14th annual


20-21 February 2020 | Adelaide Convention Centre



The CEO & Chair Symposium is designed exclusively for the needs of leaders and decision-makers. The Symposium is an opportunity to discuss amongst your peers the topics that are often reserved for the Board and most senior levels of staff. 

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Tom Symondson

Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Healthcare Association

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Deon Schoombie

Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Healthcare Products Australia

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Marie-Claire Ross

Chief Corporate Catalyst & Founder, Trustologie

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Representatives of Member Organisations: $1,190

Representatives of Non-Member NFP Organisations: $1,490

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Session highlights

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Modernising and Transforming an Association

As the Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, Kristin Michaels has been at the forefront of a transformation that has modernised the organisation through a new governance model, a modern constitution, contemporary communications and a focus on the future of the organisation in delivering member value.

Kristin Michaels, Chief Executive Officer, Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia

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A significant contributor to the achievement by an association of its purpose is its ability to influence public policy. Marion Fulker will demonstrate how, through providing evidence-based research to create a compelling case for change, the Committee for Perth has ensured its voice is heard.

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Revamping Your Organisation

Deon Schoombie has worked at Consumer Healthcare Products Australia for the past 30 years and, during that time, has seen two changes to the organisation’s name. Fundamental to a successful name or brand change is a preparedness to clearly communicate the necessary steps and expectations.

Deon Schoombie, Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Healthcare Products Australia

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The Pursuit of Happiness: An ASA Story

Jennifer was a part of the turn-around process at the ASA and will illustrate the challenges faced by the Board and how they overcame them to not only become the successful organisation they are now, but to take that success and move the association forward.

Dr Jennifer Alphonse, Vice-President, Australasian Sonographers Associations

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What To Do When Faced With Your Worst Case Scenario

Despite the issues that Family Based Care Tasmania have faced in the last few years, including the Aged Care Royal Commission and the Royal Commission into Disability, the association has managed to continue diversifying the business and doubled their revenue by overcoming the external and internal influences that they have faced.

Justine Barwick, Chief Operating Officer, Family Based Care Tasmania

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Six Critical Steps to Foster a High Trust Senior Leadership Team

How well does your executive team engage in truth-seeking dialogue, challenge one another, share resources, and be accountable for results? High-performance leadership teams are vital to an organisation’s success. But they need TRUST first to succeed.

Marie-Claire Ross, Chief Corporate Catalyst & Founder, Trustologie

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