Don Mills – ANC
Don Mills
Chief Executive Officer

What you do at ANC?

It all about helping our people in different ways to achieve their full potential, making sure they have everything they need to do their job, and that they understand our vision and strategy. I then get out of their way and let them deliver those extraordinary experiences to our amazing clients and their customers. I also ensure our business strategy sets us apart as a transport and distribution company, and that we execute it faultlessly and profitably. And, most importantly, have some fun along the way!

Transport career experience?

Armed with a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University I spent many years with Price Waterhouse and a variety of software, retail, light manufacturing, hospitality and transport businesses. In 1990, I became CFO of the Taylor Group, where I gained experience across a wide range of businesses including acquisitions and sales, and the development of the ANC transport group into a highly successful national business.

Favourite part of your job?

That’s easy – our people and culture. Helping and seeing people grow and reach their potential. I’m a great believer that an enjoyable work environment leads to greater business success.

How would you describe ANC if it was a person?

Encouraging, trustworthy, inclusive and respectful. Friendly, genuinely concerned for others, welcomes change and new ideas.

What do you like to do when you are not working?

Learning new things about economics, business, science and the environment. I enjoy time with friends and family, surfing, local bush walking. I’ve also done some intrepid cross country treks in Tasmania, the NT, Corsica, New Guinea and to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

How do you help ANC deliver extraordinary experiences?

Ensuring our team understands that this is a key strategy of our business and making sure we have the right people with the right training and systems in place to achieve it.

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