Join us for this special one-off event as members of the Qld syndicate from our 2018 Next Generation of Female Leaders' program share what they have learnt from interviewing Australia's leading CEOs and company directors.
Next Gen is a high level learning and development program for women in key management or senior roles. It increases the visibility of high potential women within their organisations and industries and provides them with the confidence and capacity to successfully engage with senior leadership and boards.
A key aspect of the program is 'Project Getting Ahead' which requires participants to work in syndicates to interview a minimum of two leaders from any sector and work this into their presentation at the end of the program. The insights gained are invaluable and make for a great and interactive event.
Format for Leadership in Focus
Members of the program alumni will lead us into the evening, sharing experiences, learnings and key takeaways from their exchange with leaders.
The presentation will be followed by a guided panel discussion with directors that have been interviewed as part of the program to discuss leadership on a grander scale. The session will be facilitated by Claire Braund, Executive Director at Women on Boards and then discussion opened to the floor.
Come prepared with questions and comments for the panel and ready to engage with the WOB network to make some great personal and business connections.
Chatham House rule applies.
2018 Next Gen Participants - Qld
- Shelley Hunter, Business Partner Finance, South 32
- Bernadette McNevin, Director (Mineral and Energy Resources Policy), Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
- Christine Thomson, Product Manager, Packaged Gases, BOC Limited
- Tamara Trotman, State Manager Queensland HIAIS, Aon Australia
Next Gen Syndicate Advisor - Susan Forrester
Susan is an accomplished, professional company chair and director with a background in law, business and corporate governance. She held executive management roles in corporate treasury and professional services firms for more than 20 years. In 2015, Susan served on 3 boards which undertook successful IPOs and listing on the ASX (NVC, OTW and XIP). Her current portfolio encompasses 4 ASX listed companies, UnitingCare Qld and South Bank Corporation. She also chairs the Audit and Risk Committee for Transport and Main Roads in Qld. Susan’s expertise at the board table encompasses strategy, governance within fast growing companies and oversight of large complex transactions.
About the Next Generation of Female Leaders' Program
Next Gen is WOB's flagship leadership program, providing high-level learning and development for women in key management roles. The program aims to increase the visibility of high potential women within their organisations and industries and provides them with the confidence and capacity to successfully engage with senior leadership and boards. During the course of the program the groups spoke to leaders from all different walks of life to learn about their experiences and gain some insights and understanding about their leadership journey.