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Whether you've got 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 go about learning complex governance frameworks and hone 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 Thursday 27 July 2023 at Tattersall's Club, Brisbane City, from 5:30pm-8pm.

In partnership with the Governance Institute of Australia and Women on Boards, our esteemed panel will share their personal career journeys and tell us straight what it takes to get a seat at the boardroom table and how to get board-ready to make a meaningful contribution from the outset.

This event will sell out! Check out the photos from last year's Journey to the Boardroom event here.

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 and Women on Boards to support our members and emerging leaders across Brisbane access the arena of senior leadership.


  • Shaun Conroy (Advisory Board Leader at Board Associates)

    Shaun Conroy

    Advisory Board Leader at Board Associates

    Shaun Conroy is a twenty-year Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia. He is an Advisory Board Leader at Board Associates. He presently sits on the boards of five companies and chairs a not-for-profit enterprise in the health sector.

    Shaun is an experienced COO with financial services experience across NZ, Australia, HK and Tokyo, and twenty-three years on the ground experience in Asia.

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  • Anna Hebron (QLD Representative at Women on Boards)

    Anna Hebron

    QLD Representative at Women on Boards

    Anna is an experienced Non-Executive Director and Governance expert known for her ability to create and lead purpose-driven teams and organisations. With a profound curiosity for unravelling complexities, she simplifies process, fosters transparency and mitigates people and operational risks at the board level.

    Anna currently operates her own business, specialising in organisational transformation and guiding individuals and teams through change. Her expertise spans across government, commercial, and non-profit sectors bringing order to chaos and redefining purpose and strategy. She is an experienced consultant and advisor to boards focusing on culture, strategy, governance, and crisis management.

    Anna is the Queensland Representative for Women on Boards and holds credentials in human resources and governance, is an AICD Company Directors Course graduate and Fellow with the Governance Institute. She has served on diverse boards including Inala Primary Care, Cubiko Pty Ltd and an Appointed Tribunal Member for Chartered Accountants Australia and NZ.

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  • Gavan Ranger (Chairman at Architecture Media)

    Gavan Ranger

    Chairman at Architecture Media

    Gavan is an architect who has worked on significant projects in both the public and private sectors, and as a principal of major architectural and design practices in Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. He has degrees in Architecture from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Science in Engineering Science from UC Berkeley in USA. He is an experienced company director and consults to the design industry on strategy and business.

    Gavan’s professional roles have been complemented by long term involvement with the Australian Institute of Architects at state and national levels, with recognition as a Life Fellow in 1996. He continues to contribute to professional, industry and NFP organisations at a senior level, including extensive involvement with both Artisan and the Committee for Brisbane. Gavan is the Chair of publishing company Architecture Media which publishes journals for three design professions and organises professional development and awards events around the country.

    He has been involved in arts organisations for over 30 years, received a Design Icon award from the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) in SA in 2017, and was inducted into the national DIA Hall of Fame in 2019. He is a Foundation Fellow of the AICD and is a graduate of their Directors Course.

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  • Tamara Smith (CEO of Suited to Success)

    Tamara Smith

    CEO of Suited to Success

    Tamara commenced her role as CEO of Suited to Success and Dress for Success Brisbane in January 2020.

    She has spent her entire career in the charity space, and is passionate about addressing gaps in the community and delivering sustainable social change. She has worked with MS Queensland, Hear and Say, and Hummingbird House - where she was a part of the leadership team that built, opened, and operated Queensland’s only children’s hospice.

    She has a Bachelor of Communication from the University of Queensland, and a MBA from Queensland University of Technology.

    Tamara is endlessly grateful to the supporters and volunteers who power Suited to Success – and honoured to lead the organisation.

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