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Whether you lead a small business or you work in big business, emerging leaders often aspire to some-day get a seat at the boardroom table. However, when aiming for senior leadership roles, how should you approach learning complex governance frameworks and designing your career to develop a unique skillset to shape the future direction of an organisation?

To help guide us to the top, the BJCC is back with a Member-favourite panel discussion Journey to the Boardroom, on Wednesday 28 August 2024 at Tattersalls Club, Brisbane City.

We're proud to introduce our panel speakers below (more to come soon), and trust us, you'll want a seat in the front row. Our esteemed panelists will share their personal career journeys and tell us straight what it really takes to get a seat, and how to get board-ready to make a meaningful contribution from the outset.

We sincerely thank Day One Recruitment for supporting us in bringing this governance discussion to you. Day One Recruitment is a Brisbane-based legal recruitment firm that specialises in both private practice and in-house roles, and is highly invested in both sides of the recruitment relationship.

We are pleased to welcome back the Governance Institute of Australia as our Learning Partner. The BJCC is a strong advocate for ensuring the collective voice of emerging leaders is heard in the long-term strategy discussions of the city. We're proud to have the support of peak bodies such as the Governance Institute of Australia to support our members and emerging leaders across Brisbane access the arena of senior leadership.

Get your tickets ASAP. Networking, drinks, and canapes are included. This event will sell out!

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  • Elsa Dalessio

    Elsa Dalessio

    • Chair, Queensland Tourism Industry Council
    • Chair, Aviation Australia
    • Chair, Children's Hospital Foundation Legacy Advisory

    Elsa Dalessio is a highly experienced senior leader with an impressive track record in commercial, operational, and logistics roles across the aviation, tourism, and transport industries.

    As a business leader, Elsa is committed to excellence and has consistently delivered exceptional results throughout her career.  During her time at Qantas, Elsa held a number of senior leadership positions, including Regional General Manager QLD / NT, Executive General Manager Commercial Qantas Regional Airlines, and CEO of Sunstate Airlines. She was one of the first female and youngest CEO equivalents of a Qantas Group airline, and achieved outstanding operational results. Her unblemished track record and unrelenting focus on results are a testament to her leadership abilities.

    In addition to her roles at Qantas, Elsa was recently appointed as the first female Chair of Aviation Australia, and first female Chair of QTIC – where she is using her extensive industry experience to drive innovation and excellence in the aviation, tourism and hospitality industries. Elsa also runs her own Tourism and Aviation Strategy consulting business.

    Elsa has held a number of Board and Committee roles, including Premier of Queensland Business Advisory Council Member, Queensland Futures Institute Corporate Council Member, Lord Mayor of Brisbane Business Advisory Council Member, Olympic Games QLD Fundraising Advisory Committee Member, and Qantas Founders Museum Board Member. Her extensive experience in these roles has given her a deep understanding of the challenges facing businesses in a range of industries, and she is well-equipped to provide strategic guidance and support to organisations in her capacity as a board member.

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  • Will Fellowes

    Will Fellowes

    • Non-Executive Director, RACQ Limited
    • Director & Treasurer, Opera Queensland
    • Board Member, Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service
    • Independent Expert of the Investment Committee, Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland)

    Will is an experienced Non Executive Director and financial services expert, with specialisation in external audit, internal audit, financial consulting, advisory and assurance.

    Will has been a Non Executive Director of RACQ Limited since November 2021, and is Director of Members Banking Group Limited (RACQ Bank), Club Finance Holdings Limited, RACQ Insurance Limited and Club Insurance Holdings Pty Ltd. He is also a member of the People and Purpose Committee, Group Audit Committee, Bank Audit Committee, and a Director of the RACQ Foundation Pty Ltd.

    Will brings to the boardroom a unique fusion of global experience having worked extensively across US & UK as a PwC Director for more than 16 years, and a local rural and regional perspective as a business owner, father and resident of Roma in Central Queensland.

    Will has advised multinational clients, ASX listed organisations, government entities and private companies across industries including healthcare, retail and consumer, government, aviation, energy, utilities and mining and agriculture.

    He also serves on the boards of two other Queensland-wide organisations; Children’s Health Queensland Hospital & Health Service and Opera Queensland; and is an independent expert of the Investment Committee for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland). Previously he was NED and Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee for Northern Australia Primary Health Limited; and is Co-Founder and Managing Director of outback Queensland’s first and only distillery, Western Queensland Spirit.

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Member Price A$40
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price A$55
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Tattersall's Club

215 Queen Street
Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia

If you have any questions please contact Ashleigh Mansfield

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