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Watch live as a board deals with the challenges of firing and hiring a CEO

On November 2, 2017, The Resolution is presenting a powerful hypothetical where three of Australia’s most experienced and admired board members will meet to finalise the termination of their CEO and appoint a replacement.  

This unique event will feature ‘The Resolution Board of Directors’ Jane Hemstritch, Michael Ullmer and Peter Hay

Tickets to this event are strictly limited and will sell out. 
Secure your tickets today at https://resolution2017ceo.eventbrite.com.au 

What you'll learn by attending:

It is often said the most important job of any board is to hire and fire the CEO, yet many board members faced with this task have never experienced this process.

At this unique event, you'll learn:

  • When should a board consider terminating their CEO?
  • How does the board go about this important task?
  • What documentation is important in this process?
  • What are the legal constraints that must be understood?
  • How and when does the recruitment process begin?
  • Should an acting CEO be appointed?
  • What are the issues in considering an internal and external candidates?
  • What Board policies need to be in place?

About the Resolution Board

Jane Hemstritch 

Jane Hemstritch BSc (Hons) London University FICAEW FCAANZ FAICD was managing director Asia Pacific for Accenture Limited from 2004 until her retirement in February 2007.

Mrs Hemstritch is an independent non-executive director of Telstra Corporation Ltd, Lendlease Corporation Limited, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and Victorian Opera Company Ltd (Chairman from February 2013).
She is the Deputy Chair of the Council of The National Library of Australia, and a member of the Global Council of Herbert Smith Freehills, the Council of Governing Members of The Smith Family and Chief Executive Women.
Past roles include independent non-executive director of The Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd (2006-2016), Santos Ltd (2010 – 2016) and Tabcorp Holdings.

Michael Ullmer FAICD

Michael was the National Australia Bank Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer from October 2007 until he stepped down from the Bank in August 2011.  

Mr Ullmer is a director of Woolworths Limited and Lendlease Corporation and is Chairman of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and is a Trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria. He is a member of the European Australian Business Council.
He was a director of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank, Bank of New Zealand, Chairman of the Group’s US subsidiary Great Western Bank, and Chairman of JBWere. He was also a director of Fosters Limited until the acquisition by SAB Miller.
Michael has a degree in Mathematics, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Peter is the Chairman of Newcrest Mining Ltd and Vicinity Centres, and a part time Member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel.  

Peter has a background in M&A legal practice, investment banking advisory work and as a non-executive director. He was Chief Executive Officer of Freehills from 2000 to 2005.

Event details and registration

Thursday 2 November, 2017

10.30am - coffee, tea, registrations & networking
11.00am - boardroom ‘hypothetical’ CEO termination, presentation of candidates and  selection of new CEO
12:30pm - Lunch and questions
1.30pm - event close / further networking
2:30pm – networking / session close

RACV Club, Level 17, 501 Bourke Street Melbourne

Your learning experience begins when you register. You will be invited to virtually 'join' the board Nominations and Remuneration subcommittee and you will be able to read the board papers and submit questions that you believe the Board should address and contribute as a valuable member of the decision-making process.

Following this event, you will have access to the many digital artefacts created by the process to improve how you operate in your own organisation.

TICKET PRICES (which include all pre, at and post-event activities):
Single ticket        $185.00 + GST
Table of 10          $1800.00 + GST

Tickets to this event are strictly limited and will sell out. Secure your tickets today at https://resolution2017ceo.eventbrite.com.au

Contact Big Mouth Marketing Communications on 03 9785 3050 or via email at kerryn.nelson@bigmouth.net.au

Interested in being a sponsor of this unique event? There are a range of sponsorship opportunities available!

If you would like to know more about how your organisation can be involved, please contact Kerryn Nelson on 03 9785 3050 or via kerryn.nelson@bigmouth.net.au


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