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As the world becomes more connected and diverse, Australian businesses need a new type of leadership. What skills will leaders need in two, five and 10 years from now? 

At Think. – an exclusive event series for Qantas magazine readers hosted by Kirsten Galliott, Editor-in-Chief of Qantas magazine and Travel Insider – three high-profile business minds will discuss what skills leaders will need in the future.

Over a three-course dinner – with a menu created by Neil Perry and matching Penfolds wines – at Melbourne restaurant Alfred Place, hear from Catriona Wallace, entrepreneur and executive director of artificial intelligence company Flamingo AI, Mehrdad Baghai, chairman of boutique advisory firm Alchemy Growth, and Tony Johnson, CEO, Oceania, of EY, as they share their views on the topic at this live panel discussion.

Catriona Wallace founded artificial intelligence fintech Flamingo AI in 2013. The company, which has offices in the United States and Australia, provides cognitive virtual assistants to businesses and is only the second female-led firm ever to list on the Australian Stock Exchange. A published author and analyst, Wallace is one of the world’s most cited experts on artificial intelligence, ethics and human rights in technology and women in leadership. She is also a philanthropist and human rights activist.

Mehrdad Baghai is the chairman of Alchemy Growth, a boutique strategy advisory firm in Sydney. He advises large companies on their growth strategies and business-building initiatives. Previously, he was an executive director at CSIRO and a partner in the Sydney and Toronto offices of McKinsey & Company. He is co-founder, chairman and global CEO of High Resolves, a social venture around global citizenship, which has engaged more than 165,000 young people in Australia, the United States, Canada and China. He was recently named Social Entrepreneur of the Year for his work with the enterprise.

Tony Johnson is the CEO, Oceania, of EY, a member of EY’s Asia-Pacific Operating Executive and its Global Services Group. His career has primarily focused on the financial services sector, locally and internationally, delivering strategic, operational, transaction, governance, assurance, risk, due diligence and regulatory reviews and services. Johnson is a member of numerous advisory boards, including the Male Champions of Change national group and the Leadership Council on Cultural Diversity. He is also a fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

This exclusive reader event is presented in association with Porsche Cars Australia. Guests will go into a draw to win two tickets to the Porsche Pavilion at the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Saturday, 14 March 2020, valued at $3800*.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to access great minds of Australian business. Register now and join us for Think.    

WHEN: Monday, 2 March 2020, at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.    

WHERE: Alfred Place restaurant, 7 Alfred Place, Melbourne.    

BOOK NOW: Tickets are $160 per person and can be booked using the form above    

Image credit: The Sydney Think. event in November 2019.

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