Getting Indigenous Leaders into the C-Suite

29 Jun 2018: The Diversity Council of Australia (DCA) held a panel discussion in Melbourne on 28 June that explored how Indigenous voices can be elevated into senior levels of decision making.

Getting Indigenous Leaders into the C-Suite: Building Workplace Capability for Indigenous Australia Network was hosted at PWC in Melbourne and attended by Indigenous Accountants Australia Relationship Managers Richard Hurst (in person) and Matthew Lancaster (via livestream).

DCA CEO Lisa Annese chaired an interesting panel with Professor Mark Rose (RMIT), Jodie Sizer (PWC PIC) Michael Lacy (Richmond Football Club) and Jimmy Sebire, Indigenous Programs Specialist, Rio Tinto.

The panel discussed the importance of best practice learning and the opportunities made available through the Emerging Indigenous Executive Leaders Program (EIELP). Run by the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), in collaboration with Reconciliation Australia, EIELP runs for approximately 12 days over nine months. Participants undertake five executive learning modules that focus on strategic thinking, leadership and identity, innovation, personal effectiveness and communicating with influence. The program aims to develop individuals to become the next generation of Indigenous Business leaders.

Read more about the program here:

“Events like this demonstrate the commitment of the DCA and its member organisations to employing, advocating for and creating meaningful opportunities for Indigenous Australians” said Richard.

“IAA commends the work that DCA do and look forward to seeing their activities have a positive impact into Australia’s workplaces in all forms of workplace diversity” he added.