David Stillman has broad experience as a Board Director, Committee Member and as a Vice President with over 20 years of service with Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a $20 billion global FMCG company (NYSE listed, market cap. $38 billion). Major brands are KLEENEX*, SCOTT*, HUGGIES* and KOTEX*.
In his final role with Kimberly-Clark, he had P&L responsibility for the Kimberly-Clark Professional (B2B business) for Asia Pacific, with sales in 11 countries across a broad range of cultures, and in different stages of business maturity.
He is currently the Chair of KH Health and Safety, a holding company established by Koenig Heritage, a boutique private equity firm, to acquire and grow a diverse portfolio of industrial health and safety companies. He is also Chair of its subsidiary company, Industrial Decontamination Services (IDS). He is also a Non-executive Director of Tell Me Group, which creates social marketplaces by building online communities, driving content and facilitating transactions, via platforms like www.tellmebaby.com.au. He was previously Chair of the Advisory Board of Academy Global, which provides research-validated management and staff development training. He is also an active executive mentor/coach/trainer.
David’s specialisations are marketing and sales. However, he had P&L responsibility for complex international businesses for 15 years and has experience in finance, manufacturing, supply chain, IT and corporate planning. He understands how vertically-integrated businesses work and is interested in different types of business models and how they can add value for shareholders and stakeholders. David’s key strengths are dealing with complexity, strategy development, change-management, restructuring and building talent. He has the ability to work with a diverse range of people in a collaborative manner.
In training, coaching and mentoring there is nothing like the experience of having “been there and done that” to best assist individuals to overcome challenges, and focus their attention and work on what is most important for the achievement of their objectives. David has the hands-on experience, processes, tools and models that can develop and maximize the performance of individuals and teams. That experience allows David to act as a mentor, coach and trainer whenever the situation requires him to do so. Ethics and confidentiality are paramount during the journey.
David grew up in Melbourne and studied physical sciences at La Trobe University, before joining Esso/Exxon where he worked for 12 years in a broad variety of roles, including industrial chemist, B2B sales, marketing planning, corporate planning, operations management, and systems & technology management. Before joining Kimberly-Clark, he also worked for Brambles (Cleanaway) and Spotless (Ensign Services).
David’s interests are reading/learning, travel, basketball, AFL and learning to play the piano. He has also been actively involved in strata management committees in more recent years.
- Sc. (Hons. 1A) – Chemistry, Pure Mathematics and Statistics
- Sc. – Organic Chemistry
- Graduate – Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Accredited Executive Mentor/Coach – Stephenson Mansell and Executive Central