The Marketing Director Incubator

The Marketing Director Incubator



Insights from Australia's top Marketing Leaders

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The [axr] Marketing Director Incubator

our mission

Connect current and future Marketing leaders

The Marketing Director Incubator aims to create the Marketing Directors of the future.

The Marketing Director Incubator is a career program for future Marketing leaders to learn about the career journeys of leading Marketing Directors and Managing Directors, from a variety of leading Australian and International organisations, to help them make better career decisions that enable their career to broaden and go further towards achieving the goal of becoming a Marketing  Director.

We created the program to also provide long-term support and in the spirit of building a community, we have also created from the sessions a career podcast, Your Future in Sales & Marketing




Marketing Director Incubator live webinars

How it works

Marketing Director Live Sessions

The Marketing Director Incubator program will give participants online access to leading Marketing Directors over a monthly series of online webinar sessions.


We have chosen some of Australia's top Marketing Directors to share their insights. They have been handpicked to share their perspectives on their career journey and challenges in reaching senior leadership. Each will bring their unique story and insights around their own personal career goals and challenges to achieving success.


The sessions are designed in a Q&A structure to encourage active participation by all participants and give each person the unique opportunity to learn directly from leading Marketing Directors.


The Marketing Director Incubator will equip future Marketing leaders to have better career conversations and make decisions that help maximise their career potential.

How it helps

Build your future in Marketing

This unique opportunity will allow you to:

  • Learn what skills and experiences you need to perform as a Marketing Director
  • Understand the varying career pathways to gather experiences and develop marketing competencies
  • Understand how a T-Career creates more leadership career options
  • Improve the upward longevity of your career, increasing overall career satisfaction and income
  • Make better decisions that align with long-term career planning

This career program will ensure you continue to be highly competitive in the leadership talent market and that you boost your network of senior Marketing leaders. The sessions are also available on our career podcast, Your Future in Sales & Marketing

What our clients say

Daniela Stapleton

AXR is a highly specialised and professional recruitment agency. I have had the pleasure of working with Mike Dickson over the last 6 months and highly regard and recommend his counsel, experience and networks in the Australian FMCG and Alcoholic Beverages Industry.

Francis Fobi

Mike and team are the best FMCG recruitment agency I’ve ever dealt with. I’ve dealt with multiple recruitment agencies which often make you feel like just a number. AXR are collaborative, responsive and realistic. Most importantly, they are personable and really take the time to understand their clients needs( both the employer and candidates).

Marcell Acs

I worked with Mike as a candidate for an exciting role at a tier 1 firm and just wanted to thank him for all his help. His feedback really helped me craft my career story and his guidance throughout the recruitment process was invaluable. Without Mike’s help, I would not have been as successful.

Mike has a deep network and industry knowledge. Also, he is just a good bloke and I felt he was genuinely passionate about helping my career! I definitely recommend talented candidates looking for the right role at leading companies reach out to him.


The Marketing Incubator Director

Mike Dickson

Sales & Marketing

I am a Partner and Executive Director for [axr]. I lead the Sales and Marketing Practice and specialise in recruitment for mid to senior sales, marketing, category, and insights roles for the FMCG and Consumer sectors. I am also the Program Director for the [axr] Sales & Marketing Director Incubators and podcast host of “Your Future in Sales & Marketing”.

It's your career , not a job

Our mission is to prepare people to have better career conversations, to make great career decisions, to enable individuals and organisations to get the best return out of their relationship.