We are happy to announce the return of our Clayton Utz partnered lunches. WOB invites you to this lunch to hear from Margot Foster AM OLY who will share her journey from Olympic medallist to Chair.
We understand many people are still getting used to this 'new normal'. Clayton Utz have ensured us they are taking all precautions to help you feel as comfortable as possible with numbers being capped, safe distancing measures and additional cleaning etc. If you have any concerns at all please do not hesitate to contact us by dropping us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come along with questions for our speaker - we look forward to seeing you face-to-face again.
Limited places available to WOB full members and their guests only.
Guest Speaker: Margot Foster AM OLY
Margot is a lawyer by profession and has spent many years on a variety of boards, from local to international level, both private and government. She has built up a treasure trove of experience and knowledge about what good governance is and how boards should think and behave. However, it is a constant learning process as new ways of thinking about both governance per se and boards evolve.
What Margot has learned is that unless board members understand their roles (legal, fiduciary and financial) and are prepared to use the foundation documents (constitution, charters, policies) to guide them in the making of decisions, an organisation will flounder. More importantly are the people around the table who need the confidence to speak up, to not just go with the flow, to challenge and ask questions about why a decision is to be made.
Margot‘s board roles have included the Australian Sports Commission (now Sport Australia), Gymnastics Australia, Rowing Australia, New Zealand Sports Commission, National Parks Advisory Council (Vic), Presbyterian Ladies’ College Council, VicHealth, VicSport and many others. She is currently on the board of The Lyceum Club, Melbourne, National Sports Tribunal Australia, Motorsport Australian and the Olympians Club of Victoria. In December 2018 was appointed as chairman of a committee for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the world governing body for athletics.
In her prior life, Margot competed for Australia in rowing, winning a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympic Games and a gold medal at the 1986 Commonwealth Games.