Meet the CEO

What's it really like to be CEO of a major organisation?

Nicholas Moore of Macquarie Bank, Alan Joyce of Qantas and Gail Kelly of Westpac are just some of the CEOs who have shared with us their insights into business leadership at these flagship alumni events.

Bring along a friend or a work colleague and make the most of this free and exclusive opportunity to access the minds of today's top business thinkers.

There's nothing like being in a live audience, but if you aren't able to attend Meet the CEO events, each interview is streamed live on the web and you can also take part in the lively discussion on Twitter.

Upcoming "Meet the CEO" guest speakers

  • Andrew Penn, Chief Executive Officer, Telstra
    25 August 2016, Sydney

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  • Christine Holgate, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Blackmores
    13 October 2016, Sydney
  • Shayne Elliott, Chief Executive Officer, ANZ
    8 November 2016, Melbourne

Past 'Meet the CEO' guest speakers

What does it take to be CEO? Explore the video archives below and get inspired.

Ian Narev

Ian Narev

Managing Director and CEO of Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
19 November 2015

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Alison Watkins

Alison Watkins

Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil Limited.
14 October 2015

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Peter Flavel

Peter Flavel

CEO, J.P. Morgan Private Wealth Management Asia
8 December 2014

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Fred Hilmer

Fred Hilmer

President and Vice-Chancellor, UNSW
9 September 2014

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David Smith

David Smith

CEO of the National Rugby League
16 June 2014

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John Borghetti

John Borghetti

CEO and Managing Director, Virgin Australia
21 October 2013

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Andrew Stevens

Andrew Stevens

Managing Director, IBM Australia and New Zealand
24 September 2013

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Grant King

Grant King

Managing Director of Origin Energy
5 November 2012

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Elmer Funke Kupper

Elmer Funke Kupper

Managing Director and CEO Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)
5 July 2012

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Mike Quigley

Mike Quigley

CEO, NBN Co
3 April 2012

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Alan Joyce

Alan Joyce

CEO, Qantas Airways Ltd
22 November 2011

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Cameron Clyne

Cameron Clyne

CEO, National Australia Bank
20 July 2011

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Catriona Noble

Catriona Noble

CEO, McDonald's Australia
20 July 2011

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David Thodey

David Thodey

CEO, Telstra
7 October 2010

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Naomi Milgrim AO

Naomi Milgrim AO

Executive Chair and CEO, Sussan Group Limited
26 August 2010

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Mike Smith

Mike Smith

CEO, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ)
20 April 2010

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Richard Goyder

Richard Goyder

Managing Director & CEO, Wesfarmers Ltd
24 February 2010

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Dr Ken Henry

Dr Ken Henry

Secretary to the Treasury, Commonwealth of Australia
28 October 2009

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Mark Scott

Mark Scott

Managing Director, ABC
23 July 2009

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Chua Sock Koong

Chua Sock Koong

CEO, SingTel Group
17 March 2009

Nicholas Moore

Nicholas Moore

Managing Director & CEO, Macquarie Group
23 September 2008

Ralph Norris

Ralph Norris

Managing Director & CEO, Commonwealth Bank
9 July 2008

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Glenn Stevens

Glenn Stevens

Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
31 October 2007

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David Kirk

David Kirk

CEO & Managing Director, Fairfax Media
13 September 2007

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Andrew Mohl

Andrew Mohl

CEO & Managing Director, AMP
13 June 2007

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Dr Peter Shergold

Dr Peter 
Shergold

Secretary – Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
5 October 2006

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David Morgan

David Morgan

CEO, Westpac Banking Corporation
11 July 2006

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Steven Lowy

Steven Lowy

Group Managing Director, Westfield
29 May 2006

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Michael Hawker

Michael Hawker

CEO & Managing Director, Insurance Australia Group Limited
15 September 2005

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Richard Pratt

Richard Pratt

Chairman, Visy Industries
10 August 2005

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Geoff Dixon

Geoff Dixon

CEO & Managing Director, Qantas
3 May 2005

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Roger Corbett AM

Roger Corbett AM

CEO & Managing Director, Woolworths Australia
14 October 2004

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Gail Kelly

Gail Kelly

CEO & Managing Director, St George Bank
24 August 2004

Michael Chaney AO

Michael Chaney AO

CEO, Wesfarmers
23 June 2004

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Terry Davis

Terry Davis

CEO, Coca-Cola Amatil
28 April 2004

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Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson

Chairman, The Virgin Group
9 December 2003

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