Day 1

This is a dynamic program, and will update as we confirm topics and speakers.

Welcome to Country

9.00

This is a dynamic program, and will update as we confirm topics and speakers.

Speakers

  • TBC

Conference Open and Welcome (Chair Address)

9.05

AICD Chair, John Atkin FAICD, welcomes attendees to this year’s Australian Governance Summit and describes the major themes and topics.

Speaker

  • John Atkin FAICD, Chair, AICD

Presentation from BHP Chair Ken MacKenzie

9.15

BHP Chair Ken MacKenzie gives a special address for the 2022 Australian Governance Summit.

Speakers

  • Ken MacKenzie FAICD, Chair, BHP

Australia’s Economic Future

10.00

Australia’s directors have called for a radical rethink on the Australian economy. What are the new ideas that will propel Australia’s post-pandemic recovery? How does Australia become a creative engine in the global economy? How do boards encourage cultures of innovation?

Speakers

  • Paul O’Sullivan MAICD, Chairman, ANZ
  • Vickki McFadden MAICD, Chairman, GPT Group
  • Jacqueline Hey GAICD, Chair, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
  • Sally Pitkin AO FAICD, Chair, Super Retail Group

Break / Networking Session

11.00

This is a dynamic program, and will update as we confirm topics and speakers.

CEO Address

11.30

AICD Managing Director and CEO, Angus Armour, delivers his annual message for the Australian Governance Summit.

Speaker

  • Angus Armour FAICD, Managing Director & CEO, AICD

Enough: The Board’s Role in Preventing Sexual Harassment

11.40

A number of high-profile cases have highlighted that sexual harassment remains a major problem in our society. All Australian workplaces have a responsibility to address this important issue. Boards and Directors must play a leadership role in ensuring their organisations are taking action on sexual harassment.

Speakers

  • Kate Jenkins GAICD, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Sally Bruce GAICD, COO & CFO, CultureAmp
  • Adam Fennessy PSM, Victorian Public Sector Commissioner

Lunch / Networking Session

12.40

This is a dynamic program, and will update as we confirm topics and speakers.

Cyber Security Risk: Taking Action Before It’s Too Late

13.40

Australian companies and institutions are grappling with unprecedented cyber security risks. Online incidents can pose a major threat to an organisation’s performance and reputation. How can boards ensure their organisations have the right measures in place to mitigate cyber security threats? What steps should directors take to ensure they have the correct oversight for management of online risks?

Speakers

  • TBC

Concurrent Session: Patients, Prescription and Pandemics: Good Governance in the Health Sector

14.30 (A)

The health sector was complex, even before the pandemic struck. It features challenging relations with stakeholders, intricate state and federal rules, plus a raft of significant regulations. How does the sector grapple with its unique difficulties? How has governance in healthcare changed during the pandemic? And what lessons can other sectors learn from health?

Speakers

  • TBC

Concurrent Session: Living in Interesting Times: Australia’s Geopolitical Challenges

14.30 (B)

Australia faces a raft of difficult geopolitical challenges in our region and beyond, including: difficult relations with China, rising tensions in the South China Sea and the ongoing impacts of the pandemic. These matters will have direct effects on many Australian businesses and organisations, and the economy generally. What are the key issues that Australian boards need to be aware of? How should directors prepare for an increasingly uncertain world?

Speakers

  • TBC

Break / Networking Session

15.15

This is a dynamic program, and will update as we confirm topics and speakers.

Concurrent Session: Dark Arts: Governing the Creative Recovery

15.45 (A)

The creative and cultural sectors have been hard hit by COVID-19. Music halls went quiet, theatres shut their doors and art galleries were forced to close. Some funding supplies have dried up and might not return. What can directors do to help these organisations withstand the tough times? What plans need to be in place as audiences return? How has the governance of arts organisations changed?

Speakers

  • Penny Fowler GAICD, Director, The Australian Ballet
  • Jane Hansen AO MAICD, Chair, Melbourne Theatre Company
  • Sophie Galaise GAICD, Managing Director, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Concurrent Session: Duty of Care: Employee Well-being in a COVID world

15.45 (B)

COVID has presented a new set of challenges for the governance of WH&S. How do boards ensure their organisations protect their staff and stakeholders in an environment where COVID is endemic? How should boards be approaching the questions around staff vaccination programs and vaccine mandates? And as many businesses continue to “Work from Home”, what does the new normal look like in terms of employee care? How do organisations look after the physical as well as mental well-being of their staff?

Speakers

  • TBC

Presentation of AICD Life Fellows

16.30

This is a dynamic program, and will update as we confirm topics and speakers.

Networking Drinks

17.00

This is a dynamic program, and will update as we confirm topics and speakers.

Day One Close

18.15

This is a dynamic program, and will update as we confirm topics and speakers.

Day 2

Conference Open and Day One Highlights

9.00

The 2022 Australian Governance Summit MC welcomes delegates to Day Two of the event, and presents highlights from Day One.

Speakers

  • Australian Governance Summit 2022 MC

How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World

9.05

Renowned economist and experienced international director, Dr Dambisa Moyo, joins us live from the United States.

Speakers

  • Dr Dambisa Moyo, Author, “How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World”

Moderator

  • Mark Thirlwell MAICD, Chief Economist, AICD

Climate Change: The Next Challenge

10.05

Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time. Stakeholders expect boards to have strategies in place for addressing this important issue. Asset managers and investors now make climate change and ESG a key consideration in their strategy. Are Australian boards taking the necessary action on climate change and sustainability? How should companies report their ESG performance? Are Australian businesses, NFPs and institutions sufficiently prepared for the transition to a low carbon future?

Speakers

  • Cameron Adams, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Canva
  • Tim Reed GAICD, President, BCA
  • Dr Sarah Ryan MAICD, Director, Woodside

Break / Networking Session

11.05

This is a dynamic program, and will update as we confirm topics and speakers.

In Conversation with Westpac Chairman, John McFarlane

11.35

Westpac Chairman John McFarlane joins the Australian Governance Summit for an extended conversation.

Speakers

  • John McFarlane, Chairman, Westpac

Update on the Regulatory Environment

12.20

This is a dynamic program, and will update as we confirm topics and speakers.

  • TBC

Lunch / Networking Session

13.05

This is a dynamic program, and will update as we confirm topics and speakers.

Concurrent Session: The Workforce of Tomorrow

14.05 (A)

The pandemic has brought dramatic changes to the workforce, and more transformations are ahead. Is Australia’s education and training system producing workers with the skills and knowledge needed for the future? How can boards ensure their organisations are attracting staff with the necessary talents? Furthermore, skilled migration has been a key driver of Australia’s economic success, but this program was largely curtailed during the pandemic. What role will skilled migration have in Australia going forward?

Speakers

  • Deena Shiff FAICD, Chair, Marley Spoon Supervisory Board

Concurrent Session: New Perspectives : Building Culturally Diverse Boards

14.05 (B)

While there is still work to do, great progress has been made on gender diversity over the last five years. What steps can the director community now take to better reflect Australia’s cultural diversity? How do we build a pipeline of culturally diverse directors? Do we need to take a similar approach to gender diversity and introduce targets? What can be done, in particular, to bring more First Nations director and their unique perspectives to Australia’s boardrooms?

Speakers

  • Katrina Rathie FAICD, Director, Bubs Australia
  • Jason Johnson, Founder & Managing Partner, Johnson Partners
  • Katina Law GAICD, Executive Director, IPS

Concurrent Session: Resolve and Resilience: What’s Next for NFPs?

14.55 (A)

The pandemic placed enormous pressure on the Not-for-Profit sector and caused immense disruption. Despite that, NFP organisations continued to care for our most vulnerable and deliver crucial services to the community. Organisations showed remarkable resilience throughout the crisis and many have a positive outlook for the future. How can we ensure this vital sector recovers and thrives-post crisis? What lessons did NFP directors learn during the pandemic? And are organisations in the sector prepared for the next major challenge?

Speakers

  • TBC

Concurrent Session: Directors and Digital Transformation

14.55 (B)

The pandemic prompted many organisations to fundamentally rethink their operations. Companies re-examined their processes and embraced fresh technologies. However, some businesses have been too slow to take advantage of digital opportunities. How can boards ensure their organisations are future-ready? Do directors have the necessary skills and willpower to embrace the digital transformation? What are the emerging technologies and trends that boards need to be aware of?

Speakers

  • Robin Low GAICD, Director, Appen
  • Jacqueline Chow GAICD, Director, Coles
  • Dr Ian Oppermann GAICD, Chief Data Scientist, NSW Government

The Next Generation of Directors

15.45

Australia’s boardrooms are beginning to welcome a new generation of directors. Which fresh perspectives do these directors bring? What is their outlook on our nation’s future? And how do they want to improve governance for tomorrow and beyond?

Speakers

  • TBC

Conference Close

16.30

This is a dynamic program, and will update as we confirm topics and speakers.