Meet the Assisters
Christine Gannon

Christine Gannon

Christine Gannon

Managing Partner - CHEP

Christine is the Managing Partner of CHEP in Brisbane, one of Australia’s most successful and awarded creative, cx, data and tech agencies. Brisbane born and bred, she has worked in the industry for over 25 years across a range of agencies and clients including RACQ, TAFE Qld, Michael Hill Jeweller, UQ, TEQ and more. She is a hands-on strategic leader who brings enthusiasm and a problem solving attitude to everything she does.

Career & Background

What inspired you to do what you are doing now?

Where are you headed in your career right now?

Continuing to lead CHEP Brisbane and further establish our offering in the Queensland market.

Why have you decided to become a mentor?

I’ve been an Assisterhood mentor for the last 2 years and have loved being able to connect with up-and-coming talent and providing the support and advice that wasn’t available when I was coming up in the industry.

Your favourite food for thought

Books

I can’t contribute here as while I read a lot, it’s purely ‘pleasure reading’ for personal enjoyment!

Podcasts / Thought Leaders

Love this podcast by Colenso BBDO: Great interviews of leaders in creativity, business and innovation.

Chat10Looks3: Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales are hilarious as they talk about what they’ve recently read, watched and listened to

How to fail with Elizabeth Day: Personal stories of failure and what it taught them about how to succeed.

What drives and inspires you

What are your core values?

  • Authenticity
  • Balance
  • Respect

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

The people I work with every day are my biggest inspiration. I get to spend time, and do great work, with an amazing bunch of talented, motivated and all-round lovely people. There’s nothing better than being at work when we’ve got a lot of exciting projects going on – the energy is electric.

You as a Mentor

Why have you decided to become a mentor?

I’ve mentored people in my own organisation and loved every minute. I watched Assisterhood from the sidelines last year and jumped at the chance to make a difference in the agency community in some way.

What are the top 5 skills or qualities you bring to mentoring?

  • Knowledgeable
  • Non-judgemental
  • Resilient
  • Respectful
  • Supportive

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Ready to be a part of Assisterhood as a Mentee?

We are now up and running in QLD and VIC – and we’re only just getting started! Let’s shoot for the stars – together!