Ashley Reid

Ashley Reid has been in senior roles in the community sector for over 20 years and is currently the CEO of Cancer Council WA. In this episode Ashley reflects on the experiences he has had in his leadership journey and how important mentors and learning experiences have been for him.

Ashley speaks about how his career wasn’t planned out and that he gravitated to leadership roles when he realised he could work at scale and influence outcomes for more people in senior roles.

Like many CEO’s he took a while to become fully comfortable in the role and has valued the informal support and mentoring of others in leadership. Ashley says that it’s important for CEOs to realise that it can be messy and a struggle at times and that can be the hidden reality that many CEO’s are not open about.

Ashley also mentions a book:

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

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