Next Generation Leaders: Leadership in Focus
Date Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Time 14 Nov 17:30 - 14 Nov 20:00
Venue TBA Melbourne : Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
Pricing Subscribed Member
$ 33 Per Subscriber Member
Corporate Member
$ 33 Per Corporate Member
Global Member
$ 33 Per Gobal Member
$ 33 Per Champion
$ 55 Per non Subscribed Member
Guests Allowed
Register by Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Join us for this special one-off event as members of the Vic syndicates 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 management and senior roles. It increases the visibility of 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 - Vic

  • Adrienne Clarke, Associate/Structural Lead Secondment to CYP, WSP
  • Bernadette Cooper-Ellis, Commercial and Supply Chain Manager, Sugar Australia
  • Gaye Hennessey, National HR Manager, SGS Australia Pty Ltd
  • Victoria Landells, General Manager, Group Regulatory, Fonterra
  • Heidi Sick, Section Executive, WSP
  • Pam Sluijs, GM - Performance, Remuneration, Analytics and System

Syndicate Advisors:

Kirsten Mander

Kirsten is an experienced director, executive and lawyer. She has over 30 years' experience in the health, financial services and resources sectors within Australia, Asia and the former Soviet Union.  She is chair of the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority, the International Women's Development Agency and legalsuper. She is also a director on various other boards, including RT Health Fund, Swinburne University, Peninsula Health and the Australian Centre for Health Research.
Kirsten has extensive experience as a senior executive, general counsel and company secretary for a number of Australia's top companies, such as Australian Unity, Sigma Pharmaceuticals, TRUenergy, Smorgon Steel Group and Western Mining. 

Emily Wooden

Emily is the Chief Operating Officer at Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. A career working for a wide range of industries including government, telecommunications, finance, utilities, health, mining, childcare and international development and aid has provided Emily with great insights into operational and strategic challenges facing all types of organisations. Her experience combined with her finance and governance qualifications as a CPA and Chartered Secretary provides her with great grounding for her Executive roles which include the Chief Operating Officer for a large Australian Industry Super Fund.
With responsibility for member and customer experiences, sales and growth, fund operations, brand and marketing, communications and technology - she thrives leading strategy execution in innovative and collaborative ways.