Articles by Dagmar Parsons
In a career spanning 20+ years, Dagmar has gained considerable experience in transforming and growing complex businesses across diverse corporate, operational and entrepreneurial roles in Australia, Asia and Europe.
She has worked with major national and multinational entities to drive critical market success by providing strategic direction, visionary leadership and innovative thinking.
Dagmar started out as a project engineer in the German petrochemical industry prior to coming to Australia in 1991 on an eight months assignment. She immigrated permanently to Australia in 1992 but spent the following years mostly overseas commissioning oil and gas plants in Asia and Europe.
Since then, she held senior executive positions with companies across a range of industries, including construction, manufacturing and engineering as well as the Not-For-Profit sectors.
In addition to her executive career, Dagmar holds a portfolio of Non-Executive Director / Board roles in a range of organisations including both, ASX listed and Not-For-Profit. She is currently the Chairman of Advanced Braking Technology. She is a Director of Amazing Days and the Jervis Bay Marine Discovery and Research Centre, and she is the Chair of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee of Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra.
Dagmar holds a Master of Mechanical Engineering with Rhineland Westfalia Technical University, Aachen in Germany, a Master of Business Administration with Deakin University and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
An Effective Strategy Execution Framework
Realise your not-for-profit organisation’s vision in a simple yet effective way. Not-for-profit organisations generally have a strong sense of purpose. They passionately can put into words why they exist, what is important and what the future state of a better world will look like. However, many Not-for-profits struggle to articulate how they will achieve their vision. Development and execution of strategy is often seen as a complex, time-consuming and costly process, or there may be confusion regarding what strategy actually is.