FIT Sponsorship
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Careers

CSR Changemakers – Tim O’Leary


Wednesday, 14th November 2012 at 9:34 am
Staff Reporter
Tim O’Leary is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Telstra. This week we profile Tim in CSR Changemakers – a new column that examines inspiring people and their careers in the Social Enterprise and Corporate Social Responsibility sector.

Wednesday, 14th November 2012
at 9:34 am
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
CSR Changemakers – Tim O’Leary
Wednesday, 14th November 2012 at 9:34 am

Tim O’Leary is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Telstra. This is a new role at Telstra with executive responsibility for strategic community and reputational initiatives, corporate responsibility, Telstra’s environment strategy and employee sustainability.

Prior to joining Telstra, Tim spent twenty years in senior corporate affairs, HR and sustainability roles at the National Australia Bank (NAB) and Mobil Oil Australia. He has six kids, barracks for the Collingwood Football Club and has a longstanding interest in Irish literature and society.

What are you currently working on in the organisation?
Building momentum and creating value from our three Sustainability priorities: i) ensuring all Australians can share in the benefits of the new communication technologies ii) involving our people in Sustainability programs and activities, and iii) becoming an environmental leader.

What drew you to the CSR sector?
A book by Richard John Neuhaus called “Doing well and Doing good” published just after the fall of the Berlin Wall. In some ways, Neuhaus was one of the original thinkers around the shared value concept.

What was your first job in the CSR sector?

Working in community relations at an oil refinery in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

What do you like best about working in your current organisation?

The sheer dynamism of being part of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. It’s hard to think of another industry with as much potential to drive social and environmental value. 

I consider my greatest achievement to be…

Being a father of six.

If you could have dinner with 2 people from history, who would they be?

Seamus Heaney and Pope John Paul II.
 



FEATURED SUPPLIERS


NGO Recruitment is Australia’s not-for-profit sector recru...

NGO Recruitment

Brennan IT helps not-for-profit (NFP) organisations drive gr...

Brennan IT

We specialise in data solutions consulting and IT profession...

DQUBE Solutions

Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

More Suppliers

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Business Leaders Aren’t Backing Up Their Promises on Sustainable Development Goals

Renzo Mori Junior

Monday, 8th January 2018 at 5:36 pm

Australians Express Strong Support for CSR

Luke Michael

Monday, 8th January 2018 at 2:32 pm

Warning to CEOs – CSR May Get You Fired, Study Finds

Lina Caneva

Tuesday, 24th October 2017 at 10:07 am

LEGO Comes Top For CSR

Wendy Williams

Wednesday, 4th October 2017 at 8:57 am

POPULAR

$110M Package Tackles Anxiety and Depression Among Young Australians

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 9th January 2018 at 8:46 am

Social Enterprise Announces $500,000 Funding for Social and Affordable Housing

Luke Michael

Monday, 15th January 2018 at 11:26 am

Privatisation Poses New Challenges for NFPs Managing Their Workforce

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 9th January 2018 at 4:36 pm

People With Severe Mental Illness Struggling With NDIS Transition

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 17th January 2018 at 5:58 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


FIT Sponsorship
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!