“Diversity Matters” – Leaders in Conversation Mini-Series

“Diversity Matters” Podcast

About our Diversity Matters mini-series Guests…

Claudine Ogilvie

Claudine Ogilvie is a board director and senior executive skilled in strategy, technology leadership, fast paced customer centric environments.  Claudine has a demonstrated ability to build high performance teams and cultures, also leveraging her experience in the Australian Olympic Sailing Development Team.

Claudine has led innovation and transformations through technology leadership roles for the Jetstar Group of Airlines, Ridley Corporation.  Strategy, consulting at KPMG, and strong career foundations in Sales, Marketing and Product Management.

Claudine was awarded Top CIO50 in Australia in 2016.  She is a 2015 graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), and boasts a wealth of international experience through Jetstar’s Branded Airlines (Singapore, Japan, Vietnam), Ridley’s Thai operations, work with KPMG in China and other international leadership roles.

She has a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia (B.Bus) and a Diploma of Business Management from the Ecole Supérieur de Commerce Reims, France (Dip.Mgnt).

Coach and mentor to talented young aspiring leaders from a variety of industries and a former Australian Sailing Development team member, experienced in high performance environments, leadership effectiveness.

Sarah Adam-Gedge

Sarah Adam-Gedge is an experienced digital and technology industry leader, as well as being a Non-executive Director.

Sarah is currently the Managing Director of Publicis Sapient Australia.  Publicis.Sapient is the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe, and helps clients drive growth and efficiency and evolve the ways they work, in a world where consumer behavior and technology are catalyzing social and commercial change at an unprecedented pace.  With 19,000 people and over 100 offices around the globe, our expertise spanning technology, data sciences, consulting and creative enables us to deliver on complex transformation initiatives that accelerate our clients’ businesses through creating the products and services their customers expect.

Sarah is also a Non-executive Director of Austal Ltd.  Austal is ‘The Australian Shipbuilder’, defence prime contractor and maritime technology partner of choice; designing, constructing and supporting revolutionary defence and commercial vessels for the world’s leading operators.  Sarah is also Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, and member of the Audit and Risk Committee.  Previously Sarah was a non-executive Director of Ovarian Cancer Australia, and continues to support this important charity as a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.

Prior to Publicis.Sapient Sarah was Managing Director of Avanade, and has held executive roles at IBM, PwC, and Andersen across Australia/NZ, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa.  She is a graduate of the AICD, Chartered Accountant, member of ACS and on the ACS Diversity Council.

Div Pillay

Div Pillay is the CEO & Co-Founder of MindTribes and social enterprise, Culturally Diverse Workforces (CDW).  Both businesses focus on cultural inclusion delivering a business impact.  MindTribes and CDW work with ANZ and global executive leaders, offshore staff, multicultural employees and customers to ensure that big brands extract the economic and business benefit of cultural diversity.  They are concerned with the current & future customer, the future of work and how this is optimised. Under Div’s leadership MindTribes has won several industry awards, the latest being recognised by Westpac as one of the 200 Businesses of Tomorrow, 2018.  In addition, Div was named by the Australian Financial Review and Qantas as one of the 100 Women of Influence in the Diversity and Inclusion category, 2018.

High socially minded, she is on the Board of STREAT focussing on youth homelessness and a Plan International Ambassador giving 10% of MindTribes revenue to empowering girls globally.  Div is also National Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

MindTribes offers 3 core pillars of service to both private and public sectors:

  1. Diverse Customer Inclusion:  Unlocking multicultural markets for big brands using behavioural economics and psychology to attract, retain and engage diverse customers uniquely.
  2. Diverse Employee Inclusion:  Identifying under-representation of diverse employees across talent pipelines, especially at senior leadership levels and addressing equity and inclusion from a change management perspective.
  3. Cultural competence for Leaders:  Tailored for ANZ shared services and contact centre leaders, who need to include a culturally diverse and remote workforce to drive efficiency, utilisation and service delivery to realise the ROI of offshoring.

Rasha Abbas

Rasha Abbas is a business transformation senior executive with strong track record of delivering outcomes.

Rasha has delivered enterprise wide transformations, led complex technology programs and managed large scale operations and budgets (~$1.4B strategic project portfolio over 4 years).

She is recognised for delivering outstanding results, transforming business operations, translating strategy into actions, executing complex projects and building high performing agile teams.

Innovative, values driven and high paced change leader.  A connector that builds strong relationships based on trust.  Lifelong learner that enjoys the pursuit of knowledge.

Experienced across Financial Services, Technology, Contact Centre, Operations, Distribution, Frontline Leadership and Complex Regulatory Business.

Michelle Redfern

Diversity Matters Leaders in a Conversation Mini-Series with guest host Richard Elstone.

Michelle Redfern is a woman who likes to #GetS*tDone for equality and inclusion.

Michelle is also an AFR 💯 Women of Influence, a Melbourne B3000 Female Entrepreneur of the Year, workplace gender equality consultant, advisor, researcher into #WomenInSport, Womens Leadership expert and Non-Executive Director.

She loves what she does and is committed to helping businesses around the world create better workplaces for people of all genders, from all walks of life.