Succeed in the boardroom: WOBChat: Advisory Boards - Why join one?
Date Wednesday, 02 November 2022
Time 02 Nov 17:00 - 02 Nov 18:00 AEDT
Venue Zoom Virtual Online
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Advisory Boards - - Why join one?

In our panel discussion, we will explain what an advisory board is, compare it to a board of directors, explain how they can assist businesses, and explain how you can find an advisory position.  

Guest Panellists

Louise Broekman

Founder and CEO, Advisory Board Centre

Louise is an award-winning entrepreneur, researcher and business advisor with industry and government recognition at a local and national level for her contribution to the Australian business sector. Louise has the unique advantage of having been on both sides of the table; in the shoes of a founder and that of a chair of multiple advisory boards.

After establishing an advisory board in 2005 for her own business, Louise recognised first-hand how a well-run advisory board can positively impact CEOs and the business at large. Upon exiting her multinational business, Louise served as chair for commercial advisory boards before starting her second business. Now, as the founder and CEO of the Advisory Board Centre, Louise facilitates leading executive education programs for incredibly ambitious, progressive, and committed advisory board members, supporting their professional development and in turn, the businesses that they serve.

Mary Sue Rogers

Non-Executive Director, Women on Boards
Non-Executive Director, Chair of HR Committee, Member Impact Investment Fund Board, Save the Children Australia

Non-Executive Director, Deputy Chair and Member HR Committee, East-West Seed
Advisory Board Member, AIIR Consulting

Non-Executive Director, Inclusiv Education
Mary Sue is a professional services executive with extensive global experience with a strong focus on business strategy and transformation. A strong business leader having held positions such as Partner, General Manager, Managing Director and CEO in organisations including Talent2, IBM and PwC. She has a strong focus on business strategy and transformation and is considered an expert in the HR and Talent market, with significant experience and track record in strategy, outsourcing, consulting, technology services, mergers and acquisitions. A proven track record of growing businesses with strong financial performance both top and bottom line.

Hosted by Claire Braund 

Non-Executive Director, WOB Pty Ltd (appointed April 2006)
Executive Director, Women on Boards Australia (appointed February 2018)
Deputy President & Building Committee Chair, Central Coast Conservatorium of Music
Non-Executive Director, Coast Shelter Emergency Accommodation Ltd

Claire is a former journalist and public relations manager who used her high level advocacy skills to co-found Women on Boards in Australia. She is a highly respected speaker on gender balance and related business issues, Claire an informed and entertaining presenter, a renowned networker and skilled at building relationships for common benefit. She became a Churchill Fellow in 2011 for her research into the effect of gender quotas on public listed company boards in Norway, the UK and France which led to the establishment of Women on Boards in the UK in 2012. Claire is a director of the Central Coast Conservatorium (of Music), a past director of the Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women and The Women's Club and a graduate of the Benevolent Society’s Sydney Social Leadership Program.

Event Logistics

  • WOBChat will be run through Zoom, which can be accessed through your PC/ Mac or phone. 
  • WOBChat is an interactive fortnightly online session usually for WOB members, but occasionally for the wider network. It's a facilitated, friendly environment for members to meet, network, share and learn - online.