Join WOB at a face-to-face event in Southern NSW to reconnect, share knowledge and network in a pleasant surrounding. The atmosphere will be informal, relaxed and supportive, and open to all WOB members and guests.
We will have a brilliant time with the following speakers:
- Ruth Medd, Chair WOB - introduction to Women on Boards; how we assist our members
- Suzanne Campbell - the challenges of a start up business
- Sophie Ray - my portfolio board career
We will enjoy the night in a covidsafe way at Silos Estate in Berry. Price includes one drink on arrival + finger food. Following your first drink, drinks are available at bar prices.
Ruth Medd - Chair | Non-Executive Director | Angel Investor
Ruth is a Certified Practising Accountant and former IT professional who has been pursuing a career as a non executive director since 2000. As well as being Chair of Women on Boards she is chair of Australian Chocolate Pty Ltd (Charley's) and a director of the National Foundation for Australian Women and the NSW Historic Houses Trust. Some of her former roles are chair of Australian Ethical Superannuation, a member of the NSW Casino Control Authority and a director of the Infants Home at Ashfield. Prior executive roles include executive director of the Australian Association of National Advertisers and senior positions with Telstra, the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal and the Federal Government.
Suzanne Campbell - Entrepreneur | CEO & Founder
Suzanne is passionate about building communities. She is from regional NSW and an entrepreneur. She is the CEO & Founder of Vennu.
Vennu (www.vennu.com.au ) is the first dedicated digital marketplace for community spaces. More than merely a booking system for a single organisation, Vennu is applying lessons from the sharing economy, think Airbnb, to give equal access to organisations of all scales and resources and in all locations to hire their venues to customers.
Suzanne has held executive leadership roles with Telstra, MCI Worldcom, Unwired, KAZ, and the Australian Information Industry Association, the peak body for those in the digital economy. She was recognised by Crickey amongst “The 11 most influential people in Australia’s tech sector” in 2013.
Sophie Ray - Chair & Non-Executive Director | Business Owner
Sophie is an experienced Non-Executive Director, Board Chair and business owner, currently the Independent Chair of RSL NSW, Non Executive Director of Big Fat Smile, and Deputy Chair of the Shoalhaven Women’s Resource Group. She has spent two decades working in diverse sectors including law, professional services, agriculture, manufacturing, retail, hospitality & tourism, early childhood, migration and veteran’s support. Her executive career included fifteen years as a Director and corporate lawyer at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Australia & the UK, with clients including ASX listed companies, multinationals, start ups and small businesses; and thirteen years as the owner of an agriculture, retail and tourism business in regional NSW. She has lived and/or worked in the UK, China, France, Uganda and Sydney, and now lives in regional NSW.
WIth thanks to Silos Estate for their venue support.
During this time when we need to be working together and remain connected, Women on Boards wants to assure all members of our community we are taking the utmost care and precautions for our events and gatherings in light of COVID-19. The WOB team is working extremely closely with our venues, suppliers, contractors, and everyone involved with our events to protect the health and wellbeing of our community – you are our top priority. Of course, we will update you if any changes come up.