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Jonathan Clancy

Jonathan Clancy 

On demand executive, Chief Executive Officer, people strategy, complex stakeholder engagement

+61 419 578 290

An International CEO & leader, with a deep commercial understanding of Asia-Pac. With a track record of growing shareholder value, Jonathan is highly entrepreneurial, but with strong emphasis on governance and risk management. Jonathan thrives in turbulence, with a focus  on customer-centricity, clarifying and aligning  brand attributes and generating top line growth across diverse sectors.

Among the core competencies he is renowned for as a leader, is the ability to simplify complex business models to create efficiencies, building and aligning teams to create value through engagement and an emphasis on clarity of purpose. 

Financially astute and practical, Jonathan is an energetic and action-oriented leader who focuses on delivering outcomes by building and maintaining effective stakeholder management across complex and diverse industries and cultures. 

Career History
Having traversed transport, aviation and the chemicals sector in senior HR, Operations and then leading to CEO and Executive Chair roles, Jonathan is uniquely placed to deliver transformational change, having  had extensive experience as both a key advisor and internally as a Senior Executive with final accountability for implementation of major change projects. 

Leadership Highlights

Supported the ambitions of the Chairman, to grow the top line of the Parent company from US$2B, to US$68B, participating in 13 subsequent acquisitions.
Oversaw $500+M of capital projects delivered on budget and without IR disputation or SH&E incidents, securing approval for an A$200M expansion.
Successfully renegotiated supplier feedstock contracts with BHP/ExxonMobil valued at over A$2 billion, obtaining international government support.
Achieved $30/tonne price uplift as result of successfully rebranding Qenos. Enabled Qenos to bypass customers' procurement arm, with an innovative approach.
Championed the renewal of the business model in light of the rising energy costs, developing a digital strategy to enable  more customer centric by sourcing.
Successfully developed and implemented a $100m Cash Improvement Program which had a 3-year time horizon for completion and was delivered in 18 months. Credibility with staff and unions was a key factor in being able to reduce numbers from 1220 to 700, without disputation.
Employed innovative approach of using the “round table” approach to ensure each executive has a whole of business perspective and opportunity for input.
Engaged the organisation in developing a compelling strategy, incorporating enviable global stakeholder relationships, which  created a sense of purpose.

Bachelor of Business (Distiction), Post Graduate Degree Business

Industrials, Energy, Oil and Gas, Infrastructure, Mining, Chemicals, Waste, Manufacturing, Packaging, Recycling, Transport, Aviation

Executive Leadership, General Management, Commercial, Business Development, Strategy, Capital Raising, People & Culture, Project Mgt, Operations,  Board & Board Advisory

Whole Enterprise Transformations, Transactions, Transitions, Turnarounds

Favourite quotes
Are you good enough to get better?” John Wooden
The secret phrase top innovators use...How might we?Warren Berger, HBR

“I joined Leaders on Demand...

... as an experienced CEO, I am accutely aware that unplanned events can disrupt business plan delivery. Having the ability through LOD to collaborate with leadership teams to overcome such challenges and assist with the strategic imperatives necessary for client solutions, is both appealing and rewarding”

“When I'm not at work...

... I love to keep fit and exercise outdoors, either solo or with my children which has the added benefit of separating them from devices or reading non fiction. I'm a sporadic golfer, passionate about the game, but mostly enjoy problem solving with friends at the 19th hole. An AFL tragic and classic cars enthusiast, entertaining family and friends is a regular pursuit”