Melbourne Business School Events and Information Sessions Leadership for the new world of work

Leadership for the new world of work

Friday, 16 October 2020
12.30 PM - 1.30 PM

The leadership task has changed!

What are leaders learning about how to build effective organisations in which their people can grow, despite uncertainty and change caused by the COVID crisis . The crisis has intensified socio-economic and multicultural inequities, as well as employment precarity for many. How do leaders respond ethically and proactively to ensure diverse clients and employees are heard and served?

In this fast-paced conversation, we asked guest speakers Jodie Auster and Susan Ogden what they have learnt about themselves as leaders, how they have maintained a sense of connection and purpose with employees and what learnings and insights they intend to sustain.


From this event

In this webinar we hear from two accomplished leaders, Jodie Auster - Regional General Manager, Uber Eats APAC (MBA 2009) and Susan Ogden - Principal Dandenong High School (LDP 2009 and LSS 2014) as they share how they have grappled with the challenges created by the global pandemic, adapted their leadership to support short-term priorities and are redefining their roles as leaders in their uniquely different working environments. In conversation with MBS Professors Jill Klein and Amanda Sinclair they discussed their views on how the leadership role has changed forever.

About our speakers

Regional General Manager, Uber Eats APAC 

Jodie is the Uber Eats Regional General Manager for APAC. Uber Eats is an on-demand food delivery platform, that aims to make eating well effortless for everyone, everywhere. Jodie is an energetic leader with a unique combination of medical expertise, top-tier management consulting experience and business leadership in high-growth tech startups. She fiercely believes in asking 'why' - challenging common wisdom and thinking from first principles to solve problems and develop people.

Principal, Dandenong High School  

Susan has been a staff member of Dandenong High School, a large, co-educational, government secondary school in Melbourne’s South East, for 30 years. Appointed as Principal in 2012, she has been leading the community through a period of intense change, with a focus on building a culture of collective and continuous school improvement.

Jill Klein

Professor of Marketing

Jill Klein joined Melbourne Business School in 2009 as a Professor of Marketing and is also a Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Medical School. After completing her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Michigan, Jill joined the faculty at Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. In 1997, she joined INSEAD. Jill has also held visiting positions at Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration.

Amanda Sinclair

Professorial Fellow

Amanda Sinclair joined Melbourne Business School in 1988 and was appointed Foundation Professor of Management of Diversity and Change in 1995 and a Professorial Fellow in 2012. After completing her PhD in Political Psychology at the University of Melbourne, Amanda has worked as an academic and consultant, coaching individuals and senior management teams in the government and corporate sectors.