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Launch of Leading for Change: A Blueprint for Cultural Diversity and Inclusive Leadership Revisited

May 3, 2018

3 May, 2018
Kindly Hosted by Clayton Utz

The Committee for Sydney in partnership with Asia Society Australia was proud to host an event to examine the role of cultural diversity in leadership roles and the positive contribution it can make to productivity and efficiency across the public and private sectors.

The focus follows the publication of Leading for Change: A Blueprint for Cultural Diversity and Inclusive Leadership Revisited, which examines the cultural backgrounds of chief executive officers of ASX200 companies, federal ministers and shadows, heads of federal and state government departments and vice-chancellors of universities. The report highlighted the rich cultural diversity in Australia’s society is significantly under-represented among senior leaders in Australian organisations and institutions. Leading for Change challenges us to start conversations and think deeply about cultural diversity and to act as a blueprint for action.

Joining us to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing cultural diversity within our leadership in Sydney was Race Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Tim Soutphommasane, who presented on the main findings of the report.

Members also benefited from a high-profile panel discussion which included

  • Dan Caprar – Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney Business School
  • Julie Chair – Founder and CEO, Asian Leadership Project
  • Leon Doyle – Partner, Deloitte
  • Ken Saurajen – Partner, Clayton Utz

The Committee and the Asia Society would like to thank Fairfax journalist Su-Lin Tan for moderating the event.

 

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