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.
Alex Sloane and Nicki Kenyon on forging a path to the boardroom
This episode, Catherine interviews Nicki Kenyon, Director of Powered Enterprise, Nine, who has worked in leadership positions across the travel, finance and tech industries in Australia and internationally. Catherine also interviews Alex Sloane, the Director of Customer Marketing at Facebook.
Pip Marlow on the perspective gained with an executive and board role
This episode, Catherine interviews Pip Marlow, the CEO of Salesforce ANZ & ASEAN, and previously the CEO of Customer Marketplace for Suncorp Group and Managing Director of Microsoft. Pip is also a non-executive director of Rugby Australia, sits on the Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Board at UTS and is a member of the Chief Executive Women.
Dr Marlene Kanga on lifting STEM expertise across the board
This episode, Catherine interviews Dr Marlene Kanga, a Non-executive Director of Sydney Water Corporation, Standards Australia, Air Services Australia, and Business Events Sydney. She is also President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations.
Su McCluskey and Hannah Wandel on regional Australia’s vital voice on boards
This episode, Catherine interviews Su McCluskey and Hannah Wandel. Su is currently Commissioner of the National COVID-19 Advisory Board, and holds a range of director positions.
Hannah is the Acting Executive Director of Drought Policy and Programs of the National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency, and is Chair and CEO of Country to Canberra, among other roles.
Dr Kirstin Ferguson on the opportunities a board career offers
This episode, Catherine interviews Dr. Kirstin Ferguson. She is an award winning leadership expert and shares how opportunities in board careers can drive change. She is the Deputy Chair of ABC, and a Director at SCA Property Group, EML and Hyne Timber.
Professor Megan Davis on standing up and speaking out
This episode, Catherine interviews Professor Megan Davis. She is the winner of the AFR Women of Influence Award; she is the UNSW Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous and a Professor of Law, UNSW Law. The UN Human Rights Council to UNEMRIP elected her in 2017. She shares her experience and thoughts on being an Aboriginal woman in the UN, the Australian Rugby League, ATSIC, and the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Quality conversations with exceptional leaders
Tremendous show with experienced business leaders that provide insight into board level leadership, decision making and making a difference that matters.
Absolutely brilliant- a conversation about sport but directly translatable to the challenge of gender diversity in business.
Exploring other topics
Really enjoying listening to this podcast. I’d love to see some exploration on how those living in cities /areas other than Melb and Syd can break into ASX listed or larger company board positions. Also age diversity and what skills are becoming more sought after outside of the typical finance, law. We’ve seen an increase in customer, digital, people expertise but it’s still emerging that people from those backgrounds are found on boards.