Telstra Corporation Ltd
Non Executive Director
Margie Seale is a Non-Executive Director of Telstra Corporation, Ramsay Health Care, Scentre Group and Australian Pacific (Holdings) Pty Limited. She is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee for Telstra, a member of the Risk Committee for Ramsay Health Care and a member of Scentre Group’s Human Resources Committee and Audit & Risk Committee. She has more than 25 years experience in senior executive roles in Australia and overseas.
Prior to her board career, Margie was CEO of Random House Australia and New Zealand for more than a decade, delivering record profits while successfully making the transition from an entirely print world to a market in which digital has become central to success. In 2010, she was appointed to the additional role of President, Asia Development on behalf of Random House worldwide to explore and evaluate potential business opportunities in the Asian region.
Margie has proven skills and expertise in creating products, understanding customers, building brands, driving organisational change in industries impacted by technological and digital disruption, turning around underperforming businesses and governing complex organisations. She has experience in the telecommunications, financial services, health / medical research, FMCG and the media / publishing sectors.
Margie began her publishing career in the 1980's at Pan Macmillan, Australia, as a sales representative. Her final role in her eight years at Pan was as National Marketing Manager. After several years in other industries, including some time as National Sales Manager for Oroton, Margie returned to publishing in 1997 as Chief Executive of Lansdowne Publishing and The Macquarie Dictionary Company before joining Random House in 2000. She was also Non Executive Chairman of Penguin Random House Australia and New Zealand.
Margie was educated at the University of Sydney and enjoys music, reading, and arduous walking and cycling trips in order to eat delicious food. In 2015 Margie launched Ponder & See, a philanthropic literary travel venture which takes interested readers to and funds Writers' Festivals in the Asia Pacific Region.