MBS Breakfast Series | Fred Hilmer AO

MBS Breakfast Series | Fred Hilmer AO

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Melbourne Business School

200 Leicester Street

Carlton, VIC 3053


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Please join us for breakfast, a fireside chat and Q&A with Fred Hilmer AO, Professor and author of What's Wrong with Boards.

About this event

The public company governed by an independent board is under pressure – find out why.

Please join us for our next MBS Breakfast Series with special guest Professor Fred Hilmer AO for an in-depth conversation with Ian Harper, Dean of Melbourne Business School.

Prof Hilmer is a former Fairfax CEO and Vice-Chancellor of the University of New South Wales whose latest book What's Wrong With Boards explores the quality of corporate leadership in Australia.

At this special event, Prof Hilmer will explain why being a director of a listed company is becoming more complex and less attractive – but has never been more important.

In-person tickets are limited and come with the opportunity to purchase a discounted copy of What's Wrong With Boards signed by Prof Hilmer. Online tickets are also available for those who are unable to join in person.

We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you.

Ticket Options:

  • In-Person Ticket - Breakfast and Signed Book (at 50% off RRP) | $64.90
  • In-Person Ticket - Breakfast Only | $49.50
  • Virtual Ticket | Free

Event running order

7.00am - Guest arrival and breakfast

7.30am - Formalities begin

8.45am - Event concludes


Fred Hilmer AO | Author, What's Wrong with Boards

Professor Fred Hilmer was Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of New South Wales from 2006 -2015. Prior to taking up this position, he was Chief Executive Officer of John Fairfax Holdings Limited from 1998 –2005. Professor Hilmer was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1998 for his service to management education, competition policy, and workplace reform.

Fred has served as Director, TNT, Coca-Cola Amatil, Macquarie Bank, Chair of Pacific Power and Deputy Chair of Fosters Brewing Group and Westfield Holdings and related companies.

Professor Hilmer has written extensively on strategy, organisation and economic reform and is the author of a number of books, including: When The Luck Runs Out, New Games/New Rules, co-authored Strictly Boardroom, Working Relations and Management Redeemed, and, most recently, The Fairfax Experience —What The Management Texts Didn’t Teach Me.

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