In April of 2017, Mike went back to his roots in the world of finance taking up the role of Chief Customer Officer of Corporate and Institutional Banking for the NAB.
With him, he took his own personal convictions and determination to make a contribution to the community in an industry not known for sending out warm fuzzies. But Mike, being a pretty warm and fuzzie guy himself, believes there is plenty of social good a private organisation can do, "If you went into the street and asked 10 people which was the first organisation to bring domestic violence leave into the country, I don't think you would get anyone to say the NAB”.
That’s a fair call - and one that Mike is hoping to change in his new role partly through the instant and personal reach of social media to tell “stories”. Stories he says, of all those employees who make a difference to their communities and their customers. He has never been more convinced about the power of individuals to talk about their passions and what drives them. Meanwhile, the Pathfinders community is pleased to welcome Mike Baird as he joins us as the keynote speaker for the next Pathfinders Business Breakfast where we will hear his own current passions and what is driving him.
The next Pathfinders Breakfast will play host to the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of New South Wales.
Those in the business world, both established and the up and comers, will benefit from hearing from Berejiklian’s unique insight, as she sheds light on what the state government is doing to make NSW a great place for business.
Attendees will gain understanding into how impact, purposefulness and progress in Government is measured and how NSW compares with other states.
There will also be a rare opportunity to glean from a more personal side of the Premier as Phil Pringle interviews Berejiklian about the role faith plays in her position and how she sets goals both personally, and as a leader in government.
Pathfinders Masterclass at Presence Conference with Silvestro Morabito, Val McIntyre and Tim Foote.
What is your next business move? A class for business people to be empowered by fellow entrepreneurs, creators, makers, culture builders and world changers
“From Side Gig to Start Up”
Masterclass with Keynote Speaker Tara Commerford and Panel guests Simon Allsop and Joe Sprange.
The Masterclass is for people who are looking to start or succeed in a side business.
If you are frustrated with not making enough money from your day job, or have aspirations to make more money with a new income stream, make sure you come along to this event!
Back by popular demand, we welcome Daniel Petre.
In September 2016 Daniel Petre solidified his status as the country's most influential investor when he was named as Australia’s most powerful player in the technology sector in the Australian Financial Review’s ‘Power Issue’ - A title well-earned if you take a glimpse at his resume…
During his career spanning over 30 years, Petre has acted as right-hand man to Bill Gates for the Microsoft Office in the US, as well as taking up the role of managing director of Microsoft Australia. He went on to establish own businesses and business models, but also invest into the wave of start-up technology companies through his various venture capital funds including most recently AirTree, which, since launching in 2014, has become Australia’s biggest ever tech venture capital fund.
With this kind of influence and success, Petre could almost be forgiven for becoming a stuffy suit, throwing his weight around the business community and pressuring his employees to get to the office early and leave late.
His principles on healthy work/life balance earned him the nick-name ‘The 9-5 VP’ during his time at Microsoft for his refusal to let late meetings disrupt time with his family. Such were his convictions on the issue, he penned the book ‘Father Time’ highlighting the importance of balancing corporate life and fatherhood.
Daniel Petre will share the latest in the tech space globally as well as his profound insights and personal stories into the struggle of balancing family pressures with the stresses of corporate life. Plus, he will smash the idea that working overtime equals more success and productivity, a myth that has plagued white-collar industries for too long!
Saul Eslake has been a fixture on the Australian financial markets for more than 25 years. For 14 years, Saul was the Chief Economist of the Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ). Saul is currently an independent economist and Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Tasmania and we are thrilled to welcome him as our guest speaker for the upcoming Pathfinders breakfast.
Cockle Bay Rooms, ICC. Wednesday 12 April 2017
Jim Penman is the founder of Australia's largest franchise chain - Jim's Group. While studying for a PHD in history in 1982 he turned a $24 investment into a business worth $350 million today. Jim attributes his success to his unorthodox obsession with serving his people.
Speaker: Phil Allison, Managing Director at Corporate Edge. Topic: Modern Leadership – 21st Century Culture
Join us for our next masterclass with Phil Allison, who will be speaking on: Culture – what is it and how to look back to look forward, What Leadership Looks Like Today, and Why Drive Engagement....read more
Grand Ballroom, Westin Sydney with Toby Hall - CEO at St Vincent's Health Australia
In 2014 Toby Hall became CEO of St Vincent's health, Australia's 2nd largest healthcare provider. He was immediately thrust into leading an organisation that deals with life & death and being in the news on a daily basis... read more
The IVY, Level 1, 330 George St. Entry via Palings Lane. With Glenn Stevens
The next Pathfinders will be hearing from one of Australia’s leading economists Glenn Stevens has been the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia since 2006 and helped navigate Australia safely through the global financial crisis. He began at the Bank in the Research Department in 1980 and his term as Governor is ending this September 2016.
How has the digital age changed the face of marketing a business in 2016? What does a successful marketing strategy look like in the digital era?