Is becoming a Company Director one of your professional ambitions?  

With increasingly complex challenges and demands for greater transparency, it’s important to start preparing for your first board role now. Join our expert panel of UQ alumni to learn how leaders aspiring to board roles can position themselves for success and get board-ready.

Our panellists will share how and why they became a board member, how they knew which board was right for them, the challenges they’ve faced and the obligations required.

The session will be facilitated by Associate Professor Nicole Hartley, MBA Director at UQ, who will be joined by an engaging panel, including:

  • Jacqueline Kelly, Non-Executive Director, UnitingCare Queensland, Independent Trustee Director, Prime Super and UQ MBA alumnus, GAICD
  • Michael Kasprowicz, Managing Director, Venture India Pty Ltd, Director, Kaspa Australia and UQ MBA alumnus, GAICD
  • Claudia Giurgiuman, Chief Executive Officer, Wesley Medical Research and UQ MBA Candidate

We are delighted to welcome you back in person for this event and look forward to an evening of networking and information sharing.

Already an experienced board member? 

This event is also an excellent opportunity for already established board members to network, make new connections and expand your influence. Our students and alumni would deeply value the opportunity to meet you and learn about your journey to the boardroom, insights and experiences.

COVID-19 requirements

At the in-person event, please adhere to all government-mandated restrictions (Department of Health COVID-19 information) and stay home if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms. Please also be aware that from 14 February 2022, anyone attending UQ campuses, sites or facilities must be fully vaccinated – with an approved TGA vaccine – against COVID-19. Read more about the vaccination requirements

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About MBA Events

Our MBA events compliment the learning experience within the MBA program providing our students with access to employability events, guest speakers, industry events and networking opportunities. 


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