Driving and leading strategic traction

Driving and leading strategic traction

NAT
Sep 30
Join QIC Chief Financial Officer, Claire Blake, and Trustees from across the country, for a discussion on strategic planning and risk.

Speakers

Claire Blake, Chief Financial Officer, QIC

Event overview

Now more than ever, strategic planning is a balancing act for corporations.
 
Queensland Investment Corporation’s CFO, Claire Blake, has over 25 years of experience in financial services and will share her insights into balancing risk and reward, discussing:

  • With COVID-19 ongoing, it is more important than ever to balance risk and reward when weighing up strategic options;
  • Most organisations have a bias towards optimism or pessimism – it’s vital to become aware of how this manifests in your organisation and how it may impact strategic choices and execution;
  • Assessing downside risk and worst-case scenarios – who wants to be a naysayer?; and
  • The challenges in arresting corporate momentum and why it can be important.
 
Roundtable start times:
NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS/QLD: 1.25pm
SA/NT: 12.55pm
WA: 11.25am

This virtual roundtable is by invitation only. The roundtable will be conducted on a virtual platform and numbers are limited to maximise participation. Invitations to virtual roundtables are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies. Roundtable discussions will be targeted to varied groups, including state-based Trustees discussions, national or industry sector Trustee roundtables, and c-suite conversations.

Meet the speaker

Claire Blake
Chief Financial Officer, QIC

As Chief Financial Officer, Claire leads enterprise financial outcomes through the provision of strategic advice, analysis, decision support, risk management and business partnering. Led by Claire, QIC’s Finance team delivers financial services for the QIC corporate group, investment products, mandates and real estate assets. Claire is a Director of a number of QIC subsidiaries, including UK and US entities registered with the UK Financial Conduct Authority and the US Securities and Exchange Commission. A member of the Corporate Management Group and Executive Committee, Claire supports QIC’s Chief Executive and Board in the achievement of QIC’s strategic and business objectives.

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