Twilight Networking Event
On Wednesday 15 March the ACT Division hosted the first Twilight Networking Event for 2017. The event was kindly sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers Canberra – with the emphasis solely on networking and engaging with peers ensured a fantastic night was had by our guests. We look forward to announcing the date for our end of the year Twilight Networking Event.
2017 ACT Women’s Awards
AICD was an official sponsor of the 2017 ACT Women’s Awards, held on the eve of International Women’s Day.
Award Winners of ACT Senior (Andrea Hotchkiss), Young (Francesca MacLean) and Woman of the Year ( Marie-Louise Corkhill) received gift certificates to attend an AICD short course in the ACT.
AICD has a proud record of delivering in-house Governance courses to ACT Women through the Office for Women’s Audrey Fagan Leadership program. We look forward continuing this support in 2017.
ACT Annual Dinner: 16
The ACT Division was proud to host their 3rd ACT Annual Dinner in November. We were joined by speaker Roger Corbett AO FAICD, AICD Chairman Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD, Division Councilors, AICD members and their guests. Roger shared his insights on what makes an effective board and his journey to becoming an eminent director in Australia.
Pictured (L-R): Cherelle Murphy GAICD, Bronwyn Weir GAICD, Simonetta Astolfi MAICD, Laurann Yen MAICD, Clive Jones, Rikki Anderson MAICD
Directors’ Briefing – Insights from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
In September we had the opportunity to hear from Gary Flowers, Chairman of NSWIS, share his experience of the games and how we could apply the insights from our Olympic results to how we approach governance in our own organisations. We were joined by James Ceely, Director of Governance and Strategy at the Australian Sports Commission and special guest, Australian swimmer and Olympic medallist, Matthew Abood
Pictured (L-R): Michael Schaper MAICD, Matthew Abood, James Ceely GAICD, Jason Duarte MAICD, Gary Flowers FAICD
ACT Division at the 2016 Bega Valley Economic Summit
The ACT team travelled to Bega to attend the Bega Valley Economic Summit and had the pleasure of hosting the pre-dinner drinks. It was a great opportunity to meet our members in the local area, make new contacts and to hear about initiatives taking place that will contribute to the region's economic growth.
Pictured (L-R): Kylie Ingram, Leigh-Anne Palmer GAICD, Lynette Pinder GAICD
Finding Board Positions Workshop
On July 7, the ACT held the Finding Board Positions Workshop which was delivered by Kerryn Newton FAICD, Managing Director of Directors Australia. This workshop offered participants guidance and practical tools on how to get their foot through the door for their first or subsequent board positions.
Pictured (L-R): Greg Fraser, Kerryn Newton FAICD, Lynette Pinder GAICD
ACT Budget Breakfast 2016
In June the AICD attended the ACT Budget Breakfast 2016 at the National Press Club in Canberra. They heard from Chief Minister Andrew Barr, MLA about how the 2016 ACT Budget would shape the territory and impact businesses and the community for the coming year.
Pictured (L-R): Liesel Wett FAICD, Ilea Buffier GAICD, Amber O’Connell, David Marshall AM FAICD, Jane Roderick, Jonathan Cale GAICD, David Trebeck FAICD, Lynette Pinder GAICD, Nigel Phair GAICD
ACT Graduation Evening 2016
In June the ACT held a cocktail graduation evening to celebrate the outstanding achievements of their newest graduates.
Pictured: ACT AICD Graduates
Hot Topics in Governance – New Members Evening 2016
The ACT office had the chance to welcome their new members to the Canberra office in May. Everyone had an opportunity to make new connections and to hear guest speaker Geoff Carter MAICD discuss the key governance issues for the year ahead.
Pictured (L-R): Lynette Pinder GAICD, Ernie Walsh MAICD, Sally Vardy MAICD, Geoff Carter MAICD