Michael Daddo

At The Shannon Company because…

‘I have enjoyed what many would say is a highly a successful career in advertising and marketing; having enjoyed working with many inspiring people to achieve many notable business achievements in markets around the world.

Throughout I have had an endless curiosity for what makes people tick and why they do the things they do.

In the last eight years with Shannon’s I have pursued that curiosity in the company of academics and many brilliant people from all walks of life to achieve outcomes that go beyond business results, that improve the lives of individuals and the communities in which we live.

I believe all companies and all of us have the ability to do things that make the places we choose to call home better for all.’

Michael on Michael

‘I have four children – two young men, one young woman and one growing too fast. They range from 24 to 4 and all in all they are making their way in the world – all beautiful, all seem to know an awful lot more than me as they regularly point out. I learn a lot from them.

Jill is the love of my life, smart and beautiful, she runs her own business; her style and passions make our life together an endless joy.

I have been on the boards of the Victorian Arts Centre and the Richmond Football Club and currently I am on the board of Independence Australia, a social enterprise that turns over about $100m from online retail and in home care that uses all its profits to help those with physical disabilities regain and retain their independence to live a fulfilling life.

When I get a moment you’ll find me on the water indulging in my love of sailing – racing classic yachts and Etchells – the romance of sail another endless joy.’