Succeed in the boardroom: WOBChat: Disability & Boards
Date Wednesday, 19 October 2022
Time 19 Oct 17:00 - 19 Oct 18:00 AEDT
Venue Zoom Virtual Online
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Disabilities and Boards

A number of studies have found that having a diverse Board can also bring about better organisational performance – both financial and non-financial. Diversity makes for better governance – and better governance inevitably means better results.

People with disabilities are great for Boards — they bring knowledge about how to make services, organisations and communities accessible to everyone.

Hear from our two guests about their challenges as we open the discussion on how your Board can be more inclusive of people with disabilities. 

Guest panellists

Nadia Moffatt OAM

Member General Advisory Standing Committee, Australian Domain Administration
Chair, governance subcommittee, Brain Injury SA
Non Executive DIrector, Member Finance Risk and Audit Committee & Convenor, Governance Committee, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)

Nadia is a highly experienced and qualified non-executive director, chair and committee member with over twenty years’ experience in business, government and the not for profit sectors across Australia in corporate, telecommunications, health and community services. 

Nadia’s tertiary background is in Economics and accounting, these studies have been enhanced by formal qualifications as a company director. Nadia’s global insight into social innovation through research and policy was developed by attending an - European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation in Helsinki (Eu-SPRI).

Roberta Wright

Experienced project lead on business development, tenders and internal compliance in government and private health sectors in the United Kingdom and Australia. Roberta has reported at director, CEO and board level. She has strong skills in stakeholder management, discretion and privacy laws. Roberta has worked with complex health and social care organisations, including addiction support services, mental health trusts, veterans and prisons. She has excellent outcomes in delicate and difficult situations, underpinned by training with expertise in project management, ICT, and human resources. Roberta is known to be inclusive and collaborative with all staff and stakeholders. Roberta is seeking to apply knowledge and experience to the boards of organisations in the areas of mental health, substance misuse, criminal justice system, children in care and the disability sector.

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.