2018 HCA Program for Nonprofit Leaders
'The Future of Work in the Digital Age: winning through talent, technology and improved productivity'
PRESENTED BY HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL PROFESSOR
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Kimberlyn Leary is an associate professor of psychology at the Harvard Medical School and an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she directs the Enabling Change program. In her role with the DrPH program, she teaches leadership skills to prepare public health professionals for synergistic engagements with complex problems. Increasingly, this work requires the ability to innovate and problem-solve with diverse stakeholders, from diverse backgrounds, towards the goal of making communities healthier. The Enabling Change program is designed to develop leaders with the skills that enable them to sustain collaboration among local and national partners, design interventions that span multiple sectors, and lead change that results in affirmative impact.
Dr. Leary is also the Executive Director of Policy Outreach at McLean Hospital and a faculty affiliate at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She has taught courses on negotiation and conflict transformation to undergraduates at Harvard College, to senior executives at Harvard Law School, and to physicians working in high-conflict zones in Thailand and studied Dutch-Muslim neighborhood conflict as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Amsterdam. Currently, she is also as a Senior Advisor to the CEO at the National Math and Science Initiative, serving as a thought partner on strategy pertaining to inclusive STEM education.
As a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, Dr. Leary served for one year as an Advisor to the White House Council on Women and Girls helping to develop and then direct “Advancing Equity,” an initiative focused on cross-sector approaches to improve health, education, and economic outcomes for women.
For almost 12 years, she served as chief psychologist at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School, directing the division of psychology and its training programs to deliver culturally sensitive care supporting the hospital’s primary care centers, specialty mental health, and acute emergency services. She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan, an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, and an AB from Amherst College, where she is also on the Board of Trustees.
Laurie Pascal is from the department of health policy and management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she teaches courses on organizational behavior, leadership, organizational change, the U.S. hospital industry, and organizational strategy.
Drawing on diverse leadership experience in corporate, public and nonprofit healthcare settings, she conceives and directs forward-looking executive education programs for physicians, nurses and other health system leaders from the U.S. and abroad designed to develop leaders who can enhance organizational effectiveness, improve strategic planning and implementation, and create and sustain change in their organizations. Laurie consults to hospitals and health systems, physician practices, foundations and universities in the U.S. and internationally on leadership, change, program development and strategy.
Previously, Laurie was the Vice President of Business Development & Planning and the Vice President of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School affiliated health system. She formerly held executive positions in strategy, planning and market development in health insurance, financial services, and academia. She serves on the Boards of Trustees of several healthcare and higher education institutions in addition to the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ethics Advisory Group.
Laurie holds an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, an MPH from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan.
Prof Elizabeth Tiesburg, Senior Associate at Harvard Institute for strategy and competitiveness, Harvard Business School will address the World Hospital Congress in Brisbane in 10-12 October 2018 : http://event.icebergevents.com.au/whc2018
About the talk: Almost all countries around the world now hold elections, although the quality of these contests varies considerably. Issues range from overt malpractices, such as imprisoning adversaries and rigging vote-counts through to more minor irregularities, for example inaccurate vote registers and biased media coverage. Whilst some of the greatest problems for electoral integrity are found in authoritarian states, or those navigating transitions to democracy, a range of challenges are also faced in advanced democracies. In the United States, district boundaries are gerrymandered to bias the results. In the United Kingdom, recent changes to voter registration processes meant that many eligible electors dropped off the register.
In this lunchtime talk, Dr Sarah Cameron presents an overview of the state of electoral integrity around the world across different types of political regime. This draws upon the work of the Electoral Integrity Project assessing the quality of elections since 2012, covering 285 elections in 164 countries to date. The talk will delve into challenges from recent and upcoming elections, including Malaysia, the United States midterm elections, as well as Australia.
The Electoral Integrity Project is an independent academic study founded in 2012, producing innovative and policy-relevant research comparing elections worldwide. The project is based at the University of Sydney and Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, directed by Professor Pippa Norris. The project has received numerous accolades, including the International Institutional Engagement Award. For further information see: www.electoralintegrityproject.com
Dr Sarah Cameron is the Electoral Integrity Project Manager and Research Fellow in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. A political scientist, her research examines elections and electoral integrity, citizen political responses to economic shocks, and Australian political attitudes and behaviour.
She has contributed to several major studies on elections including the Australian Election Study and the Comparative Cross-National Electoral Research project. She is the co-editor of the forthcoming book Electoral Integrity in America: Securing Democracy (Oxford University Press, with Pippa Norris and Thomas Wynter), and co-author of the major report on Australian elections, Trends in Australian Political Opinion: Results from the Australian Election Study 1987-2016 (with Ian McAllister).
Dr Cameron holds a PhD in Political Science and Master of Studies from the Australian National University, and a Masters in Sustainability and Responsibility from Ashridge Business School. She held a Visiting Fellowship in the Department of Government at Harvard University from 2015 to 2016. For further information see: www.sarahmcameron.com
Inaugural Harvard Club Master Class
Topic: Practical Emotional Intelligence for Leaders
Master Class Presenter: Christopher Golis MA MBA FAICD FAIM
Friday 29 June 2018, 9am-5pm, Sydney CBD
Practical Emotional Intelligence for Leaders has been specifically designed for managers looking to develop their Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and gain practical, straight forward strategies that can be applied in the workplace.
Unlike other Emotional Intelligence programs that are limited to two or three personality styles, Practical Emotional Intelligence for Leaders uses a model of seven temperament components – the limit of an individual's short term memory.
By the end of the seminar, participants will have completed the four stages of emotional intelligence and will be able to recognise the seven components in themselves and others, identify their own 'hot' buttons, know which social skills strategies to adopt with different people, and know how to control the emotional content in their decision making. The interactive seminar uses three videos and numerous case studies.
Through this course, participants will:
Prior to the seminar all participants complete the online PEQAS (Practical EQ Assessment). The PEQAS establishes their dominant and weaker core emotional components and starts Step 1 of EQ: Self-Awareness.
The Humm is introduced by comparing it to a variety of profiling techniques such as DISC, NLP, Myers-Briggs and the Five Factor Model.
The 7 Components
Each of the seven components is introduced using extensive audience participation.
Video Case Study
The decision-making process for different personality types.
Step 2 of EQ: Self-Management. Useful habits for each component.
Step 3 of EQ: Social Awareness. Participants learn to develop empathy by using six clues: Talk-Organisation-Position-Dress-Office-Gambit.
Video Case Study
A visit to seven managers.
Step 4 of EQ: Social Skills. Why relationship strategies work with one component and not with others and what are the best strategies for each component.
EQ for Managers
How each component affects the decision making of managers. What components make for the ideal leader?
Potential alienation. What are risk groups for each component?
Video Case Study
Chris Golis’ career started with IBM in 1967 after he graduated from Cambridge University where he studied Economics and Psychology. Chris then did a full-time MBA at the London Business School graduating with a distinction.
On the advice of his tutor, the well-known management author Charles Handy, Chris became a salesperson with ICL Australia. There he first learnt about the Humm, which is the only profiling technology that analyses a person's temperament in terms of seven core emotions. Chris subsequently used the Humm very successfully in his business career which ranged from a salesperson to a general manager, merchant banker and 25 years as a venture capitalist. During this time, Chris was a director of some 30 companies where he gained a solid and practical grounding in dealing with people, particularly in high pressure, conflict situations.
Chris has written three books: The Humm Handbook: Lifting your Level of Emotional Intelligence, Empathy Selling - The New Sales Technique for the 21st Century, and Enterprise & Venture Capital – A Business Builders' and Investors' Handbook, now its fifth edition.
Chris has developed keynote talks and workshops training over 20,000 people in the application of Practical Emotional Intelligence in the workplace. Chris’ clients include Citicorp Asia, New York Institute of Finance and PwC.
Please book online. Limited to 12 places, so early applications are encouraged.
Date: Friday 29 June 2018
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm, with morning and afternoon tea provided and a break for lunch
Venue: Union University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street.
Dress Code: Jacket plus tie or equivalent.
Cost per person: $499 plus GST. A tax receipt will be issued.
David Thodey is Chair of the Commonwealth Science, Industry & Research Organisation (the national research organisation for Australia) and the Chair of JobsNSW, the NSW independent organisation responsible for the creation of 150K new jobs though to 2020.
Previously David was Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Telstra, appointed in May 2009. He formally retired from the CEO position on 30 April 2015. Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, with an international presence spanning Asia, Europe and North America with revenues of $16B and market cap of $70-80B.
Before joining Telstra, David was Chief Executive Officer, Australia and New Zealand at IBM. During his 22 years at IBM, David held several senior executive positions in marketing and sales across Asia Pacific.
In January 2013, David joined the Board of the GSM Association, the global body made up of carriers and related companies that supports the standardisation and deployment of mobile technology around the world. He was also co-chair of the Infrastructure and Investment Taskforce of the B20 leadership group.
David has a keen interest in basketball, and was previously Chairman of Basketball Australia. He is a passionate technologist and interested in customer centred transformation of businesses.
David received an honorary Doctorate in Science from Deakin University in 2016 and was recognised for his services to business and ethical business leadership with an Order of Australia in January 2017.
David now serves on a number of Boards - from consulting, venture capital, public policy and science, research and innovation while managing his own investment portfolio. He is passionate about authentic leadership, workplace equity, technology and corporate social responsibility.
Join AmCham QLD members and guests for an evening of bubbles, canapés and live music performed by Harvard University’s oldest a cappella singing group The Harvard Krokodiloes.
The Krokodiloes, Harvard University's oldest and finest a cappella singing group, are visiting Brisbane as part of their annual Summer Tour across the world!
The Krokodiloes (The Kroks) are a group of twelve undergraduate men who have been bringing the popular music of the Great American Songbook, as well as more traditional aires, to audiences across the country and around the globe. The Kroks pride themselves on their musical excellence and professional approach to their performance. Their fine musicianship and youthful energy, combined with their unique blend of snappy choreography and witty humour, have made them instant crowd-pleasers wherever they roam.
In the 70 years since the group's founding, the Kroks have performed for the likes of President Bill Clinton and President Pranab Mukherjee of India, at momentous events such as the 1997 Hong Kong handover ceremony, in famed concert venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House, and have been hosted by royal families in Thailand, Monaco, and Germany. The Kroks have also performed for celebrities such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Chris Pratt, Amy Poehler, Neil Patrick Harris, and Dame Helen Mirren; other featured guests include Anne Hathaway, Ella Fitzgerald, Julia Roberts, Julie Andrews, Kerry Washington, Meryl Streep, Ryan Reynolds, Scarlett Johansson, Whoopi Goldberg.
For more information on The Krokodiloes, please visit their website www.kroks.com.
The joint HCA/RACA cocktail soiree and dinner at the Royal Auto Club’s Victoria room – Saturday June 2.
Bookings through the RACA Events team: 02-8273-2322 OR email@example.com
Soiree and canapés just $57. With delectable dinner and second performance $105.
A gala fundraiser for the Centenary Medical Research Foundation at the Greenwich home of Simon & Julie Ford – Wednesday May 30
The Kroks plus guitar virtuoso, Jim Pennell, jazz great George Washingmachine. Australia’s leading medical scientists from the Centenary Institute will also be on hand to inform you of the leading research being conducted at the Institute.
RSVP and pay ($150 each) at: https://www.centenary.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-Soiree-with-Scientists-Invitation.pdf
Tilman Ruff is Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW, Nobel Peace Prize 1985); and founding international and Australian Chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons".
Tilman is Associate Professor in the University of Melbourne’s Nossal Institute for Global Health, which he helped to establish. He teaches and writes widely on the public health and human rights dimensions of nuclear technology, especially the planetary health imperative to eradicate nuclear weapons.
Tilman was the first civil society representative on an Australian nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty delegation, civil society advisor to the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, and a delegate to each of the landmark Conferences on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons in Norway (2013), Mexico and Austria (2014). In 2017, he led the IPPNW delegation in New York throughout the UN General Assembly negotiations that led to the adoption by a vote of 122 to 1 of the historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. In support of the treaty he helped build a continuing collaboration between IPPNW, the World Medical Association, the World Federation of Public Health Associations and the International Council of Nurses.
Tilman’s has worked as international medical advisor to Australian Red Cross for over 20 years, focussed on hepatitis B control and maternal and child health in Indonesia and Pacific island countries with the Burnet Institute, AusAID, UNICEF and WHO, and serves on the WHO Western Pacific Region Hepatitis B Immunisation Expert Resource Panel.
He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012 “for service to the promotion of peace as an advocate for the abolition of nuclear weapons, and to public health through the promotion of immunisation programs in the South-East Asia – Pacific region”.
The HCA Nonprofit Fellowship Program 2018
Founding Patrons: William D. Ferris AC and Lea Ferris
Chair: Lisa George
Club members, past Fellows and guests are invited to one of the highlights of the club calendar.
Scott Farquhar is the co-founder and co-CEO of Atlassian, a collaboration software company that helps teams organise, discuss and complete shared work. More than 100,000 large and small organisations use Atlassian’s tracking, collaboration, communication, service management and development products to work smarter and deliver quality results on time.
Atlassian donates 1% of profit, product, equity and employee time to charity, helping thousands of children in developing countries receive an education. In 2011, Scott was awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Award by the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). In 2015, Scott helped spearhead Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. To date, almost 4,000 companies around the world have joined the movement.
Scott was the youngest person ever to be awarded the ‘Australian Entrepreneur of the Year’ in 2006 by Ernst & Young alongside co-founder and co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes. Both Scott and Mike were named on the 2017 Forbes Global Game Changers list for their part in reshaping the world.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology from the University of New South Wales.
Michael Smith was named Adventurer of the Year 2016 by Australian Geographic for his record breaking first solo circumnavigation of the world in his Amphibian Flying Boat, Southern Sun. He has worked in the cinema exhibition space for 25 years, is owner of the popular independent cinema the Sun Theatre in Yarraville. Other interests including regional cinemas and founder of the NGO Screens Without Borders. He completed an MBA with a research project into the perceived value of cinema undertaken during his round the world trip.
His book, Voyage of the Southern Sun, written with Harvard Alumni Aaron Patrick, is published by Black Inc and currently in bookstores.
Date: MAR 24
Price: Tix $35-45 + BF
What’s become of Truth?
“A philosopher with the global profile of a rock star.” – BBC News
“The most influential foreign figure in the world.” – China Newsweek
“The best Socratic dialogs since Socrates.” - Lord Patten, Chancellor of Oxford University
Political philosopher and Harvard Professor Michael Sandel has been described as a “rock-star moralist”. His course “Justice” is the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on television. From lecture halls to football stadiums, he is renowned for bringing his audiences into conversation about the most important and vexing issues of our time.
In this unique Sydney event, Professor Sandel will puts truth under the knife; dissecting the arguments, facts and philosophy and challenging us to search for truth in the world we live in today.
YouTube video on an intro about Michael Sandel and his popularity
Harvard Club of Australia members are warmly welcome to attend a lecture by Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, William Dorr Boardman Professor of Fine Arts in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University. Rethinking Drawing: Fragonard in Tivoli – presented by The Power Institute.
Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s extraordinary series of views from the Villa d’Este in Tivoli has been described as “one of the most beautiful red chalk drawings ever made.” Focusing on the specific visual and material aspects of this remarkable series, the lecture will discuss how the series contributed to the emergence of a modern conception of drawing in eighteenth-century France. In particular, it will consider the ways in which the series invites us to reimagine drawing as a fundamentally social act.
Date: Tuesday 6 March 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Law School Foyer, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney, NSW 2006
Ewa Lajer-Burcharth is the William Dorr Boardman Professor of Fine Arts in the Department of History of Art and Architecture. She teaches modern and contemporary art focusing on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, post-1970s art, and critical theory. Among the courses she has taught are: Introduction to Modern Art &Visual Culture (1700-1990); Modern Art and Modernity (with Benjamin Buchloh and Maria Gough); Body Image in Art & Visual Culture of the 18th- and 19th Centuries; The Origins of Modernity; The Early Modern Artist; Exoticism & Orientalism; Modern Art and Subjectivity, Contemporary Women Artists, Critical Strategies in Contemporary Art and Painting and Its Discontents, and, most recently, Drawing: Object, Medium Discourse; Drawing on Exhibition; Learning from Drawing; and Art and the Enlightenment. (See Courses for the full list.) In recognition of her distinguished contribution to undergraduate teaching, graduate education and research, she was awarded a Harvard College Professorship (2004-2009).
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Tom Dery is currently Chairman, Australia for M&C Saatchi – an advertising/marketing agency. Tom held the position of Worldwide Chairman (a network of 27 agencies) 2009 to 2016.
Intermingled with this entrepreneurial and advisory experience, tom has worked in Senior positions in two major airlines in the Asia pacific region (Qantas and Ansett transport industries). Tom complimented these activities with Board representation with tourism, entertainment & agrifoods publicly listed companies.
After completing an MBA at Stanford University Tom, with two others, set up a very successful creative agency The Campaign Palace. When Tom sold his interest in this business he was appointed Visiting Fellow in Marketing at Monash University. Ansett Transport Industries had been acquired by TNT and News Limited – Tom was invited to be the most senior commercial executive of the group. Strategic responsibilities included the repositioning of Ansett Airlines in the early 80’s, deregulation in the early 90’s, East West Airlines, Ansett New Zealand, Diners Club and Traveland.
Tom then established a new agency (Whybin Dery & Partners) which was later sold to DDB (Omnicom Group) and was subsequently appointed Managing Director of their Melbourne business.
On the formation of M&C Saatchi in 1995, Tom was the Founding Partner in Asia-Pacific for the Group and subsequently went on to establish offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Wellington, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New Delhi, Mumbai and Los Angeles. M&C Saatchi Australia, which was a start up, includes creative services, strategic digital services, digital production facilities, brand development offerings, sponsorship advisory and PR services.
Tom has been responsible for providing marketing and communication advice to the US, Australian, New Zealand and Abu Dhabi Governments – particularly with regard to country positioning and tourism/trade development. Significant client relationships extend to ANZ Bank, Commonwealth Bank, Qantas Airways, Etihad Airways, Woolworths, Google and SingTel (Optus) and IAG Insurances.
Tom has contributed to ‘not for profit’ organisations for nearly 40 years in the Arts, Cancer and Education sectors. Most noteworthy were the Chairmanship of Sydney Dance Company (2002 – 2007) and is currently Chairman of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (since 1996) which has raised and granted nearly AU$120 million to top Australian cancer scientists.
In June 2015 Tom was awarded an Order of Australia by the Australian government: “For distinguished service to the not-for-profit sector, particularly to cancer research, through the development of corporate governance structures and major fundraising initiatives, to the performing arts, and to business.”
68 years old, married with 5 children
Born in Hungary (parents migrated to Australia in 1951)
Bachelor of Commerce (Economics with Merit), University of NSW 1966 - 72
Master in Business Administration, Stanford University 1973 - 75
Fellow, Harvard University (Advanced Leadership Initiative) 2015
Former Chairman, Helloworld (formerly JTG) 2008 - 2014
Former Board Member, Sydney Attractions Group Limited 2001 - 2008
Former Board Member, Clemments & Marshall Limited Pty Ltd (agri-foods) 1993 - 1995
Not for Profit:
Chairman, Australian Cancer Research Foundation 1994 - present
Chairman, Queenwood School for Girls 2010 – present
Chairman AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience 2017 - present
Former Board Member, The University of New South Wales
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Advisory Council 2013 - 2016
Former Chairman, Sydney Dance Company 1996 - 2008
Former Board Member, Asialink 2001 - 2005
Former Board Member, Playbox/Malthouse Theatre Company 1990 - 1995
Former President, Sydney Real (Court) Tennis Club 1995 - 1998
Rev Tim Costello is one of Australia’s best known community leaders and a sought after voice on social justice issues, leadership and ethics.
For 13 years until October 2016, Tim was Chief Executive of World Vision Australia, placing the challenges of global poverty on the national agenda. In his current role as Chief Advocate, Tim continues to use his public profile to affect change.
In addition Tim is Chair of the Community Council of Australia, and is a member of the following: the Multi-Stakeholder Steering Committee of the EU-Australia Leadership Forum; Australian National Development Index; Concern Australia Advisory Group and the Campaign for Australian Aid.
Tim is a founding board member and spokesperson for the Alliance for Gambling Reform, which campaigns for law reform to prevent harm from poker machine gambling.
In earlier roles Tim was National President of the Baptist Union of Australia and Mayor of St Kilda. He has been Baptist Minister at St Kilda Baptist and Collins Street Baptist in Melbourne, as well as Executive Director of Urban Seed. In these roles he spearheaded public debate on problem gambling, urban poverty, homelessness, reconciliation and substance abuse.
Initially Tim studied law and education at Monash University, followed by theology at the International Baptist Seminary in Rueschlikon, Switzerland. He also received a Masters Degree in Theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity.
In 2006 Tim was named Victoria’s Australian of the Year, in June 2005 was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO); in 2004, was named Victorian of the Year; and in 1997 was named as one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures
His books include Faith (2016), Hope (2012), Another Way to Love (co-edited with Rod Yule); Streets of Hope: Finding God in St Kilda; Tips from a Travelling Soul Searcher; and Wanna Bet? Winners and Losers in Gambling’s Luck Myth (co-written with Royce Millar).
Tim and his wife Merridie have three adult children, Claire, Elliot and Martin.
Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn is a career police officer having joined the Police Force at the age of 19. Her career has covered all areas across the NSW Police Force including general duties, detectives, homicide, major crime, internal affairs, counter terrorism and corporate areas.
From 2002 - 2006 Deputy Commissioner Burn was a Local Area Commander at Burwood, City Central and Redfern before being promoted to Assistant Commissioner, Professional Standards Command. Following this, Deputy Commissioner Burn commanded the Central Metropolitan Region.
In July 2010 she was appointed to the position of Deputy Commissioner, Corporate Services with responsibility for managing a $2.7 billion budget and the development and implementation of corporate service strategies.
In October 2012 Deputy Commissioner Burn was appointed Deputy Commissioner Specialist Operations where she had oversight of a number of technical and specialist areas including Counter Terrorism and Special Tactics, Forensic Services, Operational Communications, Police Prosecutions, Aviation Support, Marine Area Command, Traffic & Highway Patrol, the Police Transport Command and Public Affairs. She was also the NSW law enforcement representative on the Australian New Zealand Counter Terrorism Committee.
In March 2017 she was appointed Deputy Commissioner Specialist Support and has added the role of State Emergency Operations Controller and Major Events and Planning to her portfolio.
Deputy Commissioner Burn has been awarded many accolades including the Burwood Citizen of the Year in 2005, the Australian Police Medal in the Australia Day Honours List in 2007 as well as the International Women's Day 2007 NSW Woman of the Year for achievement in valuing difference and leading change for her community work, particularly with the Aboriginal community in Redfern.
In 2011 Deputy Commissioner Burn was announced as the Telstra Australian Business Woman of the year in recognition of her leadership in strategic, business and commercial management across the NSW Police Force.
In 2013 she was honoured with a Doctor of Letters, Macquarie University in recognition of contributions to the NSW community and in 2014 completed the FBI National Executive Institute program.
In 2016 Deputy Commissioner Burn was awarded the UNSW Alumni Award for Social Impact and Public Policy. Deputy Commissioner Burn is also an Australia Day Ambassador.
Tim Reed became Chief Executive Officer of Australasia’s largest business management software provider in 2008, after gaining deep operational insights over five years in management roles including Managing Director, MYOB Australia and Group Product Executive.
In these roles he oversaw the Australian business’s growth and its expansion into online services, a journey that continues today in Australia and New Zealand. Tim’s strengths centre on his ability to develop and drive strategy, particularly when marrying technology and business.
Tim has an exceptional management career spanning the markets of Asia, Europe, the United States and Australia. Before his career with MYOB, he lived and worked in Silicon Valley where he held senior management roles in sales, marketing, product management and finance within a number of different companies in the fast paced global technology and internet markets.
One significant role was Vice President of Product Strategy, Marketing and Business Development for Elance Inc, a leading platform for online employment, where he took the strategic lead in positioning new services procurement and management solutions to win premium Fortune 500 accounts including FedEx and GE.
Tim also played a pivotal role at CMGI company Engage I/PRO as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, growing its revenue and blue-chip client base by forming key client relationships such as AOL/Netscape, Yahoo!, Disney and The New York Times. During this time he was a founding member of the Internet Advertising Bureau where, along with other internet pioneers, he wrote the first set of advertising measurement standards for the Web.
Tim received his MBA from Harvard University, graduating as a Baker’s Scholar, and holds a BCom degree from the University of Melbourne, graduating with First Class Honours.
Along with spending his days overseeing MYOB operations, Tim is a part owner and board member of EHM (Executive Health Management). These roles combined provide him with a well-rounded perspective on the needs of Australasia’s business owners.
He says, “I love the journey we are on at MYOB - helping SMEs build stronger businesses by leveraging the internet. From web hosting to online accounting solutions, we have a great opportunity to bring this vision to life and have a big impact on many businesses.”