SA Women and Leadership series launch

SA Women and Leadership series launch

Feb 20
CEDA welcomes Ming Long, experienced board director and Diversity Council of Australia, Deputy Chair.  Ming will discuss some of the challenges she has faced throughout an accomplished executive career and the importance of organisations having a diverse and inclusive workplace.


Ming Long AM, Deputy Chair, Diversity Council of Australia
Chris Hunt, Risk, Quality and Compliance Manager, Eldercare
Alex Kay, Lead Adviser, Maven - Scope Global
Miriam Silva, State President, CEDA

Event overview

A level of responsibility is placed on leaders of organisations to understand diversity and how they can create an inclusive workplace.

Valuing and respecting a diversity of people (different ages, cultural backgrounds, genders and ability) creates an inclusive workplace which in return maximises and strengthens organisations. There is a growing recognition that leaders must drive inclusive behaviour. 

Ming Long will be joined by a panel of key leaders to share their insights in driving diverse and inclusive cultures within organisations and the benefit this delivers.

Event presentations

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the keynote speaker

Ming Long AM
Deputy Chair, Diversity Council of Australia

Ming Long is an influential leader with non-executive director experience in a broad range of industries including financial services, funds and investment management and real estate. She has held leadership positions including CEO and CFO roles with a track record of taking on challenging roles, including successfully navigating the global financial crisis. She is the first Asian woman to lead an ASX-100 or 200 listed entity in Australia. Ming is the Chair of AMP Capital Funds Management Limited, is Deputy Chair of Diversity Council of Australia, a director of QBE Insurance (Australia and Pacific), CEDA, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and on the advisory board for YBF Ventures to support the Fintech industry in Melbourne.

Meet the panel

Chris Hunt
Risk, Quality and Compliance Manager, Eldercare

Christine has been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years. She has Bachelor of Nursing, a Graduate Diploma in Infection Control and a Masters in Clinical Science. Since 2008 she has worked as the in the Aged Care Sector in South Australia with Eldercare Incorporated. In 2018 she was the project manager of ElderPRIDE, a project designed to create a welcoming and accepting place for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) staff, volunteers and residents, and their families. Eldercare obtained the National Rainbow Tick Accreditation in 2019, making Eldercare a South Australian leader in the sector in the area of LBGTI inclusive practice.

Alex Kay
Lead Adviser, Maven - Scope Global

As Scope Global’s Disability Inclusion Advisor, Alex provides strategic leadership of disability inclusion in the international development and education programs managed by Scope Global throughout Australia, Asia and the Pacific.  Alex also leads Scope Global’s Maven practice which engages people with lived experience of disability and facilitates their linkage to external organisations to provide audits, consulting, training & development and mentoring - enabling organisations to achieve their inclusion and accessibility goals. Alex received the Joint Minister’s Award for Inclusive Development at the 2015 National Disability Awards for her work in facilitating inclusion. 

Miriam Silva
State President, CEDA

Miriam has more than 20 years’ experience across multiple industries including pharmaceuticals, banking and agriculture as well as diverse board experience. Miriam has previously been the Director of TAFE South Australia, Chief Operating Officer for FleetPartners, the General Manager Commercial Operations at Elders and prior to that held a number of roles with ANZ Banking Group. Miriam is also a member of the University of SA Council, Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission (SA); member of the Premier's Council for Women (SA); Director at the South Australia Film Corporation; Director at the Islamic Museum of Australia; and Chair for Malek Fahd Islamic School. She volunteers with a number of organisations including the Muslim Women’s Association of SA, International Women’s Day Committee (SA) and Rotary International.

Meet the chair

Dr Niki Vincent
Commissioner, SA Equal Opportunity Commission

Dr Niki Vincent is the South Australian Commissioner for Equal Opportunity. She was appointed to this statutory role in May 2016. Prior to this, she held the position of CEO of the Leaders Institute of SA which, amongst other programs and initiatives, delivers the renowned Governor’s Leadership Foundation (for the development of wiser, more ethical and adaptive leadership for the common good). In addition, she held appointments as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the University of South Australia's Business School and as a member of the SA Remuneration Tribunal. She is an official ambassador (and respite foster carer) for Time for Kids and serves on the Advisory Council for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) SA & NT and the national Board of Management of Play by the Rules. She is also the Chairperson of the Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities.

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