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Leadership in tough times with Nick Kaldas


September 10


09:30 am - 12:30 pm

Event Category:

Guest Speakers

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Leadership in tough times with Nick Kaldas

Times are certainly challenging for leaders worldwide. Most people have never experienced the current combination of a visceral fear of the pandemic coupled with the practical implications of job loss or salary reduction in their lifetime.

People observing their neighbours panic buying, fighting over goods in supermarkets and ignoring professional advice regarding how to protect ourselves and others during this pandemic has shaken some people’s faith in human nature.

Human beings become very uncomfortable when people surrounding them act in unexpected ways.

We are delighted to extend a complimentary invitation to join us to hear first hand how Coraggio can expand and future proof your business followed by an exclusive keynote speaker session with the Managing Director of Kaldas Associates, Nick Kaldas.

Opened by Coraggio’s CEO, Richard Skarzynski, who will discuss how being a part of a Coraggio peer to peer Advisory Board provides a sustainable solution to navigate your business effectively throughout 2021 and beyond.

Followed by Nick Kaldas who will provide insights highlighting:

  • There is a difference between being in charge and taking charge
  • As leaders, we have a duty to prepare ourselves, our people and our organisation for a crisis: hope is not a plan
  • Courage and enthusiasm are catching – including the lack thereof.

About Nick Kaldas

Managing Director, Kaldas Associates

Nick Kaldas held two of the most senior roles in the New South Wales Police Force executive (Sydney, NSW), serving as Deputy Commissioner for almost a decade and prior to that, Assistant Commissioner (Counter Terrorism and Special Tactics).

He extensively relieved as Commissioner of Police. His career as a NSW Police Officer spanned almost 35 years, with a focus on major and organised crime investigations and counter-terrorism, with over a decade in Homicide investigations. NSW Police is the largest in Australasia, and one of the biggest in the English-speaking world, more than 20,000 staff, and a budget of over $3 billion. He also serviced in numerous senior roles within the United Nations system, outlined below.

In 2021, Nick was appointed by the Federal Government to head up the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicides. He is also currently Managing Director of a consulting firm, Kaldas & Associates in Sydney, Australia, providing high level security, investigative, crisis management and governance advice and services internationally.

Nick was a member of the Australian National Counter Terrorism Committee for 8 years, the peak policy body dealing with Counter Terrorism in Australia. He held Top Secret Clearance, and Charlie and Delta level briefings. He is currently a Senior Fellow with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) in Canberra, one of the largest think-tanks in Australia.

He holds Adjunct Professorships with Western Sydney University (WSU) and Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Australia and has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by WSU. He currently lectures intermittently on the National Security College of the Australian National University.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Police Bank and a member of the Advisory Board of Multicultural New South Wales, the Government department dealing with all multicultural issues.

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 10 September 2021

Time: 9:30AM to 12:30PM.