Women on Boards subscribers and their guests are invited to our Director Circle evening in Melbourne. American born and Harvard educated Harrison Young has had a remarkable investment banking career. Hear what he is thinking on everything from leadership and corporate culture to stories, sex and why bankers should write poetry.
Guest Speaker: Harrison Young
Prominent banker, Harrison Young, was appointed chairman of The Conversation in April 2017. Harrison is a director of the Commonwealth Bank and was previously chairman of the NBN Co Limited, Morgan Stanley Australia and Better Place Australia.
Harrison, 72, was born in Pittsburg. He graduated from Harvard University and worked at the Washington Post during the time the Watergate scandal broke before he was conscripted into the US army. He went on to serve in Vietnam before embarking on a career in banking.
Harrison lives in Melbourne and is the author of four books and much poetry.
MC: Claire Braund
Claire is a social entrepreneur who co-founded Women on Boards in Australia in 2006 and the UK in 2012. She is an expert facilitator and speaker with high-level expertise in media and public relations. Claire's early career was in journalist and public affairs and she is a graduate of the Sydney Leadership Program and a Churchill Fellow.