Getting Indigenous Leaders into the C-Suite: Building Workplace Capability for Indigenous Australia Network

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28 Jun 2018


At DCA’s Building Workplace Capability for Indigenous Australia Network, sponsored by Lendlease, we investigated how Indigenous voices can be elevated to senior levels of decision-making in this country, including the C-suite and boardroom.

Many organisations are strongly committed to reconciliation and providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities. However, representation of Indigenous leaders at the highest levels of corporate Australia is still low.

Our panel of speakers discussed:

  • The importance of having Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander voices at the highest level, and what can be done to elevate this talent
  • What programs are available for supporting Indigenous leaders to get to the C-suite
  • How mentoring and role models can assist
  • Stories of career advancement from some of Indigenous leaders.

Emceed by DCA CEO Lisa Annese, our guest panel included:

  • Jodie Sizer, Co-CEO PwC Indigenous Consulting
  • Professor Mark Rose, Academic Director and Expert Facilitator, Emerging Indigenous Executive Leaders Program
  • Michael Lacy, Head of Community, Richmond Football Club
  • Jimmy Sebire, Indigenous Programs Specialist, Rio Tinto Australia.

Building workplace capability for Indigenous Australia network

This network is sponsored by Lendlease and run exclusively for DCA members.  It is designed to: 

  • Profile leading practice in attraction, retention and promotion of Indigenous talent
  • Improve understanding of Indigenous cultures and issues
  • Build organisational capability in this area
  • Involve both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to share information and build relationships. 


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