In Accenture’s podcast series, journalist Rae Johnston talks to Australia’s C-suite about emerging, transforming & accelerating post-pandemic.

A new podcast series from Accenture

Want to make change work for your business? Hear how prominent C-suite business leaders are driving their business and the Australian economy forward.

Hear+Beyond accelerating Australian business

Introducing our host, Rae Johnston

Rae is an award-winning STEM journalist, Wiradjuri woman, mother, broadcaster, voice actor and MC. She is an enthusiastic, professional and passionate speaker, with an innate ability to extract intriguing and relatable insights and observations from complex topics.

Tara Brady on lessons leaders can learn from Star Trek

No matter how unlikely the source – be it Star Trek, My Fair Lady or sport – Accenture’s CEO Tara Brady is always learning, and using that learning to challenge the status quo. He discusses how we can apply similar insights to building our nation: we’ve got the resources and skills – now we just need the motivation and investment to maximise our untapped opportunities.

Romilly Madew on how to spend half a trillion dollars wisely

Join Infrastructure Australia’s CEO as she talks about the largest pipeline and infrastructure spend the nation’s ever seen – and how data, digital and decentralisation are going to help shape our future. Romilly also shares how she keeps cool under the pressure of managing a pivotal part of Australia’s economy.

Michael Miller on bravery, storytelling…and sourdough!

Has Australia lost its boldness? Newscorp’s Exec Chairman for Australasia Michael Miller reflects on shifting consumer behaviours in the pandemic, and argues that now more than ever it’s important for all of us – including the media – to remain connected, become better listeners, and enable creative talent to flourish (beyond baking!).

Dr. Larry Marshall on how science can answer the seemingly impossible

CSIRO’s Chief Executive shares how Australia is using science and tech to “grow our way out of this pandemic” – and what’s next for public health, the environment… and cattle?!

Liz Broderick on prioritising gender diversity in a pandemic

“Normal was never good for gender equality” – so how can we even begin to regain any lost ground caused by the pandemic, let alone reach any previously set targets? Should business leaders continue to prioritise this with so much going on? Australia’s former Sex Discrimination Commissioner, and founder of Champions of Change Coalition shares why focusing on Australia’s “diversity dividend” is critical, and how businesses can start small to pick up some of the slack.

Anna Bligh on banking's road to redemption

Banks underpin the modern economy, with a healthy financial sector being vital for post-COVID economic recovery and long term national prosperity. There is a huge opportunity for Australia’s big banks to drive the nation’s growth and rebuild customer trust. What steps are they taking – and will it be enough?

Andy Penn on Australia’s cybersecurity landscape

Australia’s security landscape was evolving fast – but now it’s morphing at breakneck speed. How can Australian businesses realise a more secure future? Find out in this conversation with Andy Penn, Telstra CEO and Chair of the Industry Advisory Panel which assisted with the development of Australia’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy.

Rewriting our future: What’s next for Australia?

Dr. Andrew Charlton, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy discusses the state of the nation and shares some of the unexpected impacts of this pandemic. What do business leaders need to focus on right now and what’s next for Australia? Listen to find out.

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