Imagine losing $317,000 worth of life savings to someone you loved? Our conversation with Tracy Hall on her relationship with conman 'Hamish McLaren' has so many powerful moments and insights that will have you thinking about what you would do in that situation.
Tracy is a senior marketer with over 21 years experience in telecommunications, financial services, ecommerce, SMB cloud technology, fashion and sports marketing. With a long career working for globally renowned brands such as Virgin, eBay and GoDaddy, Tracy has an extensive exposure to both new business start ups and large corporate organisations.
Whilst building her career, running marathons, surfing and being a mum Tracy has experienced extensive personal challenges. From the sudden loss of her father from an aggressive form of cancer, to the breakdown of her marriage and single parenting, watching her mother beat breast cancer to most recently losing her life savings to her partner “Max” who turned out to be Australia’s most infamous conman Hamish McLaren. Hamish is currently serving 16 years in prison and Tracy played an instrumental role in The Australian’s hit podcast – WHO THE HELL IS HAMISH. She has found purpose in her experience and is using it to serve as a warning to others and shed light on intimate fraud. Her strength, resilience and grit has seen her through some very dark moments. Tracy has a simple and pragmatic approach to enduring the shitty times and turning them into something to be grateful for.