Directors' Download: Driving Innovation

Mon 24 Feb 2020
5.40pm to 7.00pm

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


AICD SA Business Centre and Members Lounge
Level 23, Westpac House
91 King William Street
Adelaide SA


Single Members: A$25.00 Non-members: A$35.00

Rob DiMonte MAICD

Non Executive Director

Rob is a professional company director, a Chartered Accountant and design thinker. Rob is the former Managing Partner for Deloitte in South Australia and a management consultant for over 35 years where he designs innovative solutions to “wicked problems” and he uses these skills in the areas of business strategy, operations improvement, organisation design and social change.

He is Chairman of Australian Grain Technologies, GP Partners Australia, MOGO Pty Ltd, Axis Manufacture and RSPCA South Australia (President); Deputy Chair of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation; Director of The Chartered Accountants Benevolent Foundation Limited, The Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investment and Healthy Industries Australia Pty Ltd. Rob also held the part time role of NDIS Industry Development and Market Coordinator General for South Australia 2017-2019 and has held many other board roles over the last 30 years.

Rob is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Past National President in 2007) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Rebecca Humble

Chief of Strategy & Capability, The Nova Group of Companies
Bec Humble is a senior strategy professional who has held leadership roles in the Defence and National Security sectors around the world. Over the past 18 years, Bec has worked for a number of large corporates in Australia, the US, UK and Europe. Senior roles have included; Vice President of Global Strategy for the world’s largest military vehicles business in the US, Program Director for the General Systems element of the Tornado Military Aircraft Sustainment contract with the UK’s Ministry of Defence and a Board member of the Red Cross in Luxembourg. Bec has been involved in driving multi-billion dollar mergers & acquisitions in the US and UK, has a track record for developing and executing growth strategies and been an active member of Executive leadership teams. Bec returned to Australia in 2018 and took up a role as Strategy Director for BAE Systems Australia, before joining the global Nova Group of companies as their Chief of Strategy & Capability where she is responsible for delivering future growth for Nova.
“Many boards think of innovation as a planned event, like a strategy day, but every day should be an innovation day in business” – Kee Wong FAICD

Get information and expert opinions on topical, current issues facing today's Director.

AICD recently released a new report on innovation and the boardroom. Produced in partnership with the University of Sydney Business School, this study Driving Innovation: The Boardroom Gap, argues that while Australian directors clearly recognise the importance of innovation, more needs to be done to prioritise its delivery. Innovation shouldn’t be viewed as optional; it is a central part of corporate strategy and risk management, two core responsibilities of the board.

Join us to find out all you need to know about how to bring the agility and innovation-mindedness of start-ups to more established organisations. This will be an interactive session offering members practical takeaways and the opportunity to network, ask questions and share experiences.

Please note; The Download Series of events are conducted as stand up networking style sessions. Limited seating available.

Major Annual Partner and Event Sponsor

University of South Australia

Contact details

SA/NT Program Team
T. 08 8236 2800