the NAB Wealth Chief Executive @ NAB Wealth provides superannuation, investments and insurance to retail, corporate and institutional clients and operates one of the largest networks of retail financial advisers in Australia. My role involves working with the NAB Wealth Leadership Team to help deliver major long-term strategic objectives, with a particular future-focused emphasis on how we 'win tomorrow'. I commenced as a Strategic Project Consultant in the Office of the CEO in July and have been serving as Chief of Staff since October. From June 2014 to April 2015 (11 months) Melbourne Area, AustraliaG20 Youth Summit Chair @ - Appointed by the Australian Prime Minister to Chair the G20 Youth Summit with the responsibility for representing the voice of the G20’s 1.5 billion young people throughout the G20’s economic dialogue. - The 2014 G20 Youth Summit became the first in the summit’s 7 year history to secure a policy commitment out of G20 Leaders, to address G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors and to present policy recommendations to every working group of the G20. - Met one-on-one with US President Barack Obama, UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, IMF Chief Christine Lagarde and other global leaders to discuss the Y20’s policy priorities. - Responsible for the overall delivery of the G20 Youth Summit and its global policy agenda, as well as the management of our domestic and international stakeholder relationships, which include DFAT, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, IMF, OECD, numerous G20 Taskforces and foreign ministries across 25 countries. • Co-wrote a White Paper on Youth Unemployment and Entrepreneurship for presentation to the UN Secretary-General and G20 leaders as part of our global advocacy push to get youth unemployment entrenched within the post 2015 MDGs and the G20 comprehensive growth plans. - Secured 21 youth references in the G20 Employment Ministers Declaration featuring 21 youth references and taking numerous Y20 recommendations- including a direct ask from the Ministers to G20 leaders to reprioritise tackling youth unemployment. - Invited by the Business 20’s (B20) Sherpa Robert Milliner to sit on the B20’s Human Capital Working Group. - Presented to every working group of the G20. From October 2013 to December 2014 (1 year 3 months) AustraliaCoach & Presenter @ The LEAP Foundation is a US-based not-for-profit that helps high school and college-aged students, get a “7 year LEAP on success”. LEAP does this by inviting over 500 students to the campus of UCLA for a week-long leadership program where the curriculum is based on experiences of those who have accomplished great success. Having been one of the first five Australian participants on the program in 2010, I became the first Australian coach on the program in 2011 and returned as a coach and a presenter in 2012 and 2013 talking on how to leverage success principles. For the few years I have also been appointed a 'head coach' and given the responsibility of leading one of the coaching groups, where I worked to provide support and assistance to 8 of my fellow coaches. From July 2011 to August 2014 (3 years 2 months) Greater Los Angeles AreaWA Partnerships Manager @ • FYA is the largest independent youth organisation in Australia. • Managed brand and business development, partnerships and account management of Foundation for Young Australians national expansion in to Western Australia. • Wrote the strategy for the organization’s first three years in Western Australia encompassing: partnership targets, geographical expansion, proposed human resource allocation and a government relations framework. From September 2013 to March 2014 (7 months) Perth Area, AustraliaBusiness Analyst @ I worked in a role created for me by Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh, which included assisting with developing and directing business improvement and change management initiatives, while supporting senior management with report and speech writing and special strategic projects such as restructuring the organisation’s corporate social responsibility strategy. My role also involved 25% of my time being rotated through the company learning under all the general managers, while simultaneously writing an evaluation of the organisation for the CEO and a strategy for areas for productivity and effectiveness gains. From November 2011 to October 2013 (2 years) President @ • Led Australia’s largest Rotary Club as the world’s youngest ever Rotary President. • Mobilized 16x the global involvement of youth (32%) and fundraised 22x the global average ($550,000). • Presented to clubs worldwide on creating sustainable change and working with the Rotary International President to develop a strategy for increased youth engagement in Rotary. • Rotary Presidency was the subject of the feature story in the April ‘Rotarian’ magazine, which circulates to 1.2 million people globally, and the cover story of the 2012 October ‘Rotary Down Under’. From June 2012 to July 2013 (1 year 2 months) Perth Area, AustraliaParalegal @ Working for Barrister Kevin Pratt, my responsibilities include drafting legal opinions, case briefs, court documents and undertaking legal research. I have also assisted with trials in the District Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, as well as with Pre-Trial Conferences and client interviews. From December 2009 to December 2011 (2 years 1 month) Chair @ During my time as Chair Young UN Women Australia Perth: Engaged more than 50 volunteers in running 22 events; grew membership by 150% to 1200; increased fundraising for aid and development projects by 150% to $40000; more than doubled partnerships to 38 community partnerships; held 4 leadership forums across two states and spearheaded the $500,000 International Women’s Day celebrations. In recognition of my work as Chair, the National Executive Director of UN Women Australia nominated me for 2011 Young Western Australian Citizen of the Year. From July 2009 to July 2011 (2 years 1 month) UWA Campus Ambassador @ Teach For Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to confront educational disadvantage by transforming outstanding graduates into exceptional teachers and inspirational leaders. Teach For Australia's is of an Australia where all children have excellent education opportunities. As UWA Ambassador, I assist in recruiting outstanding graduates through orchestrating a highly visible, campus-specific marketing campaign that advances the organisation’s brand and reputation through building relationships with university societies, staff and corporate partners. I was also given the opportunity to pitch to the Board of Rio Tinto, alongside Teach For Australia CEO Melodie Potts, in an attempt to secure funding for the program’s Western Australian expansion. From January 2010 to May 2011 (1 year 5 months) Events Manager @ Progressed from a week’s work experience to being the youngest ever Event’s Department employee, to being appointed an Events Manager 2 months later. Responsibilities included managing teams of up to 50 staff during corporate and public events ranging from 50-5000+ patrons. I was also responsible for looking after performing artists such as Pink, Kelly Clarkson and Michael Buble when they toured. Additional responsibilities include undertaking the office duties of the Events Team while senior management were on leave; coordinating rosters, drafting letters to clients, taking events bookings and assisting with the overall management of events. From August 2005 to December 2009 (4 years 5 months) Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (Economics Major), Law, Economics, Political Science, International Relations @ The University of Western Australia From 2008 to 2014 TEE and WACE, Economics, Mathematics, Political and Legal Studies, Chemistry, Physics, English @ Methodist Ladies' College From 2003 to 2007 Holly Ransom is skilled in: Strategy, Leadership, Leadership Development, Strategic Communications, Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship, Management Consulting, Nonprofits, Management, Coaching, Fundraising, Social Entrepreneurship, Program Development, Change Management, Community Engagement

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