Wednesday 18 May 2022

Speakers announced for IPA Business & Agency Leadership residential: Sydney, May 29-31

An outstanding lineup of guest speakers, all experts in transformational leadership, have been announced for this year’s IPA Business & Agency Leadership residential course, taking place in Sydney’s Ovolo Hotel in Wooloomooloo from May 29-31.

The three-day program, hosted by Advertising Council Australia, is a unique opportunity for senior agency directors to learn how to grow and lead a resilient, progressive business.

Joining course chairs Lindsey Evans, Partner and Co-CEO Special Australia, and Chris Howatson, Founder and CEO Howatson+Company in leading delegates over the duration of the jam-packed course, this year’s guest speakers include:

Liz Jones, Associate Director of Dattner Group and a highly regarded leadership expert: Finding your authentic style

Joe Pollard, an accomplished executive and non-executive director with over 30+ years’ experience in CEO roles, brand and customer management, media and digital/technology roles: What clients need

Dr Karen Coates, Australia’s leading holistic medical doctor and naturopathic physician: Importance of wellbeing – Sustaining yourself and leading by example

Aimee Buchanan, CEO, GroupM Australia & New Zealand: Stepping Up

Nick Garrett, Partner, Deloitte Digital: Future of the industry Q&A

Mike Read, Founder and Director, Pigs Can Fly Too, specialists in cultural engineering, leadership development, executive coaching: Understanding your communication and learning preference

Melinda Geertz, Former Chief Executive Officer, Leo Burnett Australia, Non-Executive Director, Mentor: Building a career, not a moment

Peter Kirk, Indigenous Connector/Creator, Campfire X and Laura Aldington, CEO, Host/Havas Sydney: Reconciliation: how the next generation of industry leaders can be at the forefront of change.

Scott Nowell, Co-Founder, Group CCO, and Mark Green, Co Founder Group CEO, The Monkeys/Accenture Interactive ANZ: How to be a good creative partner

Helen McCabe, Founder and Managing Director, Future Women: Inclusion and equality

Course chair sessions

Lindsey Evans, Partner and Co-CEO Special Australia: Leadership style

Chris Howatson, Founder and CEO Howatson+Company: Transforming for the future

Additional guest speakers will be announced soon.

Lindsey Evans commented: “The principles of great leadership are straightforward in theory, but that doesn’t make them easy to put into practice. This course is designed to get to the heart of what it means to be a dynamic, authentic and resilient agency leader. We hope to inspire and share practical insight and advice that can be put to immediate use,” she said.

IPA residential courses are informative, with interactive sessions featuring industry leaders and project briefs that require delegates to work collaboratively. IPA Business & Agency Leadership is highly recommended for group account directors or equivalent who are looking to take the next crucial step into leadership.

The full line-up of speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. Places in the course are limited therefore delegates are urged to book as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

Full course details and registration information can be found here.

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