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Save The Date: Drinks with Prof. Caron Beaton-Wells
August 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Leadership is being redefined.
What is the work of leadership?
What are the skills leaders need in a future economy?
What complexities and paradoxes will leaders need to navigate in the running of their organisations?
How will digitisation, artificial intelligence and other technologies transform leadership, learning and executive development?
Which cutting-edge practices are needed to be at the vanguard of innovation in the development of the current and next generation of leaders?
Uniquely positioned to lead this conversation for Melbourne Forum is Professor Caron Beaton-Wells, Dean, Internal at the Melbourne Business School and a Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Law School.
As an internationally distinguished academic leader, Caron is committed to the role of education and research in a changing world and for a sustainable future. She has a track record in instigating and executing on major change initiatives for organisational growth and impact, with a particular focus on digital transformation.
In her role as MBS Dean, Internal she leads the School across the functions of teaching and learning in all award and executive education programs, research, operations, marketing, external relations, people and culture and corporate services.
Caron is also an Honorary Professorial Fellow of the Melbourne Law School and a lay member of the Australian Competition Tribunal. She was formerly a member of the executive leadership team, holding successive Associate Deanships, at Melbourne Law School (ranked no. 1 in Australia and no. 5 in the world).
Her research and teaching have lain at the intersection of law, economics and business disciplines as they relate to competition in markets and the digital economy. She has been awarded substantial research funding and published extensively, contributing to the intellectual and public discourse around the world.
She has been a member of national and international editorial and advisory boards, consulted to the OECD, ASEAN, and the New Zealand Government, and been a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network, a member of UNCTAD’s Research Partnership Platform, and a member of the Law Council of Australia’s competition and consumer and small business committees.
Formerly a solicitor at (now) King & Wood Mallesons and a member of the Victorian Bar, practising in commercial and government law, Caron was the 2019 recipient of the Academic of the Year (Women in Law) Award.
Engage in this conversation for an enlightening and stimulating discussion on the future of leadership.