Shula Kentwell

Shula brings a wealth of experience in strategic planning, leadership, quality and governance, and has held CEO roles for the past decade.


Handing over Leadership

We speak a lot of how we ourselves can become great leaders, but what happens when we hand over the reins of leadership to the next successor?

Former CEO of PRD Newcastle, Shula Kentwell — in perfect timing — speaks with us about the transition of handing over leadership.

From first hand experience, Shula will discuss the process of transitioning out of a business, leaving a massive hole in the position of who will do all the jobs that a leader and a CEO does on a daily basis.

Shula knows what it takes to learn, find, and complete tasks in leadership. Whether it's outsourcing to legislation, Shula’s story is absolutely amazing. Her session will give you real insight and real time experiences as she transitions out of one business and into her new role of Head of Training for NSW Real Estate Institute.


With a career spanning over four decades, Shula has spent most of her time working in the public sector and for large scale organisations implementing and delivering on complex welfare to work programs for the government. She has held both senior and executive roles for over 25 years, and has extensive strength in startups and growing businesses both organically and through acquisition.

Shula is a passionate Licensed Real Estate agent, and for the past six years has transformed businesses by adopting a more corporate approach to organisational structure, quality assurance, HR and finance systems whilst focusing on growth and career progression opportunities.

Shula applies her skills to serving on Boards, with extensive experience as Director on the Board of the Real Estate Institute of NSW and enjoys contributing to the work of the Board promoting ethical, professional frameworks and education within the industry.

Finally, Shula is a passionate advocate of encouraging more women into leadership roles, and has written several published pieces on the topic.

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