Leadership Lessons

Nell Sullivan, Business Support Specialist at Suncorp Bank is now equipped with the tools to draw information out from others around her and tap into their skills and strengths. From a governance point of view, Nell can now design the framework for change and innovation.

After attending the AICD Foundations of Directorship program, Rachel Nicoll Managing Partner at A.D & R.L Nicoll is now prepared to challenge her assumptions about the effectiveness of an organisation. She highlights that diversity of people and reflecting on how she is inviting people to speak up, is important to ensuring a positive culture and job satisfaction.

Thanks to the AICD program, Will Taking, Director of Beanstalk AgTech now has the tools and framework to take charge and focus on growing his young business. Even simple processes like having the right minutes and a clear agenda for board meetings, will no longer be overlooked.

Grace Calder from Agriculture Victoria shares the importance of feeling empowered to ask difficult or what may seem silly questions. Sharing with the group at AICD has made it clear that more often than not, the question you ask someone else is thinking.

Chloe Kempe from Agrimix Pastures comments about the uniqueness of family business in agriculture and is passionate about starting conversations around work life balance, support and flexibility. Chloe will utilise the management and leadership skills learned to benefit and build the Agri sector.

Oliver Le Lievre, Business Development Manager from Aglive Pty Ltd speaks about the buddy system, an idea he learnt through peer sharing at AICD. The buddy system can make joining an established board a little less daunting, give you an experienced ear to ask questions, keep you constantly learning and maintains curiosity within yourself and the group.

Hayley Purbrick, Business Improvement, Digital and Environment Manager at Tahbilk Winery has gained the foundational knowledge to ensure her business and community groups can make better governance decisions.