WOB NED Circle

Experienced Director, Pauline Gately will host WOB NED Circle in Perth, commencing in May 2024. This new six-month program is designed to support WOB members who serve on boards and are seeking to build connections, knowledge and understanding of boardroom dynamics.

Each month participants will experience a series of regular facilitated discussions led by an experienced NED or Chair in the safety of a WOB created space.

Monthly discussion topics are set by the Chair in consultation with WOB and could address areas such as: CEO & board dynamics, board behaviour, board effectiveness, State specific issue for Government boards and other topics.

The program will kick off in Perth, Western Australia with Pauline Gately, ASX experienced, Non-Executive Chair & Director with expertise in mining and resources, financial technology and fast-moving consumer goods.

Perth Program Dates

Sessions will take place at WOB Corporate partner, BDO Australia's office in Perth between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm on the following dates.

  • Wednesday 8 May 2024
  • Wednesday 5 June 2024
  • Wednesday 3 July 2024
  • Wednesday 7 August 2024
  • Wednesday 4 September 2024
  • Wednesday 2 October 2024

All Sessions will be followed by informal drinks, occasionally with a guest speaker.

Program Details

  • Each group is open to 12 WOB Premium, Classic or Corporate members who have experience serving on boards and at least one current significant board role.*
  • All sessions are held face-to-face and there is no opportunity for participants to engage via video or telephone links.
  • Participants must be able to attend a minimum of five of the six sessions.
  • The Chatham House Rule is invoked in all sessions.

*As this program is designed to support existing Non Executive Directors, we recommend that if you are unsure about whether you meet the selection criteria, you request a call with Executive Director, Claire Braund, to discuss your suitability. Please email [email protected] to organise a time to talk to Claire.

Program Presenter
  • Pauline Gately

    Independent Non-Executive Director, Pioneer Credit Limited (ASX:PNC)
    Non-Executive Director, Chair Audit & Risk Committee, Elixinol Wellness Limited (ASX:EXL)
    Non-Executive Chair, Kalgoorlie Gold Mining Limited (ASX:KAL)
    NFP Director, Investment Committee Member, Breast Cancer Care WA - 

  • Pauline is an experienced non-executive chair and director in mining and resources, financial technology, and FMCG. She has demonstrated success in business development from initial public offerings through mergers and acquisitions. Her board contributions are underpinned by experience spanning senior roles in international investment banking, research and funds management.  Before her career as a NED, Pauline spent 20 years in senior roles in investment banking across investment strategy, economic research and funds management, predominately across Asia, including with Citibank, BNP, Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Securities. LinkedIn

About WOB NED Circle

A WOB NED Circle is a group of individuals who serve on the boards of different companies or organisations or advise boards. These individuals come together to form a circle with the purpose of sharing knowledge, experiences, and best practices related to their roles as non-executive directors.

The circle provides a confidential and trusted environment for directors to share knowledge, discuss issues and sensitive matters, exchange ideas and gain insights and a fresh perspective on contemporary topics. It can serve as a support system during difficult situations and be a forum for exploring innovative ideas in corporate governance and leadership. By learning from each other and accessing collective wisdom, insights and fellowship, participants can become more effective and valuable contributors to the companies they serve.

Program Learnings

The learnings from the WOB NED Circle include:

  1. Peer Learning: Members exchanging insights, experiences, and challenges faced in their respective director roles, allowing them to learn from one another and gain fresh perspectives.
  2. Governance and Ethics: Discussing best practices in corporate governance and ethics to ensure they uphold the highest standards in their roles.
  3. Boardroom Dynamics: Sharing tips on how to navigate boardroom dynamics and effectively engage with other board members and the management team.
  4. Industry Trends: Staying updated on industry trends, emerging risks, and opportunities that might impact the companies they serve.
  5. Networking: Creating a supportive network where members can refer potential directorship opportunities or collaborate on projects.
  6. Continuous Professional Development: Encouraging members to attend relevant training programs, workshops, and conferences to enhance their skills as non-executive directors.
  7. Risk Management: Discussing risk management strategies and ways to ensure that the companies they serve are resilient in the face of challenges.
  8. Succession Planning: Sharing insights on board succession planning and the appointment of new directors.

TO REGISTER PLEASE SIGN IN (Available for Premium, Classic, Corporate and Champion Members only)
Program commences Wednesday 8 May 2024
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AWST
BDO Australia, Level 9, Mia Yellagonga Rower 2, 5 Spring St, Perth
Premium $1485, Classic & Corporate $1650
Register by Friday 3 May 2024
8/05/2024 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
W. Australia Standard Time
BDO Australia Level 9, Mia Yellagonga Tower 5 Spring Street Perth, WA 6000 AUSTRALIA
Registration not available.