Women's Lunch: Leadership Journeys

Mon 25 Jun 2018
1.00pm to 3.00pm

(Arrival time: 12.30pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Pier One Sydney Harbour
11 Hickson Road,
Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW


Single Members: A$125.00 Non-members: A$145.00

Cynthia Payne MAICD

Cynthia Payne MAICD

Independent National Director, the Heart Foundation

Cynthia Payne has been SummitCare’s CEO from October 2002 until April this year, a NSW privately held based provider of residential and in-home care services for the aged. The organisation currently serves 1200 older Australians everyday across 11 locations (metro and regional) and throughout Sydney via home care services. In 2012 and 2014 SummitCare was awarded “Gold” at the prestigious Australian Business Excellence Awards by SAI Global and is a recognised segment leader of residential aged care in Australia.

Cynthia is Chair of the Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) NSW/ACT Member Advisory Group which reports in through to the National CEO. As a previous National Board member and NSW President of LASA NSW she was instrumental in supporting the unification which has seen LASA structure now under one board. In addition she is Co-Chair of the LASA National Congress - Australia’s largest conference and networking forum. She is guest lecturer/speaker on aged care for the Macquarie Graduate School of Management MBA program and an Independent Director on the National Heart Foundation National Board.

For the past ten years she has been lead mentor for the University of Sydney and University of Western Sydney Lucy Mentoring Program which enables young women moving into male dominated career pathways to connect with a Mentor. She is past Chair of the Arts Health Institute (having been awarded the Creative Partnerships Australia Award for fastest Growing Arts Charity in 2013) and The Australian Organisational Excellence Foundation.

Cynthia is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM); Associate Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM); Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD); Member of the Women on Boards (WOB); Member of The Executive Connection; and long-time Member of the College of Nursing. In her private world Cynthia is most proud of her 25 year partnership with husband Neville who has been a trailblazer raising their 4 children as an at home dad.

Key successes and challenges through the female lens

When Cynthia became a registered nurse in the early 1990’s, she had no idea she would be where she is today. Join us for this exclusive lunch and network with other female business leaders at Pier One’s spectacular waterfront venue and hear pivotal leadership stories from our impressive guest speaker Cynthia Payne MAICD, Independent National Director of the Heart Foundation and past CEO of aged services provider SummitCare. Cynthia is also past Chair of the Arts Health Institute and the Australian Organisational Excellence Foundation.

For the past ten years, Cynthia has been lead mentor for the University of Western Sydney's "Lucy Mentoring Program", which enables young women moving into male dominated career pathways to connect with a Mentor. She was most recently awarded the Woman of the West award by the University of Western Sydney on International Women’s Day in March 2018.

Cynthia will share her experience leading teams through major transformation and the methodologies used to enhance individual performance of senior executives. Her two major NFP directorships of businesses with federated models have presented challenges in decision making and unifying organisational culture. Cynthia will also discuss what all service-styled businesses can learn from recent reform in the aged care sector.

  • Key successes and challenges through the female lens – how Cynthia got to where she is today
  • Challenges associated with chairing a start-up
  • Management, leadership and strategic skills used to lead an organisation
  • Managing complex businesses
  • Transitioning through major change

Cynthia Payne wins the 2018 Women of the West Business Awards.

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Contact details

Katie Ardzejewski
Members & Directors Coordinator (Programs)
E. nswevents@aicd.com.au
T. 02 8248 2776