Briefing Details

Emerging Leaders in conversation with David Thodey, Chair, CSIRO

The Emerging Leaders Circle (ELC), part of the Trans-Tasman Business Circle, is a platform specifically developed to:
- Assist organisation’s in nurturing their emerging talent
- Provide tomorrow’s leaders with a rare opportunity to engage with today’s leading business professionals
- Create new relationships by meeting peers from across industry
- Bring together contemporary leaders to share their professional insights and personal stories in an intimate setting with the next generation of leaders

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.

David Thodey is a global business leader focused on innovation, technology and telecommunications with more than 30 years of experience creating brand and shareholder value. He is the former Chairman of JobsNSW and an Ambassador for business events in NSW. He is the Chairman of the NSW Government’s Quantum Computing Fund Advisory Panel.
Mr Thodey is on the Advisory Boards of SquarePeg Capital and Unified Healthcare Group (UHG), is on the Investment Committee of Evans and Partners Global Disruption Fund, and is a non-executive Board director of Ramsay Health Care, a global hospital group.
He also had a successful career as CEO of Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company and also CEO of IBM Australia and New Zealand.
Mr Thodey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and English from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, attended the Kellogg School of Management postgraduate General Management Program at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science and Technology from Deakin University in 2016 and an Honorary Doctorate of Business from University of Technology Sydney in 2018.


Mr David Thodey AO Chair


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Theme: Emerging Leaders

City: Sydney

Date: Thursday, 21 November 2019

Time: 05:30 PM  - 07:30 PM

Venue Details

Uber: Level 30, 580 George Street, Sydney

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