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Succeed in the boardroom: Director lunch with Kate Croser
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Date Tuesday, 24 May 2022
Time 24 May 12:30 - 24 May 14:00
Venue Mayfair Hotel 45 King William Street Adelaide SA Australia
Pricing Full Member
$ 55 Full Member
Corporate Member
$ 55 Corporate Member
Premium Member
$ 55 Premium Member
Champion Member
$ 55 Champion Member
Basic Member
$ 65 Basic Member
Guests Allowed
Register by Monday, 23 May 2022

We are happy to announce the return of our Director lunches. This lunch is an excellent opportunity to hear from a current director about challenges and learning from their board journey, their tips for aspiring directors and opportunities as well as other current topical issues in their sector.


Come along with questions - we look forward to seeing you again.

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

Guest Speaker: Kate Croser

Non Executive Director, Chiefs for Gender Equity South Australia
Non Executive Director, Ausfilm

Kate is the Chief Executive Officer of the South Australian Film Corporation. Formerly an Emmy award-winning film and television producer, Kate's work has also been nominated for and won Australian Academy Awards and screened at the world’s most prestigious international film festivals. Kate has established successful independent production and distribution companies including Hedone Productions, nominated for Australian Screen Business of the Year at the 2015 Screen Producers Australia awards. Kate is a member of the board of the South Australian Film Corporation, Ausfilm, SA Leaders For Gender Equity, and previously served for five years as a Councillor for Screen Producers Australia, the peak industry body for independent screen production in Australia.

Hosted by:

Ruth Medd FCPA

Chair, WOB Pty Ltd (appointed April 2006)
Chair, Women on Boards Australia (appointed February 2018)
Chair, Health and Sciences Institute Pty Ltd
Chair, Australian Chocolate Pty Ltd
Trustee, NSW Historic Houses Trust
Board Member, National Foundation for Australian Women

Ruth is a Certified Practising Accountant and former IT professional who has been pursuing a career as a Non-Executive-Director since 2000. She was the founding chair of Women on Boards and in this capacity has been instrumental in the growth of the business and supported many thousands of women to become board members. She maintains wide interests outside of WOB, including in the start-up sector and angel investing as well as her other board and committee roles. Ruth was previously the 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.

Wendy Teasdale-Smith, SA Representative, Women on Boards Australia

Wendy has been a member of WOB for the last 15 years. Over the last 5 years, she has taken on the role of the SA representative of WOB. She is a staunch advocate of women their contribution to industry and the community.

In addition to her WOB leadership, Wendy works as a consultant in the area of public speaking and executive presence, in her company “What’s the Stuff? She also works as an academic lecturing international students at master’s level in the areas of leadership, emotional and cultural intelligence, strategy, and operations.

Wendy is currently a non-executive director on the Road Safety Education Board. Her previous board-related appoints include being chair of the Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre the Education Standard Board SA and the Australian National Council and the Uniting care Wesley Board Inc. Wendy is also a winner of the SA Telstra Business Woman of the Year, Community Section, Award.


With thanks to our event host: