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QUT Business Leaders' Forum

We give you the opportunity to network and hear from world-class thinkers as they tackle today's leadership challenges.

Upcoming Forum

Kathryn Fagg AO

Chair, Boral Limited

Thursday 24 October
Grand Ballroom, Hilton Hotel, Brisbane
$175 per person
$1650 per table of ten

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About Kathryn Fagg AO

Kathryn Fagg is one of Australia’s most experienced company directors. Chair of the international construction materials giant Boral Limited, Kathryn is also on the boards of listed companies Incitec Pivot Limited and Djerriwarrh Investments as well as CSIRO. She began her career as a chemical engineer with Esso Australia, and went on to hold global senior executive roles with McKinsey & Co, ANZ Banking Group, BlueScope Steel and Linfox.  Kathryn was a member of the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia for five years until 2018, and is the immediate Past President of Chief Executive Women. She was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2019 for her distinguished service to business and finance, to the central banking, to the logistics and manufacturing sectors, and to women.

Kathryn will join us to speak about her personal leadership journey and how she has dealt with her own significant life challenges. She will talk about how we can better address the decline in trust and confidence in big business and the shifting community expectations on corporate Australia. She will also discuss how women pursue their executive careers, the risks they need to take and what all leaders can and should be doing to champion gender equality in the workplace.

We welcome as moderator, one of Australia’s leading journalists, Kerry O’Brien.

About the Forum

The QUT Business Leaders' Forum is a highly valued business leadership event that we have delivered for more than 20 years. Discover more about our Forum, the moderator and how we support our community.

About the Forum

Why attend

Hear from world-class leaders

Keep your business know-how relevant and hear from executive thought leaders. Our Forum has developed an international reputation for attracting dynamic world-class leaders in a dialogue on today's leadership challenges.

Professional development

Attend the Forum as a professional development activity. Members of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand may claim this activity as formal CPD hours.

Expand your network

Our Forum brings together a diverse community of business leaders giving you the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and extend your network. Make an impression on your clients by inviting them to the Forum when you buy a table.

Previous speakers

The QUT Business Leaders' Forum has developed its reputation and following by inviting only prominent and effective speakers with the requisite national and international standing.

After each Forum, we produce a snapshot video to showcase the highlights of the speakers keynote presentation and Q&A session with Forum moderator, Kerry O’Brien.

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