2014 Winners

Lynda Gratton CEO Award

Lynda Gratton CEO Award

Tony Lowings

CEO, KFC Australia and NZ

Tony Lowings is the CEO for KFC Australia and NZ, relocating back to Australia in 2011, after working internationally in the roles of Chief Operations Officer for Yum International and CEO for the Caribbean and Latin American business. Tony has progressed through senior executive roles, primarily in operations, and is renowned for his deep operations experience and credibility. Tony has made significant contributions to strengthen the international KFC business, building world class operations across the globe through his support and best practice sharing. His objectives instrumental to his success are to promote a strong culture, fostering a high level of trust and integrity with executive teams, franchise partners and employees at every level. This has driven Tony's most recent success in KFC Australia with metrics at some of the highest levels ever seen in the market.

KFC Australia has over 600 stores, with an annual turnover of nearly $2 billion and over 30,000 employees, continually leading innovation in new product development, assets, and digital innovation. KFC is committed to sustainability initiatives to reduce environment impact by partnering with suppliers on spend smarter initiatives and growing the number of LEED certified KFC "green" stores. Corporate Social Responsibility is a focus aimed at improving nutrition, ongoing talent development programs, and community support. KFC partners with World Hunger Relief to raise awareness on global hunger and raise funds for the United Nations World Food Program, and is the largest employer of the Whitelion Employer Program, providing disadvantaged youths with employment opportunities, and supports The Reach Foundation, promoting the mental and emotional wellbeing of young people.

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