Agenda 

Friday 7th June 2019

perth SYMPOSIUM 2019​

Friday 7th June 2019

Pan Pacific

Triscilla Holborow

Director/CEO, Real Employment for Aboriginal People

Jenn Morris OAM

Dual Olympic Gold Medallist; Director, Minderoo Foundation

Ita Buttrose AO OBE

Media trailblazer, businesswoman, best-selling author

Catia Malaquias

Lawyer and Human Rights and Inclusion Advocate

Tracey Horton AO

Chairman, Navitas and Commissioner Tourism Western Australia

Patti Chong

Principal, Patti Chong Law Firm; former General Counsel for the Corruption and Crime Commission

09:15 - 09:45

Keynote Address

​Principal, Patti Chong Law Firm; former General Counsel for the Corruption and Crime Commission

Patti was born and educated in Malaysia and came to Perth in 1973.  She studied law at the University of Western Australia and graduated in 1979.Patti was articled to the Director of Legal Aid and was admitted to practice in December 1981.  After leaving Legal Aid in 1982, she joined the Australian Government Solicitor’s Office in 1983. Patti worked in AGS until 1992. In November 2004, Patti was appointed the inaugural General Counsel to the Corruption and Crime Commission. She held this appointment until December 2005 when she returned to the Office of DPP. In private practice since September 2006, she served on many. She is a strong advocate for victims and victims’ rights and has been credited by many victims as having a profound impact on their recovery from their ordeal.In 2005, Patti was named as one of Lotterywest 21 Inspirational West Australians. In 2006, Patti was appointed the Ambassador of the Leukaemia Foundation and in 2008 was appointed the inaugural Australia Day Ambassador.

Patti Chong

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome and Opening Comments

Senior Facilitator and Executive Coach, WLA

Janet Horton

09:45 - 10:20

Keynote Address

​Chairman, Navitas and Commissioner Tourism Western Australia

Tracey is the Chairman for Navitas Limited and Chairman and Non-Executive Director of various ASX companies, Government bodies and not-for-profit organisations. Tracey has extensive international business and education experience, with her most recent executive role as Dean of The University of Western Australian Business School, where she was awarded the life-time title of Emeritus Professor. Tracey was recognised for distinguished service to business and business education and appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2017.

Tracey Horton AO

10:20 - 10:50

Keynote Address

​Director/CEO, Real Employment For Aboriginal People

Triscilla founded REFAP together with Kelly in 2010, acting on a shared passion to help Aboriginal people make the most of their opportunities and find real employment. Triscilla has more than 25 years’ experience working in the mining and oil and gas sectors. She has excelled in various roles, including managing large earth-moving teams, consulting to Aboriginal organisations, developing and deploying safety and risk management strategies, and delivering and developing training programs. She has also won several awards relating to Aboriginal employment. Triscilla is a Traditional Owner from the Yaburara and Yindjibarndi tribes (a member of the Cosmos family), and she regards her greatest achievement as being able to support her community. She is passionate about helping Aboriginal people obtain meaningful and long-term employment – engaging and upskilling communities for a better future.​

Triscilla Holborow

10:50 - 11:10

Morning Tea

Ingrid Cumming is a Whadjuk Noongar woman from Perth. Founder and CEO of Kart Koort Wiern, in 2016, Ingrid joined Kia Dowell and Chantal Harris (Co-Founders of the Cultural Connection Code) to become Director and Chief of Engagement at Codeswitch. Ingrid is an innovator in consultation, engagement, development training and facilitation nationally. Ingrid won Indigenous Business of the Year at the Belmont Small Business Awards in 2014, a Board Member at Indigenous Women in Business and a Commissioner for the Conservation and Parks Commission of WA.​

​Community Engagement Specialist, City of Canning; Founder and CEO, Kart Koort Wiern

Ingrid Cumming

Cátia is a lawyer, board director and mother of three children.  She is an award-winning human rights and inclusion advocate and her work focuses on inclusion of people with disabilities. Catia is the founder of Starting With Julius, a non-profit organisation committed to the equal representation of people with disabilities in advertising, media and education. She has been involved in the sustained inclusive advertising efforts of Australian retail giants Kmart and Target and has worked with major Australian banks and other organisations. She has advised production companies and the ABC on disability inclusive content and practices. Catia is also a co- founder of All Means All – The Australian Alliance for Inclusive Education and the Global Alliance for Disability in Media (GADIM) and sits on the boards of Down Syndrome Australia and the Attitude Foundation. Catia has spoken at the United Nations in New York and Geneva and is the 2018 winner of the AFR 100 Women of Influence Award for Diversity and Inclusion.​

​Lawyer and Human Rights and Inclusion Advocate

Catia Malaquias

12:40 - 13:30

Lunch

Panel Members

We can be trapped by our competence, which can hamper opportunities for growth. Has your past best practice held you back? Panellists will discuss how they adapted and thrived in challenging environments by making gradual and meaningful change.​

'Breaking the competency trap and developing adaptive Leadership’

Panel Discussion

11:10 - 12:40​

15:10 - 15:30

Afternoon Tea

Western Australia Award for Excellence in Women's Leadership

14:50 - 15:10

16:50 - 17:00

Closing Comments

Senior Facilitator and Executive Coach, WLA

Janet Horton

17:00 - 18:00

Networking Drinks

16:10 - 16:50

Keynote Address

​Media trailblazer, businesswoman, best-selling author, committed community and welfare contributor and the 2013 Australian of the Year

Ita Buttrose AO OBE is a media trailblazer, businesswoman, best-selling author, committed community and welfare contributor and the former 2013 Australian of the Year. She has twice been voted Australia’s most admired woman, she was the founding editor of Cleo, the youngest ever editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly, the first woman to ever edit a major metropolitan newspaper, and the first woman director of News Ltd Australia. She started her own company, Capricorn Publishing, and created ITA Magazine. Ita’s serves as a National Ambassador of Dementia Australia following her term as National President from 2011-2014. She is also Patron of the Macular Disease Foundation, Emeritus Director of Arthritis Australia and Ambassador for Breast Cancer Network Australia. She received an AO for her services to the community when she spearheaded Australia's HIV/AIDS Education Program, an OBE for her services to journalism, and a Centenary Medal for business leadership. A founding member and former president of Chief Executive Women, Ita has written 11 very successful books including her best-selling autobiography A Passionate Life​

Ita Buttrose AO OBE

13:30 - 14:00

Keynote Address

​Director Change Management, Health Support Services, WA Department of Health

Samantha Francke, Director Change Management, Health Support Services, WA Department of HealthSamantha is a corporate communications professional with 20 years of experience in strategic communications, media and issues management, stakeholder engagement and change management. Her experience has predominantly been focused on in-house marketing communications, media and issues management positions for agricultural based organisations including one of Southeast Asia's largest flour millers Interflour Group, Australia’s largest co-operative and grain exporter CBH Group and the Western Australian Farmers Federation. Samantha has also worked in public relations consultancy, servicing a variety of industries including mining, property and the arts.​

Samantha Francke

Samantha Francke

Director Change Management, Health Support Services, WA Department of Health

Ingrid Cumming

Community Engagement Specialist, City of Canning; Founder and CEO , Kart Koort Wiern

DEVELOPMENT SESSION​

14:00 - 14:50​

15:30 - 16:10

Keynote Address

Director, Minderoo Foundation; CEO, Walk Free Foundation; Non-Executive Director, Fortescue Metals Group; Commissioner, Australian Sports Commission; Dual Olympic Gold Medallist

Jenn Morris was captain of the dual Olympic gold medal-winning Australian hockey team, going on to receive an OAM in 1996. She has since become Non-Executive Director to the board of Top 20 ASX listed Fortescue Metals Group, Commissioner of the board of Australian Sports Commission, Director of the AFL club the Fremantle Football Club, the immediate past Chairperson of the board of Healthway and board member of the Western Australian Institute of Sport. In 2007, she was announced as Deloitte’s National Businesswoman of the Year. Jenn has now taken on a senior role at Minderoo Foundation as CEO of The Walk Free Foundation and as part of her role is leading the Bali Process Government and Business Forum. ​​

Jenn Morris OAM