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Leadership Forum paves the way

Monday 16 November 2015Keynote speaker, Dr Ken Henry.

The man best known for his 2010 review of Australia’s future tax system and providing leadership in public policy, Dr Ken Henry, will be one of the key speakers at a South East Region Leadership Forum in Pambula and Merimbula on the 3rd and 4th of December.

Dr Henry was the Secretary of the Department of Treasury for 10 years under Coalition and Labor Governments and is now a director of both the National Australia Bank and the Australian Stock Exchange.

Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Michael Britten said the forum, addressing the theme ‘Leading Through Uncertainty’, would help the region develop and strengthen leadership alliances, services and co-operation.

“This is a forum for business, community and local government; appealing to grass roots and executive leaders alike,” he said.

Cr Britten extended the invitation to all local business people and community groups to attend the forum.

“Private and public sector business leaders should attend, along with community, education and sporting leaders as we are seeking ways of meeting the needs of our communities into the future,” he said.

Dr Henry and motivational corporate speaker, David Parkin, will be speakers at a leadership dinner to be held at Oaklands in Pambula on Thursday 3 December.

Mr Parkin is a motivational corporate speaker who coached the Hawthorn and Carlton football clubs to multiple premierships in the 1970s and 80s. He went on to apply his leadership skills to the business community through co-authoring a number of books on achieving success in the workplace.

The two day forum on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 December will be held at Club Sapphire in Merimbula, with key speakers including former Brisbane Lord Mayor, Sallyanne Atkinson, President and Founder of Clean Energy for Eternity, Dr Matthew Nott, the Executive Director of the National Sea Change Taskforce, Alan Stokes, and the Chairman of Bega Cheese, Barry Irvin.

Tickets can be purchased for the leadership dinner, networking breakfast or a package including breakfast, dinner and the two day forum. All community groups will receive a 50 per cent discount.

To register for the event go to

Community groups should contact Heidi Fletcher on 6499 2222 to receive a discount code before booking online.

Please RSVP by Friday 27 November.

Photograph: Keynote speaker, Dr Ken Henry.


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