Expert line up for Governance Institute’s virtual National Conference announced

With speakers ranging from a 19-year-old Australian scientist, futurists and data experts - to top company directors, CEOs, company secretaries and economists - Governance Institute of Australia is pleased to formally launch the full program of expert speakers for its two-day National Conference.

The annual event, to be held on 7 and 8 December, will operate in a virtual format this year, with more than 55 governance and risk management leaders set to beam in from Australia and around the world.

National Conference speaker highlights include:

  • Young leaders: 19-year-old scientist and inventor Macinley Butson and Star Gold Coast Chief Operating Officer Jessica Mellor (AFR BOSS Young Leader 2020).
  • Economists: Saul Eslake (Tasmania) and Gail D Fosler (USA).
  • Chairs: Wesfarmers’ Michael Chaney AO; National Foundation for Australia China Relations Pru Bennett.
  • CEOs: OzHarvest’s Ronni Kahn AO; Aurecon’s Bill Cox; Mirvac’s Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz; The Star Entertainment Group’s Matt Bekier; Outland Denim’s James Bartle.
  • Non-executive Directors: AMP Capital Funds Management’s Ming Long AM; Macquarie Groups’ Jillian Broadbent AC; Citigroup, Ausgrid and Brisbane Airport Corporation’s Belinda Gibson FGIA; AGL and HBF Health’s Diane Smith-Gander AO FGIA.
  • International speakers: Blackrock’s Michelle Edkins (USA); Professor Ngaire Woods CBE (UK); and Novartis AG’s Dr Klaus Moosmayer (Switzerland).
  • Company secretaries: ANZ’s Simon Pordage FGIA and Transurban’s Fiona Last.
  • Scientific futurist, author and drone expert Dr Catherine Ball.
  • Australian Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow.
  • Australian Federal Police’s Head of Data Science and Information Management Chui Yong.

View the full line up and program 

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Media contact: Hannah Edwards, media@governanceinstitute.com.au

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