Women in Leadership Part 3: Are we there yet?

Women in Leadership Part 3: Are we there yet?

Aug 27

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David Livingstone, CEO, Credit Suisse
Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner for Australia
David Peever, Managing Director, Rio Tinto Australia and Male Champion for Change


 Public event
 Four Seasons Hotel, 199 George Street, Sydney, NSW

 Women in leadership
 Lunch 11.30am to 2.00pm



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CEDA understands that gender equality in senior business decision-making has far-reaching benefits beyond the corporate sector bottom-line.

The third session of the NSW series is underpinned by the announcement from the Sex Discrimination Commissioner in July 2010: "What we're shooting for is approaching 40 per cent of women at board and at senior level, in five years' time."

To date, three per cent of ASX 200 companies have female chief executives and the ratio of women on boards stands at 14 per cent.

CEDA is delighted to welcome Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner for Australia and Male Champion of Change David Peever, Managing Director, Rio Tinto Australia and
David Livingstone, CEO, Credit Suisse who will tackle the question: Are we there yet? What bold shifts and innovative approaches are required going forward?


Elizabeth Broderick
Sex Discrimination Commissioner for Australia
Australian Human Rights Commission

Elizabeth Broderick was appointed Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner responsible for Age Discrimination in September 2007 for a 5 year term.

Prior to her appointment as Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner responsible for Age Discrimination, Elizabeth was a partner at Blake Dawson and developed the firm's business case for flexibility in the workplace. Her efforts contributed to creating a workplace where more than 20 per cent of the law firm's workforce now uses flexible work arrangements.

She has been a strong advocate for Australia's national paid parental leave scheme and more recently has championed the changes to the ASX Corporate Governance Principles to increase the number of women at decision making level.

Elizabeth is also a non-executive director on a number of academic and not for profit Boards, including, the Australian Indigenous Minority Supplier Council; the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Advisory Board; the Vic Health Advisory Board; the ANU Centre for Public and International Law and the World Bank Gender Equality Advisory Council.

David Peever
Managing Director
Rio Tinto Australia and Male Champion for Change

David Peever was appointed managing director Rio Tinto Australia in November 2009. He is responsible for directing the corporate interests of Rio Tinto in Australia.

Based in Rio Tinto's Australian headquarters in Melbourne, David also holds the position of managing director of Rio Tinto Marine, the Group's stand-alone marine transportation business unit.

Since joining the Rio Tinto Group in 1987, David has worked in an extensive range of senior management and leadership roles including sales and marketing, business analysis, industrial relations, mining operations and human resources.

David is a Councillor of Business Council of Australia, Vice Chairman of Minerals Council of Australia and a member of the Business Roundtable on Climate Change and the Male Champions of Change Advisory Group, as well as Chairman of Northparkes Joint Venture.

David graduated from James Cook University with an economics degree and later completed a Masters of Science in Mineral Economics from Macquarie University.

David Livingstone
Chief Executive Officer
Credit Suisse

David Livingstone is Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse Australia and a member of the Asia Pacific Operating Committee and the Asia Pacific Country Management Committee. In addition to his Australian CEO responsibilities, David continues to advise select global clients of Credit Suisse.

Prior to assuming his role as CEO Australia, David was Head of the European Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Merger & Acquisitions business based in London.

David joined Credit Suisse in January 2007 from HSBC where he was a Managing Director and Head of EMEA Investment Banking. Prior to that, Mr. Livingstone worked at Goldman Sachs for 16 years in a variety of senior roles, including Head of the European Industrials business, Head of Asia (ex-Japan) Mergers and Acquisitions and Head of Australian Investment Banking.

David has extensive experience in international mergers and acquisitions transactions, capital raisings and corporate restructurings.

He holds a B.A Honours Degree in Economics from Macquarie University in Sydney and an M.A. in Law from Jesus College, Cambridge.




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