Westpac CEO and Managing Director Gail Kelly will deliver the Vincent Fairfax Oration on Leadership at The University of Western Australia next Monday.
Jointly presented by UWA and Melbourne Business School's Centre for Ethical Leadership at The University of Melbourne, the free public lecture will be held at UWA's Octagon Theatre on Monday, June 25 at 6pm.
Ms Kelly has presided over a period of enormous change and challenge for the Westpac Group. In 2008, she led Westpac through its merger with St George, the biggest merger in Australian financial services history.
Ms Kelly also led Westpac as it navigated the turbulence and risk of the global financial crisis and the consequent and continuing structural shifts in world banking and financial markets. Westpac has grown to become one of the 20 largest banks in the world by market capitalisation. Under Ms Kelly's leadership, Westpac Group today serves around 12 million customers, employs around 40,000 people and has more than 1500 branches.
Sir Vincent Fairfax was a leading member of the Australian business community and believed senior leadership roles brought responsibility in business life and to the broader community. He also supported the view that ethical leadership should be developed, rather than left to chance.
The Vincent Fairfax Oration was established as a way of engaging leaders from different sectors of society in discussion about ethics and leadership.
WHAT: Vincent Fairfax Oration WHEN: Monday, June 25, 6pm WHERE: The Octagon Theatre BOOKING: Essential as seats limited Book through the Octagon Theatre box office on 6488 2440, Monday-Friday, 12.15pm-4pm.