Fellows' Dinner with Peter Coates AO FAICD

Fri 21 Jun 2019
7.00pm to 9.30pm

(Arrival time: 6.15pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Hotel
Wentworth Ballroom
61-101 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW


Single Members: A$180.00

Peter Coates AO FAICD

Peter Coates AO FAICD

Non-Executive Director, Glencore

Peter Coates is a Non-Executive Director of Glencore plc and Event Hospitality and Entertainment Ltd. As well as Chairman of the Industry Advisory Council for the School of Minerals and Energy Resource Engineering, UNSW.

These current appointments follow more than 50 years of resource industry experience including as CEO of Xstrata and Glencore’s global coal businesses until his retirement in December 2007.

Mr Coates was a past Non-Executive Chairman of Santos Ltd; Sphere Minerals Limited and Minara Resources Ltd; and a past Chairman of the Minerals Council of Australia, NSW Minerals Council and Australian Coal Association. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2009 and awarded the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Medal in 2011.

Sometimes it takes a crisis.

On behalf of the New South Wales Division Council it is our pleasure to invite you to the annual Fellows’ Dinner hosted at the Sofitel Wentworth Ballroom. As a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors you are one of an elite group of influential leaders and contributors to the Australian business and director community.

This exclusive black-tie dinner will feature Peter Coates AO FAICD as the evening's keynote speaker. Peter Coates has held several executive and non-executive roles during his career, including past Chairman of Santos Ltd and the Minerals Council of Australia. He is currently a non-executive director of Glencore plc, one of the world’s largest natural resources companies and Event Hospitality and Entertainment Ltd.

In late 2015, Santos hit maximum debt levels at the same time as the oil price hit an all-time low of $26/barrel. The Board had to respond to this crisis swiftly and dramatically. Peter Coates, who was Chairman at the time, will discuss some of the difficult decisions which had to be made, and the Board’s role in steering Santos through this turbulent period and into the robust position it is now.

Engage with your peers as you enjoy an evening of fine dining at this must-attend event in the Fellows’ annual calendar of events and hear from Peter on the key principles of helping your business survive a crisis and avoid insolvency.

This is your opportunity to have your burning questions answered by Peter live at the Fellows dinner. Questions must be submitted to nswevents@aicd.com.au by Thursday 13 June. We are unable to guarantee your question will be answered and the identity of the person asking the question will stay anonymous.

We are pleased to announce, Sofitel will offer 15% off the best available rate for any guests wishing to stay overnight. Please contact the hotel reservations team directly on 9228 9104 and quote AICD210619 in order to receive this discount.

Networking drinks commence at 6.15pm.

Dress Code: Black Tie

Fellows are welcome to bring one guest at the ticket price of $180.00. If you would like to register your guest please email nswevents@aicd.com.au with your guests details.

We look forward to welcoming you on the evening.




NSW Events Team
E. nswevents@aicd.com.au
Ph: 1300 739 119