Australian Governance Summit 2018

This is a multi-day event:

Thu 1 - Fri 2 Mar 2018
8.30am to 5.00pm

20 This event will earn you 20 DPD units


Melbourne Convention Centre
1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf
Melbourne VIC

Dr Ken Henry AC

Dr Ken Henry AC

Chair, National Australia Bank

Dr Henry held senior policy advising positions in the Australian Treasury from late 1984 until early 2011. From 2001 to 2011 he was Secretary to the Treasury and a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Board of Taxation. In 1997 and 1998 he chaired the Howard Government's tax review task force that produced the policy blueprint, A new Tax System. He was a member of the Howard Government's Task Group on Emissions Trading in 2007. In 2009-10 he chaired the Review to Prime Minister Gillard in 2011 and 2012, Dr Henry was responsible for leading the development of the White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century.

Dr Henry is Chair of National Australia Bank and the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation at the ANU. He is also a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and Cape York Partnership. He is a Governor of CEDA and a Council member of Voiceless.

Rt Hon Sir John Key

Rt Hon Sir John Key

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

Rt Hon Sir John Key was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 2008 to 2016, winning three general elections as leader of the centre-right National Party. He led the country through the aftermath of the global financial crisis and a series of devastating earthquakes in New Zealand's second-biggest city. When he retired from office New Zealand had one of the highest growth rates and best fiscal positions of any advanced economy.

Sir John was well respected in international affairs and chaired the International Democrat Union and the United Nations Security Council in 2016. Among his portfolio’s he was Minister for Tourism and has a strong interest in the best that New Zealand has to offer both local and international tourists. He was the instigator of the great New Zealand Cycle Trail.

Since retiring from politics, Sir John has been an ambassador for philanthropic Japanese billionaire Dr Haruhisa Handa, his International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS HANDA) and other agencies. He is also has a keen passion for golf.

In September 2017 Sir John will become a director and join the Board of Air New Zealand. He is excited about this role and looking forward to contributing to their vision and continued success.

Sir John worked in investment banking for 20 years primarily for Bankers Trust in New Zealand and Merrill Lynch in Singapore, London and Sydney. Sir John's positions included heading Merrill Lynch's global foreign exchange business along with responsibility for European derivative trading and E. Commerce.

He was a member of the Foreign Exchange Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1999-2001).

Sam Mostyn

Sam Mostyn

Chair, Carriageworks

Sam Mostyn is the President of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and a widely sought after non-executive director and sustainability adviser. She sits on the boards of Virgin Australia, Transurban Group, Mirvac, Citibank Australia and CoverMore, and has previously held senior executive roles at Insurance Australia Group, Optus Communications and Cable & Wireless plc.

Sam has been involved in a number of collaborative social and environmental initiatives including the Business Roundtable on Climate Change and Business for Millennium Development. Sam was also the first woman appointed the AFL Commission, has been a member of the board of Australian Volunteers International for the past 6 years, and served for several years on the board of Reconciliation Australia.

Sam served on the Chief of the Defence Force's Womens Advisory Group and was a member of the Human Rights Commission Review of the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force. She is the Deputy Chair of the Diversity Council of Australia. Sam has long been involved in sustainability issues, serving on the boards of ClimateWorks Australia, the Climate Council and 1 Million Women, and served on the National Sustainability Council, the advisory board of the CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship, and the National Mental Health Commission. Sam is also a member of the Australian Faculty of the Cambridge University Program for Sustainability Leadership.

David Thodey AO FAICD

David Thodey AO FAICD

Chairman, CSIRO

David Thodey is a global business leader focused on technology and telecommunications with more than 30 years of experience creating brand and shareholder value.

He is currently Chairman of Australia’s national scientific research agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Chairman of JobsNSW focused on job creation in NSW, and on the Advisory Boards of SquargePeg Capital and UHG. He also had a successful career as CEO of Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company.

Mr Thodey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and English from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. He attended the Kellogg School of Management postgraduate General Management Program at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA.

Bringing together governance experts and well-renowned speakers, to share the most up-to-date thinking and knowledge from across Australia.

The Australian Governance Summit has become the must-attend annual event for the director community. It attracts a diverse crowd of governance professionals from across a range of sectors to discuss the critical boardroom issues, meet and network. We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne in March.

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