"Australia has a scarcity of professional marketers who have skills spanning financial services, media, and FMCG. And, amongst that finite group are those who have distinguished themselves in all three areas. Jodie Leonard is one such professional. Additionally, I have observed Jodie discharge her responsibilities as an Advisory Board member at the Monash University Department of Marketing. Her expert counsel is highly sought after. I strongly and unreservedly commend Jodie Leonard to all future colleagues and clients." Ken Roberts, Managing Partner Forethought Research April 19, 2010
"Jodie has held a number of very senior marketing & strategic roles for major organisations where she has demonstrated very high levels of leadership & management skills. My experience with Jodie indicates she is a very insightful & strategically oriented executive who shows very high levels of adaptability to a broad range of environments." Graham Chant, Managing Director, Chant Link & Associates, April 2010
"Jodie is a natural strategic thinker. Her working experience in Australia and in International markets has added to her understanding of the global impacts on marketing - a big asset in today's business environment. Her collaborative working style is balanced with a drive to attain the desired business outcome." Deb Quin , General Manager, Corporate Marketing, Seven Network.
" I am pleased to take this opportunity to highly recommend Jodie Leonard. She came referred from a senior person at GE and completed 2 projects in a professional and timely manner. They were, firstly a customer insights study and secondly a brand identity review which relaunched this week. She is a highly capable and intelligent person, no doubt one of the best in her field in Australia and I would be pleased to receive calls to recommend her." Paul O'Sullivan, Director, Lemon Baxter, February 2011.
"Jodie is a strategic thinker who worked tirelessly to determine and implement the strategic direction of the GE Capial ANZ business.While strategic and high level, Jodie is also able to get into the details and drive tactical execution. Jodie is also smart, analytical,financially astute, a Team player and a pleasure to work with. Jodie was instrumental in positioning GE Capital ANZ for the new realities of the Financial Crisis" Vince Erardi, CFO, GE Capital ANZ, August 2010.
"Jodie arrived at GE with a very clear sense of purpose in utilising customer data to replace a silo based business view to a customer driven approach. She is inherently strategic in thought, analytic in methodology, inclusive in style and enjoyable to work with. Jodie has a clear strength in positioning a logical argument, grounded in fact and utterly sensible in approach. It was fun, and a pleasure, working with Jodie." Mark Rice, Managing Director, GE, September 2009.
"Jodie is an experienced marketeer with deep experience in customer insights, market research and brand development across a range of industries at a senior level. She proved to be a strong and supportive business partner during my time at GE Capital." Carl Walsh, Managing Director, GE Capital , July, 2009