DCA CEO Roundtable – Brisbane

Attendees at the CEO Roundtable in Brisbane 18.04.2024

DCA’s CEO Roundtable Brisbane was an exclusive event that brought together select leaders from our member organisations.

Discussion centred around the multifaceted challenges of advancing diversity & inclusion in ogranisations, acknowledging varied lived experiences and addressing pushback and backlash. 

Lisa Annese, DCA’s CEO, shared the work that DCA is doing on fostering inclusivity amidst the crisis in Gaza, strategies for promoting inclusive recruitment, the engagement of men in advancing gender equality, building workplace inclusion, and examining the influence of socioeconomic class on inclusion. 

This CEO Roundtable was graciously hosted by Star Entertainment Group and attended by:

  • Bree Walsh (she/her), Interim CEO, Hudson RPO 
  • Ming Long (she/her), Chair DCA Board
  • Koni Hanlon (she/her), Acting CEO / Executive Director People and Culture, Act for Kids 
  • Paul Broad (he/him), HR Manager, Stantec 
  • Lisa Annese (she/her), Chief Executive Officer, DCA
  • Justine Russell (she/her), General Manager Gaming Machines & Cashier Services, The Star Brisbane
  • Claire Blake (she/her), Chief Financial and Operating Officer, QIC
  • Jules Pooley (she/her), Diversity & Inclusion Manager
    Culture & Capability, The Star Entertainment Group
  • Steven Sorbello (he/him), Office Managing Partner for Brisbane, BDO
  • Robert Willmett (he/him), Deputy Director-General of Culture and Economic Participation (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships), Department of Treaty, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Communities and the Arts
  • Manisha Amin (she/her), CEO, Centre for Inclusive Design (not in image)