Contact Centre Magazine


We are proud to present the next 20 influencers who have driven change in the contact centre industry. Their exceptional leadership and innovation have been recognised, and we are proud to showcase their accomplishments.


Lyn Trewenack – Director at BBB Advisory

Lyn Trewenack is a contact centre executive with over 25 years’ experience establishing and managing large and complex customer facing operations. Lyn has worked across multiple industries including banking, insurance, and telecommunications. She has used that operational experience and coupled it with project management rigour to establish new award-winning contact centres and manage customer focused business transformations. Working with some of the world’s leading brands including Virgin, Citibank, Westpac, and Suncorp, along with local Government bodies, Lyn is a respected leader and trusted mentor with a track record in creating sustainable outcomes. You will see Lyn speaking at industry events, participating in customer experience discussions and debates, consistently challenging companies on how they deliver and measure the customer journey. Lyn is an absolute powerhouse within the contact centre industry, a fierce advocate for the continued development and evolution of the customer experience and a committed coach and mentor to emerging talent across the industry. Lyn sits on the Qld state Committee for Auscontact and continues to influence the direction of the industry in everything she does.

Continuing our series on the Top 100 Influencers in the Contact Centre Industry, we are excited to present another group of 20 individuals who have left a lasting impact on the industry. Through their passion, hard work, and innovative ideas, they have helped shape the future of customer experience.

Kim Thirkle – Business Sales Capability Manager at Synergy

Kim Thirkle is the Business Sales Capability Manager at Synergy. An exceptional people leader, Kim engages, empowers, and challenges her team to be curious, and challenge the status quo. With almost 20 years in the contact centre and customer experience industry, Kim has a deep passion for exceptional customer service. Kim has built an amazing and successful team, is part of an award-winning organisation where her leadership skills continue to contribute to growth and organisational success. Kim is heavily invested in supporting emerging leaders and talent, she provides mentoring, coaching and leadership advice, is active at industry events and is well respected in the industry. An exciting and passionate leader, Kim is ensuring that her people feel valued and supported as they grow the capabilities needed to succeed. Definitely a leader to watch.

To pursue our series, we highlight 20 more individuals who have made significant contributions to the contact centre industry. We recognise their exceptional expertise and dedication to customer experience improvement, and believe they deserve recognition for their impact on the industry.


Anna Stokes – Director Global Product Management at Enghouse Interactive

Anna Stokes is the Director, Global Product Management for Enghouse Interactive and manages one of Enghouse’s eight contact centre portfolios. Anna has travelled extensively in ANZ and Asia, Europe, UK, and the Americas visiting customers and channel partners and learning how different organisations manage the challenges of CX delivery across the globe. With over 16 years in the telecommunications industry, managing contact centres, implementing product developments, and creating innovation in contact centre and mobile environments, Anna loves the challenge of meeting new industry needs with innovative technology and bringing this to the global contact centre market. An absolute industry powerhouse, strong problem solver, and strategic thinker, Anna has a deep understanding of the challenges faced within the CX environment from both the customer and organisation’s perspective. A strategic partner and well respected expert across the globe.

We proudly present the last 10 outstanding individuals from our  series on the Top 100 Influencers in the Contact Centre Industry. These thought leaders have remarkable expertise and dedication. We acknowledge their impact on the industry and recognise their accomplishments.


William Forster – Group Customer Experience Lead at Dulux

William Forster is the Group Customer Experience Lead at Dulux. With a substantial track record of building and leading large, geographically dispersed teams in fast paced and fast-growing businesses, William has more than 20 years’ experience in the contact centre and customer experience industry. Delivering sales and great customer experiences across multiple industries, William is an exceptional leader who can lead an operation directly or work with vendor/s to make things happen for customers and clients. A transformational leader who builds strong organisational culture, William brings his people on the journey, ensuring they are connected to the organisational strategy and goals. A strong people leader who believes that a happy and engaged team will actively contribute to the success of the organisation and deliver significantly better than expected results for the company, the customer and themselves. An asset to any organisation.