Date posted: 19/04/2018 3 min read

ACT regional update for April 2018

Hear about the latest ACT news and upcoming events.

Regional manager update

The demand for ACT directors growing. With the tightening regulatory demands and community expectations it can take years to snare a board seat.

The opportunity to hear from Author Elizabeth Jameson FAICD was well received from our members on Friday, 20 April. Elizabeth founded Board Matters. A decade later, she is its Managing Director and a successful author.

The presentation was followed by “In conversation” with Glenn Keys and Karen Middleton. Glenn Keys is the co-founder and co-Executive Chairman of Aspen Medical, one of the world's leading providers of outsourced healthcare solutions.  Karen Middleton, the Canberra-based journalist with more than 30 years’ experience did a fantastic job in capturing Glenn’s advice about finding the right role.

And, we have some great events coming up. In the meantime, enjoy the school holidays, and support the local Anzac day events, when we remember the brave soldiers who fought and died for their country at Gallipoli.

Talk soon,


Recap of last month's events and activities

YCA PD Event

On the 20 March the ACT YCA team hosted their first professional development and networking event for 2018. With over 70 young professionals keen to network and participate in the micro workshops. A special thank you to sponsors Callida Consulting and ActewAGL and speakers Lindy Hou, Shashi Kaul and Dean Ward who provided insights into their own challenges and career journeys.

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Dean Ward CA, Kevin Keegan CA and Paralympic gold medalist Lindy Hou 

Public Sector Forum

Over 150 members and guests attended the lunchtime session about Blockchain and its potential, presented by Geraldine Magarey FCA and Charlotte Evett CA.

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Charlotte Evett CA and Geraldine Magarey FCA

Public Sector Forum: “Developing your Director Career- Opening the door to board opportunities”

The session was presented by Elizabeth Jameson Managing Director, Board Matters followed by “In conversation” with Glenn Keys, Elizabeth Jameson and Karen Middleton.

Upcoming events

YCA Soccer Day  

The YCA and Capital Football are hosting their annual six-a-side Soccer Day on Friday 18 May. For more information please contact registration.

Growth through innovation

Wednesday 23 May 2018, The Commonwealth Club 25 Forster Cres, Yarralumla. This 3/4 day conference has a relevant, timely, practice management focus, with the programme tailored to the needs of our members in practice.

The programme has been designed to showcase innovations in practice management, to enable, empower and equip SMPs with advice on business strategy and planning to ensure long term sustainability in a time of change. Our aim is to offer both inspirational case study content and a forum to share experiences, challenges, ideas and showcase innovations across the industry.

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