Chris Gilbey Career Highlights

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Chris Gilbey Career Highlights

  1. 1. Chris  Gilbey  A  Quick  Overview  Of  My  Career  
  2. 2. Early  Years  •  Born  in  the  UK  •  High  school  in  South  Africa   (SACS)  •  University  of  Cape  Town,   studying  engineering  •  First  job:  computer   programmer  
  3. 3. But  I  wanted  to  be  in  the  music   business…  I  went  back  to  England  and  formed  a  band.  We  were  signed  by  CBS  Records…  and  our   first  single,  “Strange  Girl”  was  Record  Of  The  Week  in  Melody  Maker.    
  4. 4. The  band  broke  up  and  I  started   designing  clothes   By a stroke of luck Twiggy saw my designs and offered to model them….
  5. 5. But  all  I  really  wanted  to  was  produce   records…   Here  is  one  person  I  produced…  
  6. 6. It  was  the  60’s  so  I  travelled  overland   to  India  to  get  enlightened…   I  sold  my  VW  bus  in  Greece,   then  hitched  rides,  caught   public  transport  and  met  a   lot  of  interesXng  people   along  the  way…  
  7. 7. When  I  arrived  in  Australia  I  got  a  job   running  Albert  ProducXons…   Here  are  some  of  the  hit  records  I  was  involved   in  at  that  Xme.  The  rules  I  learned  then  are   applicable  in  every  business  and  as  valid  now.    I  built  the  label  from  the  ground  up;  signed  the  acts  and  learned  the  hard  way:  I  learned  how  people  funcXon  -­‐  and  make  decisions.    Once  I  understood  that  I  needed  to  understand  how  the  ecosystem  worked  and  then  changed  how  I  operated  to  fit  in  with  it,  the  business  part  was  easy.  I  started  to  have  hits.  
  8. 8. Then  I  became  a  band  manager   I  took  seminal  Australian   punk  rock  band,  The  Saints,   to  the  UK  and  had  more  hit   records.    
  9. 9. I  was  asked  to  return  to  Australia  to   run  a  publishing  company   I  had  the  good  fortune  to   become  Managing  Director   of  ATV  Northern  Songs,  the   company  that  owned  the   song  catalogue  of  The   Beatles.   And  then  I  signed  and   produced  a  band  that  I  sXll   think  are  one  of  the  most   musically  influenXal  acts  to   come  out  of  Australia…  
  10. 10. I  set  up  a  joint  venture  with  the   entertainment  giant,  MCA  Music  I  signed  acts,  produced  records,  videos,  TV  programs  and  more.  I  joined  BMG  and  developed  the  enhanced  CD  and  the  1st  e-­‐commerce  music  website  in  Australia….    
  11. 11. And  along  the  way…  Founded  a  charity…   Led  a  trade  delegaXon  to  Russia…   Developed  a  deer  farm…   …and  was  awarded  an   Order  of  Australia…  
  12. 12. Then  I  lea  music  to  work  in  business   As  VP  of  MarkeXng  rolled   Co-­‐founded  Australia’s   out  home  shopping  over  40   first  mulX  media  internet   countries   radio  staXon.   I  became  CEO  of  ASX  listed   company,  Lake  Technology,   inventors  of  Dolby  Headphone   and  Dolby  Virtual  Speaker  and   the  Lake  Contour  Processor  Aaer  selling  Lake  Technology    to  Dolby  Laboratories,  I  was  global  strategic  development  consultant  for  the  consumer  division  of  Dolby.  Then  I  co-­‐founded  a  video  analysis  company  
  13. 13. And  currently…  I’m  currently  Entrepreneur  In  Residence  (Strategic   My  consulXng  company  provides  Development)  at  ACES  and     strategic  advice  to  companies  on  wrote  the  strategy  and   business  model  innovaXon  and  iniXal  business  plan  that  led   markeXng  strategy  to  help  them  to  the  successful  capital   become  adapXve  and  resilient.  I  am  raising  and  spin  out  of  one   co-­‐founder  of  a  startup  in  the  new  company  so  far,  and  I   wellness  devices  sector,  together  am  working  on  a  second.   with  the  key  management  team   from  Lake  Technology  
  14. 14. If  you  want  to  contact  me:    

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