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Put a Face to the Name: Warren McKean

Introducing Warren McKean, Chief Commercial Officer and Global HR Manager
November 6, 2023

How long have you worked in Sales?

I have been involved in various sales functions for over 30 years in a diverse range of industries.

How long have you worked in the death care sector?

I came into the death care sector as a “change of life/career” move, starting out as a grave digger, a role that I would never have envisaged doing, but I quickly came to understand the importance of the role the sector plays in the community.

Why did you join OpusXenta?

I saw the application of OpusXenta products first-hand as a cemetery user and jumped at the change to help continue the reach of the product in the sector. I was also excited about the range of innovation that acknowledges the sector’s past and helps to transition it into the future.

How do you achieve success in your role?

I am old-fashioned in that I truly believe in building relationships with my colleagues and my customers.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Warren McKean Quote "Everything depends on execution; a vision is not a solution."

Tell us about your career path.

In a word, varied. From fruit picking, running a bottle shop and repossessing cars to working at Ford Credit World Headquarters, lunching in the canteen with Edsel Ford II, self-employment for 15 years and now in the death care sector.

I have been in management roles for more than 30 years and enjoy the day-to-day challenges of business.

What do you love most about what you do?

I most love the challenges, the ability to make a difference and the opportunity that this role provides.

Tell us a surprising or fun fact about you.

I ride a Harley, and I love outback travel.

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