Emerging Leaders CIRCLE

The “Emerging Leaders In Conversation with…” Series brings together contemporary leaders in an informal and trusted environment. Designed to inspire your emerging leaders, this Series provides a forum for Australia’s most dynamic leaders to share their professional insights and personal stories in an intimate setting.

This program has been specifically developed to assist organisations in nurturing their emerging talent, providing tomorrow’s leaders with a rare opportunity to engage with today’s leading business professionals and create new relationships by meeting their peers from across industry.

The Emerging Leaders Program has been created to:

  • Connect your emerging leaders with their peers in other organisations

  • Provide a forum for emerging leaders to learn from others’ experiences

  • Share perspectives across a broad range of industries and sectors


The Series comprises regular briefings held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra, and run from 5:30pm to 7:15pm.

Each session features a one-on-one discussion with our guest of honour, followed by an open Q&A session with the audience in a relaxed and collegial environment.



  • Anthony Di Pietro, Chairman, Melbourne Victory Football Club – 25th July, Melbourne

  • Roundtable Discussion featuring Andrew Baxter, Senior Advisor, KPMG – 4th September, Sydney

  • Dayle Stevens, General Manager, Technology, AGL Energy Limited – 5th September, Melbourne

  • David Thodey, Chairman, CSIRO – 21st November 2019, Sydney


For further information regarding the Emerging Leaders Circle please contact Noa.Oziel@buscircle.com

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  • Susan Anderson, General Manager, Uber Australia and New Zealand
  • Andrew Baxter, Chief Executive Officer, Publicis Australia

  • Steve Baxter, Investor and Entrepreneur, SharkTank

  • Matt Bekier, Chief Executive Officer, The Star Entertainment Group

  • Anna Bligh, CEO, YWCA NSW, Former QLD Premier

  • John Brogden AM, Chief Executive Officer, Landcom & Chairman, Lifeline Australia

  • Melissa Clark-Reynolds, Professional Company Director & Digital Strategist

  • Steve Cox, Managing Director, Dymocks

  • Jim Doyle, Executive Chairman, NZ Warriors

  • Angelos Frangopolous, CEO & Managing Editor, Australian News Channel

  • Todd Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer, National Rugby League

  • Colin Jensen, Chief Executive Officer, Brisbane City Council

  • Alan Joyce, Chief Executive Officer, Qantas

  • Kristina Keneally, Director, Gender Inclusion, Macquarie Graduate School of Management

  • Sally Loane CEO, Financial Services Council

  • Michael Malone, Founder, iiNet & Director, nbn

  • Simon McGrath, Chief Operating Officer - Pacific, Accor Asia Pacific

  • Stephen Rue, Chief Executive Officer, nbn co ltd

  • Ann Sherry, Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Australia

  • Naomi Simson, Founder & Chief Experience Officer, Red Balloon

  • Steve Vamos, President, Society of Knowledge Economics

  • Rob Waddell, Chef de Mission, New Zealand Olympic Committee


The Trans - Tasman Business Circle is a strategic growth partner for the region’s leading organisations in the private and public sector.

The Circle partners with our clients to build their strategic relationships, business insights and profile by developing customised programs for stakeholder engagement.


  • Australia Office T: +61 2 9389 8988

  • New Zealand Office T: +64 9 373 3852

  • Singapore Office T: +65 9742 9399

  • info@buscircle.com

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Sydney Office
T: +61 2 9389 8988

Auckland Office
T: +64 9 373 3852

Singapore Office
T: +65 9742 9399



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