Changing the system from within

7 October

veski senior leadership luncheon

 

An exclusive veski inspiring women luncheon will bring together senior female leaders (senior executives and directors from some Australia's most innovative organisations), as a prelude to a broader series to support and empower our future femal leaders to excel in their careers.

This event will include a keynote address, titled 'Changing the system from within' by Professor Edwina Cornish, Provost and Senior Vice President, Monash University. 

This event will also include a special conversation hosted by ABC News Breakfast's Del Irani with Professor Edwina Cornish, Provost and Senior Vice President at Monash University and Amanda Bartley on secondment from PwC to the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Professor Edwina Cornish 

Professor Cornish was appointed to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Monash University in February 2004. In August 2009 she was also appointed Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor. In 2012 she was appointed to the role of Provost and Senior Vice-President of the University. 

In May 2012 Professor Cornish was appointed as a member of the Defence Science and Technology Advisory Board (DSTO). 

She played a key role in building one of Australia's first biotechnology companies, Florigene Limited. Under her leadership the company established global research and development and marketing operations and successfully commercialised the world's first genetically modified flowers. 

 

Professor Cornish is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. 

In the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Professor Cornish received an Officer of the Order of Australia Award. 

In July 2015, Professor Cornish was appointed as a member to the NHMRC Health Innovation Advisory Committee, and also appointed as a member of the ARC Advisory Council. 

In December 2015, Professor Cornish was appointed as a member of the CSIRO Board. 

She has contributed to Australian research policy at both state and federal levels.

Amanda Bartley

Amanda is currently on secondment to the Australian Human Rights Commission from PwC, working with the Sex Discrimination Commissioner on advancing gender equality and promoting and protecting women’s and girls’ human rights.

Previous to her secondment, Amanda was Director of Corporate Responsibility at PwC where she identified opportunities for business to differentiate within the changing trends of society, through creating shared value, social innovation and intrapreneurship. She leverages the strengths of teams and organisations - skills, expertise, brand and relationships - to solve some of society’s most important problems. She is driven to see her contributions lead to widespread change that increases opportunities for all.

Amanda has over 20 years’ experience working across professional services, development and corporate responsibility. She has a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Accounting and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Del Irani

Del Irani is a warm and energetic multi-platform journalist, who's presented shows on ABC television and radio.

She was born in Mumbai and immigrated to Australia with her family when she was eight years old. She grew up on the lower north shore of Sydney but couldn't wait to travel and completed the final year of her degree on a scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley.

Del started her career in journalism as field producer, working on programs for Fox News, CBS and Channel News Asia, which involved travelling and living in many different countries including Bermuda, Panama, Belgium and Dubai.

She spent four years in India working for various news organisations including Thomson Reuters, Times Now and BBC World News. She was appointed Mumbai Correspondent for BBC World News in 2009 and also became the Presenter of India Business Report, a weekly show broadcast to 77 million people. During her time at the BBC, she provided live coverage of breaking stories, including the trial of the lone surviving gunman in the 2008 Mumbai Terror attacks.

Del Irani is currently Finance Presenter on ABC News Breakfast, which airs on ABC News from 6am - 9am daily. She's also one of the creators and presenter of award-winning talk show, #TalkAboutIt.

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