Thought Leadership Series (Sydney)

24 July, 2018 - 17:30 to 19:30
KPMG Sydney, Level 38, Tower 3, International Towers Sydney, 300 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney NSW 2000

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 Kathy Hilyard, 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.

Kathy Hilyard, KPMG

Kathy Hilyard

Kathy is a highly experienced consultant with performance management, organisation design and development, cultural reform and leadership development experience across Federal and State governments, not for profit and private sectors. Her work has included the development of performance improvement initiatives for whole agencies, work groups and individuals, leadership and management development at senior levels, facilitation of large scale cultural change processes, and organisation review, diagnosis and strategy development. Kathy has a strong track record in the subject area of leadership and culture, coupled with practical experience in developing evidence-based, leading tools and resources for over 50 public sector Agencies.