Women in Association Leadership #WIAL - Canberra
AuSAE are proud to continue Women in Association Leadership #WIAL in 2019. The networking series that provides a platform to showcase and celebrate women in leadership who have led the way.
With no other event like this for our association leaders in the marketplace, we are delighted to bring like-minded women together to build support networks and develop professional and personal skills.
Our three events held in November of 2018 were an overwhelming success in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and we are delighted to now bring this event to Canberra.
The theme for the event is women leading in traditionally male led industries and will welcome two inspiring women, who will share their journeys, challenges and advice in a facilitated and interactive discussion. Denita Wawn, Chief Executive Officer, Master Builders Australia
Denita is one of Australia's leading industry and business advocates and the first female CEO of Master Builders in its 127 years history. Denita has a wealth of experience from more than 20 years at the forefront of public policy advocacy and politics.
From 2012-2016 Denita was CEO of the Brewers Association of Australia and New Zealand where her duties included representing the interests of multinational companies to federal and state policy makers and regulators. Her achievements included a highly successful reputational change strategy for the organisation at a national and international level.
For more than a decade Denita led industrial relations policy and advocacy for major industries as General Manager Workplace & Corporate Relations at the National Farmers Federation (NFF) and as National Manager Workplace Relations at the Australian Hotels Associations (AHA). She also served as Executive Director of the AHA's Tasmanian Branch.
Denita's corporate governance experience includes roles as Chair of the Worldwide Brewers Alliance and the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC) Scheme and as Director of Hostplus Industry Superannuation Fund.
Denita was born and educated in Hobart, Tasmania, undertaking a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Tasmania.
Kate Palmer, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Sports Commission
Kate Palmer commenced as the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Sports Commission in February 2017. Since commencing Kate has led a change management process as the organisation transforms to deliver on its new strategy. Prior to this, she spent ten years as Chief Executive Officer of Netball Australia.
As well as being CEO of Netball Australia, Kate has been Chair of the Victorian Institute of Sport, a Trustee of the MCG and CEO of Netball Victoria. Kate is a member of Chief Executive Women and has an Honours degree in Sport Science and a Masters in Sport Management.
In her leadership positions in Australian sport, Kate has created high performing organisations which have excelled in high performance and growing community participation, with good governance and people management. She has a successful track record of leading transformative organisational change.
Grab your colleagues, best friend or boss (male or female) and come along to #WIAL and see what we can achieve when we all come together.