Board Games: The what and why of securing a board position in Australia, with Claire Bibby and Lisa Chung

Smart Breakfast Sydney: Wednesday 23 May, 2018
Hosted by Maddocks

As a non-executive director, you get a completely different experience, offering many tangible and non-tangible benefits. You can make a real impact, get involved in a cause you care about and learn unbeatable leadership skills. There are a myriad of unexpected benefits as well, including enhancing your credibility, reputation and personal brand, learn and develop skills in varying disciplines, and develop a more holistic view of how organisations work as a whole.” Claire Bibby

Gender equality on our corporate boards is an important factor in bettering the position for women AND for business in Australia.

The AICD reports that:

  • The latest percentage of women on ASX 200 boards is 27.1% (31 March 2018)
  • The percentage of women on boards of ASX 200 companies and the proportion of women comprising new appointments increased significantly from a low base of 8.3 percent in 2009
  • A total of 7 boards in the ASX 200 still do not have any women

Clearly we still have a long way to go and while change may not be happening fast enough, it is happening.

We explore the why, what and how of securing a board position in Australia, guided by our panel, all of whom have extensive experience on boards.

No matter what stage you are at in your career, our panel will help you put yourself in the best possible position to get board ready, so that you understand how to create opportunities and take advantage of them when they arise.

Our panel guests include:

Claire Bibby

Claire Bibby is a well-known innovator and thought leader in the legal sector. She is currently a non-executive director of Marist180 (one of the largest organisations committed to empowering at-risk youth in Australia) and Australian Property Circles (a
property platform that matches like-minded, financially suitable people).

Lisa Chung

Lisa is an experienced non-executive director and chairman of ASX listed, private and for-purpose company boards. She has
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.

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