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Narelle Hooper

Narelle Hooper is a highly regarded facilitator and keynote speaker,Narelle has had a long commitment to sustainable business leadership models and gender equality. She is Editor in Chief of the award winningCompany Director magazine,published by the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a non executive director at The Ethics Centre and the Documentary Australia Foundation.

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Thank YOU so much for engaging with us on this research and its launch.
Managing Director, IBM Australia and New Zealand

Motivating and engaging. Nice rapport
Navitas

Thank you Narelle for being such a delight to work with and a wonderful MC…
Reed Exhibitions, Business Leaders Summit

Narelle Hooper Travels from NSW
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Narelle Hooper's Biography

Narelle Hooper grew up in country NSW, where her family ran a dairy farm and a pub and her mum worked nightshift as a maternity sister. She was the first in her family to go to university and has been an enthusiastic learner in the world of ideas ever since.

During more than 20 years as a business journalist and editor she has worked for Australias leading media groups including the ABC, Fairfax Media and SBS TV and has interviewed everyone from Prime Ministers to the heads of the Reserve Bank and Treasury and global business leaders.

She is a highly regarded facilitator and keynote speaker, Narelle has had a long commitment to sustainable business leadership models and gender equality. She is Editor in Chief of the award winning Company Director magazine, published by the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a non executive director at The Ethics Centre and the Documentary Australia Foundation.

Among previous roles, she was Editor of the Australian Financial Review’s BOSS Magazine and founding co-chair of the Financial Review’s Women of Influence Awards and director of the women's global entrepreneurship accelerator SBE Australia.

In 2015 she co-authored the agenda-setting book New Women New Men New Economy (Federation Press) which shows how inclusive cultures drive innovation and sustainable growth. It was reprinted in 2016.

Narelle studied journalism at Canberra University, has a Masters in Management (Financial Management) from MGSM. She was on the steering committee that brought the Global Summit of Women to Sydney in 2018 and a member of the International Women’s Forum.

Speaking Topics Include

Leadership Lessons: Insights garnered from Australia's top companies, their CEOs and chairs on success, failure, blindspots and rethinking their business.  

The Productivity Premium:
Research and practical Australian examples of the how companies can gain that high performance edge.

Gender benders:
 how Australia's top CEOs and their teams have become champions of change and are coming to grips with the increasing push for gender balance.

The Nature of Leadership:
 nature is anything but green and fuzzy. Here are five key lessons from nature that can help leaders and managers.