Hear from the industry’s leading CEO’s.
The first session of this presentation will focus on operational challenges, providing delegates with first hand experience and examples. First impressions, initial challenges, cemetery infrastructure,priorities, planning and cemetery legislation are just some of the topics that will be covered.
This second session will focus on the priorities for the next 3-5 years, land, environmentalsustainability, cultural diversity, succession planning and forward Governance arrangements forcemeteries.
of the Adelaide Cemeteries Authority, a State Government-owned business.
Over the last ten years, Robert has led the Authority through a period of cultural change that has seen its four Adelaide cemeteries evolve and the organisation become widely recognised for its service and facilities.
Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Diploma in Horticulture and an MBA and has experience working in civil construction, disability care, hospitality, local government, events and risk management.
Based in Melbourne, GMCT is one of the leading players in Australia’s funeral and cemetery industry.
GMCT is a self-funding, not for profit organisation that runs 19 cemeteries and memorial parks and three crematoria across Melbourne. It’s also responsible for two greenfield sites to be developed on Melbourne’s urban fringe.
GMCT’s 600 hectares of beautiful heritage parklands are visited by almost two million people each year.
Deb is CEO of GMCT at a time when Australia’s funeral and cemetery industry (and indeed the world) is preparing itself strategically and operationally for the impact of COVID-19.
Her ambitions are to lead a resilient and happy GMCT workforce who remain committed to providing an essential service to Melbourne’s diverse communities.
Deb has significant management and leadership experience in the public and private sector as well as owning and operating her own business. Deb has masters’ degrees in Arts and Science and is a qualified foresight practitioner.
Isabelle has over 30 years’ experience leading innovation, transformation and business development in the private, government and NGO sectors.
She has successfully run a diverse range of business enterprises, including private and public medical practices and hospitals, University Colleges, manufacturing and disability support services. In government roles, she
has been instrumental in developing and implementing reforms to patient
management systems, patient transport, allied health service delivery, pathology and medical imaging service delivery, public transport, affordable housing, student traineeships and out of home care.
With a strong background in service and asset procurement and business
development, Isabelle has also worked as an adviser to governments around Australia and has led key national and state reforms.
For the past 8 years she has advised the Government on the management of the National Emergency medical stockpile, and the supply of vaccines in Australia.
Isabelle’s academic background is in Sociology, Literature and History (including a Masters Degree and a PHD), with a focus on organisational design, business resilience and continuity planning
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