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Networking Lunch: Women in Leadership


Tuesday, 29 March 2022
12:15pm to 1:30pm

Venue to be confirmed
Hobart TAS 7000

CPD Hours


Cost (Inc GST)

$88.00 Member
$99.00 Subscriber
$110.00 Non-member

Four dimensions of infrastructure sustainability

Infrastructure sustainability is imperative for operation, equity, resilience, recovery, and growth in a challenging environment. 

The latest in our Women in Leadership series, this special briefing will see Australia’s infrastructure and sustainability leaders discuss the contexts in which our infrastructure systems live and operate. 

Join us to unpack the urgent issues that are challenging the sustainability of our infrastructure systems. How do we need to change our thinking, design and strategy to deliver sustainable, equitable, efficient and accessible infrastructure?

What is in it for you?

Our expert panel will examine:

  • The four dimensions of sustainability — Economic and financial, social, environmental and institutional.
  • Australia’s social challenge — equity, ageing, health, community.
  • Aligning economic and development strategies with resource, skilling, and mobilisation.
  • The spotlight on National critical infrastructure
  • Australia’s climate challenge and the task for mitigation, transition and innovation


Chair: Dr Kim Backhouse FGIA, Lecturer, University of Tasmania

Dr. Kim Backhouse was a lecturer in the MBA program at the University of Tasmania in Governance and organizational behaviour for twenty years and the Faculty of Law in 2018, 2019, and 2020 in governance, private law, and corporate social responsibility.

Kim is a corporate governance expert who provides Media on governance issues and has published in the area of governance and innovation nationally and internationally. Last year, Kim published an international textbook on Strategic Management by a leading global publisher Cengage.

Kim has her Ph.D. in corporate governance, an MBA, and a Bachelor of Laws and currently completing her last unit in a Masters of Employment and Labour Law at Melbourne University. Kim was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor, of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Supreme Court of Tasmania, and High Court of Australia. Kim has her own legal firm and governance consultancy practice part-time, in addition to a huge part-time role as the CEO for Foster and Kinship Carers Association of Tasmania.

Kim has been appointed to statutory boards over the past two decades and is currently on Centacare Evolve Housing Board and Deputy Chair of the Tasmania Racing Appeal Board. Her research interests are governance, strategy, superannuation, and innovation.

Kim is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia is on the current Tasmania Division.

Who should attend? 

  • Directors
  • Non-executive Directors
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Governance and risk management professionals
  • Retired members
  • Government/Public sector professionals
  • Non-Government organisations

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