Ron has developed a reputation as a dynamic and inspirational transformation and business growth specialist having taken on some of the most difficult commercial and brand reputational challenges. His ability to identify growth potential, re-energise culture and build profitable businesses has led to several high-profile turnarounds that have cemented this reputation. During a diverse executive career, he has assisted organisations to grow by adapting to change and disruptive competition across multiple industries and sectors. He works with organisations to identify their assets and leads them through a process of leveraging and monetising those assets resulting in significant revenue growth.
Ron has recently joined The Practice as CEO. The organisation is driven by one overarching focus: To liberate people’s lifestyles by helping to find solutions and providing professional services that open a range of lifestyle options for its personal wealth and corporate clients.
Prior to The Practice, Ron held executive positions at Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square, the financially challenged Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly NMIT), the Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club post the now infamous salary cap rorting scandal and the Aust/NZ operations of the US based global technology company Verizon Business. In his role as CEO of each of these organisations, he developed and executed a significant transformation and growth program.
Ron also has significant experience in the global technology and innovation industry, having held senior leadership and executive roles in ASX & NYSE listed, global multinational, joint venture and government organisations, as well as directorships in a range of not-for-profit and startup ventures. These include Microsoft, Telstra and IBM.
Ron is a Graduate of AICD, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and an ambassador for SportsConnect and WeLoveNumbers. He is also a former Director on the Board and Victorian Chairman of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), a former member of the International CEO Forum and held a position on the Board of Governors for the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM). Gauci currently sits on a number of Boards including Vicsport, Softball Australia, the Confederation of Australian Motor Sports (CAMS) Foundation, Brad Teal Real Estate and Creativity Australia, as well as providing advisory services to a number of others. Ron mentors a number of young entrepreneurs. He is also a recognised keynote speaker at corporate conferences and events.
Ron is married with five children and five grandchildren. He has a long history of active involvement in sport, as well as a keen passion for golf and music including being a member of the executive band Big Kahuna. He is an avid supporter and member of the Essendon Football Club, Melbourne Victory and Melbourne Storm.