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Succeed in the boardroom: Director lunch with Gai Brodtmann
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Date Tuesday, 26 March 2024
Time 26 Mar 12:30 - 26 Mar 14:00 AEST
Venue Clayton Utz Level 10, 2 Phillip Law Street Canberra ACT Australia
Pricing Full Member
$ 60 Full Member
Corporate Member
$ 60 Corporate Member
Premium Member
$ 60 Premium Member
Champion Member
$ 60 Champion Member
Guests Allowed
Register by Tuesday, 26 March 2024

We are happy to announce the return of our Clayton Utz partnered lunches this year. This lunch is an excellent opportunity to hear from a serving Non Executive Director on their journey to the boardroom, the challenges facing their organisations and sector and comments more generally on the role and workload for directors in 2024.


Limited places available to WOB full members and their guests only.

Guest Director:  Gai Brodtmann

Non-Executive Director, Defence Housing Australia
Chair, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Non-Executive Director, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
Co-Founder & Chair, Fearless Women


Gai is a Non-Executive Director on a range of boards and a regular presenter, panellist and podcaster on national security, public policy and women’s empowerment.

Gai served as the Member for Canberra from 2010-2019. She was Shadow Assistant Minister for Cyber Security and Defence from 2016-19 and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Defence from 2013-2016. During her parliamentary career, Gai was a member and deputy chair of the joint committees on Public Accounts and Audit and National Capital and External Territories and a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade and the Defence sub-committee. She also co-founded the Parliamentary Friends of Defence and Parliamentary Friends of Endometriosis Awareness.

Prior to her political career, Ms Brodtmann was a small business owner from 2000⁠–⁠2010 and non-executive director, and a federal public servant, mostly with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Attorney-General's Department from 1990-2000.  >>Read more LinkedIn

Hosted by: Dr Kath Hall

Legal Essentials Presenter & ACT Representative, WOB Australia Pty Ltd
Non-Executive Director, Women's Justice Network


Dr Kath Hall is an internationally recognised legal academic and writer. She has worked with and advised a number of leading international organisations including the United Nations Joint Inspection Unit, International Bar Association Anti-Corruption Committee, Safra Centre for Ethics Harvard University, Anti-Corruption Academy Vienna, and the International Standards Organisation (ISO).

Kath is also an award winning legal educator with significant experience teaching and mentoring law students. She was one of the first Australian academics to conduct empirical research on student wellbeing and was the Australian National University (ANU) College of Law's inaugural Director of Student Wellbeing. Kath is also the co-author of the Law Student Survival Guide (3rd ed) with Professor Claire Macken.

In 2020 Kath was appointed an Honorary Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law, and since that time she has continued to engage in academic research and writing. In 2021 Kath founded Law School Success to support law students around Australia in their studies and future careers.


With thanks to our event host: