'Is there a leadership crisis?' panel discussion
Everyone agrees, it's getting increasingly hard to recruit quality leadership into the public sphere. Why is this? And what's the solution? At this interactive panel, 3 of Perth's best leaders address audience questions and share their personal inspirations.
Sue Ash is the CEO of UnitingCare West. She has worked as a social worker and in executive positions for government departments, lectured in social work at Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and TAFE, and has been Executive Director of Wanslea Family Services. As the Executive Officer of the WA Council of Social Service, she has been a leader in social and political analysis, policy development and advocacy on behalf of those who need to access community services and the community services sector.
Leigh Warnick is an experienced practitioner in the fields of corporate, commercial and resources law. He is a former partner in the law firms Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Blake Dawson and Lavan Legal, and is recognized in the areas of corporate law, corporate governance and mining by Best Lawyers Australia. Leigh also has 18 years’ experience as a director and chairman of listed public companies.
John Kobelke served as a Member of Parliament for Nollamara/Balcatta from 1989-2013. During this time John was variously Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Community Safety, Water Resources and Sport and Recreation. Before entering Parliament John studied science and education before working as schoolteacher at various schools across Perth.