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How do Australia’s top CEOs juggle competing demands to consistently deliver the best results for their companies and clients? By being effective managers of their most valuable asset – time.

Three high-profile business leaders will share their time-management insights and hacks at Think. – an exclusive event series for Qantas magazine readers – hosted by Kirsten Galliott, editor-in-chief of Qantas magazine and Travel Insider.

Over a three-course dinner with matching Penfolds wines at three-hatted restaurant Quay, hear from Brad Banducci, CEO and MD of Woolworths Group, Melanie Silva, MD of Google Australia and New Zealand, and Didier Elzinga, CEO and co-founder of HR tech firm Culture Amp, as they discuss Priorities, Strategy, Balance: How Smart CEOs Manage Their Time.

Brad Banducci has been CEO and MD of Woolworths Group since February 2016. He joined the company in 2011 following its acquisition of direct wine retail and production company Cellarmasters Group, where he had been CEO since 2007. He has also been a CFO, director and non-executive director of Tyro Payments and a vice-president and director with the Boston Consulting Group. Banducci has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Melanie Silva was appointed MD of Google Australia and New Zealand in October 2018. Silva has been with the search giant for more than 11 years, where she has held various senior leadership positions, including MD of Go to Market Strategy & Operations for Google Asia-Pacific, based in Singapore. She has been GM of Fairfax Digital’s Direct Access and has worked in product and marketing environments for Citibank, ING Direct and AMP. She has a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University and diplomas in Financial Planning and Interactive and Direct Marketing from the Institute of Direct Marketing in the United Kingdom.

Didier Elzinga has been CEO of Culture Amp since co-founding the HR tech firm in 2011. One of Australia’s fastest growing tech startups, Culture Amp has offices in Melbourne, San Francisco, New York and London and a client base of more than 2500 companies. Prior to this, Elzinga was CEO of Rising Sun Pictures, founder of Rising Sun Research (winner of an Acadamy Award in the technical categories) and a non-executive director of Tourism Australia. Elzinga is currently a non-executive director of the Atlassian Foundation and The Alfred Foundation.

This exclusive reader event is presented in association with Porsche. 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 the great minds of Australian business. Register now and join us for Think.

WHEN: Monday, 18 November 2019, at 6.30pm
for a 7pm start.

WHERE: Quay restaurant, Overseas Passenger
Terminal, Circular Quay, Sydney.

BOOK NOW: Tickets are $180 per person and
can be booked below.  

* Tickets are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. Authorised under permit numbers: NSW Permit No. LTPS/19/37743, ACT TP 19/04105. See the Travel Insider website for full terms and conditions.

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

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