David Christie & Elise Gillespie
Bakers Delight Holdings
David Christie and Elise Gillespie are the Joint CEOs of Bakers Delight Holdings, a family-owned bakery business that operates 700 stores in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US. They have been working in the business since 2004, and played important leadership roles in establishing and growing the business in Canada, trading as COBS Bread. In 2012 David and Elise moved to Melbourne to take on General Manager roles for Bakers Delight, overseeing operations in Australia and New Zealand. Last year the next stage of succession occurred, and David and Elise were appointed to lead the business into the future.