Leadership - Then & Always?

Paul Ritchie, Professor Catharine Lumby, Brigadier Nicholas Jans (Ret’d) OAM, and moderated by Professor Tom Frame

Saturday 25 August 2018
4.00PM – 5.00PM
House of Representatives Chamber
Museum of Australian Democracy

It is currently a truism for people to say we have a crisis of leadership. Has leadership changed with a changing world? What do we want from our leaders today in politics, business and in the community and will we always want these things? This fascinating panel spans politics, academia, the military, feminism, sport and media and is moderated by Professor Tom Frame.

Professor Catharine Lumby has expertise in gender equality, sexual violence prevention, cultural and organisational change and social media. Her ability to present in an accessible and relevant manner has meant she has been asked to consult with organisations as diverse as the National Rugby League, Google, Channel Ten, David Jones and the Australian Defence Forces. She is the author of six books and frequently appears as media commentator in print and on radio and television.

Brigadier Nicholas Jans (Ret’d) OAM is a soldier, a scholar and a management consultant whose professional practice has encompassed all three roles. He served in the Australian Regular Army from 1961-86, retaining his association with the military thereafter as reservist (Brigadier) and consultant. He is on the editorial board of Armed Forces & Society, the world’s leading military sociology journal, and is a Visiting Fellow at the School of Business at UNSW Canberra. As a resident of Marysville in Victoria, he was deeply engaged in community recovery and regeneration after the Black Saturday bushfires in February 2009, for which he was later awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia.

Tom Frame has been a Visiting Fellow in the School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University; Patron of the Armed Forces Federation of Australia; a member of the Council of the Australian War Memorial and judged the inaugural Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History. In July 2017 he became the inaugural Director of the UNSW Canberra Public Leadership Research Group with responsibility for the establishment of the John Howard Prime Ministerial Library in Old Parliament House, Canberra. Tom is the author or editor of over 40 books.