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The College of Leadership and Management invites you to a panel discussion and Q&A session on ‘Driving performance from home’. As engineering practitioners, we are at our best when we collaborate and use our collective expertise. This is the purpose of the ‘Asking for a friend’ leadership series. These events are an opportunity to hear from and engage with a group of experienced engineering executives who put in the hard yards to develop their own management and leadership toolkit.

The first iteration of this series is about ‘Driving performance from home’, a very topical discussion in the current covid situation. New research from Roy Morgan shows over 4.3 million people (32% of working Australians) have been ‘working from home’ (WFH) during the last few months. Driving the performance of your team members in this situation is something many managers and leaders find challenging. 


Kate Hillman | Partner People Advisory Services, EY

Kate Hillman is EY’s People Partner for Oceania and the leader of the People Advisory Services practice within EY’s Brisbane Advisory practice.  As the People Partner, Kate is responsible for people and culture across the region, ensuring EY’s talent are future focused and fit.  Employee engagement, development and retention lie at the heart of EY’s business and Kate’s portfolio.  In addition, Kate works actively in the Australian market, supporting her clients with their workforce challenges and opportunities.

Kate is a passionate advocate for inclusive workplaces and leadership and strives to create psychologically safe workplaces that can truly build a better working world.

Kate has been acting as EY’s Crisis Managing Partner for Oceania since January, when EY’s Pandemic Plans were triggered.  Kate led the transition of all Oceania staff to remote working arrangements in early March and is leading the ongoing Office Reopening plans for the firm.

Anne Moffat | Chief Operations Officer, Office of the Director-General, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Anne has been the COO for the department since December 2018, supporting the Director-General with the day-to-day operations of the department. Prior to coming to this role, Anne had more than 20 years in the state and local government sector, working in senior roles across the infrastructure programming and delivery areas, as well as urban and regional planning. She has delivered a number of large policy and engagement projects, plus delivery reform agendas.

Michael Caltabiano | Chief Executive Officer, Australian Road Research Board

Nial O’Brien | Global Capability Leader, Roads, Aurecon

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