Directors' Breakfast: Transformation of Boards

Wed 22 Nov 2017
7.30am to 9.00am

(Arrival time: 7.15am)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


The Westin Sydney
The Heritage Ballroom, Level 6, 1 Martin Place
Sydney NSW


Single Members: A$90.00 Non-members: A$99.00 Table Members, Table of 10: A$810.00 Non-members, Table of 10: A$890.00

Kyle Loades FAICD

Kyle Loades FAICD

President and Chairman, NRMA

Kyle Loades is a non-executive director and strategist who has a depth of governance experience in the business and community sectors.

Kyle is the President and Chairman of the NRMA.

Kyle Loades was appointed as a Director to the NRMA in 2005 and became President and Chairman in 2014. During his tenure as President and Chairman Kyle has overseen a period of significant transformation and growth. In 2016 a new CEO was appointed and the NRMA embarked on an aggressive new strategy to place itself at the front of its Members’ needs in the coming years. The organisation is adopting new innovative measures to serve its 2.4 million Members across NSW and the ACT and has extended its product and services offering to help people with mobility and travel.

Kyle has also overseen from Board and Committee level the successful NRMA Jumpstart innovation accelerator program of which it invested in the new businesses Camplify and Careseekers. These businesses joined the other NRMA digital investments in Tushare, Airtasker and Sendle.

Kyle successfully established, grew and ran an independent car broking business that disrupted the motor vehicle retail industry. The business introduced a new and easier way for people to purchase new and used cars. After almost 15 years of successful growth, the business was purchased by a listed company and integrated into their larger operations.

Kyle is the Deputy President of the Australian Automobile Association. In the community, Kyle has special interest in the delivery of emergency services and community infrastructure. Currently he is the Chairman Hunter Medical Research Institute and past Chairman of its Foundation. He was a Director of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service for 16 years. Kyle is a Past President of Hunter Business Chamber and is a Life Member and former President of Nobbys Surf Life Saving Club.

Kyle is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and has a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Tony Shepherd AO MAICD

Chair, GWS Giants

Tony Shepherd AO was President of the Business Council of Australia from November 2011 to March 2014 and Chairman of the National Commission of Audit from 22nd October 2013 to 2nd May 2014. Tony was appointed Chairman of the WestConnex Delivery Authority in NSW in October 2013. WestConnex is Australia’s largest infrastructure project involving over 33km of tunnels.

On 10 September 2014 Tony was appointed Chairman of Macquarie Specialised Asset Management Limited. MSAM is Manager of unlisted Funds investing in largely offshore infrastructure. The only Australian asset is Hobart Airport.

Tony was Chairman of listed company Transfield Services from 2005-2013. Tony’s career in Transfield began in 1979. He pioneered private sector development and ownership of infrastructure. Tony’s early career was as a Federal Public Servant working in defence procurement and research and development, including a three year posting to Washington DC.

Tony oversaw the public listing of Transfield Services Limited and the listings of Transurban Limited and the ConnectEast Group. He was Chairman of ConnectEast.

He has been involved in nation building for most of his career with a portfolio of roles and projects that includes NASA tracking stations, the Moomba to Sydney Gas Pipeline, the Anzac Warships, the Sydney Harbour Tunnel, the CityLink and EastLink toll ways in Victoria, the Walsh Bay Redevelopment in Sydney and a range of water treatment plants, power stations, roads, railways and tramways.

He is a Director of Virgin Australia International Holdings Pty Ltd, Chairman of the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust, ASTRA and GWS Giants and an adviser to Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ.

Join us for this Directors' Breakfast, with the Chair of GWS Giants and NRMA.

In this disruptive new century, transforming and revitalising organisations is essential to their growth, long-term survival and success.

Join us for this Directors' Breakfast, with the Chair of GWS Giants Tony Shepherd AO MAICD and Chair of NRMA Kyle Loades FAICD who will share their personal experiences in how they transformed and shaped their organisations to achieve success.

Both chairs will reveal the processes implemented to ensure the new paths the boards were taking were effective in creating a sustainable future for the company as well as sharing key insights on:

  • How to revitalise an organisation at board and executive level.
  • The importance of the board setting the right culture for the organisation
  • The role of the chair to ensure the board members are ready to embrace new challenges

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Contact details

Katie Ardzejewski
Members & Directors Coordinator (Events)
T. 02 8248 2776