It is with great pleasure that I announce Learning Seat’s general manager, Tim Legge as the company’s new chief executive officer. I have been holding the dual role of chief executive of Learning Seat and executive director – emerging businesses, News Digital Media for the past year and as the portfolio of emerging business continues to expand, it is now time for me to leave Learning Seat in Tim’s capable hands.
I did just want to thank each of you for your friendship and support during my time as chief executive at Learning Seat.
While Tim will assume full operational responsibility over Learning Seat, he will still be working with me so I will still be around.
You can find the media release announcing Tim’s appointment here.
Please join me in congratulating Tim on his new appointment and for those who have not yet met him, here’s a quick Q&A for you to get to know him that little bit better.
From Tim Legge:
How long have you been at Learning Seat?
I started with Learning Seat on the 5th of August 2008.
What were you doing before you were at Learning Seat?
I spent 5 great years with FleetPartners, first as a Senior Relationship Manager, then as Assistant Manager – Large Fleets and my last role there as State Manager – VIC.
What do you love most about working at Learning Seat?
Learning Seat is a great place to work because we live the ethos ‘look after your people and they will look after your business’. It’s also fun to be a part of a business that is flourishing like we are. Growth brings opportunities for promotion and career advancement for our employees, which in turn encourages people to work hard on themselves and the business. Success breeds success.
What makes working in the eLearning industry so fascinating?
An industry that is growing as fast as ours is hard not to get excited about. New trends and technologies are emerging rapidly. So we are constantly presented with challenging strategic questions. Will we play in this new space or not? Is our focus going to be technology or content? What are the implications of global trends like social media and the growing dominance of mobile technology? Our answers to these questions will define who we are as a business. What fun!
If you were to give L&D professionals one piece of advice on how to best implement an eLearning strategy, what would it be?
There are three pieces I would offer. The first is to start small and go for some quick wins that can be easily demonstrated to your stakeholders. Once you are demonstrating traction, gaining their buy in will be easier. The second is to recognise that implementation of eLearning can represent a significant cultural change, and not to under estimate this. You can’t have too many champions around the business who can help you with the roll out. The third is to launch with content that is going to have wide appeal. Many of our clients have had great success by building a sexy high end multimedia corporate induction course and allocating it to the entire employee base as part of the launch.
When you’re not leading the Learning Seat team, what are you doing? (ie. what do you do in your spare time?)
I have a beautiful wife and two beautiful boys, Zac (9) and Lachlan (7). Actually that’s one beautiful boy and one whirlwind of destruction. Lachlan has autism which comes with a unique set of challenges, but also some fun along the way.
When I have the time I am a keen poker and table tennis player, and I have never needed much encouragement to take the microphone at a karaoke bar.
And finally, who is your favourite sports team?
Carlton (AFL) and this year my boys are doing brilliantly! Go blues!