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Jackie Hutchinson
Jackie Hutchinson
Jackie Hutchinson is an experienced results-orientated leader, skilled in the development of highly focused team cultures to create best-in-class brands. A current portfolio of roles includes Chairperson for Good Karma Effect, a social media group with over 65,000 members, a Committee Member evaluating medical research for Barwon Health and a Mentor for Rare Birds.

Jackie’s corporate roles have included responsibility for marketing and sales functions for large scale complex businesses across multiple sites and she is an expert in membership management. Jackie unlock value from her data base and use analytics to guide wise decision making. She has a history of leading exciting businesses and has a passion for building stakeholder relationships, delivering on the customer/member proposition. Jackie is effective in budget/ P&L management & strategic planning.

Jackie deliver large projects and relishes the opportunity to enhance customer experiences via product and staff development. She effectively utilise technology to build preferred outcomes and is an expert in contract negotiation with suppliers to deliver favourable partnerships. She has successfully completed acquisitions, green-field openings and major refurbishments. Jackie specialises in re-energizing customer-centric businesses in complex and competitive environments. With 20+ years’ experience in large scale customer enterprises Jackie is performance driven with a successful track record. Her focus on customer/member satisfaction and service delivers top-line growth and profit maximisation.

Jackie has been part of multiple project management teams including Gateways Casinos & Entertainment redevelopment, Aspers local casino portfolio expansion and the refurbishment of Jupiters Gold Coast and Townsville and developing Master Plans for Federal Group. Jackie successfully contributes to dramatic expansion and revenue growth of businesses

Zoe Badalassi
Zoe BadalassiAssociate Director, Hudson
Zoe Badalassi is an Associate Director with Hudson Talent Management’s consulting team. Leading a highly skilled team of consultants and leadership & career coaches across Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia, Zoe works with organisations to support them achieve great performance through great people.

Working in HR consulting for over 15 years and with Hudson for the last ten, Zoe has worked with numerous organisations across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe supporting people to realise their potential for fulfilling careers. She has a strong track record across the private sector working with metropolitan and regional clients to select, promote and transition individuals objectively, fairly and inclusively.

Zoe is driven to provide an exceptional customer experience, leverage market and talent insights to ensure leasing practice solutions and actively promote the role of women in meaningful, fulfilling careers. She loves uncovering her client’s talent needs and solving them with practical, data-driven solutions centered on the employee experience.

When not at work, Zoe enjoys doing puzzles, lounge-room dancing and scooting around the neighbourhood with her two toddlers, fostering her strong village of female superheroes and ‘filling her cup’ by running, weight training and the Lifestyle channel.

Rehana Usuf
Rehana UsufTable Games Engagement Manager, Crown Melbourne
As a transformational leader I have been described as a change agent who leads through influence. I have over 14 years’ experience in Marketing Strategy, Brand Execution, Project Management and Business Engagement initiatives that focus on providing solutions in support of business operations.

I believe in influencing action by creating successful and effective working relationships. The ability to influence in business is critical to successfully delivering outcomes, having business impact and to your reputation.

My experience and skills have led me to my current career milestone which is managing the Local Gaming Portfolio for the opening of Crown Sydney.

My career and personal growth journey has made me a strong believer in the saying that ‘the way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible’.