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Fireside chat with Brian Hartzer


October 8


09:30 am - 12:30 pm

Event Category:

Guest Speakers

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Fireside chat with Brian Hartzer

The impact of a leader permeates throughout a business. This impact contributes to employees’ company vision and a sense of purpose — or alternatively it may result in scepticism and a lack of direction regarding company goals.

Effective leadership builds camaraderie and cohesive team work, however poor leadership may encourage undermining conduct harmful to an organisation’s bottom line and corporate culture.

Great leaders inspire trust by valuing people’ talents and abilities, fostering an open communication environment and cultivating a shared company vision. This inspires greater innovation, collaboration and heightens employee morale and retention.

Coraggio is delighted to extend you a complimentary invitation to join us as our guest and hear first hand how we can expand and future proof your business, followed by a personal Fireside Chat with Brian Hartzer, who will share his personal leadership journey and lessons learnt from more than 30 years in banking.

Coraggio’s CEO, Richard Skarzynski will open the session discussing how being part of a Coraggio peer to peer Advisory Board provides a sustainable solution to navigate your business effectively throughout 2021 and beyond. Followed by a fireside chat with the Senior Advisor at Sayers, Brian Hartzer along with Coraggio Chair & Mayor of Woollahra, Susan Wynne.

About Brian Hartzer

Senior Advisor, Sayers

Brian Hartzer is an experienced executive, leadership mentor and investor who served as CEO of the Westpac Banking Group from 2015 to 2019.

He is currently a senior advisor at Sayers Group, (a Melbourne-based investment advisory and management consulting firm) and at Quantium (a Sydney-based data science company). Brian is also an angel investor and mentor to numerous start ups.

Prior to his time as Westpac’s CEO, Brian spent 15 years in senior executive roles at major banks in Australia and the UK. These roles included CEO at Westpac and divisional chief executive roles at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and ANZ Banking Group.

He has also served as Chairman of the Australian Banking Association and of the Retail Banking Committee of the British Bankers Associations.

Prior to joining ANZ, Brian spent ten years as a financial services strategy consultant at First Manhattan Consulting Group in New York, Melbourne and San Francisco.

Brian serves as Chairman of the Australian Museum Foundation Trust as well as a Trustee of the Australian Museum.

He has previously served as Chairman of Save the Children Australia, Director of the Financial Markets Foundation for Children and Chair of the Business Advisory Committee of the Australian National University.

About Susan Wynne

Sydney Chair, Coraggio

Susan is an experienced leader encompassing more than 20 years working across multi-disciplined areas and diverse industries. Susan was elected Mayor of Woollahra in 2011 following her appointment to Woollahra Council in 2008. In addition to her Local Government role, Susan is Director of Capital at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation, a Non-Executive Director with the ASX listed company MoneyMe and National Chair of the Red Cross Society of Women Leaders.

About Richard Skarzynski

Chief Executive Officer, Coraggio

Richard is a leader committed to delivering significant value, enabling business owners and entrepreneurs to future proof their business. He has been a Chair of Coraggio for more than six years and the CEO since 2017.

What is Coraggio?

Coraggio brings together Australian private business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs in a secure and confidential boardroom environment to challenge assumptions, discuss new ideas, discover next steps and share concerns with neutral parties committed and accountable to one another.

Coraggio Members gather at their monthly Advisory Board and collectively with their fellow group of peer members from diverse industry sectors, work with their Chair, a lawyer and an accountant to tangibly drive business success.

Pre meeting requirements

Seating is limited to this complimentary session, aimed specifically at established business owners and entrepreneurs. Following your registration, you will be contacted by Rebecca Roberts from Coraggio’s Advisory Team.

Who should attend?

  • Businesses turning over a minimum of $500K
  • Established business owners, business leaders and entrepreneurs
  • Businesses seeking to scale or sell.

To find out more about this event and the eligibility criteria please contact Rebecca Roberts on 0437 675 650 or email rebecca@coraggio.com.au


Date: Friday 8 October 2021

Start: 9:30AM to 12:30PM