Introducing the McCorkell Emerging Leaders Program

McCorkell is extremely proud of the exciting, up and coming talent we have in our offices and to recognise their hard work and value to the agency, we have launched our Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) to nurture nine of our talented staff.


The McCorkell Emerging Leaders Program will focus on career and learning development, and offer participants access to mentors and industry experts.

The ELP teamwill be coached in strategic thinking, project management, and of course, leadership.

They will also have the opportunity to attend suitable external events and training sessions, and recently attended the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.


The ELP team was chosen through a submission process in which they proposed programs that aligned directly to McCorkell’s integrated methodology that could be implemented to address agency goals.


We are so excited to be running this inaugural program for the future of our staff, agency and the marketing industry. Meet the Emerging Leaders of McCorkell below!


Victor Chan
What attracted you to the program?
I think the ELP program is a great opportunity for me to grow into a professional, through hands-on learning alongside experts. Moreover, I can receive coaching and presentations from external experts & industry mentors to upgrade our leadership and management skills.


What are you most looking forward to as part of the program?
I am most looking forward to working on live projects for McCorkell strategic growth, I can develop my skills by working on live projects which offer me all experience I need for my career and leadership development


Harrison Crawshaw
What attracted you to the program?
When McCorkell announced the Emerging Leadership Program I saw it as a great opportunity to benchmark my career. I saw the program to be a great advantage to anyone who wanted to accelerate their own personal development. I thought to apply as I really wanted that chance to focus on improving skillsets that I had learnt at McCorkell and becoming more present and confident in the corporate world.


What are you most looking forward to as part of the program?
I guess I’m looking forward to collaborating with a team that shares similar aspirations to mine, I’m sure there will be interesting people to meet along the way as well. I’m hoping I’ll also have an opportunity to engage with and present to McCorkell throughout the program.


Louis Ji
What attracted you to the program?
I believe the ELP is an excellent opportunity to expose me to the expertise of other McCorkell departments, to push me out of the comfort zone to lead and motivate others, therefore allow me to achieve personal growth and career advancement.


What are you most looking forward to as part of the program?
I always see myself as problem solving type. It would be really exciting to have all these brilliant minds of the ELP members brainstorming about strategic plans for an actual proposition.


Gareth Jones
What attracted you to the program?
The opportunity to work with others from different areas of the business, and learn from them.


What are you most looking forward to as part of the program?
I’m really looking forward to expanding my skill sets. you are never too old to learn new things, and I’m excited to pick up new knowledge.


Alex Longstaff
What attracted you to the program?
The attraction to ELP is that I can help influence the growth of McCorkell for years ahead as well as learning more about strategy and leadership.


What are you most looking forward to as part of the program?
I am looking forward to implementing new programs and strategies to move McCorkell forward, particularly around data and behavioural analysis of buyer groups.


Chiyuki Miyahara
What attracted you to the program?
I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to explore what I am actually capable of, and utilise my experience and education I have gained and received both in Japan and Australia to the maximum, in addition to being able to work outside of the Contact Centre as it is extremely challenging for most foreigners, especially from non-English speaking countries, with very limited work experience in Australia like myself to prove what we can really do.


What are you most looking forward to as part of the program?
I am very much looking forward to learning about all things marketing, technology and the areas McCorkell specialise in, and working with people from different departments.


Jackson Pollard
What attracted you to the program?
As this is the inaugural program, it is exciting to be a part of what I assume is a very important aspect of the company’s future, and help contribute to its growth.


What are you most looking forward to as part of the program?
The learning and upskilling opportunities. To be exposed to aspects of the industry that I may not naturally encounter in day-to-day work.


Alexandra Stewart
What attracted you to the program?
To be part of an organisation that does this for their staff is certainly something to be apart of. The fact that McCorkell are willing into implement this program and invest in their own staff is beyond amazing. To work with 9 other peers, who I may not necessarily work with in my day to day job. I’m sure I’ll learn off everyone.


What are you most looking forward to as part of the program?
Learning from my peers, absorbing everything McCorkell (Karen and the leadership team) can teach me. Thinking outside the box and working scenarios, situations, solutions for McCorkell is quite exciting.


Ravi Kiran Reddi
What attracted you to the program?
This program helps me to refine my personal leadership abilities, develop my emotional intelligence and acquire the skills that will bring out the best in me. This will also be a good platform to engage with other divisions within McCorkell and understand their functions and areas of growth. It also assists me in developing my career path through managing and developing my strategic thinking, focus and decision making capabilities.


What are you most looking forward to as part of the program?
Building acquaintance with other McCorkell divisions and understanding their functionalities. Gain strategic thinking skills necessary to become a more effective leader in current and future roles. Hone cross-functional skills through real-world simulations, case studies, group exercises and discussions. Supporting the leadership team to obtain their goals by utilizing McCorkell opportunities and resources.



We couldn’t be more excited to see where the ELP takes our participants and our agency into the future. If you want to chat to McCorkell about our integrated methodology, and what we can do for your company, contact us at

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