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Succeed in the boardroom: WOBMeet Sydney with Sara Watts
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Date Wednesday, 08 June 2022
Time 08 Jun 17:30 - 08 Jun 19:30
Venue Cicchetti Wine Bar Level 2 QVB Building 455 George Street Sydney NSW Australia
Pricing Full Member
$ 38 Full Member
Corporate Member
$ 38 Corporate Member
Premium Member
$ 35 Premium Member
Champion Member
$ 38 Champion Member
Guests Allowed
Register by Wednesday, 08 June 2022

It is time to become re-acquainted and network again at our first WOBMeet event in Sydney for 2022.

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. 

Price includes one drink on arrival + light finger food. Drinks thereafter available at bar prices. 

Guest Director: Sara Watts

Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee, Syrah Resources (ASX: SYR)
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee,Trajan Scientific and Medical (ASX: TRJ)
Non-Executive Director, Uniting NSW.ACT.
Non-Executive Director, LiteracyPlanet
Trustee and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee, Australian Museum

Sara is a non-executive director, an audit and risk committee chair and a professional mentor in sectors as diverse as technology, arts, disability, and mineral resources.

Her executive experience included being the Chief Financial Officer of IBM Australia/New Zealand, the inaugural Vice-Principal (Operations) at the University of Sydney, and interim CEO of City West Housing.

Sara is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of CPA Australia, and in her
free time she sings, bushwalks, and teaches ethics once a week at a local primary school.

Hosted 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.

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