Supporting each other in business LONG lunch
Women in Business & Regional Development welcome you to join us for our Supporting Each other in Business Long Lunch!
Join us as we hear from our special guest speaker Sue Vardon, Independent Public Policy adviser, and former chief executive in federal and state government agencies, she was the inaugural Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year in 1995. Sue will reflect on a generation of women in business, her inspirational story demonstrates her strength of character and shrewdness in choice of strategy throughout her career.
Sue’s favourite quote is ““You’re Braver than you Believe, Stronger than you Seem, and Smarter than you Think” from AA Milne. She will expand on this along with exploring some tips from her book “Getting things Done – Stories and lessons for women Managers”.
We are excited to welcome Sue to Mount Gambier and are privilege to hear from a motivating mentor with an amazing story and message for us.
When – Friday the 20th of August
Where – Mac’s Hotel, Parlour Room (please note venue change)
Time – 12:30pm
Guest Speaker – Dr Sue Vardon AO
Tickets – *Member: $45 Non-Member: $60
Tickets include a 2-course meal
*One Member ticket per Member
Sue Vardon worked in local government in NSW (both metropolitan and country); State governments in NSW and South Australia and for the Federal Government in Canberra. She was a CEO for 23 years. She has a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of New South Wales and is a Doctor of the University of South Australia. She had a Centenary Medal for service as Chief Executive Officer of Centrelink and an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO ) in 2004 for service to the development and delivery of community support services and for contributions to public sector governance.
She was awarded Honorary Life Membership of Red Cross in October 2017 and IPAA in 2020. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia. She was the inaugural SA and National Winner of the Telstra Business Women’s Award in 1995. As a Chief Executive she has also been responsible for Public Sector Reform; Public Service Commissioner; Correctional Services; Child Welfare, Housing and Home support services; Youth; Family and Community Services and Emergency Management. She was the inaugural CE of Centrelink. A Former member of both Flinders University and the University of SA Councils. Former Member of the National Board of the Australian Red Cross and a former member of the Local Government Governance Panel in South Australia undertaking Code of Conduct reviews. Former member of the Advisory Board to the South African Social Security Agency, Former Chair, Connecting Up Inc, Chair ECH, Patron Public Service Medal Association of South Australia.