AuSAE Networking Lunches offer a great chance to get out of the office and meet new connections in the sector. Each lunch also features an insightful presentation on various topics of importance. Attending a lunch is a great chance to see what AuSAE really offers which is a place like-minded professionals can gather and share workplace challenges and achievements over a delicious two-course luncheon at a great venue. Check out the upcoming lunches below. We would love to see you there!
Topic: The Challenge of Modern Governance
In this presentation, GovernRight founder, Simon Neaverson, will examine the key features of a Good Governance Framework necessary to strike the correct balance between oversight and management and build a culture of engagement throughout the organisation, in order to embed good governance.
Of key importance is how to adapt an organisation’s good governance framework to meet the changing expectations of directors. In particular, how can the directors achieve the right level of comfort that what is meant to be happening is in fact happening and how can a board add value and still meet these changing obligations.
Our guest speaker is Simon Neaverson, GovernRight Founder & AICD Senior Facilitator. Simon is a leader in corporate governance, board engagement, strategy and risk management having advised boards, partnerships and senior managers in numerous Australian and international organisations, across a broad range of industries for more than 25 years. He is the founder of TPPG Pty Limited, a consultancy aligning strategy, risk oversight and good governance.
Sydney | Lunch on Tuesday 7th August 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Melbourne | Lunch on Thursday 9th August 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Brisbane | Lunch on Thursday 16th August 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Topic: Leadership Lessons
Join Marcus as he discusses how to navigate leadership in today’s challenging environment in which change is perpetual.
“In many ways I feel that a relatively difficult trading environment in Australia in recent years has created a short-term mentality and hesitant decision making. It’s time for us to break free from that and I hope to articulate some of the reasons and ways during this session.”
Marcus Stafford has held senior management positions in large and small organisations around the world. Industries have included banking, freight forwarding/logistics, management consulting and not-for-profit. Marcus is currently the CEO of MSWA in Western Australia, an organisation with over $55 million in revenue and 750 staff. He has also led the turnaround of the MS Society in South Australia and the Northern Territory.
Perth| Breakfast on Tuesday 21st August 7:15am - 9:00am
Topic: The Challenge of Modern Governance
Governance – a much used but often misunderstood term. In his talk Kim will examine governance practices in the context of the modern NFP enterprise. What does governance mean for the organisation as a whole and what part do the various stakeholders play in establishing and maintaining good governance? Kim will use real life examples to show what causes governance failures and the fallout for both enterprises and individuals? He will share his experiences as the incoming CEO of a number of high profile NFP’s who have found themselves in trouble and describe the processes he has used to effect positive change.
Kim is a seasoned business professional who has worked across a variety of commercial and Not for Profit enterprises. He spent much of his career in the IT industry, culminating in his role as the inaugural Asia Pacific Managing Director of a Silicon Valley based Business Intelligence vendor. He left the software industry at the time of the “tech wreck” (2000) and set up his own consulting business providing marketing advice, business coaching and event management services to business and Government. He was then recruited into a CEO role in an NFP and has held similar positions in a number of NFP’s for the last 12 years. Kim also has interests in the property industry including as a trustee of a small property trust. He was recruited into the CEO role at RSL SA/NT in February 2018 and lives in Adelaide with his partner Jennifer.
Adelaide | Lunch on Monday 27th August 12:00pm - 2:00pm