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Darwin Symposium 2020

Wednesday 19th August 2020

Darwin Convention Centre

Panel Members

Jaya Srinivas OAM

People of Australia Ambassador; Assistant Principal, Essington School NT

Fiona O’Loughlin

Comedian, Author and Television Presenter

Karen Green

Managing Partner, NT, Deloitte

Dr Terry Fitzsimmons

Managing Director, Australian Gender Equality Council

Thea O’Connor

Wellbeing & Productivity Advisor, Writer, Speaker, Coach & Founder at NapNow

Camille Fong Lim

Regional Manager – Northern Australia, SRA Information Technology

Diane Hood

CEO, Central Desert Regional Council

Agenda 

Wednesday 19th August 2020

DEVELOPMENT SESSION​

13:40 - 14:40​

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome to Country

09:25 - 09:30

Sponsor Address

​Catherine is an Arrernte/Luritja woman from the Central Australia desert regions who brings a wealth of experience in First Nations media. Catherine is currently the CEO of First Nations Media Australia, and commenced this role in October 2019. Catherine was previously the NPY Regional Director of Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnerships based in Alice Springs. Last year Catherine stepped in as the Interim General Manager of ICTV for five months and has previously worked in a number of roles at NITV including Executive Editor of News and Current Affairs, along with other roles at Imparja Television, the ABC and SBS. Catherine has also worked in the Northern Territory Department of Education in Regional Manager and Manager Family and Community Engagement positions.

09:30 - 10:00

Keynote Address

CEO, First Nations Media Australia

Catherine Liddle

​Katherine is the CEO of the Northern Territory Seafood Council, the peak representative body for the NT seafood industry. She is also a founding member of the National Seafood Industry Alliance Inc., a group formed to give the seafood industry a united voice on the Federal stage. Katherine is a graduate of the 2007 National Seafood Industry Leadership Program, a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a graduate from Course 19 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program, and NT Business Events Ambassador. 

Katherine Winchester

CEO, Northern Territory Seafood Council

10:30 - 11:00

Keynote Address

12:50 - 13:40

Lunch

11:00 - 11:20

Morning Tea

Thea O’Connor is a wellbeing and productivity advisor, presenter, writer and coach.  She draws on over 25 years’ experience in health promotion including in the fields of nutrition (as a dietitian), body image, sleep science and workplace health. Thea champions the concept of BQ as she believes that body intelligence is key to help workers not just survive but thrive in the fourth industrial revolution.  Thea is also a Naptivist, promoting the powernap as the new coffee break for the sake of our professional and personal sustainability.  She works with organisations, teams and individuals helping them to develop healthy, sustainable and effective work practices.

15:30 - 16:10

BQ - the forgotten intelligence for leaders?

Wellbeing & Productivity Advisor, Writer, Speaker, Coach & Founder at NapNow

Thea O’Connor 

A late starter with an award-winning comedy career of almost 25 years, Fiona performs to packed houses in venues and festivals across the globe. Winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s (MICF) Best Newcomer Award in 2001, Fiona’s career has gone from strength to strength ever since. As well as a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, Fiona is an accomplished writer, TV presenter, corporate host, speaker and media personality. Cast in the 2018 Network Ten Program ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ Fiona won the title of Queen of the Jungle. She has also appeared on Hughesy We Have A Problem (Network Ten), Sunrise (Network 7), Good News Week (Network Ten), Spicks and Specks (ABC), and Celebrity Apprentice (Nine).

16:10 - 16:50

Keynote Address

Fiona O’Loughlin

Comedian, Author and Television Presenter

Karen is the Managing Partner for the NT and leader for Advisory Services for Deloitte in the Northern Territory. Karen has a deep commitment and passion to developing business in Northern Australia. She has been a partner of Deloitte since 1999 and was the 5th female ever to enter the Deloitte Australian Partnership. Karen is a member of the NT Government’s Strategic Defence Advisory Board and is Chair of the Screen Industry Advisory Council. She is also a board member of the Darwin Festival. Karen is a former chair of the Business Enterprise Centre, member of the NT Business Advisory Council, Darwin Port Corporation board  and inaugural board member for the Energy Club NT.

Managing Partner, NT, Deloitte

Karen Green

Northern Territory Award for Excellence in Women's Leadership

14:40 - 15:10

Dr Fitzsimmons is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership with the University of Queensland Business School. He is also a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of practice. He is the director of the AIBE Centre for Gender Equality in the Workplace and Managing Director of the Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC), a body whose members comprise of peak national bodies representing women across industry sectors in Australia. His PhD in Leadership examined successful attributes of CEOs and differing pathways to CEO roles for men and women. In June 2015, Dr Fitzsimmons and Professor Callan and working with the Committee for Perth, released ‘Filling the Pool’, a major report into gender inequality in Western Australia and what government, organisations and individuals can do to address the issue.

10:00 - 10:30

Keynote Address

Managing Director, Australian Gender Equality Council

Dr Terry Fitzsimmons 

16:50 - 17:00

Closing Comments

Program Director, WLA

DR JANET SMITH

09:05 - 09:25

Welcome and Opening Comments

Program Director, WLA

DR JANET SMITH

Authenticity has become ‘gold standard’ for leadership but can also hinder growth and decrease impact. Career progress requires breaking out of comfort zones but this can be risky and challenge authenticity. This session will consider the space authenticity holds for us.

'The Authenticity Paradox’

Why feeling like a fake can be a sign of growth by Herminia Ibarra

Panel Discussion

11:20 - 12:50​

17:00 - 18:00

Networking Drinks

15:10 - 15:30

Afternoon Tea

Carol Need

President, NT Women’s Network and Real Estate Institute NT; Director, Need Real Estate

Jaya Srinivas, originally from India, migrated with her family to Australia in the early ‘90s and is now spreading her passion for education as the Executive Assistant Principal at The Essington School, Darwin. Jaya has served on many committees in NT including the Indian Cultural Society, Tamil Society, Multicultural Council, Multilingual Council, Multilingual Broadcasting Council, Australia Day Council and Police Ethnic Advisory Group. In 2013, Jayanthi was appointed People of Australia Ambassador by Federal Minister Kate Lundy and since then has travelled with numerous NT delegations to a number of countries including India. Displaying outstanding commitment to social cohesion and multiculturalism, Jayanthi Srinivas has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours with Order of Australia Medal for service to the Indian community of the Northern Territory.

People of Australia Ambassador; Assistant Principal, Essington School NT

Jaya Srinivas OAM

Camille is a leader in the IT Industry in Darwin. She has worked internationally and nationally in the IT Industry for some of the largest companies in the world, but has always called Darwin home. Camille is the Regional Manager – Northern Australia for SRA Information Technology (a commercially licenced drone organisation). She is an advocate for the IT Industry (through the ICT Industry Association) and for the Buy Local and has experience across many industry sectors, including manufacturing and research & development.  Camille is the Deputy Chair of the Defence Reserves Support Council and a member of the Board of Top End Group Training.​

Camille Fong Lim

Regional Manager – Northern Australia, SRA Information Technology

Diane is a public servant with eight years experience working at senior levels in Local Government across the Northern Territory, New South Wales and Victoria.   She commenced her career at IBM Australia in the systems engineering field, and has a BSc in Pure Mathematics as well as a Masters of Business Administration. In her 20 plus years at the senior management and CEO level; Diane has worked across both public and private organisations.  Her passion lies in strategy formulation and communication, translating into excellence in service delivery, governance and analysis, and staff development. She prides herself on working flexibly in complex multi-disciplinary environments where communities, programs, services and people benefit. Diane is currently the CEO of Central Desert Regional Council, an area which is bigger than Victoria with a small population. 

Carol has over 20 years’ experience in the NT Market, specialising in Property Management, Sales, and Relocation Services. Carol has been a board member of the Real Estate Institute of the Northern Territory for over 10 years and is currently Vice President. Carol has a Diploma in Property, and is a Cert 4 trainer and Assessor. Carol has been training at the Real Estate Institute NT since 1999. Carol is currently President of the Women’s Network NT.

Diane Hood

CEO, Central Desert Regional Council

President, NT Women’s Network and Real Estate Institute NT; Director, Need Real Estate

Carol Need

Katherine Winchester

CEO, Northern Territory Seafood Council

Platinum education Partner

Advocacy Partner

Catherine Liddle

CEO, First Nations Media Australia