Business Leaders Forum
Deutsche Bank, The Australian at Crown Perth
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Join Sam Walsh AO, Chief Executive of Rio Tinto, Michael Chaney AO, Chairman of National Australia Bank and Woodside Petroleum, and Darren Steinberg, Chief Executive Officer of DEXUS Property Group, as they debate the opportunities and challenges ahead for Australia and the global economy.
For further information please contact Juliana Lai on 02 9288 2947.
Sam Walsh AO | Chief Executive, Rio Tinto
Sam Walsh was appointed Rio Tinto Chief Executive in 2013. He has served as an Executive Director to the boards of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited since June 2009.
As Chief Executive, Sam has driven a substantive transformation agenda to re-focus the business on delivering greater value for shareholders.
Before becoming Group Chief Executive, Sam was Chief Executive of Rio Tinto's Iron Ore product group from 2004. In November 2009, he also took on the role of Chief Executive of Rio Tinto Australia.
Sam has been with Rio Tinto since 1991. Before joining Iron Ore he held a number of positions including Chief Executive of the Aluminium group from 2001 to 2004. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Sam spent 20 years in the automotive industry and held senior roles with General Motors and Nissan Australia.
Michael Chaney AO | Chairman NAB and Woodside
Michael Chaney joined Wesfarmers in 1983 as Company Secretary and Administration Manager, became Finance Director in 1984 and was appointed Managing Director in July 1992. He retired from that position in July 2005.
Mr Chaney is Chairman of the National Australia Bank Limited, Woodside Petroleum Limited and Gresham Partners Holdings Limited. He is Chancellor of the University of Western Australia, a member of the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council, a member of the JPMorgan International Council and a Director of the Centre for Independent Studies.
Mr Chaney was appointed an officer in the Order of Australia in 2004 for services to business and the community.
Darren Steinberg | Chief Executive Officer, DEXUS Property Group
Darren Steinberg is the CEO of DEXUS Property Group and an Executive Director of DEXUS Funds Management Limited.
Darren has more than 25 years' experience in the property and funds management industry. Prior to joining DEXUS in March 2012, Darren was Managing Director property for Colonial First State Global Assets Management. He has also held senior property roles with Stockland, Westfield, Lend Lease and Jones Lang Wootton.
Darren is the National President of the Property Council of Australia, a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Australia Property Institute and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.