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LinkedIn reveals Australia’s most powerful CEO profiles

By Julia Gabel
Mon 4 Sep 2017
FYI, this story is more than a year old

LinkedIn connects over 500 million professionals around the world, including over 9 million in Australia alone.

The professional online network has announced their 2017 Power Profiles list for Australia, which collates the most viewed professionals on LinkedIn across the following categories: CEOs and Founders, Public Sector, HR, Marketing and Fashion.

Matt Tindale, country manager, LinkedIn Australia and New Zealand comments, “These Power Profiles have developed their brand on LinkedIn by sharing their diverse experiences and voicing their opinion on topics that matter.”

“They are adding value to the community with their insights, helping our members get better at what they do and achieve their professional goals.”

According to LinkedIn, the most viewed CEO and founder profiles in Australia are:

  • Janine Allis, founder, Boost Juice
  • Scott Farquhar, Co-founder & Co-CEO, Atlassian
  • Naomi Simson, Co-founder, RedBalloon
  • Melanie Perkins, Co-founder & CEO, Canva
  • Andrew Penn, CEO, Telstra
  • Matt Barrie, CEO, Freelancer.com
  • Brian Hartzer, CEO, Westpac Group
  • Luke Baylis, Co-founder & CEO Sumo Salad
  • Ruslan Kogan, founder & CEO, Kogan

In addition, the most viewed profiles on LinkedIn in the public sector category are:

  • Bill Morrow, CEO, nbn Australia
  • Vivek Bhatia, CEO and managing director, iCare NSW
  • Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister, Australian Government
  • Christopher Pyne, federal member for Sturt Australian Government
  • Lisa Dobrin, manager, community development, City of Belmont, WA
  • Andrew Barr, chief minister, ACT Government
  • James Hood, Air Commodore Director General, Royal Australian Air Force

Moreover, Tindale has also compiled a list of suggestions to help LinkedIn users build their brand through their LinkedIn profile:

Invest time in actively posting

Don’t just share articles, but add your thoughts and commentary to what is being discussed and liken it to your experience or brand.

Have an authentic perspective

If you are passionate about topics that matter to you, share your perspective by publishing long form posts and keep it authentic.

Nurture your network

Add value to your network by engaging in meaningful conversations and helping them by sharing insightful information.

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