Thought Leadership Series (Melbourne)

25 July, 2018 - 17:30 to 19:30
KPMG Melbourne, Level 36, Tower 2, Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Docklands VIC 3008

Leading in the age of change: the dynamic and informed leader

The business world is changing rapidly and becoming more volatile, uncertain and complex. Leaders are at risk of making flawed decisions based on the latest fads or popular ideas.

Professor Julie Cogin, UQ Business School's Dean and Head of School, and Sally Calder, KPMG's Partner of People and Change, will discuss what leadership qualities are required to shape and steer organisations in this age of change. They will address what this means for aspiring leaders of the future and discuss how current leaders can prepare themselves.

Join us to gain a unique insight into evidence-based management practices across areas such as hiring, teamwork, elevating employee performance and driving innovation.

Guests will also have the opportunity to network with fellow UQ alumni and industry guests over drinks and canapes.

Register now.


Julie Cogin, UQ Business School

Julie Cogin

Julie is the Dean and Head of The University of Queensland Business School, a role she took up in January 2018. Presently, she is the only female Dean of a Go8 Business School in Australia. Julie is a recognised thought leader in high-performing workplaces and corporate culture, having authored three books and published more than 30 articles on these topics.

In addition to holding multiple senior academic roles throughout her career, Julie has over 25 years’ experience consulting for many leading companies in Australia, Asia and the USA. She also currently serves as a non-executive director on the board of ASX listed company G8. In 2016, Julie was named as one of Australia’s Women of Influence by The  Australian Financial Review and Westpac.

Sally Calder, KPMG

Sally Calder

Prior to joining KPMG she worked at all three levels of Government across two States, and held senior executive roles, in complex, service based public sector organisations. She now provides broad advice to people leaders in a variety of sectors and is an experienced coach, facilitator and presenter.