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Reflections on Leadership: a bank CEO's perspective

LSE public lecture

Date: Wednesday 28 May 2014 
Time: 6.30-7.30pm 
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Gail Kelly
Chair: Dr Connson Locke

Come and hear Gail’s thoughts on leadership and what it takes to succeed in the current environment. Gail will share her insights, perspectives and lessons learnt drawing from personal experience over 12 years as a CEO of a major financial institution in Australia. 

Gail started her career as a teacher in South Africa and made the switch to banking in 1980. With over 30 years of banking experience, she is currently chief executive officer of the Westpac Group. Westpac ranks in the top 15 banks worldwide by market capitalisation and was recently named the World’s most sustainable company at Davos 2014.

Gail is chairman of the Australian Bankers’ Association, a non-executive director of the Business Council of Australia and is CARE Australia’s ambassador for women’s empowerment. Gail also sits on the Global Board of Advisers at the US Council on Foreign Relations and is a member of the Group of Thirty.

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