Everyone’s path to leadership is unique to their own set of circumstances. For some, it is pre-determined from an early age. For others, the journey is more organic, based more on life and career experience and exposure to certain influencing factors.
We invite you to join us in conversation with Emeritus Professor Tracey Horton AO at our WiBF Leadership Series lunch where Tracey will share her career journey - from banking to professional services to education and non-executive directorships - and her advice on the qualities she has determined through her own experience to be essential in achieving leadership success.
We encourage all attendees to prepare for this event by thinking about where you are in your leadership journey and what your success looks like. Bring questions that are considered and focused on the path to leadership to discuss with the speaker and other attendees.
The goals of this Leadership Series lunch are to educate on the qualities that are considered to be important to be a successful leader; the differences between management and leadership and; planning your career pathway and the journey toward leadership.
Tracey is a Non-Executive Director of The GPT Group, Nearmap and the Australian Institute of Company Directors National Board. She is a Commissioner of the Tourism Commission of Western Australia and a member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel and Bain & Company WA Advisory Board. She was Chairman of ASX-listed Navitas until July 2019.
Tracey has experienced several different career chapters in her pursuit of always learning and making a difference through her work. She headed to Sydney with the Reserve Bank of Australia after graduating from The University of Western Australia. Upon completing her MBA at Stanford University in California, Tracey spent several years in the U.S. working for the international management consulting firm, Bain & Company, providing strategic advice to international clients in the technology, retail, healthcare and utility sectors. Tracey returned to Perth in 2000, attending to clients in the utility and resources sectors. After a stint advising the Vice Chancellor at the University of Western Australia, Tracey was appointed Dean of the UWA Business School from mid-2004 to August 2011, when she was awarded the life-time title of Emeritus Professor in recognition of her outstanding service to the University.
In addition to her day jobs, Tracey has sought opportunities to contribute to the communities in which she lives through roles such as Chair of Council at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, President of CCI (WA) and Chairman of Fashion Council WA.
Tracey was recognised for distinguished service to business and business education and appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2017.