Building Diverse Teams: Panel Discussion and Lunch 2016

Louise Langridge
July 21, 20164 mins read

At Morgan McKinley Australia we understand that diversity is a key area of focus for many of our clients and we are committed to helping them achieve their goals in this area.

At Morgan McKinley we understand that diversity is a key area of focus for many of our clients and we are committed to helping them achieve their goals. As part of our commitment to helping organisations attract and develop female talent into senior leadership roles, we commission an annual research piece on Women in Leadership to provide value to both candidates and clients.

This year, Morgan McKinley, together with Women on Boards, is delighted to invite you and your colleagues to our second annual Panel Discussion & Lunch on Wednesday, 17th August at the Ivy Ballroom. We will be discussing our latest research and exploring ways to drive tangible results in the gender balance equation. The event will include a structured panel discussion with an outstanding selection of business leaders, who bring a wealth of experience and a diverse range of perspectives. They will be sharing their own ideas and experiences on what organisations and we as individuals can do to drive further success in this area.

Date: Wednesday. 17th August 2016
Time: 12:00 pm -2:00 pm
Venue: Ivy Ballroom (directions)

Our Panelists

Jane HrdlickaJane Hrdlicka was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Jetstar Airways Pty Limited on 1 July 2012. Jayne joined Qantas in August 2010 as Group Executive Strategy and Information Technology. Qantas is a portfolio of related businesses which include Qantas Airlines, Jetstar and Qantas. Jayne is a former senior partner with Bain & Company in the firm’s Customer Strategy and Marketing Practice, and led Bain’s Customer Practice for the Asia region. She was also an inaugural member of Bain’s Global Women’s Leadership Council.

In addition to her role at Jetstar, Jayne is also a Board Director of Tennis Australia, a member of Chief Executive Women and a member of the Scotch College Council in Melbourne.  

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Catherine Fox is a journalist and one of Australia’s leading commentators on women and the workforce. During a long career with the Australian Financial Review she edited several sections of the newspaper, wrote the weekly Corporate Woman column, helped establish Boss magazine and was founding co-chair of the Westpac/AFR Women of Influence awards. Since leaving the AFR in 2012 she has set up her own advisory business and contributes to a range of media including the ABC, The Australian and Qantas magazine.

Catherine has written three books and her latest “Seven Myths about Women and Work” (New South) was released in August 2012. She is a member of the Defence Force Gender Equality Advisory Board and an honorary fellow of the Centre for Ethical Leadership at Melbourne University, and has a BA Communications UTS and an MA (Hons) UNSW.

Connect with Claire on LinkedInClaire Braund is a social entrepreneur who co-founded Women on Boards in Australia in 2006 and the UK in 2012. A highly respected speaker on gender diversity and related business issues, Claire became a Churchill Fellow in 2011 for her research into the effect of gender quotas on public listed boards in Norway and the progress towards gender balance in the UK and France.

Claire is an experienced SME director with high-level expertise and career experience as a journalist and public relations manager. She develops and delivers the Women on Boards workshop program and is an informed and entertaining presenter and moderator, skilled at bringing groups together. A graduate of the well-known CSU (formerly Mitchell College) journalism degree, Claire has also completed the Benevolent Society’s Sydney Social Leadership Program in 2005, the year her first child was born.

tim reardonTim Reardon, as Secretary of Transport for NSW, he leads the Transport Cluster which has over 25,000 people working across the transport agencies on behalf of the NSW community. His role covers the planning and delivery of services and infrastructure across the transport system. Tim is accountable for delivering the largest transport infrastructure pipeline in a generation, which includes $41.5bn of capital works over a four year period.

He is also accountable for better integration across transport services, implementing technology and innovation to improve customer service, and driving reforms and long term planning to make the transport system more customer-focused and efficient.

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We look forward to seeing you!

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