Sunshine Coast Directors' Briefing: Accidental Director

Thu 9 Aug 2018
5.30pm to 8.00pm

(Arrival time: 5.15pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


RACV Noosa Resort
94 Noosa Drive
Noosa Heads Qld


Single Members: A$50.00 Non-members: A$65.00

Leigh Kelson

Executive Chair/Founder, BeachCity Group

A Web technologies veteran and Australian enterprise cloud computing pioneer Leigh commenced his career in the technology sector in the mid 80’s. Over the past 30 years Leigh has founded and/or co founded 10 companies in a diverse range of industries from Biotech, Web, Entertainment and media. In the early nineties he founded PRM, a first mover in digital marketing and customer loyalty programs. The company evolved into web development, early digital marketing and went on to pioneer cloud computing in Australia in the early 2000's, establishing the first professional services practice in Melbourne. PRM Cloud Solutions was acquired by Persistent Systems in Dec 2015. Leigh has held board positions on both Public listed and privately held companies.

Leigh recently founded BeachCity Media, an entrepreneurial lifestyle social media company creating engaging, video-driven social media content. The beachCity crew travel the globe to showcase the most exciting entrepreneurial hotspots and share inspirational stories from across the local ecosystem, including entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, government. BeachCity mission is to inspire, educate and entertain entrepreneurs and anyone aspiring to live an entrepreneurial lifestyle through video edutainment.

Monica Bradley GAICD

Director, Purposeful Capital

Monica is a strategist with exceptional global technology, sustainability and impact investment experience. She is a sought-after Director, Advisor, Facilitator and media commentator, who translates the changing world into compelling stories that create energy, understanding and action. Monica operates in the corporate innovation investment space.

Supporting corporate leaders to align their innovation strategy to corporate objectives and facilitate investments as a customer or equity partner into start-ups. On the start up side, Monica’s helps start-ups post seed investment to scale with a focus on revenue generation, strategic channel partnerships and talent. creating game changing business models that are anchored in purpose, enabled by technology, designed with genuine market need and centred on human prosperity. supports organisations to transform and thrive in the new economy by Monica holds board roles where she can create positive impact and systems change in society. Including Brisbane Marketing, City Smart and B Lab which is the global certification for business as a force for good in society. She holds advisory roles with enterprise scale ups including, Five Good Friends, BenchOn, Obzervr and Tactiv and has a genuine ambition to help grow globally significant impact ventures from Australia.

Through her directorships and advisory roles, Monica facilitates implementable innovation, investment and technology strategies for corporates, government and start-ups. She draws on her global network to connect the capital, technology, talent and customers which create sustainable ventures that deliver human prosperity.

Kendall Morton

Director, Home Care Assistance Sunshine Coast
Kendall Morton is the Director of Home Care Assistance, an in-home support for those aged over 65 or people with a disability. Kendall has developed the business from the ground up, growing the organisation to a team of over 50 staff from Redcliffe to Bundaberg. Their focus on quality of life and reminding individuals what they have to offer, sets Home Care Assistance apart from other providers in a highly competitive industry.
Governing growth through entrepreneurship, innovation and risk.
While early stage companies can experience rapid revenue growth they may struggle to deliver earnings growth or a business track record as a result of heavy spending to gain a market foothold or director inexperience. Aimed specifically at new and emerging business leaders, this interactive panel session will explore key aspects of how to govern for early stage growth. Topics to be covered include the role of innovation, entrepreneurship, proactivity and risk taking. Hear from experienced directors who will share their personal experiences and ‘lessons learned’. Clarify your role and responsibilities as a director in stimulating and governing growth.


Commonwealth Bank 

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