Junior Chamber of Commerce Brisbane Event

Women on Boards is pleased to partner with the Governance Institute to support the Brisbane Junior Chamber of Commerce for their annual Journey to the Boardroom event.

Event Details

Journey to the Boardroom on Thursday 27 July 2023 at Tattersall's Club, Brisbane City, from 5:30pm-8pm.

In partnership with the Governance Institute of Australia and Women on Boards, the esteemed panel will share their personal career journeys and tell us straight what it takes to get a seat at the boardroom table and how to get board-ready to make a meaningful contribution from the outset.

The BJCC is a strong advocate for ensuring the collective voice of emerging leaders is heard in the long-term strategy discussions of the city. We're proud to have the support of peak bodies such as the Governance Institute of Australia and Women on Boards to support our members and emerging leaders across Brisbane access the arena of senior leadership.


Anna  Hebron (QLD Representative at Women on Boards)Anna Hebron - QLD Representative at Women on Boards

Anna is an experienced Non-Executive Director and Governance expert known for her ability to create and lead purpose-driven teams and organisations. With a profound curiosity for unravelling complexities, she simplifies process, fosters transparency and mitigates people and operational risks at the board level. Anna currently operates her own business, specialising in organisational transformation and guiding individuals and teams through change. Her expertise spans across government, commercial, and non-profit sectors bringing order to chaos and redefining purpose and strategy. She is an experienced consultant and advisor to boards focusing on culture, strategy, governance, and crisis management. Anna is the Queensland Representative for Women on Boards and holds credentials in human resources and governance, is an AICD Company Directors Course graduate and Fellow with the Governance Institute. She has served on diverse boards including Inala Primary Care, Cubiko Pty Ltd and an Appointed Tribunal Member for Chartered Accountants Australia and NZ.

Gavan Ranger (Chairman at Architecture Media)Gavan Ranger - Chairman at Architecture Media

Gavan is an architect who has worked on significant projects in both the public and private sectors, and as a principal of major architectural and design practices in Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. He has degrees in Architecture from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Science in Engineering Science from UC Berkeley in USA. He is an experienced company director and consults to the design industry on strategy and business.
Gavan’s professional roles have been complemented by long term involvement with the Australian Institute of Architects at state and national levels, with recognition as a Life Fellow in 1996. He continues to contribute to professional, industry and NFP organisations at a senior level, including extensive involvement with both Artisan and the Committee for Brisbane. Gavan is the Chair of publishing company Architecture Media which publishes journals for three design professions and organises professional development and awards events around the country. He has been involved in arts organisations for over 30 years, received a Design Icon award from the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) in SA in 2017, and was inducted into the national DIA Hall of Fame in 2019. He is a Foundation Fellow of the AICD and is a graduate of their Directors Course.


Tamara  Smith (CEO of Suited to Success)

Tamara Smith - CEO of Suited to Success

  • Tamara commenced her role as CEO of Suited to Success and Dress for Success Brisbane in January 2020.

    She has spent her entire career in the charity space and is passionate about addressing gaps in the community and delivering sustainable social change. She has worked with MS Queensland, Hear and Say, and Hummingbird House - where she was a part of the leadership team that built, opened, and operated Queensland’s only children’s hospice.

    She has a Bachelor of Communication from the University of Queensland, and a MBA from Queensland University of Technology.

    Tamara is endlessly grateful to the supporters and volunteers who power Suited to Success – and honoured to lead the organisation.

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