The New CEO Program

An exclusive, invitation-only program for new CEOs of ASX150 companies wanting to break serious ground.

2 days
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Invitation Only

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A True Peer Cohort of CEOs for ASX150 Companies

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CEOs Who've Been There

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World-leading Experts

This is a pivotal moment in your career. Huge potential lies ahead, as do many challenges and risks. There is much that can be learned from those who have successfully come before you, and from those who are pushing the boundaries today.

Dean & Director, Melbourne Business School
Board Member, Reserve Bank of Australia

Many people believe that becoming a CEO is the summit of a career. In reality, it is base camp. The biggest challenges of your career still lie ahead. You are in a situation that only a few people experience in their lifetime. We have created an equally unique development experience, led by those who have walked in the same shoes.

Chairman, BHP
Former CEO, Amcor Ltd

CEO Challenges Covered

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The uniqueness of your position
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Establishing legitimacy and leading your organisation
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Elevate to a new level of strategic thinking
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Partnering with your board
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Market and media relations
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Personal resilience and self-awareness

World-leading Experts

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Stephen Miles


With more than 20 years of experience in assessment, executive coaching, top-level succession planning, organisational effectiveness and strategy consulting, Stephen specialises in CEO succession and has partnered with numerous boards of global Fortune 500 companies to ensure that a successful leadership selection and transition occurs.

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Roger Martin


Roger Martin is a writer and strategy advisor to CEOs of companies worldwide, including Procter & Gamble, Lego and Ford. In 2017, he was named the #1 management thinker in world. He is also former Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto in Canada. In 2013, he was named the global Business Dean of the Year.

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Colin B Carter


Colin has deep knowledge of board governance issues and has carried out many board performance reviews for companies and not-for-profit organisations. He has co-authored a book on boards, Back to the Drawing Board, published by Harvard Business School Press. Colin has been a director of several publicly listed companies – currently at Lendlease and previously at Wesfarmers, SEEK and Origin Energy.

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Jill Klein


Jill is a Professor of Marketing at Melbourne Business School and a Professorial Fellow at Melbourne Medical School. She has been on faculty at Kellogg (Northwestern University) and INSEAD and teaches Managerial Judgment, Medical Decision Making, Leadership and Resilience with research interests in resilience, wellbeing and business ethics.

CEO Panel

Our distinguished group of current and former CEOs have been through the leadership experience. In an informal setting, they will share their journey with you, including the surprises, mistakes and key learnings. From them, we tailor a CEO panel for your cohort.

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CEO, Morgan Stanley

Alison Watkins - in black and white

Former CEO, Coca Cola Amatil
Don Weisler - in black and white

Former CEO, HP Inc
Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz

CEO, Mirvac
Paul O'Malley - in black and white

Chairman, Commonwealth Bank
Jamie Odell - in black and white

Former CEO, Aristocrat Leisure

CEO Ready

Are you a new CEO (or equivalent) of a small to medium enterprise, not-for-profit, or government organisation/department? You are perfect for our CEO Ready program!


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