• Marketers are driving our innovation ecosystem

    The Government's newly released National Innovation and Science Agenda shows that for economic growth to continue within Australia, an 'innovation ecosystem' must be fostered, where new businesses with new ideas are encouraged to grow and flourish. With every company wanting to increase, retain or improve their customers’ experiences, this makes marketing vital to fuelling Australia's ideas boom.

Lee Tonitto

  • CEO, Australian Marketing Institute
Lee became the CEO of the AMI in August 2014 after holding the position of chair. She has held several senior marketing and distribution roles with Unilever, Revlon, AMP and Commonwealth Banks Count Financial, and was most recently marketing practice leader for the Internal Consulting Group. Prior to joining the executive team at AMI, she spent three years running her own consulting firm covering strategy, marketing and business advice. Lee has participated in the association for 10 years, a decade which includes a stint as NSW president and then joining the board in 2007.
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