The Global Leadership Development Program

The Global Leadership Development Program is a unique learning experience designed to enhance the self-awareness and cross-cultural leadership competencies of resident students living at International House, The University of Sydney.

The Guest Speakers’ Lecture Series within this program presents an exciting opportunity not only for program participants, but also interested members of the University community and public, to access the knowledge and expertise of eminent leaders in a range of professional fields. In this series, guest speakers have been invited to share their stories of rising to and working within leadership contexts. These prominent men and women will discuss their insights into the nature of effective leadership from a personal and experiential perspective. These lectures are designed primarily to be a source of inspiration for the participants of the program as a supplement to their workshop training sessions.

Members of the University community and public are warmly invited to International House for this unique lecture series on global leadership. Seating is limited so registration is required for attendance at any of these lectures.

Speakers will include:

Speaker: Simon Scott, Director, Energy and Natural Resources Asia Pacific for Societe Generale Australia Ltd.

 
Simon Scott

Simon Scott, Director, Energy and Natural Resources Asia Pacific for Societe Generale Australia Ltd.

Simon Scott is a Director, Energy and Natural Resources Asia Pacific in Sydney for a European institution. His role is primarily on Australia, New Zealand and PNG related transactions in the Energy & Natural Resources sectors for the institutions’ international and local clients. Simon will also be involved on a case by case basis in Energy & Natural Resources transactions in the broader Asia Pacific region.

Simon returns to Sydney after having spent the past 8 years in Head Office in Paris. Simon has most recently been working on advisory and arranging mandates in the EMEA region within the Energy Project Finance team and prior to that in the Structured Export Finance team.

Simon brings 17 years of financing experience within the company (including 3 years in Tokyo), he has an MBA through the Australian Graduate School of Management, is a Chartered Accountant and holds a degree from the University of Sydney specializing in Finance and Accounting

When: Sunday 19 April 2015
8.00pm

Where: International House, Wool Room,
The University of Sydney,
96 City Road, Chippendale (next to the Seymour Centre)

Speaker: Andrew Phelan, Chief Executive and Principal Registrar, High Court of Australia

 
Andrew Phelan

Andrew Phelan, Chief Executive and Principal Registrar, High Court of Australia

Andrew Phelan was appointed Chief Executive & Principal Registrar of the High Court of Australia, by the Governor-General of Australia on the recommendation of the Justices of the Court, in July 2007 for a five year term. He was reappointed in July 2012 for a further term of five years.

Prior to his appointment to this Office, Andrew was an Executive Director of the Australian Crime Commission, with particular responsibilities for intelligence-sharing between law enforcement and national security agencies as well as for the Commission’s support operations. From 1998 until 2003, he was a General Manager of the Family Court of Australia. From 1986 until 1998, he held a number of Australian government senior executive legal, international treaty negotiation and general management positions. At various times, he represented Australia in the International Labour Organization (Geneva) and as an observer on the Council of Europe (Strasbourg).

Andrew trained as a detective with the New South Wales Police in 1981 and conducted a number of nationally-significant corporate crime investigations during the early 1980s. In 1986, he directed the investigation into the conduct of a High Court Justice by a special Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry, the only such inquiry ever held.

Andrew served as a Councillor, and remains a member, of the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration. In 2002, he was awarded an Australian Government Senior Executive Fellowship on justice themes, which he used to visit courts in a number of countries; he subsequently published on judicial performance and reform initiatives in India and the USA. He has been the Secretary of the Council of Chief Justices of Australia and New Zealand since 2007.

When: Sunday 26 April 2015
8.00pm

Where: International House, Wool Room,
The University of Sydney,
96 City Road, Chippendale (next to the Seymour Centre)

Speaker: Vaughan Pratt, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Stanford University

 
Vaughan Pratt

Vaughan Pratt, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Stanford University

Vaughan Pratt is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Stanford University. He obtained his Ph.D. from Stanford under Donald Knuth. He taught at MIT from 1972 to 1980, working in natural language processing, algorithms, complexity theory, programming languages, and logics of programs. While there he helped found and was president of Research and Consulting Inc., a consortium of MIT faculty. In 1980 while on sabbatical from MIT he joined Stanford’s Sun workstation project, subsequently managing it until the formation of Sun Microsystems in 1982, for whom he designed the Sun logo and the Pixrect graphics system. He taught at Stanford from 1981 until his retirement in 2000. In March 2000 he founded Tiqit Computers to make small computers and served as its Chairman and CTO until its closure in 2010. In 2004-2005 he was a member of the Stanford Racing Team that won the DARPA Grand Challenge for autonomous vehicles. He maintains active research interests in concurrency theory, algebraic logic, autonomous driving, and global environmental change. He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and serves on the editorial board of several professional journals.

Vaughan is an alumnus of International House, The University of Sydney (1968-1969) and is listed in the University’s Hall of Fame for excellence in the field of computing and mathematics.

When: Thursday 14 May 2015
7.00pm

Where: International House, Wool Room,
The University of Sydney,
96 City Road, Chippendale (next to the Seymour Centre)

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