|About the Speakers
Managing Director, Anna Whitlam People
Anna Whitlam is a business leader whose advice is sought by senior people in critical areas of their business: executive search, organisational structure and design, specifically in the disciplines of corporate affairs, communications, investor relations, reputation and risk.
Anna’s leadership in corporate affairs and communications has seen her become a member of the prestigious Arthur W. Page Society, the world's leading professional association for senior public relations and corporate communications executives and educators.
John is an expert Corporate / M&A partner, with an emphasis on company law and governance and other 'head office' related matters and over 25 years' experience. John has a wealth of experience advising on company law, head office & governance matters such as directors' duties, corporate governance, Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rules, AGMs, executive remuneration, employee incentive equity schemes, company regulatory and compliance issues, and company secretarial matters. John's M&A experience includes advising on major public company takeovers, schemes of arrangements, private acquisitions, joint ventures, equity investments and shareholders agreements. He has acted for a wide variety of clients (both Australian and foreign), including resources companies, infrastructure operators, owners and financial investors, and banks and other financial institutions.
Group General Manager - Communications and Public Affairs, ANZ
Affairs at ANZ since October 2017. Reporting to the CEO, Tony has responsibility
for Government Relations, Public Policy, External and Internal Communications
and Sustainability. Tony leads a team of some 130 experts across a range of
fields. He has accountability for managing relationships with ANZs wide range
of significant stakeholders, the external environment, staff communications
and corporate reputation.
Prior to joining ANZ Tony was Group Executive of Corporate Affairs at Telstra
where he also had primary carriage for engagement with Australia’s National
Broadband Network, leading negotiations that culminated in a multibillion
dollar deal to sell the Telstra Fixed Access Network back to the Australian
Craig has 30 years’ experience advising major corporations and senior executives in Australia and South Africa on their reputation in good times and bad. Much of that time has been spent working in the trenches with boards, management teams and in-house communication teams assisting them with issues and crisis preparation and management, media coaching and media relations, communication strategy, social media strategy and thought leadership.
This work has included a cross section of sectors such as: financial services, professional services, education, medical devices, property and construction, FMCG, telecoms, tech as well as various government sectors.
He is passionate about exploring the multi facets of reputation and especially how corporate culture often causes the biggest reputational risks.