Women In Leadership Breakfast with Diane Smith-Gander, Chairman, Broadspectrum

Event Date: 
16 June 2016
Parmelia Hilton Perth
14 Mill Street

Join AmCham as we hear from Diane Smith-Gander, Chairman of Broadspectrum Limited, non-executive director of Wesfarmers Limited, and President of Chief Executive Women, Australia’s pre-eminent women’s advocacy group as she shares her views on setting up for success in WA's evolving economy.

Diane will draw on her diverse experiences to reflect on the range of responses WA companies might deploy to address the evolving markets they face.

Diane has held a wide range of non-executive roles in the past including Deputy Chairperson of NBNCo, non-executive director of the CBH Group, commissioner of Tourism WA – the government agency charged with development of WA’s tourism industry; and board member of the Committee for Perth.

Diane’s last executive role was Group Executive at Westpac; a member of the leadership team of the corporation, responsible for all Information Technology, back office operations, global vendor management and property. Diane was a General Manager at Westpac for 10 years in the 1990s responsible for back office functions, retail networks and support functions.

Prior to re-joining Westpac Diane was a partner at McKinsey & Company in Washington and New Jersey serving clients in diverse industries globally. Diane continues to provide advice to McKinsey Asia on merger management topics.

Diane has been active in sports administration and is a past Chairman of both Basketball Australia Limited, the sport’s peak body, and the Australian Sports Drug Agency, the government agency responsible for deterring the use of performance enhancing drugs.

Diane holds an MBA from the University of Sydney and a BEc from the University of Western Australia (UWA). In 2015 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Economics from UWA. She is a Fellow of the AICD and Governance Institute of Australia and an adjunct professor of corporate governance at UWA where she serves on the advisory board of the Business School. She is a Council member of Perth’s Methodist Ladies College.

Broadspectrum provides asset management services across a range of industries within the resources, energy, industrial, infrastructure, property and defence sectors. It's dedicated Asset Management Group works across global business, leveraging knowledge, and leading practices to develop tailored solutions.

We hope to welcome you at the next event in AmCham's prestigious Women In Leadership series.

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American Chamber of Commerce in Australia
08 9325 9540
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