Essential Director Update 2021: Hobart

Thu 11 Nov 2021
8.30am to 10.30am

(Arrival time: 7.30am)
10 This event will earn you 10 DPD units


Wrest Point
410 Sandy Bay Road
Sandy Bay TAS


Single Free (members)

Lisa Chung AM FAICD

Lisa Chung AM FAICD

Non-executive Director

Lisa Chung is an experienced non-executive director with senior and board level experience in diverse sectors, including commercial property, urban development and infrastructure, outdoor advertising and mass media, professional services, education and training, visual and creative arts and social and community services.

Lisa is currently a non-executive director of Australian Unity Limited, AV Jennings Limited and Artspace/Visual Arts Centre Limited, Chair of The Front Project and a Trustee of the Foundation of the Art Gallery of NSW. She was previously the Chair of Urbis Pty Limited and The Benevolent Society, a non-executive director of APN Outdoor Limited and the Deputy President of Trustees of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse Museum).

Lisa had a successful 30-year career in the legal profession, specialising in the area of commercial property. She was a Partner at firms Simmons Wolfhagen, Maddocks and Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) where, during her 15 years as a partner, she served as an elected member of the firm’s board, as Sydney Managing Partner and as Executive Partner responsible for leading the national Property, Projects and Government Group and People and Culture strategies.

In 2004, Lisa completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD in France. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of Chief Executive Women.

In 2020, Lisa became a member of the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community through charitable and cultural organisations.

David Thodey AO FAICD

David Thodey AO FAICD

Chairman, CSIRO

David Thodey is a business leader focused on innovation, technology and telecommunications with more than 40 years of experience.

He is the Chairman of Australia’s national scientific research agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO); Tyro, Australia’s only independent EFTPOS banking institution; and Xero, a cloud-based accounting software provider for small and medium-sized businesses. Mr Thodey is also a non-executive Board director of Ramsay Health Care, a global hospital group.

Mr Thodey also is active in public policy and recently lead an Independent Review of the Australian Public Service (APS) in 2019. This review was commissioned by the Prime Minister to ensure that the APS is fit-for-purpose to serve Australian Governments and the Australian people into the future. In 2020 he chaired an eminent Panel appointed by the NSW Government to lead an independent review of Federal Financial Relations.

From March to December 2020, Mr Thodey was appointed Deputy Chair of the Federal Government’s National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (NCC) Advisory Board. During this time Mr Thodey and the Board supported the Prime Minister and Government to successfully navigate Australia through the extraordinary challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to his non-executive career, he had a successful career as CEO of Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company and prior to that, he was CEO of IBM Australia and New Zealand. 

Mr Thodey was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science and Technology from Deakin University in 2016 and an Honorary Doctorate of Business from the University of Technology Sydney in 2018.

In 2017, Mr Thodey was made an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for ethical business leadership.

AICD’s in-depth, comprehensive update provides a concise overview of governance developments to overcome leadership challenges in an uncertain economy.

The board governance landscape is constantly evolving, leaving directors to grapple with a growing number of organisational, societal and stakeholder issues.

Keeping up-to-date with current governance developments is a key factor for directors to be able to overcome leadership challenges in uncertain times and ensure organisations remain sustainable in the future.

Join us as we hear from leading directors who bring you:

  • Updates on recent governance, business and regulatory changes.
  • Challenges you can expect in the year ahead and ways to overcome them.
  • Innovative approaches to leading organisations through uncertainty.

EDU2021 will deliver:

  • 30 Minute Keynote Presentations by:
    • Lisa Chung AM FAICD
    • David Thodey AO FAICD 
  • Panel discussion and audience Q&A with Lisa, David and a local Director.

Please note that the networking component of the event will occur prior to the start of the EDU.  We encourage all members to allow additional time for registration and travelling to the venue.