Leadership Team

Samuel Bell FIML

Chief Executive

Sam is an experienced management professional, with 15 years’ experience in senior roles across financial services, education, and industry peak bodies. He has an undergraduate in economics and postgraduate qualifications including an MBA and Master of Public Policy.

Sam has been a senior leader at IML ANZ for the past 6 years. He is passionate about leadership and capability development, and its power to create positive outcomes for people, workplaces, and communities.

Anna Pohl CMgr MIML

General Manager Sales and Customer Experience

Anna is an accomplished sales, business growth and client experience specialist. With a long record of successful customer relationship development, she has worked within, and consulted to some of the largest and most successful organisations in Australia, in both public and private sectors.

Anna uses innovative business growth strategies and applies a strengths-based approach to assist businesses and individuals realise previously un-tapped potential. She is a skilled leader who is driven by developing people and creating engaged, high performing work environments.

Scott Martin CMgr MIML

General Manager Product and Membership

Scott Martin has almost 40 years of management and leadership experience across the Hospitality, FMCG and Training and Education industries and is a proud Chartered Manager.

Scott holds an Associate Diploma in Hotel Management, a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and has completed his Cert IV TAE with AIM in QLD.  Scott holds a number of current and prior board and committee positions with commercial, sporting, political and community organisations.

Stephanie Sharpe MIML

General Manager Marketing and Brand (Acting)

Stephanie joined IML ANZ in October 2017 and is currently stepping into an acting Leadership Role while Lauren Heasman is on maternity leave.

As the GM for Marketing and Brand, Stephanie is responsible for managing the strategic approach to marketing and positioning IML ANZ as the peak body for managers and leaders in Australia and New Zealand.

Stephanie manages the planning and execution of all IML ANZ marketing and communication activities including media presence, branding, content, the IML ANZ voice, advertising, website development and our digital strategy.

Jenna Gibbs FIML

General Manager Finance & Operations

Jenna is an experienced CPA with 15 years’ experience in Finance leadership roles across the NFP, Transport, FMCG and Manufacturing industries.

Jenna holds a joint business degree in Accounting & Human Resource Management as well as a Diploma of Management, and has a track record for identifying and implementing best practice systems and procedures. She has also held current and previous committee positions with a number of professional organisations.

With a strong commercial focus and a passion for continuous improvement, Jenna has a demonstrated ability to work with multiple platforms and stakeholders to translate financial information toward improved business performance.

Kate McKenzie

HR Business Partner

Kate is an accomplished Human Resources executive with a career spanning 15 plus years across a diverse industry base including, mining, transport & logistics, rail, professional services, hospitality and education.

Kates holds a Bachelor of Business Management majoring in Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Psychology from the University of Queensland.

Kate is responsible for developing and executing the Human Resources strategy in support of IML ANZ’s business plan. Kate is a performance driven and progressive HR leader, who endeavours to positively impact workplace culture, and empowers individuals to do the same.