Cameron Mackellar — Business Consultant, Senior Leader & CEO — Talks Driving Strategy, Digital Disruption & the Importance of Collective Intelligence
Cameron Mackellar is the former CEO of Remington Group in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and interim CEO of LocalSearch. He is a sales and marketing expert and has enjoyed a diverse and rich career across the digital technology, printing and manufacturing sectors in senior executive and leadership roles. Many of Cameron’s tenures have particularly focused on operational and cultural transformation to achieve growth strategy; he has led large teams of up to 350 employees and managed responsibility for businesses with financials of up to $220 million. Most recently, Cameron has been consulting to large organisations such as Sensis, Orange Digital and Monadelphous Group to support innovation and growth strategies.
Cameron was born in Australia but spent the first eight years of his boyhood in PNG, where his parents worked as teachers. One of five children, Cameron warmly recalls a childhood spent exploring outside for hours-on-end, during PNG’s pre-independence era. He returned with his family to Sydney in 1974, where he took some time to adjust to the “hectic” lifestyle of the city.
After finishing his schooling in Sydney, Cameron received a Diploma of Accounting and completed a graphic arts apprenticeship, but adventure soon beckoned. Widely travelled, Cameron spent three years in his twenties venturing around the UK, Europe and Central America, before returning home to kick-off his career with PMP Print, where he remained for 12 years. Cameron later achieved his MBA from Southern Cross University. He has four children and lives in Brisbane with his family.