Standing out in a crowded market of considered opinions and thought leadership is no easy feat in this digital age – particularly when you are based on the west coast of Australia, it seems.

So hats off to Gary Martin, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Management WA, who this morning was named one of global social business network LinkedIn’s 2018 25 Top Australian Voices.

Professor Martin is the only Western Australia-based voice on LinkedIn’s inaugural list of top influential opinion makers and shakers.

LinkedIn said that from the ‘grey ceiling’ to bullying, Professor Martin was motivated by his everyday conversations about trends and hurdles in the modern workplace. He channelled this into writing about "leadership and management issues, challenges and opportunities".

LinkedIn bases its selection of the Top 25 on a number of metrics including post views and engagements and the frequency of publication.

LinkedIn says its focus was on discovering today’s most engaged — and engaging — members.

To find standout voices, LinkedIn used a combination of data and editorial signals and tracked relative follower growth, too.

All activity measured took place over a 12-month period, from mid-September 2017 to mid-September 2018.

For Professor Martin, who has over 30,000 followers on LinkedIn and posts daily, selection has come as a surprise.

“LinkedIn has become a very powerful platform for me to raise the profile for AIM WA and to share ideas on how to build better workplaces.

“Considering that the LinkedIn family in Australia has 10 million members, it is surprising – but also quite an honour – to be named one of this year’s Top 25 Voices.”
Professor Martin joins other Top Australian Voices including:
  • Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer
  • EY partner (energy regulation and strategy) Matt Rennie
  • Social media strategist Tim Denning
  • Agency Iceberg and #LeadingLadies founder Anna O’Dea
  • SalesTribe founder and CEO Graham Hawkins
  • Demographer Bernard Salt
  • Workplace consultant Karen Walker
For further information, please contact:

Alex Quinn, Director Marketing and Public Relations, AIM WA
t: 08 9383 8015 m: 0431 091 118 e: