Melbourne Business School Events and Information Sessions 2021 Sir Donald Hibberd Lecture: Lessons for Leaders from Lockdown

2021 Sir Donald Hibberd Lecture: Lessons for Leaders from Lockdown

Carlton Campus/Online
Tuesday, 10 August 2021
5.30 PM - 6.30 PM
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Do traditional leadership models cut it in a post pandemic environment?

At the 2021 Sir Donald Hibberd Lecture, Professor Amanda Sinclair will reflect on how the last 18 months has changed the landscape of leadership, encouraging us to re-imagine the future of work, education and workplaces. She argues the leadership task has changed and we need to look in new places for inspiring models of leading. Openness and humility - and an appetite for learning and listening - are the keys to enabling organisations, communities and societies to continue to thrive, despite the uncertainties of our rapidly changing world.


About our speakers

Amanda Sinclair


Amanda is a widely published author, recognised in academic and corporate circles as a pioneer in diversity and women in leadership and explorer of the application of mindfulness in leadership. Her research has been published in leading journals, including the Journal of Spirituality, Leadership and Management, Leadership, Organization, Gender, Work and Organisation and more. Amanda currently teaches Leadership and Change on the MBA and Executive MBA programs and our executive education programs.


After almost 20 years as a professor at the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Business School, Ian became a public figure as the chairman of the federal government's Competition Policy Review (Harper Review) and currently serves on the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia. Ian has also been a partner at Deloitte, an Advisory Board member at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Australia), and as of May 2018, returned to lead Melbourne Business School as its sixth Dean.

About the Lectureship

The Sir Donald Hibberd Lectureship was established in honour of the Sir Donald Hibberd, one of Australia’s great nation builders. Sir Donald Hibberd held influential positions in the public service and contributed greatly to the success of the aluminium industry in Australia. He was a member of the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia and the council of the University of Melbourne.

The Lectureship was established by the late Lady Florence Hibberd with support from the University of Melbourne and Comalco, in memory of her husband. Each year the Lectureship brings an esteemed academic who is distinguished in their field to Melbourne Business School. Melbourne Business School is honoured to host these local and international experts who continue the legacy of Sir Donald Hibberd and Lady Florence Hibberd in building our next generation of leaders.

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