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View From The Top

The UniSA Business School is proud to present View From The Top, an exclusive seminar and networking series that connects executives and thought-leaders with our MBA and postgraduate students, alumni and high achieving final year undergraduate students. Our View From The Top presenters share leadership and industry insights and advance debate on issues that affect the business world and our society. Our broader community of students, alumni, industry and academic partners can also benefit from these events - each View From The Top seminar is available to view online.

(To view the seminars held in 2016, please click here.)


Upcoming Seminars in 2017


Trust and Talent: twin peaks of 'future work'.

Ms Jane Booth, Executive Director: People, Talent & Culutre - UniSA

9am - 11am, 29 May 2017

Host: tbc

In this seminar Jane will discuss how the world of work is changing and the familiar organisational paradigm of corporate structures and developing high performing, engaged employees won't fit. Trust will be central to fully leveraging the talents of those we interoperate with to create value. We'll need new skills, new ways of viewing systems and a mindset that navigates the known and the unknown with confidence.

Join us for this exclusive networking seminar. Refreshments and morning tea will be served.

Registrations for this seminar will open at the beginning of May 2017.



Reflections on 40 plus years in business in Australia and overseas

Mr Leigh Clifford AO, Chairman - Qantas Airways Limited

6pm - 8pm, 22 June 2017

Hosted by Professor Marie Wilson, Pro Vice Chancellor - Business & Law.

Leigh Clifford, Chairman of Qantas Airways Limited, will be interviewed by Vice Chancellor, Marie Wilson, where he will reflect and share his experiences working in businesses within Australia and overseas. A comprehensive Q&A session will follow after the interview.

Leigh Clifford was appointed Chairman of the Qantas Board in November 2007 after having been a Director since August 2007. Previously Leigh worked for Rio Tinto for 37 years, and was appointed a Director in 1994 followed by the Chief Executive in March 2000. Leigh retired in April 2007. In addition Leigh was previously Chairman of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, a Director of Barclays Banks plc in the United Kingdom and Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc in the USA. Leigh is a qualified mining engineer and graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Engineering with first class honours and gained a Masters degree in Engineering Science from the same University.

Join us for this exclusive networking seminar. Refreshments and a light meal will be served.

Registrations for this seminar will open at the beginning of June 2017.


Previous Seminars in 2017


Making SDGs a Reality—what will it take?

Ms Rosie Wheen, Chief Executive - WaterAid

9am - 11am, 23 March 2017

Hosted by Professor Lin Crase, Head - School of Commerce.

The Sustainable Development Goals are a ground breaking opportunity to galvanize action to end extreme poverty. These goals are interdependent and interconnected, they address peace, people, prosperity, partnership and our planet. WaterAid is part of the movement to make Goal 6 a reality—everyone everywhere having access to water, sanitation and hygiene.

To do this, business as usual is not going to get us there, we need to think and work differently and we all have a part to play. Rosie will share her reflection on the crucial role of leadership, collaboration and addressing inequalities will play to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Click here to view the seminar.