We hear a lot about technology and sustainability. What's less clear is how business leaders can practically apply these ideas. Understanding how to capitalise on the Fourth Industrial Revolution is the greatest challenge the corporate sector faces. A close second, though, involves understanding how to create a purpose-driven business.
Join our eminent panel for insights.
Dr Hugh Bradlow, President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
Hugh was previously Chief Technology Officer and Head of Innovation at Telstra, responsible for the R&D of new technologies and their introduction into Telstra’s business. Subsequently he became Chief Scientist at Telstra, in which role he advised the Telstra Board and management on the longer term technology directions and technology disruption anticipated to impact Telstra and its customers. He is globally recognised as a thought leader in telecommunications and was elected as the joint 2009 Australian Telecommunications Ambassador of the Year, named by Global Telecom Business as one of the most 100 most influential telecommunications executives in the world and Smart Company designated him as one of the 12 most influential people in Australian ICT. Hugh is also an independent Non-Executive Director of Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd.
Dr Jeanne Ng, Chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals
Jeanne has extensive experience in the environmental industry and has held senior roles in international environmental / engineering consulting companies and is regarded as one of Hong Kong’s experts in air and greenhouse gas emissions inventories. Jeanne is also a Director of the CLP Research Institute. Dr. Ng holds a BSc in Toxicology from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Environmental Management from the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Ng is currently a Board member of a number of international organisations including the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). She is also a member of the Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) Expert Panel and a member of the Project Advisory Panel for Emerging Forms of External Reporting under the International Auditing & Assurance Standards Board (IAASB).
Kylie Macfarlane, General Manager Corporate Responsibility, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Kylie is a financial services professional with over 20 years’ experience in the banking and wealth management industries. Kylie’s extensive experience has been accumulated through working for leading Australian financial services organisations, including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, its subsidiary Colonial First State, AMP Limited and Bankers Trust. As General Manager, Corporate Responsibility Kylie is responsible for leading the advice, governance and stakeholder engagement required to execute the Commonwealth Bank’s corporate responsibility and community affairs strategies. Kylie is a Trustee Director of the Commonwealth Bank’s employer superannuation fund, Group Super, a member of its Investment and Nominations Committees, Board Member of CommBank Foundation and Chair of the Bank’s Indigenous Advisory Council.
Derryn Heilbuth, Managing Director, BWD Strategic
A former print and television journalist, Derryn is founder and managing director of BWD, an advisory firm that creates sustainable business strategies for some of Australasia's largest companies. Derryn has been at the forefront of sustainability leadership for over two decades, helping clients to grow their profitability while creating beneficial social and environmental outcomes.