As the finance sector adapts to the multiple challenges of climate change, COVID-19, and digital innovation, we need a radically new approach for responding to the risks and opportunities of these challenges.

Keynote speaker:

Dr Gillian Tett, Chair of the editorial board and US Editor-at-large of the Financial Times, is an award-winning financial journalist, who correctly predicted the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, and whose 2009 book about the crisis, Fool’s Gold, won Financial Book of the Year.

Gillian will draw upon her background in anthropology to explain how lateral vision can enable us to think and act differently on financial markets and risk – based on her new book, Anthro-Vision.

A panel of experienced financial industry leaders and world-class researchers will join Gillian to discuss the relevance of lateral vision in addressing challenges in their sectors.

You will hear from:

  • Dr Gillian Tett, Chair of the editorial board and US Editor-at-large of the Financial Times
  • Dan Dredge, Chief Operating Officer, Heritage Bank Limited
  • Professor Paula Jarzabkowski, Professor of Strategic Management, UQ Business School
  • Mark Steger, Director of Governance, Risk and Compliance, PwC
  • Dr Chris Wallace, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation

Registration options:

  • In person event at UQ Brisbane City, 293 Queen Street, Brisbane QLD from 7.30–9am AEST
    Complimentary light refreshments provided
  • Livestream from 8–9am AEST

At the in-person event, please adhere to all government-mandated restrictions and remember to maintain 1.5m distance from others. Please stay home if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms and refer to the Queensland Health website if you would like more information regarding COVID-19 physical distancing requirements.

About Practice and Process Studies

Practice and Process Studies (PPS) focus attention on how and why organisations emerge, develop, or terminate over time, illuminating the role of tensions and conflicts in driving patterns of change.

PPS offers a multi-level research approach and provides a framework for working closely with industry to drive change and enhanced outcomes, whether that is helping to coordinate a remote workforce, or a completely new strategic direction to respond to a changing market. By investing in PPS, businesses are thus enabled to strategically plan and adapt to pressing issues in a way that supports staff and culture.

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UQ Brisbane City, 293 Queen Street, Brisbane QLD