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Leadership in ACTion – Leading under pressure


Join our panel of experts in a live webinar as they discuss leadership. The panel will share their personal stories and experiences of leading in high pressure situations, as well as advice and tools for doing so effectively.

This is a unique opportunity to connect with these exemplary leaders who have become household names and reliable authorities as they've guided us through devastating natural disasters, the global COVID-19 pandemic and the world's ongoing drought and climate crisis.


  • Dr Norman Swan, Medical & Health Broadcaster. Host, Coronacast and Health Report ABC RN, Commentator & Journalist ABC TV, Co-founder Tonic Health Media
  • Commissioner Georgeina Whelan, Commissioner, ACT Emergency Services Agency
  • Major General Chris Field, Deputy Commanding General, Operations, US Army Central
  • Commissioner Sophie Lewis, Commissioner, ACT Sustainability and Environment & ACT Scientist of the Year

Host & Moderator:

  • Professor Raina MacIntyre, Head, Biosecurity Program, Kirby Institute and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow

This is your opportunity to connect with some of our incredible Australian leaders and hear first-hand their experience leading through some of our biggest national emergencies.