Glen Simpson has had an unusual pathway to corporate leadership. As a trained agronomist, his career in agriculture and his work in addressing food shortage in developing countries underlies his commitment to aligning activities with the needs of the communities. One of the biggest challenges for executives is achieving alignment around purpose.

Glen discusses the impact of organisations on society and the importance of transparency. The success of an organisation, he says, depends on the mindset and well-being of its employees. He has lessons for others in leadership roles: listen actively and be present in conversations to build strong connections and understanding.