Dean's Leaders Forum

The Melbourne Business School Dean's Leaders Forum explores what makes great leaders and encourages those aspiring to lead people and organisations to change perspectives on what leadership is and can be.
During 2017, Melbourne Business School will welcome Australian and international business leaders to speak with our students, alumni and the business community. We will announce further speakers from the consulting, banking and aviation industries in the coming months.

This year, Melbourne Business School is proud to welcome premium wealth management firm, Australian Private Capital as the principal partner of the Deans Leaders Forum.


Tuesday 9 May – Carlton
Richard Goyder AO, Managing Director, Wesfarmers 
Event sold out – email to be added to the wait list.
Thursday 20 July – Carlton
Tony Johnson, CEO and Regional Managing Partner Oceania, EY
Limited spaces available

Wednesday 29 November – Carlton
Steven Worrall, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia
Registrations open soon

Latest Forum

Geoff Culbert

GE Australia President and Chief Executive Geoff Culbert shares his views on innovation, culture and leadership at the Melbourne Business School Dean's Leaders Forum on October 24.

David Gonski, AC

The ANZ Banking Group and Coca-Cola Amatil Chairman shared his views on range of contemporary challenges facing company directors and large organisations.

Past Speakers

July 2016: Darrell Wade

In conversation with Prof Zeger Degraeve, Intrepid Travel co-founder Darrell Wade discussed the importance of values and culture in driving success.

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December 2015: Sam Walsh, AO

Rio Tinto CEO and Melbourne Business School alumnus Sam Walsh AO shared his thoughts on leadership, forward-thinking and the importance of humility.

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November 2015: Randi Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg Media Founder and Facebook’s first CMO Randi Zuckerberg shared the lessons she learnt from Facebook’s start-up phase and how this has shaped her as an entrepreneur.

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June 2015: Brian Kruger

Toll Holdings Managing Director Brian Kruger explained how building company culture and practicing core values had paid off for the logistics giant.

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May 2015: Steve Wozniak

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak told this exclusive event that we’re now experiencing the next stage of computer evolution.

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May 2015: Dr Jim Goodnight

SAS CEO Dr Jim Goodnight explained how the global business analytics software vendor has entered the “third stage” of its evolution.

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April 2015: Sanjoy Sen

ANZ Managing Director of Asia Pacific Sanjoy Sen shared some important insights on the future of banking.

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March 2015: Alois Hofbauer

Nestle Malaysia CEO Alois Hofbauer spoke at a special Dean's Leaders Forum event in Asia.

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March 2015: Claire Williams

The Deputy Team Principal at Williams Racing spoke about her life in the fast the lane.

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December 2014: Ian McLeod

The former Coles CEO discussed how getting the supply chain right was just the first part of the puzzle in reviving the supermarket chain.

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October 2014: Giam Swiegers

Deloitte CEO Giam Swiegers shared insights gained from leading his organisation through more than a decade of growth and change.

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