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Andrew Knott leaves NAB

​In a shock departure, National Australia Bank’s CMO, Andrew Knott, is leaving the organisation after two-and-a-half years in the role.

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CMO’s top 17 marketing stories of 2017

It’s been yet another big year of disruption in marketing. To help highlight some of the biggest trends of the year, CMO has pulled together a list of our most-read stories for 2017 to showcase how marketers are working to modernise their approach and what’s grabbed their attention.

In pictures: First pics of the CMO50 2017 - top 10

​More than 80 of Australia's most successful marketing leaders descended on Sydney's L'Aqua to celebrate the third-annual CMO50 list. Here are our first pictorial highlights from this very special event.

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CMO50 2017 #6: Nick Reynolds

Executives running businesses today are ultimately looking for marketers to go beyond marketing. And that’s never been more apparent than in the computing sector, a brutal industry that survives on waves of annual or biannual product improvement and has seen price points decrease by more than half in a decade, Lenovo’s Nick Reynolds says.

CMO50 2017 One to watch: Natalie Robinson

The task set for Natalie Robinson when she became director of marketing and communication at Melbourne Polytechnic two-and-a-half years ago was immense. She inherited a brand with close to zero brand awareness, for one.

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CMO50 2017 #2: Leisa Bacon

ABC’s Leisa Bacon is a “complete content junkie”. She’ll even be the first to say so - and that’s a good thing considering she’s director of audiences for the nation’s public broadcasting network and working to make a difference in the community.

CMO50 2017 #26-50: Paul Stern

Paul Stern’s proudest moment in the last 12 months was representing Kathmandu at the European Outdoor trade show. The reason? He’s spearheading a transformation of the outdoor clothing and accessories manufacturer and retailer’s international go-to-market strategy.

CMO50 2017 #20: Andrew Knott

It’s the mission of modern marketers to demonstrate marketing as one of the few genuine drivers of growth within an organisation, NAB’s CMO, Andrew Knott, says.

CMO50 2017 #24: Vanessa Lyons

If she had to pick her proudest moment over the last 12 months, AUB Limited’s Vanessa Lyons says it’d be pioneering the development and implementation of the group’s purpose with a customer-centred outlook.

CMO50 2017 One to watch: Elaine Herlihy

“Our motto is ‘great team, great work’, because if you don’t have the former, you never have the latter,” PayPal Australia marketing director, Elaine Herlihy, says.

CMO50 2017 #26-50: Renae Smith

As CMO of AIA A/NZ, Renae Smith leads a cross-functional department including brand, product and pricing, digital, marketing communications and the insurance group’s leading wellness program, AIA Vitality. But she also finds herself purposely aligned to the HR chief.

CMO50 2017 #26-50: Kellie Cordner

A strong alignment between marketing and editorial along with great support from the CFO has helped empower the marketing function and carsales.com, according to CMO Kellie Cordner.

CMO50 2017 #26-50: Cameron Pearson

A global specialist, integrated travel insurance, medical assistance and employee assistance provider in one, it’s no wonder Cover-More Group’s chief of strategy and innovation, Cameron Pearson, is always looking at fresh ways to ensure the brand’s three core capabilities work in synergy together in the face of growing global market demand for standalone medical assistance and employee assistance providers.

CMO50 2017 #19: Richard Oppy

The past year has been one of extraordinary change for CUB, VP of marketing for Asia-Pacific south zone, Richard Oppy, says.

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CMO50 2017 #3: Stephanie Tully

It’s been two-and-a-half years since Stephanie Tully took the CMO’s post at Qantas, and already she’s planning her second shake-up of the marketing function’s org design.

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CMO50 2017 #16: Adam Ballesty

​Marketing has historically been about making people want things. Today, it’s about making things that people want, Diageo Australia’s Adam Ballesty says.

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CMO50 2017 #4: Martine Jager

Twelve months ago, Westpac’s Martine Jager was assigned responsibility for customer experience and the task of lifting the brand’s Net Promoter Score. The change saw her take over the Customer Experience team – formerly known as the customer service or complaints department.

CMO50 2017 #26-50: Caroline Bonpain

Caroline Bonpain’s proudest moment in the last 12 months has been the debut of Dyson’s Supersonic hairdryer. It’s a product that saw the brand reposition itself away from its heritage primarily as a vacuum cleaner company, and into a reputable and trusted technology brand.

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