Strength in Diversity - API National Leadership Series (A190910)

7:30am Tuesday, 10 September 2019
9:30am Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Breakfast
National Gallery of Australia
Parkes Place
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2600
Australia

In 2019 the National Leadership Series will focus on the theme Strength in Diversity. The API aims to support and encourage diversity, growth and leadership within the property industry by exploring the fascinating journeys of professionals in a range of industries and across business models and sectors. Presented as a breakfast panel discussion, speakers will share the stories of their career paths and what diversity means to them. 

ACT Presenters

  • The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP Minister for Indigenous Australians
  • Kate Carnell AO - Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman 
  • Glenn Keys AO - Executive Chairman, Aspen Medical
  • Matthew Shadbolt, National Director - Head of Valuations & Advisory Services ACT, JLL
 
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Ken Wyatt

The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP 
Minister for Indigenous Australians

Ken Wyatt was elected in 2010 as the Federal Member for Hasluck, an electorate South East of Perth, making history as the first Indigenous Member of the House of Representatives. In September 2013 he became the first Member for Hasluck re-elected for a second term. Since his election to Parliament in 2010, Ken Wyatt has worked tirelessly to be a strong advocate for his electorate and to help build a stronger local community.

In 2015, Ken Wyatt again made history as the first Indigenous member of the Federal Executive, after being sworn in as the Assistant Minister for Health. He was responsible for Aged Care service delivery and implementation, as well as for Dementia Care. Ken also had Ministerial responsibility for the Organ and Tissue Authority, which is an independent statutory agency within the Health portfolio.

Before entering politics he worked in community roles in the fields of Health and Education as a Director in New South Wales and Western Australia.

Not only has Ken Wyatt had an extensive career in health and education, he has also made an enormous contribution to the wider community in training and mentoring young people. This was recognised in 1996 when he was awarded the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. In 2000, he was awarded a Centenary of Federation Medal for ‘his efforts and contribution to improving the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and mainstream Australian society in education and health’.

Kate Carnell

Kate Carnell AO
Australian Small Business and Family Enteprise Ombudsman

Kate Carnell commenced her role as Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) in March 2016. Kate brings extensive experience and knowledge to the role of Ombudsman, having run her own small businesses for 15 years before becoming ACT Chief Minister in 1995 for a five year period. Prior to her appointment as the inaugural ASBFEO, Kate held the position of CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which represents more than 300,000 businesses across Australia. She has also served two years as CEO of beyondblue, four years as CEO of the Australian Food and Grocery Council, four years as CEO of the Australian General Practice Network (AGPN) and three years as CEO of the National Association of Forest Industries (NAFI). A pharmacist by profession, Kate was the inaugural chair of the ACT Branch of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the first female to become the National Vice-President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Kate was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2006 for her services to the community through contributions to economic development and support for the business sector, knowledge industries, the medical sector and medical technology advances.

Glenn Keys

Glenn Keys AO
Executive Chairman
Aspen Medical

Glenn is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Canberra-based Aspen Medical, one of the world’s leading providers of outsourced healthcare solutions.

Prior to building and leading businesses in the private sector, Glenn had a distinguished career in the Australian Defence Force (ADF). His service saw him undertake a range of tasks from training to test flying and engineering to logistics support for Army aircraft.

In 2003, Glenn founded Aspen with his long-time friend, Dr Andrew Walker.  After 15 years Aspen has a team of over 2,000 and operates across Australasia, the Pacific Rim, the Middle East, Africa, the USA and the UK. Today the company has customers in the Government, Defence, Mining, Oil & Gas and Humanitarian sectors. In 2017 Glenn and Andrew were selected as runners up for the World Entrepreneurs of the Year, and Glenn was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for both his philanthropic leadership in the business sector and his work as an advocate for people with an intellectual disability.

A passionate advocate of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Glenn has placed social responsibility and community involvement at the heart of Aspen Medical’s culture.

Glenn is a graduate of the University of New South Wales and the International Test Pilots School in the UK. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Project Management, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia.

Matt Shadbolt

Matt Shadbolt
National Director - Head of Valuations & Advisory Services ACT
JLL

Matt is currently a National Director with JLL and Head of Valuation and Advisory in the ACT. 

Matt has enjoyed…. so far, a 30 year career in real-estate and has covered both private and public sector markets and many types of valuation briefs…. from the suburban house to exotic islands to complex court matters as an expert witness.

He has led valuation teams from small 2 person operations, to large government state teams, to owning his own business.  He is passionate about his profession and working with likeminded people in an ever changing valuation world.

 

Charity Partner: Project Independence

As part of our National Leadership Series and our ongoing commitment to supporting our local community, we will once again be supporting a charity partner for this event. Our 2019 charity partner is Project Independence, and $5 per ticket sold will be donated towards this important cause.

Project Independence (PI) is an innovative social housing development for people with an Intellectual Disability (ID). It represents a new and unique model of homeownership, not only in Australia but also internationally. PI was developed and rolled out in Canberra and provides people with an ID the opportunity to acquire equity in a property, using just their government Disability Support Pension (DSP), whilst learning the life skills and Supported Decision-Making abilities to live as independently as possible. It empowers them to use PI as a stepping stone to move to truly independent living in the broader community and grow beyond social housing as they move up the homeownership ladder.

Program

7:00amRegistration opens 
7:30amBreakfast commences
9:30amExpected finish
  

Registration Fees

API Members$94
API Student Members$79
Non-members$119
Table of 8 - please click here$715 - 5% discount
  

CPD Points

Full attendance at this event accrues 1.5 CPD points.

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