WOB Webinars: In Conversation with Claire: Becoming a Digital Director
Date Monday, 02 December 2019
Time 02 Dec 12:00 - 02 Dec 12:30
Venue Webinar Webinar Webinar
Pricing Full Member
$ 60 Full Member
Global Member
$ 60 Global Member
Corporate Member
$ 60 Corporate Member
$ 60 Champion
$ 90 Member
Guests Not Allowed
Register by Monday, 09 December 2019

Join Claire 'In Conversation' with Jeanette Brooks and Kyle Loades who are both known as 'digitally savvy Non-Executive Directors', but come from very different professional backgrounds. In two 30 minute interviews (plus time for questions), Claire will explore with Jeanette and Kyle WHY all NEDs need to be digitally competent in 2020 and HOW you can get there.

While Jeanette spent much of her career in ICT and tech, Kyle came from the automotive industry so needed to become current with the digital agenda. Both NEDs now have a deep understanding of how to use the digital agenda to re-examine the entire way of doing business, understanding where the new frontiers of value are and how customer / shareholder journeys are evolving.

Join Claire in conversation with Jeanette and Kyle to hear more about being a digitally savvy director.

** If you cannot join the live webinar, you can register and we will send you a copy of the webcast to listen to in your own time.

The Conversations

Jeanette Brooks - Monday 2 December (12:00 noon - 12:30 pm AEST)

Jeanette is an experienced board member and senior executive with extensive business, managerial and information and communications technology (ICT) skills. She is a change agent with experience in developing and driving improvements in financial management, corporate governance, information technology, human resources and product development.

Jeanette is currently a Non-Executive Director of Livable Housing Australia, a partnership between community and consumer groups, government and industry that champions the mainstream adoption of liveable housing design principles in all new homes built in Australia.

Jeanette has previously served on the boards of Cape Credit Union, Uniting Care Ageing NSW ACT and Learning Links. Prior professional roles include General Manger, Residential Communities at Australian Unity, CEO of the INS Group in Australia and a senior ICT manager with Telstra.

Kyle Loades - Monday 9 December (9:30am - 10:00 am AEST)

Kyle is a Chairman, Non-Executive Director and Advisor with more than two decades board experience across the community, public and commercial sectors with a particular focus on banking/financial services, automotive/mobility, technology, innovation/start-ups and medical research industries. He has a great interest and experience in transforming business in the face of disruption.

Currently he is an Independent Chairman of Local Government Super, Non-Executive Director of Credit Union Australia, Chairman of Drive Yello, Chairman of the Australian Transformation & Turnaround Association, Chairman of Hunter Medical Research, Conjoint Professor of Practice at University of Newcastle and an advisor to international and domestic companies.

Kyle was the Chairman of NRMA until December 2017. During this time he presided over a period of change which included diversification, board and executive renewal, and introduced an aggressive strategy to become one of Australia’s foremost providers of transport and tourism services.

Other roles have included Deputy President of the Australian Automobile Association and a Non Executive Director of Committee for Sydney and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. 

In an executive capacity he established, grew and managed Auto Advantage, an independent car broking business that disrupted the motor vehicle retail industry. The company was purchased by ASX listed company A.P Eagers.

He is a Fellow of the AICD and AUSTTA, completed an MBA from the University of Newcastle, a Disruptive Strategy course at Harvard Business School and a Transformational Leadership Program at Australian National University.