Aug
27
to Aug 28

Criterion Conferences | Applying Randomised Controlled Trials for Program & Policy Evaluation

Applying Randomised Controlled Trials for Program & Policy Evaluation

Led by Professor Michael J. Hiscox, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University

27th & 28th August 2019, QT Canberra

The Applying Randomised Controlled Trials for Program & Policy Evaluation provides an extensive introduction to conducting randomised controlled trials, the gold standard method for assessing the true impacts of programs and policies.

What is a randomised control trial (RCT)?

In an RCT, researchers allocate an intervention or treatment by selecting program participants and non- participants by random assignment and then compare the differences in subsequent outcomes across the groups in the study.

Leading empirical research across the social sciences in the past 10 years has been increasingly dominated by RCTs, and this methodology is now revolutionising the way government agencies approach policies in the key areas of health, education, welfare and poverty alleviation.

 

What will you take away?

In this forum, we will examine why RCTs are so critical for accurate impact evaluation and why they are so much better than traditional approaches. We will then discuss how to design and implement RCTs and overcome the various challenges that can limit evaluation. We will examine applications of RCTs to evaluate major programs addressing public health, education, employment and job training, social welfare, aid and economic development, taxation, gender bias and racial discrimination, and criminal justice.

●      A review of the statistical methodology of evaluation

●      An understanding of how RCTs compare to other common approaches of estimating the effects of programs and policies

●      Critical steps to take when designing and implementing RCTs

●      A hands on approach to overcoming the practical issues involved in working with government and non-governmental partners

●      An exploration of political and ethical issues associated with RCTs

●      Insights on how to select a study sample and calculate statistical power

●      Advice on the use of randomised encouragements or ‘intent to treat’ design, and online experimental platforms

●      Recommendations on how to best report on and communicate findings

Who should attend?

The forum is ideal for public servants, policy practitioners and other professionals interested in public policy who want solid grounding in the theoretical foundations of program evaluation and training in how to design and implement an RCT to assess the effects of any specific program or policy. Some background in economics, psychology, or other fields of social science is helpful but not required.

For more information and to download the brochure please visit:  http://go.criterionconferences.com/harvard-club-aus-7463 

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Monday Club with Sandra Chipchase, CEO - Destination NSW and Executive Producer of Vivid Sydney
Sep
2
12:15 PM12:15

Monday Club with Sandra Chipchase, CEO - Destination NSW and Executive Producer of Vivid Sydney

Guest Speaker, Sandra Chipchase, Destination NSW - The Making of Vivid Sydney

Sandra Chipchase, CEO - Destination NSW and Executive Producer of Vivid Sydney will provide an overview on the largest festival of Light, Music and Ideas in the Southern Hemisphere that continues to surprise and delight visitors from Australia and around the world.

Time:            12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2.00pm
Venue:          JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer
                       Place, Sydney
Price:            $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & tea/coffee

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Sandra Chipchase B Bus Comm, GAICD

Sandra Chipchase is the Chief Executive Officer of Destination NSW and Executive Producer of Vivid Sydney. Ms Chipchase has had an outstanding career in international and domestic tourism and business events marketing, major events acquisition and management, sponsorship, commercial leasing and asset management.

Ms Chipchase was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Melbourne Convention and Visitors Bureau, Executive Director – Australia Pavilion - World EXPO 2000, Executive Director Commercial – Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, GM Marketing – Sydney Convention and Visitors Bureau and she held senior management roles with the Australian Tourist Commission/Tourism Australia in Frankfurt, Chicago and New York.

Sandra has held roles as Chair and President of several international and national industry associations. Her current roles include: Board Member - Business Events Sydney, member of the Steering Committee Member for the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Centre Precinct and member of the NSW Australia Day Committee.

Sandra was co-author of the National Business Events Strategy and co-author of the NSW Visitor Economy Taskforce Report 2012 - the tourism and major events blueprint for NSW - that has delivered record results for NSW.

Sandra has been awarded by Sony Music Australia for creativity and innovation and received national recognition winning the National Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Meetings and Events Industry.

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Monday Club with Elizabeth Broderick, AO
Aug
12
12:15 PM12:15

Monday Club with Elizabeth Broderick, AO

Elizabeth Broderick AO – Principal

Time:            12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2.00pm
Venue:          JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer
                       Place, Sydney
Price:            $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & tea/coffee

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Elizabeth has brought together captains of industry, sport, governments and Defence Force chiefs to address gender inequality in Australia and beyond.

As Australia’s longest serving Sex Discrimination Commissioner (2007-2015), Elizabeth worked tirelessly to break down structural and social barriers faced by women and men, and to promote gender equality.

Her review into the treatment of women in the Australian Defence Force led to sweeping cultural reforms.

She established and convenes the globally recognised ‘Male Champions of Change’ strategy, enlisting a ‘who’s who’ of powerful male leaders to tackle workplace gender inequality. She is a powerful and influential voice in the struggle for gender equality, enlisting both women and men as agents of change.

Elizabeth was appointed by the United Nations in Geneva as a UN Special Rapporteur and Independent Expert on discrimination against women.

In 2016 Elizabeth was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia and was named 2016 NSW Australian of the Year.

She is an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and holds Honorary Doctorates of Law from the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales and University of Technology Sydney and Honorary Doctorates from Deakin and Edith Cowan and Griffith Universities.

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Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

Queensland Chapter Dinner Club

Please join us at the HCA Queensland Chapter Dinner Club on Friday August 2nd at 6.30 pm

 

Venue: The Cellar, The Brisbane Club. All members and their partners welcome. Hosted by Jon Lindsay

Cellar capacity capped at a maximum of 20 people so early registration is encouraged.

The three course banquet menu costs $82 per head. Costs to be shared after the event.

 

About the Brisbane Club Cellar:

Hailed as one of the best club cellars in the Southern hemisphere, there’s something to tantalise every palate. The wine cellar has forged close relationships with the premier winemakers and suppliers in the industry. The cellar won best club wine list for three years in a row and in 2013 was inducted into the Wine List Hall of Fame.

Book Here - https://www.harvard.org.au/events/default.aspx?eventid=QLD Dinner Club

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Jul
26
9:00 AM09:00

Criterion Conferences | Advancing Leadership in Professional Services Firms

Advancing Leadership in Professional Services Firms

Led by Professor Boris Groysberg, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Friday 26th July 2019, The Westin Sydney

Drawing on Professor Groysberg’s experience teaching Harvard Business School’s executive education program “Leading Professional Services Firms”, this executive forum is designed to teach leadership and management practices that impact organisational effectiveness in professional service firms. It is a unique opportunity for leadership teams to come together to explore the topics crucial for driving high performance and enhancing the capability of executive teams.

 

Program Outcomes:

●      Discover world class benchmarking tools, concepts, and principles

●      Understand how leadership and management systems can support strategy

●      Learn tools and techniques to improve organisational execution and performance

●      Compare and contrast different leadership practices in leading professional service firms

●      Understand how organisations deal with the challenges of strategy implementation, leadership and people management, and application of those lessons to the professional service organisation

●      Discuss how to align vision, strategy, leadership and people management

●      Learn how to create a leadership system that supports ongoing operational execution

●      Apply key concepts to your own issues, and share new thinking with others

 Who should attend?

This executive forum is designed for senior and aspiring leaders from professional service firms, including but not limited to:

●      Accounting

●      Legal

●      Engineering

●      Consulting

●      Architecture

●      Surveying

●      Research & Evaluation

●      Financial Planning

●      Actuary

●      Investment 

For more information and to download the brochure please visit: 

https://www.criterionconferences.com/event/advancing-leadership-forum/brochure/?utm_source=harvardclubaus7455&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=advancing-leadership-forum

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Jul
25
9:00 AM09:00

Criterion Conferences | Leveraging Executive Female Talent

Leveraging Executive Female Talent

Led by Professor Boris Groysberg, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Thursday 25th July 2019, The Westin Sydney

After the outstanding success of the 2018 Leveraging Executive Female Talent forum, Professor Boris Groysberg is back by popular demand! Drawing on his extensive experience in organisational behaviour, women in leadership and executive education at Harvard Business School, this unique forum is designed to provide you with the tools to drive organisational performance and executive leadership capability through enhanced female participation.

 

Program Outcomes:

●      Understand & leverage your personal & executive team leadership strengths

●      Enhance professional skill sets through world-class benchmarking tools, concepts & principles

●      Realign goals & culture to build an inclusive working environment that supports female participation

●      Learn how to overcome the challenges of building a high-performing leadership team

●      Expand your network & learn from like-minded peers from a variety of industries

 

Who should attend?

This executive forum is designed for senior and aspiring leaders from corporate, government, healthcare, education and NFPs across Australia including:

●      Executive leadership teams: To enhance the learning outcomes of this forum and better leverage their talent, organisations are encouraged to bring their leadership teams

●      Male change champions: We encourage male change champions who see the value and importance of leadership diversity to join the discussion alongside female leaders

●      Female leaders: This program is designed for female executives and individuals who want to harness their potential and progress their career

●      People strategy leaders: This program is highly beneficial for senior HR, diversity and L&D professionals looking to drive organisational change and development

 

For more information and to download the brochure please visit:  http://go.criterionconferences.com/harvard-club-aus-7237 

 

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Monday Club, Monica Barone, CEO, City of Sydney
Jul
1
12:15 PM12:15

Monday Club, Monica Barone, CEO, City of Sydney

Towards an Ethical, Sustainable and Resilient city

Monica will address how the City of Sydney strive to achieve an Ethical, Sustainable and Resilient City.   She will share what has been done, and what they are looking to do in the future as they commence the community engagement to move from the long standing Sustainable Sydney 2030 plan towards a new 2050 plan.

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Date: Monday 1st July 2019

Time:            12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2.00pm
Venue:          JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer
                       Place, Sydney
Price:            $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & tea/coffee

Monday Club with Monica Barone

Monica has been the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Sydney since 2006,
having overseen the development and implementation of the City's long term vision for Central Sydney - Sustainable Sydney 2030.

She manages approximately 2000 staff, an annual Capital expenditure and Operational expenditure budget of approximately $880 million and $11.6 billion dollars of net assets including the Council's commercial property portfolio.

In 2018 the City of Sydney processed over 3.5 billion dollars of new development. The City's major projects are the CBD Light Rail (initiated and partially funded by City of Sydney but now managed by Transport for NSW) and the $13 billion Green Square Urban Renewal site.

Monica holds a Masters in Creative Arts, was a 2014 ‘100 Women of Influence’ finalist. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of Chief Executive Women.

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Annual General Meeting
Jun
27
5:30 PM17:30

Annual General Meeting

You are invited to the Harvard Club of Australia

Annual General Meeting

and to hear from Ricky Campbell-Allen regarding the Principals Centre in Australia: Leadership for School Excellence


Date: Thursday 27 June 2017

Time: 5:30pm for 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Venue:  Perpetual, Level 18, Angel Place, 123 Pitt Street, Sydney 2000

Price: $55.00, includes drinks and canapes

Dress: Business Attire

Enjoy drinks and canapes with fellow members then take a seat to hear from Ricky Campbell-Allen followed by the Annual General Meeting.

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Book Launch with Rodney Marks
Jun
11
11:00 AM11:00

Book Launch with Rodney Marks

Book Launch Morning Tea

Club member Rodney Marks, Kennedy School MPA '88, and 1996 Harvard artist-in-residence and Benjamin Marks, AGSM @ UNSW Business School MBA '17 , have co-written two box sets of comic books. They will be launched:

Date: 11th June 2019

Time : 11am

Venue; Gresham Partners - Level 17, 167 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000

There is no charge for this event.

RSVP essential: Please contact HCA administrator at Justina Blackman

The boxed books are:

Box 1

  1. The Importance of Humour in the Workplace

  2. Ethics

  3. Self-Help

  4. Leadership (jumbo size)

and

Box 2

  1. When to Consult HR

  2. What They Don’t Tell You About Work

  3. Why Work-Life Balance Matters

  4. Ethics

  5. So You’ve Written A Book.

Eagle-eyed Harvard graduates will note that the book, Ethics, is in both boxes. That's because ethics is plural. And because ethics are plural.

These books are not for the general public. They are neither for sale online nor in bookshops. They are only for private circulation.


A book launch is a great opportunity for the authors to discuss the book with those who haven't read it yet.

These books are written is an economical style, covering each topic pithily.

The authors:

Benjamin is a comedy writer, and at the same time, a serious writer. He writes comedy for politicians, executives, speakers, and comedians. Like other professional ghost writers, he denies it. And he denies that he denies it. His website is www.comedywriter.com.au, which has been for sale since when it first became available and Benjamin acquired it, but so far there have been no enquiries. Or inquiries.

Rodney is a comedian, a corporate impostor and a comic hoax speaker. His website is www.comedian.com.au, which is proof of age.

Benjamin and Rodney have shared a partners' desk at Fox Studios Australia since 2009. They've co-written so many jokes that they can't remember who's to blame.

The authors will speak about their writing process, and about the book series, who it was written for, and whether it ever end. A Q&A session will follow.

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Cambridge-Oxford-Harvard-Yale Clubs of Queensland Super Rugby event
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Cambridge-Oxford-Harvard-Yale Clubs of Queensland Super Rugby event

A belated start to the year for our activities but one which has been very popular in the past. The QRU have put together a second Cambridge-Oxford-Harvard-Yale Clubs of Queensland Super Rugby event following on from the success of two years ago. Hopefully this year we won’t have a repeat of the fog that made it impossible to see the second half! 

The event (see the flyer attached) will be the same price as last time - $100 – which includes a 2.5 hour beverage package and some appetisers pre-game. Feel free to invite guests – it is a great opportunity to meet Alumni from some of the great Universities of the world.

Like our previous event we’ll have two guest speakers in Dr Brett Robinson and Selwyn Button. I know several of you have met Selwyn.

Brett, a surgeon who studied at Oxford – played Rugby for Queensland, Brumbies (captain), Wallabies and Oxford and is the Rugby Australia vice chairman – and has been instrumental in our pursuit of bi-partisan commitment for the Ballymore redevelopment project.

Selwyn Button is a Wolfensohn Scholar and member of the club and is a current QRU Board member, who is universally admired for his commitment to indigenous causes. As a QRU Board member he has been intimately involved with the QRU’s Ballymore strategy.

Tickets are limited to 84 maximum so registration this week is advised.

Kind regards

Jon Lindsay

Book at corporate.sales@redsrugby.com.au

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Leading Effectively During Political Change Periods
Jun
4
9:00 AM09:00

Leading Effectively During Political Change Periods


Political leadership change is a critical element that drives health reform in the United States, Australia and in most global health systems.

THE EVENT In June 2019, the Harvard Club of Australia, in partnership with the Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research, and the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association will be holding an executive workshop in Sydney (4 June), Canberra (6 June) and Melbourne (12 June) with Professor John McDonough (Harvard University). This workshop on ‘Leading effectively during political change periods’ will transform how health leaders in Australia understand, anticipate and respond to health system challenges in the context of political change, ideological shifts, and health care funding instability in Australia and abroad. Current thinking around value-based health reform will be discussed.

Professor John McDonough is currently Professor of Public Health Practice in the Department of Health Policy and Management, and Director of the Center for Executive and Continuing Professional Education at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Between 2008 and 2010, he served as a Senior Advisor on National Health Reform to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions where he worked on the development and passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Between 2003 and 2008 he served as Executive Director of Health Care for All, Massachusetts’ leading consumer health advocacy organization, where he played a key role in the passage and implementation of the 2006 Massachusetts' health reform law. From 1985 to 1997, he served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives where he co-chaired the Joint Committee on Health Care.

John has previously been a Joan H. Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health at Hunter College, New York and held academic positions at the Heller School at Brandeis University and Schneider Institute for Health Policy. His articles have appeared in Health AffairsThe New England Journal of Medicine and other journals. He is the author of three books, Inside National Health Reform published in 2011, Experiencing Politics: A Legislator's Stories of Government and Health Care in 2000, and Interests, Ideas and Deregulation: The Fate of Hospital Rate Setting in 1998.

He received a doctorate in public health in 1996 from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan and a master's in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 1990.

WHO WILL ATTEND? This workshop is aimed at health executives leading reform initiatives across government health institutions, non-profit, business, pharmaceutical, hospitals, higher educational and research institutions, and primary care networks. 

ENQUIRIES Please email admin@harvardclub.org.au



BOOK EARLY FOR LIMITED PLACES:

 

Sydney: 4 June 2019 from 9am to 2 pm, morning tea and lunch included $450

Canberra: 6 June 2019 from 9am to 2 pm, morning tea and lunch included $450

Melbourne: 12 June 2019 from 9am to 4pm, morning tea and lunch included $500 


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Monday Club with Professor John McDonough
Jun
3
12:15 PM12:15

Monday Club with Professor John McDonough

Topic: US Politics during the Trump Administration: insights into a divided US Congress with Professor John McDonough,  Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard Chan School of Public Health

Professor John McDonough is a US politician who served as a Democratic Member of Parliament in Massachusetts from 1985 to 1997. 

John McDonough is currently Professor of Public Health Practice in the Department of Health Policy and Management, and Director of the Center for Executive and Continuing Professional Education at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.Between 2008 and 2010, he served as a Senior Advisor on National Health Reform to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions where he worked on the development and passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. From 1985 to 1997, he served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives where he co-chaired the Joint Committee on Health Care.

John is the author of three books, Inside National Health Reform published in 2011, Experiencing Politics: A Legislator's Stories of Government and Health Care in 2000, and Interests, Ideas and Deregulation: The Fate of Hospital Rate Setting in 1998.

He received a doctorate in public health in 1996 from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan and a master's in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 1990.  

Time:            12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2.00pm
Venue:          JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer
                       Place, Sydney
Price:            $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & tea/coffee

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2019 Nonprofit Awards Event, 27 May, with Sam Meers, AO
May
27
12:00 PM12:00

2019 Nonprofit Awards Event, 27 May, with Sam Meers, AO

 The HCA Nonprofit Fellowship Program 2018
Founding Patrons: William D. Ferris AC and Lea Ferris
Chair: Lisa George

Nonprofit Fellowship Awards Event 2018

Presentation of Fellowships

Annual Nonprofit Leadership Address with Sam Meers, AO

Sam is Executive Deputy Chairman of property and investment group the Nelson Meers Group, and Co-founder and Trustee of the Nelson Meers Foundation. Her current board appointments include Chairman of Documentary Australia, Belvoir St Theatre and the Brett Whiteley Foundation; Deputy Chairman of the Federal Government’s Creative Partnerships Australia; a Trustee of the Art Gallery NSW; and a Director of the State Library of NSW Foundation. Sam also sits on advisory boards for the University of Sydney and the Centre for Social Impact at the University of NSW. Sam began her career as a commercial lawyer with Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King and Wood Mallesons), and her executive career included senior management roles in the media sector. Sam is a member of Chief Executive Women and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Date: Monday 27th May

Venue: Macquarie Group, 50 Martin Place, Sydney (enter via Elizabeth St)

Time: 11:45 am sharp for 12 pm start until 2 pm

Cost: $80pp, includes 2 course lunch and drinks.

Dress: Business Attire

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How Finance Works with Harvard Business Professor Mihir Desai
May
16
12:15 PM12:15

How Finance Works with Harvard Business Professor Mihir Desai

Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School professor Mihir Desai has spent the last 2 decades teaching finance to MBA students, law students, executives, and undergraduates with widely varying backgrounds.

In the process he has found that it’s possible to preserve relevance while avoiding unneeded complexity through an emphasis on diagrams, graphs, and real­world examples over equations and Mickey Mouse numerical examples. His new book, ‘How Finance Works’ presents the basic principles for all who need to make smart financial decisions and develop the confidence to clearly communicate those decisions to others. 

Mihir will lead an interactive and engaging session, tackle a range of key topics including:

  • How different financial levers can affect a company's performance

  • The different ways in which companies fund their operations and investments

  • How value is created, measured, and maximized

  • The importance of capital markets in helping companies grow

When : Thursday 16th May at 12.15pm for 12.30pm start

Casual boardroom lunch

Price: $35 per person

Where: Bain & Co, Level 45, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney NSW 2000

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Launch of his new book https://www.amazon.com/How-Finance-Works-Thinking-Numbers/dp/1633696707

 “Mihir’s book provides the perfect combination of intuitive explanations, contemporary examples, and rigor so that both finance pros and novices can truly enhance their capabilities.” —Helen Riley, Chief Financial Officer, Google X

 

“Informative and engaging, this book…is a must-read for business students and aspiring business leaders—or anyone looking to deepen their understanding of finance.”

—Marne Levine, Chief Operating Officer, Instagram

“Professor Desai has accomplished a rare feat: transforming the typically complex and often dry subject of finance into a lively and accessible tour de force, without trivializing its importance.

—Cyrus Taraporevala, President and CEO, State Street Global Advisors

Mihir A. Desai is the Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School and a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He received his Ph.D. in political economy from Harvard University; his MBA as a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School; and a bachelor's degree in history and economics from Brown University. Areas of expertise include tax policy, international finance, and corporate finance, and his academic publications have appeared in leading economics, finance, and law journals.

 

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Masterclass | "Mixed reality” - The future of work and learning
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Masterclass | "Mixed reality” - The future of work and learning

Connecting the physical world with the virtual world will transform the way we will work.”

 “Learning through the point-of-view of others in real time”

“On the cusp of breakthrough in hardware design, artificial intelligence (AI) and mixed reality developments”

Does this sound like Matrix lingo?

You definitely have to join us for this exciting masterclass.

We will be combining immersive learning experiences with the tech gadgets, the big picture outlook by corporate industry leaders, exploring the use of mixed reality in real world scenarios and solutions for real problems in organisations today, followed by a leadership debate on how to support a faster adoption in Australia.

 

Facilitated by Danny Van D’huynslager, AMP 176, we are very excited with the experts joining us for the masterclass:

¨     Lawrence Crumpton, HoloLens 2 Evangelist, Microsoft Asia

¨     Chris Moran, VR Technology Architect, Equal Reality

¨     Kevin Francis, CEO & Founder, Technologist, Wild Mouse

Are you looking forward to looking into the “lens” of current, nearby future and next galaxy projections, join us on May 9.

Date: Thursday 9th May 2019

Time: 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm.

Venue: Perpetual Trustees, Level 18, 123 Pitt Street, Sydney (Fairfax and Street Rooms)

Cost: $50pp includes refreshments, drinks & canapes

 

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Monday Club Lunch with Guest Speaker Hamish Macdonald
May
6
12:15 PM12:15

Monday Club Lunch with Guest Speaker Hamish Macdonald

Hamish MacDonald

Hamish Macdonald hosts Australia’s popular prime-time public affairs program ‘The Project’ on Network Ten. He also hosts ‘Breakfast’ on ABC Radio National. Hamish is an award winning broadcaster and foreign correspondent known for hard-hitting political interviews, reporting from the frontline of conflicts, hosting prime-time news programs and leading in-depth investigations.

In the field, Hamish has been on the ground covering the war in Afghanistan, Ukraine and Libya, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Egyptian revolution as well as the rise of ISIS in the Middle East.

Hamish reported on United States Presidential elections, witnessing the rise of both Obama and Trump in America. He has also reported on the Oscar Pistorius trial, the Japanese Tsunami, London bombings and the search for more than 200 missing schoolgirls in Nigeria.

In 2013 Hamish was appointed International Affairs Correspondent for America’s ABC News, after a career anchoring and reporting for Al Jazeera English, United Kingdom’s Channel 4 and ITV and Australia’s Network Ten.

Hamish received the prestigious Walkley Award for Current Affairs Journalism and a Human Rights Australia Award for Broadcast Journalism in 2012. That same year GQ Magazine named Hamish “Media Man of the Year”. The Britain’s Royal Television Society named him “Young Journalist of the Year” in 2008.

In 2016 he became a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. 

Time:            12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2.00pm
Venue:          JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer
                       Place, Sydney
Price:            $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & tea/coffee

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There is a small chance that Hamish may be called away at the last minute and we may have to cancel the event. Could all patrons please provide their contact details when booking and check their emails and phones in the 48 hours prior to the event in case. We will issue refund in this event.

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Lunch with Hon Ed Husic MP, Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy and Shadow minister for Human Services
Apr
5
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch with Hon Ed Husic MP, Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy and Shadow minister for Human Services

Harvard Club of Australia ACT would like to invite you to lunch with Hon Ed Husic MP,Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy and Shadow Minister for Human Services

Date: Friday 5th April
Time : 12-130pm
Venue: MXA Consulting Canberra, Level 4, Canberra House, 40 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra

Price : $30 per person
Lunch is sandwiches and alcohol which is included in price. 

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Discussion will be conducted under the Chatham House rule.

Ed Husic Biography

Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Chifley, New South Wales, 2010. Re-elected 2013 and 2016.

Ministerial appointments

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 1.7.2013 to 18.9.2013.

  • Parliamentary Secretary for Broadband from 1.7.2013 to 18.9.2013.

Committee service

  • Joint Standing: National Broadband Network from 22.3.2011 to 5.8.2013. 

  • Joint Select: Cyber-Safety from 25.10.2010 to 24.6.2013; Christmas Island Tragedy from 22.3.2011 to 29.6.2011; Australia's Clean Energy Future Legislation from 14.9.2011 to 7.10.2011; Australia Fund Establishment from 2.10.2014 to 25.6.2015. 

  • House of Representatives Standing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Infrastructure and Communications from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Selection from 6.7.2011 to 14.8.2012; Selection from 10.9.2012 to 14.5.2013; Economics from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016. 

Parliamentary party positions

  • Government Whip in the House of Representatives from 5.7.2011 to 13.5.2013.

  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Treasurer from 18.10.2013 to 23.7.2016.

  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition Assisting with Digital Innovation and Startups from 13.10.2015 to 23.7.2016.

  • Shadow Minister for Employment Services and Workforce Participation from 23.7.2016 to 11.10.2016.

  • Shadow Minister for Employment Services, Workforce Participation and Future of Work from 11.10.2016 to 21.8.2018.

  • Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy from 11.10.2016.

  • Shadow Minister for Human Services from 21.8.2018.

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Monday Club | Conversation with the NSW Solicitor-General: Reflections on Law, Literature and Politics,  Michael Sexton
Apr
1
12:15 PM12:15

Monday Club | Conversation with the NSW Solicitor-General: Reflections on Law, Literature and Politics, Michael Sexton

Conversation with the NSW Solicitor-General: Reflections on Law, Literature and Politics | Speaker Michael Sexton

A graduate of the law schools of the universities of Melbourne and Virginia, Michael Sexton SC, spent some years as an academic lawyer before taking up practice at the NSW Bar. Since 1998 he has been Solicitor General for New South Wales. He is co-author of the Australian text on defamation law and the author of several books on Australian politics and history.

In the area of public administration he has been chairman of the NSW State Rail Authority and a board member of the NSW Public Transport Authority, the NSW Library, the Sydney Writers' Festival and the University of Technology Council.

Time:            12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2.00pm
Venue:          JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer
                       Place, Sydney
Price:            $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & tea/coffee

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Monday Club Lunch | Practical Challenges in  Humanitarian  Assistance
Mar
4
12:15 PM12:15

Monday Club Lunch | Practical Challenges in Humanitarian Assistance

Working in the field: Practical Challenges in Humanitarian Assistance With Rowan Gillies

Rowan Gillies is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Sydney who spent 2 years as the Paul Farmer Senior Clinical Fellow in Global Surgery at the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School. During this time he was a Commissioner on  the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery

Prior to his surgical training he was based in Geneva for 3 years as the youngest ever President of the International Council of Nobel prize-winning Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). He was the President of MSF Australia from 2002 to 2005.

Rowan has worked on the field in some of the world's most troubled regions, including Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Liberia, Beirut, Congo and Sri Lanka. He brings an unique perspective to the complex interplay of factors which facilitate and impair the deliverance of humanitarian assistance, such as when the principles of impartial and independent humanitarian action conflict with goals of security and development or when aid is utilised as a reward or sanction.

Time:            12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2.00pm
Venue:          JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer
                       Place, Sydney
Price:            $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & tea/coffee

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Monday Club Lunch | Australia-China - should we be friends?
Feb
4
12:15 PM12:15

Monday Club Lunch | Australia-China - should we be friends?

Guest speaker Natalie Cope

Natalie Cope is a regular speaker, writer and commentator on Australia-China affairs and is recognised as a leader in the Australia-China business community. On invitation from the Foreign Minister, she participated in both the 2016 and 2017 “Australia-China High Level Dialogue”, the most senior level dialogue between the two nations. Natalie will discuss the current state, triumphs, challenges, and future possibilities of the Australia-China strategic relationship.

Date: Monday 4th February 2019
Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2.00pm
Venue: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
Price: $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & tea/coffee
Dress: Business Attire

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Natalie is currently the Head of Strategy & Partnerships, Asia at GenesisCare, Australia's largest provider of cancer and cardiac care. Prior to this role, Natalie was the Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Branch of the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) where she was responsible for promoting and developing two-way trade, investment and economic cooperation with China. Natalie was previously also the Manager of Partnerships and Development at Asialink Business, Australia's centre for developing Asia capability.

Natalie was Australia’s 2015 Top Emerging Leader and MBA Scholar, receiving the 2015 Emerging Leaders MBA Scholarship by the University of Sydney Business School and The Australian Financial Review’s BOSS Magazine. She was the Ambassador of the Westpac Bi-Centennial Foundation, Asian Exchange Program, as well as a founding member and current Chairperson of the Australia-China Youth Dialogue.  She serves as the youngest (and the first female) member appointed to the advisory council of China Matters, a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing sound China policy for Australia. 

Natalie holds a BA, LLB (Hons), GDLP and MBA. In her spare time Natalie loves to surf and has a penchant for languages (with Spanish and Chinese already under her belt). Most recently Natalie was proud to secure a podium finish in the Women’s division of the 2018 Women’s Pyongyang Half Marathon in North Korea. 


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HCA WA Chapter Evening with guest speaker Terry Agnew (AMP168 2005)
Jan
31
5:30 PM17:30

HCA WA Chapter Evening with guest speaker Terry Agnew (AMP168 2005)

                            

 

Terry Agnew (Group CEO RAC):

Lessons learned from 20 years with an iconic WA Organisation

You are invited to a HCA WA Chapter Evening
with guest speaker
Terry Agnew (AMP168 2005)
speaking on
Lessons learned from 20 years with an iconic WA organisation
Terry Agnew is the Group CEO of RAC (Royal Automotive Club) WA, and has held this position for the last 20 years

Date:               Thursday 31st of January 2019

Time:              5.30pm - 7.30pm

Venue:            Clayton Utz,  Level 27, QV.1, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Price:              $25 members and guests

Dress:             Business Attire

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Terry Agnew is the Group CEO of RAC in Western Australia.  RAC started as a motoring club in 1905 and now also provides a range of diverse services to over 1 million Western Australians in the areas of motoring, insurance, finance, travel and tourism, retirement and home services.   RAC also remains a strong advocate for its members on key issues such as road safety, mobility, accessibility and environmental sustainability. 

As with many organisations, RAC is balancing defending its heritage services with the challenges of growth, relevance and sustainability.  Competitors and disruption from technology as well as empowered consumers demand adaptability and responsiveness…and RAC is responding in a number of ways, particularly with an innovation focus.

 Terry is leaving RAC in March 2019.  He will share the lessons he has learned as Group CEO in leading an iconic WA organisation for the past 20 years. The HCA is greatful to joined by Terry to share his incredible journey, please join us for this not be missed event for 2019.

Biography

Terry Agnew is the Group CEO of RAC in Western Australia. RAC started as a motoring club in 1905 and now also provides a range of diverse services to over 1 million Western Australians in the areas of motoring, insurance, finance, travel and tourism, retirement and home services. RAC also remains a strong advocate for its members on key issues such as road safety, mobility, accessibility and environmental sustainability.

As with many organisations, RAC is balancing defending its heritage services with the challenges of growth, relevance and sustainability. Competitors and disruption from technology as well as empowered consumers demand adaptability and responsiveness…and RAC is responding in a number of ways, particularly with an innovation focus.

Terry is the current Chair of the Business Council of Cooperatives of Mutuals, Curtin Business School Advisory Council and Edge Employment Solutions (a disability employment service). He is also a Director of RAA Insurance and MDA National Insurance (both subsidiaries of mutual organisations) and a Founding Member of CEO’s for Gender Equity. Terry is a member of two global entities; Chairing the FIA University Board and is a member of the Board of the Global Mobility Alliance.

 Terry’s experience includes a range of executive and board roles with mutual and member organisations, private and public companies, government, and educational organisations. His industry experience includes insurance and financial services, education, care and disability, tourism and sport.

Terry was State President of CEDA in 2001-2003. Terry is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (Finsia) and Member of the Australian Institute of Engineers. December 2018

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Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

Presidents Drinks

All members and their guests are warmly invited to join fellow alumni for President's Drinks to celebrate the end of the year

Hosted by HCA President Charlie Graham

 

Date: Friday 7 December 2018
Venue: 11 Burton Street, Mosman, by kind permission of Charlie & Wallis Graham
Time: 6:30pm - 10.30pm
Dress: Cocktail Smart
Cost: $75.00, drinks & canapes included.
Book: By Monday 3 December 2018

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Dec
6
12:00 PM12:00

Special Workshop with Professor Seward Rutkove

World leading Neuromuscular Researcher and Inventor visiting Sydney

Harvard Neurology Professor Seward Rutkove, is visiting Sydney with the support of the Harvard Australia Club.  Prof. Rutkove’s work focuses on use of innovative techniques such as electrical impedance and ultrasound to assess muscle function, and his innovative method for monitoring progress of ALS was recognized with the $1 million Prize4Life (https://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/08/health/08als.html).

Prof. Rutkove will be speaking at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron evening of December 4th, and at Westmead Hospital at lunchtime on December 6th.  For those interested in learning more about his work, please see What’s On page.

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Evening with Professor Seward Rutkove, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Boston, USA.
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

Evening with Professor Seward Rutkove, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Boston, USA.

Evening with Professor Seward Rutkove, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Boston, USA.

WHEN: Tuesday 4th December 2018

WHERE: The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, The Syrius Cove Room (1st Floor), 33 Peel St, Kirribilli, (Parking available underneath, free of charge)

CONTACT: Patrick van Eybergen (patrick@ti2.com.au), Warren Smith (warren@ti2.com.au)

Time: 6:00 pm drinks for a 6:45 pm start, 6:00 pm – 9:00pm

RSVP: Numbers are strictly limited - so first to say yay will be first to be registered

Availability will be confirmed by Friday 23rd November

Proudly sponsored by: Harvard Club of Australia Foundation, Ti2 Medical Pty Ltd, the ARC Centre for Innovative BioEngineerting

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Dec
3
12:15 PM12:15

Monday Club Lunch with Norma Ingram

You are invited to a Monday Club Lunch

with guest speaker & fellow alum

 Norma Ingram

The Fight for Aboriginal Self-Determination:

Understanding the Impact of Australian and State Governments’ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policies and the People’s Quest to Rectify Wrongs

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Date: Monday 3 December 2018

Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2.00pm

Venue: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

Price: $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & tea/coffee

Dress: Business Attire 

The British established a colony in what is now known as Sydney Cove which has had continuous dire consequences for our First Nations peoples. The land now known as Australia was deemed by Captain Arthur Phillip in 1788 as Terra Nullius-“no man’s land”.  The ‘natives’ were considered as savages and not as human beings. The British then decided that the land was unoccupied and therefore was theirs for the taking.  Since that period of time right up to today the First Nations Peoples of Australia fought against the attempted annihilation of the peoples by the British in order to take possession of the land.  The battles continued in many different ways and today we have the Uluru Statement from the Heart.  The Statement, which outlines how the Australian Government and Australia’s First Nations peoples can come together and rectify the wrongs that have been made against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia who have cared for this land for over 60,00 years.

 

NORMA INGRAM

Norma is Wiradjuri woman born in Cowra NSW. She has lived most of her life the inner Sydney suburb of Redfern. Norma won the 2018 NSW Woman of the Year Award First State Super Lifetime Achievement Award and is the 2019 Labor Party candidate for the NSW seat of Newtown which includes Surry Hills, Redfern, Newtown, Enmore through to Summer Hill and Sydney University.  With a Masters in Education from Harvard University, she is also a member of the Harvard Club of Australia.

Norma brings with her over 35 years of direct industry experience in both training and serving the interests of the Aboriginal communities. She has managed and delivered training programs at TAFE, the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), QANTAS, the NSW Premier’s Department and Cabinet and the Australian Department of Defence. She has also developed and implemented programs which focus on developing skills and a heathy lifestyle to assist Aboriginal women and others in gaining meaningful employment.

Norma has also been dedicated to serving the Aboriginal community with various roles; CEO of both Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council and the NSW State Aboriginal Land Council, founding member, Board Member and CEO of Murawina Aboriginal Pre-school and Chairperson Wyanga Aboriginal Elders Program. She is currently a member of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples.  She has also sat as a Board member on the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) and NSW Aboriginal Housing Office and on the Indigenous Advisory Group at UTS and the City of Sydney, and has served as a panel member for the selections of NSW Australian of the Year.

She now brings all that wealth of knowledge and experience by establishing both Willing Consultancy and the National Aboriginal College in partnership with some very experienced Aboriginal women.

 

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Nov
22
6:30 PM18:30

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

You are warmly invited to the annual HCA Queensland

Thanksgiving Dinner

with guest speaker HCA President, Charlie Graham

This is an opportunity to join fellow Harvard Club members and their partners, to renew acquaintances, meet new Harvard Club alumni and their guests and other Harvard alumni based in Queensland to share in the true spirit of Thanksgiving.

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Date: Thursday 22 November

Time: 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm

Venue: The Members Dining Room, The Brisbane Club, Post Office Square, 241 Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

Price: $125.00 HCA members and immediate guests; $145.00 Other Guests

Dress: Lounge suit


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Nov
22
6:00 PM18:00

Life at Harvard Business School program chat

Join an information session about the Harvard MBA Program. This event will be hosted by alums of Harvard Business School. Topics to be covered include the academic experience and HBS community.

Date: Thursday 22 November

Venue: Bain, Level 45, Governor Phillip Tower, One Farrer Place, Sydney.

Timing: 6-6:15pm arrival and networking, 6:15-6:45pm short presentation, 6:45-7:15 panel Q&A, 7:15-7:30pm networking

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Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

In Conversation with Jane Halton AO PSM, Canberra 'Health Threats'

You are invited to an HCA Canberra Event

In conversation with Jane Halton AO PSM

speaking on ‘Assessing and Addressing Health Threats’

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Date: Wednesday 7 November 2018

Time: 5.30 - 7.30pm

Venue: MXA Consulting, Canberra House, 40 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra

Price: $30.00, includes drinks & canapes

Dress: Business Attire 

Jane Halton biography

Jane Halton AO PSM FAICD FIPPA is a member of the board of the ANZ, Clayton Utz, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and the US Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation. She is chairman of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, COTA and Vault Systems. Her 33 year career within the Australian public service, included nearly 15 years as Secretary of the Departments of Finance and Health (and Ageing). Previously she was Executive Co-ordinator (Deputy Secretary) of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. She has extensive experience in the delivery of the Australian Government budget and the management and performance of Australian Government agencies.   Jane has held a number of significant roles in Global Health Governance including as Chair of the board of the WHO and at the OECD.

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Nov
7
12:15 PM12:15

Senior Leaders Lunch with Mark Barnaba, Fortescue Metals Group

HCA Members and their guests are warmly invited to a Senior Leaders Lunch with

Mark Barnaba AM

Vice Chair and Lead Independent Director, Fortescue Metals Group

speaking on

“The health of the world economy and Australia in particular”

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Date: Wednesday 7 November

Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2.00pm

Venue: Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Level 39, Chifley Tower, 2 Chifley Square, Sydney, NSW 2000

Hosted by: Patrick Regan, past HCA President

Price: $95.00, includes two course lunch and wines

Dress: Business Attire

Limited places.

Mark Barnaba commenced as Co-Vice Chair of Fortescue Metals Group in November 2017 and has served as Lead Independent Director since November 2014 as well as a Non-Executive Director since February 2010.

Mr Barnaba is a member of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Reserve Bank of Australia. Prior to his appointment, he worked for McKinsey and Company and also recently held several senior executive roles at Macquarie Group, where until 30 August 2017, Mr Barnaba served as Chairman and Global Head of Natural Resources for Macquarie Capital.

He is Chairman of The University of Western Australia's Business School Board and is an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Investment Banking at the University of WA, is co-founder (and previously co-executive Chairman) of Azure Capital, is a Senior Advisor at Ernest & Young Oceania and has previously served as the Chairman of Western Power, Chairman of Black Swan State Theatre Company, Edge Employment Solutions, the West Coast Eagles Football Club, Alinta Infrastructure Holdings and member of the Advisory Council for The Hugh Jackman Deborah-lee Furness Foundation for the Performing Arts. In 2011, he was appointed by the Premier to chair the WA Steering Committee of the Commonwealth Business Forum for CHOGM.

After graduating from The University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce (first class honours; University medal), Mr Barnaba entered Harvard Business School receiving an MBA (high distinction; Baker Scholar). Post business school, he spent the majority of his time with McKinsey and Company, overseas, before returning to Australia in the mid-1990s.

Mr Barnaba was the recipient of the WA Citizen of the Year Award in Industry and Commerce in 2009. In 2015, Mr Barnaba was named a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the investment banking and financial sectors, to business education, and to sporting and cultural organisations.

He received an Honorary Doctor of Commerce from The University of Western Australia in 2012 and was granted the Honorary designation FCPA from CPA Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.



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