Panel Briefing - Managing Reputation in 2019

Panel Briefing - Managing Reputation in 2019
Is your organisation proactive when it comes to managing its reputation?  Join panellists Anna Whitlam, Managing Director, Anna Whitlam People; John Sartori , Partner, Ashurst and Tony Warren, Group General Manager - Communications and Public Affairs, ANZ as they discuss new threats, new thinking and new opportunities. pastevent
Managing Reputation in 2019

New Threats, New Thinking, New Opportunities 

About the Event

In 2019, corporate leaders say that reputation has become more important — but it’s harder to manage than any other form of risk.

Just two fifths of executives give their organisation top marks for proactively managing their reputation and the proportion has dropped in the last year, research from SenateSHJ has revealed.

Integrity and quality of products and services are now regarded as the top drivers of a good reputation in Australasian organisations. And customer dissatisfaction has become the most significant trigger for reputation risk.  

Guest panellists:
> Anna Whitlam, Managing Director, Anna Whitlam People
> John Sartori, Partner, Ashurst
> Tony WarrenGroup General Manager - Communications and Public Affairs, ANZ
> Craige Badings, PartnerSenateSHJ

The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) represents business; providing networking opportunities, valuable support for emerging industries, and helping to establish business networks and commercial partnerships. Through AmCham’s advocacy work, the chamber works to improve the efficiency and strength of the business sector to build a strong and prosperous economy.

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Event Details

Date Wednesday 15 May 2019
Time 12pm - 2pm
Venue Ashurst Melbourne
181 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000


  Regular Rate  Table of Ten
Members and guests $119.00 $1,190.00
Non-member $179.00 $1,790.00

About the Speakers

Anna Whitlam
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 Sartori
Partner, Ashurst

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.

Tony Warren
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 Government.

Craig Badings
Partner, SenateSHJ

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.

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15/05/2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ashurst 181 William Street MELBOURNE, VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA


Wednesday, 15 May 2019

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
15/05/2019 12:00 PM

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