3 Industry Leaders Reveal Why Creativity is a Game-changer

Think 2020

This event has been postponed until further notice.

As the world becomes ever more connected and competitive, Australian businesses and institutions need to harness the potential of creative mindsets to achieve success at a global level. But how can leaders champion creativity in their organisations without wasting precious resources?

At Think. – an exclusive reader event series hosted by Kirsten Galliott, Editor-in-Chief of Qantas magazine and Travel Insider – three high-profile leaders will discuss the ways in which creativity inspires them to generate fresh ideas, take calculated risks and seek novel solutions.

Over a specially designed three-course dinner and matching Penfolds wines at acclaimed Brisbane restaurant Otto, hear from Jodie Auster, regional general manager of Uber Eats ANZ; Nick Mitzevich, director of the National Gallery of Australia; and Erica Berchtold, CEO of The Iconic, as they share their views on the topic at this live panel discussion.

Jodie Auster is general manager of Uber Eats for Australia and New Zealand. The on-demand food delivery platform aims to make eating well effortless for everyone, everywhere. As a leader, Auster has a unique combination of medical expertise as a former emergency , top-tier management consulting experience and business leadership in high-growth tech start-ups. She believes in asking ‘why’ – challenging common wisdom and thinking from first principles to solve problems and develop people. Having begun her career as an emergency doctor, Auster completed an MBA at Melbourne Business School before working as GM Operations at Scoopon and then in tech innovation in Silicon Valley.

Nick Mitzevich became the sixth director of the National Gallery of Australia in July 2018, following eight years at the helm of the Art Gallery of South Australia. With more than 20 years’ experience in the cultural sector, Mitzevich is a passionate believer in art as a driver for change. His mission is to have the National Gallery of Australia recognised as a truly national institution, leading the national cultural agenda and delivering its mandate for all Australians through the expansion of its online presence and its travelling exhibitions programs. Originally from Newcastle, Nick has also been director of the Newcastle Art Gallery and the University of Queensland Art Museum.  

Erica Berchtold became the CEO of online fashion and sports retailer The Iconic in February 2019. Prior to this, Berchtold spent more than seven years as managing director of the sports division (including brands Rebel and Infinite Retail) of Super Retail Group, during which time she grew top-line sales from $600m to $1 billion and customer engagement from 19 per cent to 57 per cent. In 2016, she was named Michael Page Retail Executive of the Year. A passionate and high-energy female leader with an ability to read markets and identify opportunities, Berchtold has nearly 20 years’ retail experience, including as general manager of merchandising and marketing at Rebel and national product management roles at Harvey Norman. 

This exclusive reader event is presented in association with Porsche Cars Australia. Guests will go into a draw to win a Level 1 Precision Porsche Track Experience at the Mount Cotton Training Centre.*

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain insights from three of Australia’s top leaders. Register now and join us for Think.

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Image credit: The Sydney Think. event in November 2018.

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