Board Level is a new AICD podcast, powered by CommBank’s Women in Focus, featuring tips and stories from leading female directors.
Board diversity and gender balance deliver better outcomes for shareholders, consumers, employees and the community. Join Catherine Fox, award-winning journalist, author and presenter, as she interviews women making an impact in the boardroom that inspires action.
This latest AICD podcast, powered by CommBank’s Women in Focus, aims to help shift the balance. Let’s level up together.
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SPECIAL EPISODE - Lisa Sthalekar on leadership on and off the field
Lisa Sthalekar is a former Australian cricketer and is on the boards of the Chappell Foundation and the Federation of International Cricketers' Assocations.
In this special episode to celebrate International Women's Day and the T20 Women's Cricket World Cup, Lisa talks about how leadership in sports translates to the wider world, what she admires in a leader, changing the inherent bias in cricket language and the growing diversity of the sport.
Episode 6 - Jillian Broadbent on building your board career
Jillian Broadbent AC FAICD is one of the most experienced directors in Australia.
Currently chair of Swiss Re Life and a director of Woolworths, Jillian has also previously held positions on the boards of the Reserve Bank of Australia, the ASX, Coca-Cola Amatil, SBS, Qantas, Westfield Property Trusts and Woodside Petroleum. She has also been on numerous arts boards, including the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and the Sydney Theatre Company.
Here Jillian talks about how she built her extraordinary career, the best chairs she has worked with, how she stays across so many sectors, her advice to those starting out on their director journey and what's next for her.
Episode 5 - Melanie Willis on finding the right board
Melanie Willis GAICD is a director of Challenger Limited, Southern Cross Austereo, PayPal Australia and Chief Executive Women. Previously, she was CEO of NRMA Investments and a director of Deutsche Bank.
Here Melanie talks about finding the right board, how to have your voice heard at the board table, the importance of listening and making the transition from your executive career to the boardroom.
Episode 4 - Robin Low on finding your feet on a board
Robin Low GAICD is on the boards of Appen, AUB Group Limited, CSG Limited, IPH Limited and she is the deputy chairman of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. She is also on the boards of not-for-profits Public Education Foundation and Primary Ethics. Prior to this, Robin was a partner at PwC for more than 17 years.
Here Robin talks about finding your feet on a board, preparing for a director career and managing your workload as a director on multiple boards.
Episode 3 - Louise Thurgood Phillips on getting across your value proposition
Louise is on the boards of Advance, an organisation connecting Australians around the world, HVAC solutions provider Orion Mechanical Services and chair of Hanrob Pet Hotels. In her executive career, she worked in banking, finance and infrastructure at Macquarie Bank, Deutsche Bank and Babcock & Brown.
Here Louise talks about the search process for boards, how to navigate the system and avoiding 'imposter syndrome'.
Episode 2 - Jackie McArthur on the best kept secret of being a director
Jackie McArthur MAICD is on the boards of poultry producer Inghams, seafood producer Tassal, and funeral services provider Invocare. She is also a former director of Blackmores and in her previous executive life was a supply chain executive at McDonalds.
Here Jackie, a former engineer, talks about moving from management into the boardroom, working with board recruiters, the importance of mentoring and... she reveals the best kept secret of being director.
Episode 1 - Sally Evans on taking the first steps in your board career
Sally Evans FAICD is on the boards of ASX200 Healthcare provider Healius, New Zealand retirement village operator Oceania Healthcare and chair of social enterprise LifeCircle Australia. In 2018, she was one of the Australian Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence.
Here Sally talks about how she got started in her director career, what she would have done differently and her advice for those looking to step up to the boardroom.
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Board diversity and gender balance deliver better outcomes for shareholders, consumers, employees and the community. Join Catherine Fox, award-winning journalist, author and presenter, as she interviews women making an impact in the boardroom that inspires action. This latest AICD podcast, powered by CommBank’s Women in Focus, aims to help shift the balance.
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