Join boardroom expert, advisor and corporate governance guru, Julie Garland McLellan, in our live virtual workshops looking at real dilemmas faced by board members. Run as an interactive classroom session for Full, Global and Corporate members of WOB, Director's Dilemmas requires you to read two short case studies based on real events and then come together to discuss how you would approach this as a board member. All expertly facilitated by Julie, one of the most highly qualified people in the country to help boards reach their full potential in adding value to the company they govern. The case studies will cover boards in the Not For Profit, Commercial and Government sectors and rotate on a regular basis.
Julie Garland McLellan - CEO, Adviser to Boards and Directors
Citizen of the world, Julie was born in England, raised in Northern Ireland and Peru, earned an MBA from one of the world's leading management schools in Madrid, worked in senior management roles including as CEO with a worldwide corporation, and now lives and works in Australia which includes serving on a number of Boards.
Her experience and perspective, as well as her training in corporate and public governance, makes her one of the most highly qualified individuals in the country to help Boards reach their full potential in adding value to the company they govern. For the past 20+ years she has been a lead facilitator on the AICD Company Directors Program - training more than 3,000 people.
Landing in Melbourne in 1994, Julie secured a job at BHP. She was, at one stage, the most senior woman in the company when she was responsible for the strategic planning for all BHP's operations in Latin America. While being involved in energy and mining deals on a massive scale, one of her most memorable moments was when she met the President of Venezuala who mistook her for Judy Garland, and while surprised the dead actress could speak fluent Spanish was delighted to see her looking so well!
Julie started her Board career while at BHP, completing a Company Director diploma and finding her first Board position with the Melbourne University Engineering Foundation. Since that time, she has been a member of a number of Boards including the Victorian Chamber of Mines, Melbourne Water, City West Water, and VENCorp, the state-owned body that manages Victoria's energy markets and transmission lines.
After leaving BHP in 2001, Julie took up a series of senior strategic roles across the next five years that included a General Manager position at KPMG and being CEO of Gamesa Energy Australia, a Spanish-based company and the largest developer of wind farms in the world.
Julie has now emerged as an intriguing and effective governance consultant whose reputation has grown both through her work with Boards as well as her work with the AICD. Her broad international working experience and her detailed understanding of how vital truly great governance is to the success of a company or organisation, provides Board members with a tremendous advantage in making their Board experience a successful one.
For Julie, the ability to make a positive impact on the effectiveness of various Boards achieves her objective of contributing to the appreciation, relevance and importance of great governance in the public and private sectors.
Her ultimate objective is to empower directors to add value. Your board and company will gain insights and the skills to make a real difference.