People power in fast food fast lane
A er 20-plus years with Yum! Restaurants International, Tony Lowings still has the same passion for the business as he did when he began with the company as a planning director in 1994.
Before Yum! there were BOC and Lend Lease. Two major highly reputable organisations but according to Yum! MD Tony Lowings the culture that has been developed by the global fast food giant in which he has developed his business and leadership skills, is particularly special. at’s not to say that BOC and Lend Lease are inferior in any way, it is just when you compare internal cultures Tony aptly describes the environments as being chalk and cheese.
“I worked for a few organisations, a couple of really globally renowned, good companies and whilst I enjoyed a lot of the work that I did, the 20 plus years that I’ve been with Yum! has just been amazing,” Tony says.
“I love working at Yum! and we have a lot of people who share the same sentiment and who have stayed with us for a long time. So if I look at all my prior experience, it’s chalk and cheese in terms of the satisfaction and the joy that I’ve got out of it.”
at joy has come through roles in nance. rough a leadership position in NSW 12 months a er joining the company, where he ran the KFC New South Wales market. rough his role as Chief Operations O cer for Pizza Hut overseeing Australia and New Zealand operations and his position of Chief Operations O cer for KFC for Australia and New Zealand. It also had an impact when he was given the opportunity to move overseas and run the Latin American and Caribbean business for the global organisation.
“I was based out of Miami and I looked a er a big region there. At