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Visionary Leadership & Building Resilience with Dr Brendan Nelson AO


Eagle Street

Eagle Street, Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Brisbane City, QLD, AU, 4000

Visionary Leadership & Building Resilience with Dr Brendan Nelson AO

Visionary leaders see what others fail to see, finding potential and opportunity in a time of change or even company contraction. They see what’s not there—or what’s on the horizon.

Visionary leadership inspires others to work collaborative to achieve common ambitions and goals. A clear strategic vision illustrating the big picture enables individuals to know where they are going without worrying about how to get there. This allows all stakeholders to be more imaginative and creative, as well as experiment with innovative ideas.

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 upfront and personal keynote speaker session with the President of Boeing Australia, Dr Brendan Nelson AO at Coraggio Advisory Board Day on Friday, 23 July.

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 Dr Brendan Nelson AO who will provide insights highlighting:

  • The effectiveness of authentic leadership
  • Learning leadership through reflection
  • How to lead through story telling
  • Leadership resilience.

About Dr Brendan Nelson AO

President, Boeing Australia

Dr Brendan Nelson AO is President of Boeing Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific. He is the senior company leader in the Oceania region and is the Chairman of the board for Boeing Australia Holdings.

Dr Nelson is also Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham), a Board Director of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, a member of the Space Industry Leaders Forum and the Business Council of Australia and member of the Council at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI).

Prior to joining Boeing, Nelson served as Director of the Australian War Memorial for 7 years. He was the Australian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, the European Union and NATO (2010–12). Apart from overseeing a major transformation in Australia’s relationships with the European Union and NATO, Dr Nelson forged deep links with the communities of Flanders, where almost 14,000 Australians lost their lives during the First World War.

Dr Nelson was elected to the Federal Parliament of Australia in March 1996. After the 2001 election, he was promoted from Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence to Cabinet in the senior portfolio of Minister for Education, Science and Training. In 2006 he was appointed Minister for Defence when troops were deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor and the Solomon Islands. In November 2007 Dr Nelson was elected leader of the Liberal Party of Australia, serving as Leader of the Opposition until September 2008. The following year he retired from federal politics prior to accepting an ambassadorial appointment.

In 1995 Dr Nelson was awarded the AMA’s highest honour, the Gold Medal for “Distinguished Service to Medicine and Humanity”. In recognition of his commitment to public health, he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He is the recipient of three honorary doctorates – in 2011 from the Flinders University of South Australia, the Australian National University in 2017 and the University of South Australia in 2019. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW (2017), Rotary Paul Harris Fellow and a Sydney University John Lowenthal Medallist.

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 Simone Dunlop 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 Simone Dunlop on 0406 222 361 or email simone@coraggio.com.au


Date: Friday 23 July 2021

Venue: Eagle Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000

Arrive: 9:00AM (9:30AM start) to 12:30PM

Morning tea will be served at 11:00AM.

Food and beverages are individually packaged according to the guidelines and physical distancing measures as per Government regulations.