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HCA Australia Address, SGM and AGM 2018

You are invited to the Harvard Club of Australia

Australia Address with guest speaker

David Thodey AO

"Australia 2030: A National outlook for the country and the role of the public sector"

David Thodey will explore how Australia can attract investment to continue to build globally competitive industries; the role a world-leading education system can play in creating opportunity for all Australians; how the jobs of the future will evolve; and how Australia's cities and regions might accommodate a growing population while maintaining strong connectivity and liveability.  He will also discuss the implications of these trends. as well as the impact of AI and Big Data, for the public sector.

followed by a Special General Meeting and Annual General Meeting


Date: Tuesday 12 June 2018

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


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

Price: $55.00, includes drinks and canapes

Dress: Business Attire

Enjoy drinks and canapes with fellow members then take a seat to hear the Australia Address followed by the Annual General Meeting.

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.