Paul Roos
Paul Roos Former AFL Player and Coach, Media Commentator

Paul Roos, former 356-match AFL superstar and Australian Hall of Fame member has earned a much-acclaimed reputation as an AFL player and Senior Coach.  In 2005 Roos was named Australian Sports Coach of the Year.

Following an outstanding career as a player, Roos answered a call to fill the vacant senior coaching position at the Swans midway through the 2002 season.  In 2005 Roos led a nail-biting final quarter in the grand final that saw the Swans come from behind to snatch an historic 58-54 victory over the West Coast Eagles.

In recent times he has also made his mark as a television host, columnist and author.
Michael Pascoe
Michael Pascoe Financial Commentator and Journalist
Michael Pascoe is one of Australia's most respected and experienced finance and economics commentators with four decades in newspaper, broadcast and on-line journalism covering the full gamut of economic, business and finance issues.

He's most recognised through his many years spent reporting on business and finance on Channel 9 and 7, in addition to his past role as Contributing Editor for the Sydney Morning Herald and Age. He’s now contributing editor for The New Daily and regularly seen as a commentator on the ABC’s The Drum and 7’s Sunrise and other programs.
Natasha Stott Despoja
Natasha Stott Despoja AM Chair of Our Watch, Former Senator and former Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls

Natasha is the founding Chair of Our Watch (the Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children).


From 2013-2016 she was Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls, responsible for the Government’s international work on gender equality. Recently, Natasha has served as a member of the World Bank Gender Advisory Council and a 2017 UN High Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents. She was appointed Senator at age 26 for South Australia (1995-2008) and former Leader of the Australian Democrats.


Natasha was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her service to the Australian Parliament, education and as a role model for women.
Russel Howcroft
Russel Howcroft Chief Creative Officer, PwC and panellist on the 'Gruen' show
Russel has over 25 years experience in marketing and media. He has held leadership roles across industry and agencies, and brings his vast experience to his role as PwC's Chief Creative officer.

He's worked with many of Australia's iconic brands and is the champion of big and brave ideas that transform business and brands. He's well known for his outspoken opinion in the media and ABC1’s “Gruen” and has published
a book on the subject When It's Right To Be Wrong.
Mark Bouris
Mark Bouris AM Entrepreneur, Innovator, Academic & Author

Mark's current positions include Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road Group, Non- Executive Director of TZ Limited and Non-Executive Director of Sydney Roosters Football Club and Eastern Suburbs Leagues Club.

He is also an Adjunct Professor for Banking & Finance and Business Law & Tax at UNSW Business School and works with the University to mentor tomorrow’s business leaders.  In 2015, Mark was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the finance industry and tertiary education.

Mark is the author of Wealth Wizard, The Yellow Brick Road to Your Financial Security, and What it Takes, and has recently created and produced a new TV show along with Channel 7 called The Mentor.

Event Overview

The 2018 AIM WA Annual Leadership Summit delivers another inspiring list of speakers.  Each has a unique perspective on leadership; based on their successes in a wide range of industries and circumstances.

From politics to finance, football, advertising and start-ups, the Keynote speakers will provide lessons, insights and energy which attendees can apply to their own leadership journeys.

The Panel speakers offer additional value through their stories and industry expertise.

The Annual Leadership Summit has become a feature of the leadership development landscape for hundreds of WA leaders.

Make a group booking for your leadership team, for your emerging stars or simply a single seat just for yourself at this inspiring annual event by calling Client Services on 9383-8000.

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Group Bookings (8 people)

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 Time Session Speakers
8.30am - 8.40am
Introduction and Welcome                           
Moderator - Tina Altieri
Emeritus Professor Gary Martin
Chief Executive Officer
8.40am - 9.40am           
Keynote Presentation 1
Paul Roos
Former AFL Player and Coach
9.40am - 10.25am
Keynote Presentation 2
Michael Pascoe
Financial Commentator
10.25am - 10.55am     Morning Tea/Coffee Break      
10.55am - 11.55am
Panel Session 1
The WA Economy
Nicky Cusworth
Chair of the Economic Regulation Authority
Michelle Tremain
Managing Partner - PwC
Heather Zampatti
Head of Wealth Management Australia
Moderated by: Michael Pascoe

11.55am - 12.55pm                             
Keynote Presentation 3
Natasha Stott Despoja AM
Chair of Our Watch, Australia's Ambassador for Women and Girls and Former Senator
12.55pm - 1.55pm Lunch Break
1.55pm - 2.55pm Keynote Presentation 4
Russel Howcroft
Chief Creative Officer - PwC and
panellist on the 'Gruen' show
2.55pm - 3.25pm
Afternoon Tea/Coffee Break
3.25pm - 4.25pm
Panel Session 2
Mining - Managing the Boom and Bust  Cycles
Alex Bates
Regional Senior Vice President
Newmont Australia
Erica Smyth - MSC, FTSE, FAICD
Non-Executive Director and Chairman
Michael Parker
Chairman & Managing Director, Alcoa of Australia Limited
Vice President, Alcoa Corporation
President, Alcoa Alumina & Australia Region
4.25pm - 5.25pm
Keynote Presentation 5
Mark Bouris AM
Entrepreneur, Innovator, Academic & Author
5.25pm - 6.00pm
Formal Close
Moderator - Tina Altieri
Emeritus Professor Gary Martin
Chief Executive Officer
6.00pm - 6.30pm
Cocktails and Networking

  • Event code S18003-10
  • Duration 1 day
  • 8.30am to 6.30pm
  • Dates
    • 24 October, 2018
  • Location
    • Hyatt Regency Perth
    • 99 Adelaide Terrace, PERTH WA 6000
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