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.

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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

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