Australia Forum 2023

February 10, 2023
February 10, 2023
08:30 to 12:30

AESC's Australia Forum will connect Executive Search professionals to engage in conversations about the big issues impacting executive talent and the profession.

Register to explore:

Competencies of Great Leaders
The Executive Talent Agenda in 2023
Technology: What are the Opportunities and Risks for Our Profession
Panel: Inclusive Search Practices


08:30 to 09:00
Breakfast and Registration
09:00 to 09:45
Competencies of Great Leaders

360 research of the best C-suite leaders shows there are four meta-competencies. These four competencies fit neatly with our philosophy of leadership driving engagement, and engaging driving performance. Join Peter Berry as he unpacks the core competencies of successful Australian leaders and explains how executive assessments add science and rigor to selection and development. This session comes from a perspective that Leadership is consequential, measurable, and improvable.

Peter Berry
Managing Partner
Peter Berry Consulting
09:45 to 10:30
The Executive Talent Agenda in 2023

Few of us have the confidence to make predictions about where the economy and geopolitics will take us in 2023, but one thing is certain, whether it's boom times or another crisis, the role of leadership is more important than it's ever been. Join us as we unpack what issues top the agenda for HR leaders in 2023, and how can our profession help.

Dharma Chandran
Chief People Officer
ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
10:30 to 11:00
Morning Tea
11:00 to 11:45
Technology: What are the Opportunities and Risks for Our Profession

We may be on the cusp of big changes when it comes to technology and executive search. Technology has undoubtedly changed the search process over the past decade by helping us effectively source talent, interface with clients, and improve productivity. The next decade may bring even more significant changes as AI and machine learning change how we source, assess, and onboard talent. Not to mention the ever-important issue of cybersecurity, with increased security risks on the horizon in 2023. A must-attend session.

Simon Townsend
Director and Co-Founder
TCS Insights
Aaron McIntosh
Managing Director
Invenias Bullhorn
Jonathon Morse
Managing Partner, Australia
Johnson Partners
Cynthia Cottrell
Career Business Leader, Pacific
11:45 to 12:30
Panel: Inclusive Search Practices

What are the critical steps from search strategy through to onboarding where we can enhance the probability of success when seeking to hire diverse candidates? What are the potential derailers throughout the process? How can inclusion be built into the candidate experience throughout? And how do we ensure that there is a successful onboarding process, so the candidate is best set up for success? Join us for a candid panel discussion and bring your hard questions.

Ty Wiggins
Executive Director, Executive Transitions & Development
Russell Reynolds Associates
David Evans
Managing Partner
Watermark Search International
Carol Lewis
Stanton Chase



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