SA Women and Leadership series: the future of work

SA Women and Leadership series: the future of work

May 21
CEDA is pleased to welcome Aurecon's Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, Louise Adams to share her insights on the future of work and what this means for women.


Louise Adams, Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, Aurecon
Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA
Lucinda Hewitson, Chief Executive and Founder, Diversity Inclusion

Event overview

What are the trends impacting women in the future workforce? Louise Adams together with CEDA CEO, Melinda Cilento will discuss important trends, including flexibility, technological change and diversity and how they will impact the changing nature of work.
Understanding these trends and changes are critical foundations for more equitable workplaces and improving women’s participation in the economy. Join CEDA for this important discussion.

Event presentations

Louise Adams, Aurecon MP3

Melinda Cilento, CEDA MP3

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the speakers

Louise Adams
Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, Aurecon

Louise Adams is Aurecon’s Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand, responsible for people, financial and operational performance to meet Aurecon’s strategic and operational business goals across Australia and New Zealand.

Prior to her current role, Louise was the Regional Director responsible for Aurecon’s operations across South Australia and Victoria. Leading a team of more than 700 people, she was focused on building high performing teams through leadership development, strong client engagement and delivery excellence. Louise became the first female Executive Director on Aurecon’s Global Board in 2013, is a member of the Executive Committee and is Aurecon’s global spokesperson for Women in Leadership.

Melinda Cilento
Chief Executive, CEDA

Melinda is a company director, economist and experienced senior executive. She is a non-executive director of Australian Unity and Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia. Melinda is also a member of the Parliamentary Budget Office panel of expert advisors.

She was previously a Non-Executive Director with Woodside Petroleum, Commissioner with the Productivity Commission and Deputy CEO and Chief Economist with the Business Council of Australia. Melinda has also previously held senior roles with the Federal Department of Treasury, Invesco and the International Monetary Fund.

Meet the facilitator

Lucinda Hewitson
Chief Executive and Founder, Diversity Inclusion

Lucinda Hewitson is an industry leader in diversity and inclusion and works with companies and industry bodies to capitalise on the benefits. Lucinda is an Organisational Psychologist with 20 years’ experience working with companies in Australia and overseas. Since establishing her business in 2013, Lucinda has advised global mining companies, federal and state government agencies, utilities, the insurance sector and international consulting firms on improving diversity in the workplace. Lucinda was formerly the Head of HR: Recruitment, Resourcing and Diversity and Inclusion at BAE Systems Australia. She was a finalist in the 2013 AHRI Diversity Awards and a Telstra Business Women's Award finalist in 2015. Lucinda is the Chairman of Spence Club, a network that supports South Australian women.

Supported by CEDA members

Event series sponsors

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