About Rob Gallo
Rob Gallo is a seasoned digital transformation consultant and board level facilitator with 20 years of experience spearheading organisational change in healthcare and consumer goods sectors.
Rob seeks to modernise how organisations relate with their stakeholders in ways that are more relevant and customer-focused. In particular, he is driven by how present-day challenges, like climate change and ethics, inform individual and organisational decisions. He has acted as a senior project-team facilitator, catalysing clarity and direction during key strategic discussions.
Gallo has held positions in Sydney, Rome, London and Zurich. This experience has given him a unique cultural perspective on communications in the complex digital age. He is passionate about the role technology and design can play in connecting audiences and, as an early adopter of social media, he is a keen observer and explorer of the challenges and possibilities at play in the ‘new wave’ of industry digitalisation.
Rob has also served in a number of executive leadership roles at large multinational corporations, overseeing stakeholder engagement across numerous disparate, geographically and culturally diverse regions.
He is a seasoned public speaking coach and mentor specialising in supporting executives as they prepare to engage at milestone events.
Currently, Rob serves as an advisor to healthcare foundations and charities in a non-executive capacity, leveraging his leadership role to provide insights that inform new and creative ways of working in an effort to better serve various stakeholders.
Sector / functional expertise:
In addition to communications and public relations expertise, he is keenly following the evolution of Sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Sustainability, and Governance) strategy.
Rob focuses on supporting in-house teams with viewing and redefining corporate and product strategies through an ESG lens, and connecting ethical considerations with organisational decision making.
He also incorporates issue and risk management expertise, honed within listed and private companies, to each aspect of his career.
Sectors experience includes:
- Pharmaceuticals & healthcare
- Fast-moving consumer goods
- Mining and extractive industries
- Textiles and fashion
- Charities and start-up tech
Education / Skills
Bachelor of Business degree, with a major in Marketing, from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. In 2008, he went on to advance his education by earning a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from IMD business school in Switzerland. Rob holds citizenship in Switzerland, Australia, and Europe, and is a native speaker of both English and Italian.
As a senior program leader of change initiatives he is an avid proponent of Prince 2 / Agile methodologies. Rob is also an accomplished senior team-effectiveness coach and event/meeting facilitator.