Succeed in the boardroom: WOBMeet Hobart with Selina Lightfoot
Date Thursday, 14 March 2024
Time 14 Mar 17:30 - 14 Mar 19:30 AEDT
Venue Athenaeum Club 29 Davey Street Hobart TAS Australia
Pricing Full Member
$ 35 Full Member
Corporate Member
$ 35 Corporate Member
Premium Member
$ 35 Premium Member
Champion Member
$ 35 Champion Member
Basic Member
$ 45 Basic Member
Guests Allowed
Register by Wednesday, 13 March 2024

Join us in Hobart to hear our guest director, Selina Lightfoot share her story and insights in conversation with WOB co-founder, Claire Braund.

Registration include drinks + light finger food.This is a great opportunity to bring a  friend / colleague and for those who are new to WOB to be introduced to our terrific network. 

To bring a guest, please register your guest when checking out in the shopping cart. Friends will be charged at the member rate. If you have already registered and would like to bring a guest, please email WOB at wob-aus@womenonboards.net

Guest Director: Selina Lightfoot

Non-Executive Director & Finance Assurance and Risk Management Committee Member, South East Water
Non-Executive Director, North Melbourne FC
Non-Executive Director, Tasmanian Development Board
Advisory Board Member, TLC Aged Care
Non-Executive Director, Victorian Opera
Non-Executive Director, JDFR Australia

Selina is an experienced non-executive director, having held a range of directorships over the last 10 years across ASX listed, private, government and not for profit companies. Selina’s current non-executive roles include with Hydro Tasmania; Tasmania Development and Resources; TLC Healthcare (advisory committee); and holds not for profit board roles with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Australia (JDRFA) and Victorian Opera. Other current and previous directorships have included roles with ASX listed companies in retail, consumer products and technology services.

Prior to commencing her non-executive career, Selina had extensive experience as a corporate legal adviser, including 10 years as a Partner of law firm Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills). Her areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, risk management and corporate governance. 

Selina’s current and former roles have given her significant cross sector experience, including in renewable energy (including hydro generation and water management); infrastructure; consumer products; retail; professional and technology services; agribusiness; and health and aged care. She is also an experienced board committee member, with a particular focus on People & Safety and Risk. 

Hosted by: Claire Braund & Bettina Pidcock

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

Claire is a social entrepreneur and businesswoman based on the NSW Central Coast. She co-founded Women on Boards in Australia in 2006 and in the UK in 2012 following a career in journalism and public relations. She is an experienced Non-Executive Director on small businesses and large Not-For-Profit organisations and has significant expertise on board governance in many other sectors. 

Claire is a highly respected facilitator and speaker on a range of topics in the area of board governance, equity and diversity. She is an informed and entertaining MC and presenter and well known for her courage, conviction, compassion and confidence; and as someone who looks for new ideas and opportunities. 

In 2011 Claire became a Churchill Fellow for her research into gender balance on boards in Norway, France and the UK. She is also a graduate of the Benevolent Society’s Sydney Social Leadership Program which has led to a lifelong interest in affordable housing and related social issues, particularly those impacting women and children.

Bettina Pidcock

TAS Representative, WOB Australia Pty Ltd
Chair, QBE Foundation
Non-Executive Director, Tattersall's Club
Non-Executive Director, Sydney International Piano Competition
Non-Executive Director, Central Coast Conservatorium of Music 

Bettina is an accomplished professional known for her expertise in customer service, marketing, and communications. She excels in formulating and executing strategies that drive superior market performance and increase market share and brand awareness. With a strong background in change management, strategy formulation, and team leadership, Bettina has successfully implemented integrated programs resulting in exceptional sales growth. Bettina's exceptional skills and track record make her a strategic visionary in go-to-market strategies, customer focus, product management, marketing transformation, and brand architecture.