AIM WA Inspirational Leader Series: Sentator the Hon. Mathias Cormann

Event Date: 
10 November 2017
Australian Institute of Management WA
Leadership Centre Building, 76 Birkdale Street

"It's a marathon not a sprint."

The Inspirational Leader Series offers our members and guests an exclusive insight into the personal journeys of inspiring leaders. Well-known leaders share their unique story and offer thoughts on important factors of successful leadership gained from their personal experience.

Join us for breakfast as Mathias shares his personal leadership story.

Reserve a table:
To reserve a table of 10, please contact Sema Kerr on 08 9383 8056 or email
A table of 10 guests is $680.
Book here:

About the speaker:
Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann has been the Minister for Finance, first in the Abbott Government and now in the Turnbull Government, since 18 September 2013. Mathias was appointed as the Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate on 20 September 2015. For a period in 2016, Mathias also assumed the responsibilities of Special Minister of State, during which time he managed the successful passage of Senate voting reforms through the Australian Parliament. He has represented the State of Western Australia in the Senate since June 2007. In Opposition, he held the positions of Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health Administration (2008-09); Shadow Minister for Employment Participation, Apprenticeships and Training (2009-10); and Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Shadow Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation (2010-13). He also chaired the Senate Select Committees on Fuel and Energy (2008-10) and the Scrutiny of New Taxes (2010-11). Mathias was born in Belgium and decided to migrate to Australia permanently after first visiting Perth in 1994, attracted by the great lifestyle and opportunities on offer in Western Australia. Before migrating to Perth, Mathias had graduated in law at the Flemish University of Louvain (Leuven). He has worked as a Ministerial Chief of Staff to WA State government Ministers, as Senior Adviser to then Western Australian Premier Richard Court and as an Adviser to then Justice and Customs Minister Chris Ellison. Between 2003 and 2007, Mathias worked for major Western Australian health insurer HBF in a range of senior management roles including as General Manager HealthGuard and as General Manager of HBF Health Insurance. Having joined the Liberal Party in Western Australia in 1996, Mathias was elected Senior Vice President of the Perth Division in 2000, State Vice President in 2003 and State Senior Vice President in 2004, a responsibility he fulfilled until March 2008. Mathias is married to Hayley, a lawyer with the Perth office of Clayton Utz, and they have two daughters Isabelle and Charlotte.

08 9383 8056
Add event to my calendar