Succeed in the boardroom: WOBMeet Mission Beach
Date Thursday, 23 March 2023
Time 23 Mar 17:30 - 23 Mar 19:30 AEST
Venue Castaways Resort 2 Pacific Parade Mission Beach QLD Australia
Pricing Full Member
$ 35 Full Member
Corporate Member
$ 35 Corporate Member
Premium Member
$ 35 Premium Member
Champion Member
$ 35 Champion Member
Basic Member
$ 35 Basic Member
Guests Allowed
Register by Thursday, 23 March 2023

Women on Boards is returning to far North Queensland after an absence of some years.

Join WOB Directors, Ruth Medd and Claire Braund plus panel members to:

  • see how WOB can assist you 
  • talk about the challenges facing directors in 2023
  • network with Women on Board members
  • enjoy a drink and a chat.

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.

Tickets include light catering. 


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.

Caitlin Bonassi - CPA Accountant, COSCA

Board Member, Warrina Innisfail Nursing Home
Cailin has been working in the accounting profession for 13 years, with Cosca for 10 years  She moved to Innisfail from Ingham 3 years ago, opening branch of Cosca accounting firm with not one client in the region.  She has  now built up firm to employ 3 staff members and currently recruiting a fourth.
She and her partner also run a yellow pawpaw/cattle farm in the region

Facilitated by:

Claire Braund

Non-Executive Director, WOB Pty Ltd (appointed April 2006)
Executive Director, Women on Boards Australia (appointed February 2018)
Chair, Central Coast Conservatorium of Music
Non-Executive Director & Governance Committee Chair, 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.

Kindly hosted by Castaways Resort at Mission Beach