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Board diversity and gender balance deliver better outcomes for shareholders, consumers, employees and the community. Join Catherine Fox, award-winning journalist, author and presenter, as she interviews women making an impact in the boardroom that inspires action.

This latest AICD podcast, powered by CommBank’s Women in Focus, aims to help shift the balance. Let’s level up together.

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Episode 5 - Melanie Willis on finding the right board

Melanie Willis GAICD is a director of Challenger Limited, Southern Cross Austereo, PayPal Australia and Chief Executive Women. Previously, she was CEO of NRMA Investments  and a director of Deutsche Bank.

Here Melanie talks about finding the right board, how to have your voice heard at the board table, the importance of listening and making the transition from your executive career to the boardroom.

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Episode 4 - Robin Low on finding your feet on a board

Robin Low GAICD is on the boards of Appen, AUB Group Limited, CSG Limited, IPH Limited and she is the deputy chairman of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. She is also on the boards of not-for-profits Public Education Foundation and Primary Ethics. Prior to this, Robin was a partner at PwC for more than 17 years.

Here Robin talks about finding your feet on a board, preparing for a director career and managing your workload as a director on multiple boards.

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Episode 3 - Louise Thurgood Phillips on getting across your value proposition

Louise is on the boards of Advance, an organisation connecting Australians around the world, HVAC solutions provider Orion Mechanical Services and chair of Hanrob Pet Hotels. In her executive career, she worked in banking, finance and infrastructure at Macquarie Bank, Deutsche Bank and Babcock & Brown.

Here Louise talks about the search process for boards, how to navigate the system and avoiding 'imposter syndrome'.

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Episode 2 - Jackie McArthur on the best kept secret of being a director

Jackie McArthur MAICD is on the boards of poultry producer Inghams, seafood producer Tassal, and funeral services provider Invocare. She is also a former director of Blackmores and in her previous executive life was a supply chain executive at McDonalds.

Here Jackie, a former engineer, talks about moving from management into the boardroom, working with board recruiters, the importance of mentoring and... she reveals the best kept secret of being  director.

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Episode 1 - Sally Evans on taking the first steps in your board career

Sally Evans FAICD is on the boards of ASX200 Healthcare provider Healius, New Zealand retirement village operator Oceania Healthcare and chair of social enterprise LifeCircle Australia. In 2018, she was one of the Australian Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence.

Here Sally talks about how she got started in her director career, what she would have done differently and her advice for those looking to step up to the boardroom.

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Board diversity and gender balance deliver better outcomes for shareholders, consumers, employees and the community. Join Catherine Fox, award-winning journalist, author and presenter, as she interviews women making an impact in the boardroom that inspires action. This latest AICD podcast, powered by CommBank’s Women in Focus, aims to help shift the balance. 

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Overcast | Stitcher