Leadership Team

David Pich CMgr FIML

As Chief Executive of IML since June 2015, David is responsible to the Board for the delivery of IML’s 3-year Leadership Matters strategy, and for the leadership of the wider IML team.

His real passion is in setting and driving strategy for the benefit of IML’s Members and defining IML’s internal culture for the benefit of employees.

Please contact David at any time.

Susanne Behrendt FIML

As GM Finance & Operations and Company Secretary, Susanne holds a dual role at IML.

Susanne is very excited to be involved at all levels, from Governance, to strategy setting and then the implementation at an operational level.

On a day-to-day basis Susanne looks after all aspects of the organisation’s administrative services, including finance & accounting, HR, IT and legal affairs.

As Company Secretary Susanne supports the Board in their role as the governing body of IML and ensures that we meet all compliance obligations.

Please contact Susanne at any time.

Samuel Bell FIML

General Manager, Membership and Corporate Solutions at Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand

Samuel is an experienced management professional with a track record of achievement in senior roles across financial services, education and peak body related industries. Graduated from the University of Queensland and Deakin University with an undergraduate in economics and postgraduate qualifications including an MBA and Master of Public Policy.

As the General Manager, Membership and Corporate Solutions at IML ANZ, he is responsible for managing the following business units at IML ANZ:

  • IML Membership (formally the Australian Institute of Management Membership)
  • IML Management and Leadership Corporate Consulting
  • IML Leadership Programs
  • Chartered Manager Program and the Continuous Professional Development Framework
  • People Analytics (management diagnostic tools)
  • IML National Salary Survey

Please contact Sam at any time.

Scott Martin CMgr FIML

General Manager Product Development and Delivery IML ANZ

Scott is a career Manager and Leader Scott is currently the GM of Product Development and Delivery for the Institute of Managers and Leaders and one of the initial Chartered Managers to come through the Institute’s network. A key part of this newly established role is to develop new products and services that feed into the institutes vision of creating better manager and leaders for a better society. In particular Scott is passionate about equipping and enabling new and emerging leaders and has seen first hand the impact that this has in terms of creating better workplaces.

Prior to joining IML, Scott held senior General Management and Sales and Marketing roles within the Australian Institute of Management and with major US food manufacturer Hormel Foods.

Please contact Scott at any time.

Lauren Heasman CMgr FIML

Lauren joined IML in March 2016 and is a member of the Leadership Team.

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

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

Please contact Lauren at any time.

Margot Smith FIML

General Manager Strategy & Partnerships, Institute of Managers and Leaders

Margot is an experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of working in both professional membership bodies and also corporate stakeholder management and events roles. She is skilled in leadership, continuing professional development, event management, budgeting, business planning, strategy, coaching, and marketing. Margot is a strong leadership professional who graduated from UTS and Sydney University, as well as undertaking the AICD Directors Course.

Margot’s real passion is leading a team of professionals who get excited about delivering value to key partners within the industry, as well as customers and creating long lasting relationships.

Please contact Margot at any time.