Success and Leadership
"Full Circle" with Diane Smith-Gander
Diane Smith-Gander once left Perth for a 6 month trip to Adelaide - and returned 24 years later.
During that period, the Western Australian business landscape had undergone dramatic changes and upon re-entering the local workplace, Diane was invited to join the Wesfarmers board.
Much has been said about Diane's career path and how the opportunities available to women have improved over the years.
Join us for breakfast to discover more about Diane’s local, national and global experiences and a fascinating discussion on building great teams and boards of distinction.
Ticket sales close 16 September 2014.
About Diane Smith-Gander
Diane Smith-Gander grew up in Alfred Cove in a house built by her father with bricks made by her mother. She attended Melville Senior High School and dropped out of second year science at UWA before completing an Economics degree at UWA and an MBA at U Sydney both by part time study. Diane went on to become a senior executive at Westpac Banking Corporation and a partner at McKinsey & Company in the USA.
Diane is now Chairman of Transfield Services Limited, making her one of very few women to chair an ASX listed company. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Wesfarmers Limited and a Commissioner of Tourism WA. Diane serves on the Councils of Methodist Ladies College and Chief Executive Women and on the Board of the Committee for Perth.
Diane is a past deputy chairman of NBN Co Limited, past chairperson of Basketball Australia Limited and of the Australian Sports Drug Agency and served on the board of the CBH Group.