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The Not-for-Profit CEO and Chair Relationship

The Not-for-Profit CEO and Chair Relationship


Wednesday, 24 July 2019

08:15 AM - 09:30 AM

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The Not-for-Profit CEO and Chair Relationship

An open conversation for CEO’s on building an effective CEO & Chair relationship


Join us for a frank and open conversation between Leisa Hart, CEO of Disability Services Australia and Marg Lennon, experienced Chair and Board Director, on this unique professional relationship.


Their relationship was built on the burning platform of The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and they successfully navigated these turbulent times by placing a priority on risk, governance and robust conversations.


Leisa and Marg will share their insights and observations on how to make this relationship productive, effective and mutually beneficial as Chair and CEO to deliver on organisational strategic outcomes.


They will offer practical advice and tips on how CEO’s can best manage their relationship with the Chair and Board and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.


This session is ideal for:

  • CEOs
  • Board Chairs
  • Board Directors


Don't miss out, register to attend this event today!




About Leisa Hart


Leisa Hart has more than 14 years of senior leadership experience in both the corporate and NGO sectors. Prior to joining DSA as CEO in February 2019, Leisa was the Chief Executive Officer of YMCA NSW where she led a team of 2,400 people responsible for the wellbeing of more than four million Australians annually. Previous roles include Director of Operations at Max Employment and Chief Operating Officer for Mission Australia as well as senior roles in the IT Services field. Leisa places a great deal of importance in values alignment with the intent of her professional work.


About Marg Lennon


Marg Lennon is an experienced Board Director, including past Chair roles, past member Risk Audit and Finance committees and People, Culture and Nominations committees for YMCA NSW, YMCA Australia and Aftercare. She has a strong Human Resources background in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries, having spent many years in various Australian, Asia Pacific and Global roles. More recently her focus has been as an executive coach and mentor using positive psychology and solution focused approaches.