Perth Symposium 2020

Thursday 4th June 2020

Pan Pacific Perth

Panel Members

Dr Terry Fitzsimmons

Managing Director, Australian Gender Equality Council

Layne Beachley AO

Eight Time World Champion Surfer & Champion Motivator

Brooke Boney

Journalist; Radio Presenter; Entertainment Reporter, Nine’s Today Show

Lisa Rodgers

Director-General, Department of Education WA

Alison Gaines

Chief Executive Officer, Gerard Daniels

CATHERINE MARRIOTT

Commissioner, Australian Centre for international Agricultural Research

Florence Drummond

Founder, Indigenous Women in Mining Australia

Agenda 

Thursday 4th June 2020

DEVELOPMENT SESSION​

13:40 - 14:40​

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome to Country

09:25 - 09:30

Sponsor Address

Alison Gaines was appointed the Chief Executive Officer in July 2018. Alison was Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of Western Australia Inc. for nine years and was also previously a Director in the Public Sector Management Office, responsible for whole of government strategic human resource policy, the Senior Executive Service, executive remuneration, CEO employment and government boards and committees. In 2019 Alison was elected to the AESC Council of Asia Pacific and the Middle East and appointed as Chair of Regional Nominations & Governance and Member, Global Nomination & Governance Committee. Alison is President of the Australian Institute of Management WA, a Governor of The College of Law Ltd Australasia, a member of the 30% Club and a director of the INSEAD Director Network Board.

09:30 - 10:00

Keynote Address

Chief Executive Officer, Gerard Daniels

Alison Gaines

Lisa Rodgers is a powerful voice and respected advocate in education. She is an experienced executive, having provided exemplary service for the profession, governments and the public in various jurisdictions including the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Prior to joining the Department of Education, Lisa was CEO of AITSL and Deputy Secretary, Early Learning and Student Achievement and Deputy Secretary, Evidence, Data and Knowledge in the Ministry of Education in New Zealand. With over 16 years’ experience in Education, Lisa has led significant reforms in assessment innovation, curriculum and the use of evidence for impact at the classroom and national level. Lisa has an Honours Degree in Psychology and has held several other substantial posts in Justice, Health and Defence.

Lisa Rodgers

Director-General, Department of Education WA

10:30 - 11:00

Keynote Address

Florence Drummond is the co-founder of Indigenous Women in Mining Australia. This national initiative was founded to greater support and showcase Indigenous women in the sector. With the Mining & Resources industry traditionally being male dominated, there is increasing importance to foster professional development for female participants. Florence was born and raised on Thursday Island. Her parents prioritised education, and sent her to secondary boarding school, where she would soon grow her knowledge of other cultures and people worldwide. This helped greatly to understand the importance of education and to strive to promote the value of education amongst communities today. Empowering indigenous women in the mining & resource sector is a strong channel to promote and sustain real change.

Founder, Indigenous Women in Mining Australia

Florence Drummond 

12:50 - 13:40

Lunch

11:00 - 11:20

Morning Tea

In January, Brooke Boney was announced as the Today Show’s new entertainment reporter in a network shake-up of its breakfast staple. Brooke earned her big break on national youth radio station Triple J as the news presenter for Ben and Liam’s breakfast show. And it was also the platform where Nine Network management privately joined the throng of 18-24s to blind-audition Brooke Boney for one of the most highly-sought gigs in Australian television. Brooke’s passionate embrace of her Indigenous culture is uplifting. She’s igniting discussion around indigenous affairs and sharing her message with sensitivity to the slow and subtle pace of progress. Best of all, she’s doing it under the hopeful gaze of thousands of Indigenous youths across the country, who have someone to help them imagine themselves doing it too. 

15:30 - 16:10

Keynote Address

Journalist; Radio Presenter; Entertainment Reporter, Nine’s Today Show

Brooke Boney

Layne Beachley AO is widely regarded as the most successful female surfer in history. She is the only surfer, male or female, to claim six consecutive world titles (1998-2003). Layne then went on to win a 7th world title in 2006 before retiring from the ASP World Tour two years later. In September 2018, more than a decade after winning her record breaking seventh world surfing crown, Layne returned to the water to win the inaugural World Surf League, Masters World Championship. Layne was appointed Chair of Surfing Australia in 2015 and is the first former female World Champion, in any sport, to take on this role at a National Sporting Organisation. This has positioned Layne at the forefront of the movement that will see surfing make its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. 

16:10 - 16:50

Keynote Address

Layne Beachley AO

Eight Time World Champion Surfer & Champion Motivator

Catherine has worked in management, consulting and leadership roles in the agricultural, research and regional development sectors in Australia and internationally for 15 years. Catherine has always worked in rural and regional Australia and is inspired by the potential of our regions. She uses her Rural Science degree to understand the technical aspects of agriculture, while her experience in business and leadership helps her connect with people and maximise opportunities for others. Catherine is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was the 2012 WA RIRDC Rural Women of the Year. She is passionate about finding a cure for cancer and has raised over $100,000 to put towards research, education programs and patient support.

Commissioner, Australian Centre for international Agricultural Research

Catherine Marriott

Western Australia 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

Director, Leadership and Advocacy, WLA

Suzi Finkelstein

09:05 - 09:25

Welcome and Opening Comments

Director, Leadership and Advocacy, WLA

Suzi Finkelstein

TBA

     

17:00 - 18:00

Networking Drinks

15:10 - 15:30

Afternoon Tea

Pre-Christmas rates now available

Until December 25th 2019

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​

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