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May 27, 2018
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
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May 28, 2018
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Brendan Cox served for 26 years in the Australian Infantry and deployed on operational service in Bosnia, East Timor (twice), and Afghanistan.  During his service Brendan has received numerous awards including the US Army Commendation Medal (Afghanistan), The Land Commander’s Commendation (Australia) and the Commendation for Distinguished Service in the 2014 Australia Day Honour’s List.   Prior to commencing his appointment as CEO of Legacy Brisbane, Brendan was the General Manager of a Financial planning business for three years that was awarded the industry’s inaugural Practice of the Year while he was the GM.  From an academic perspective, Brendan is a graduate of the United Kingdom’s Joint Services Command and Staff College.   Brendan holds a Masters of Business (UNSW), and a Master of Arts in Defence Studies, from Kings College London (UK).   Brendan is also a graduate of the Australian Institute’s Company Director’s Course.  Brendan is married and has three children of school age. 

Jun 04, 2018 12:30 PM

Phillippa Lazenby JP (Qual) holds a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science and Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine from James Cook University in Townsville. Phillipa has worked as a medical scientist in the public, private and military health systems since 2002 and spent ten years working in Bone Marrow Transplant at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital before moving to the Queensland Eye Bank at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 2016.

Phillippa is currently working as a scientist in donation and recovery with the Queensland Tissue Banks, an arm of Donate Life Queensland.

Jun 11, 2018 12:30 PM
Jun 15, 2018
7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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Rotary Strategic Planning

Jayani Amarasinghe is an experienced Strategy Consultant, having worked as a Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Sri Lanka in Corporate Finance and Strategy Consulting. She has over 8 years of experience in many facets of strategic advisory.

Her previous work in the area of strategy consulting includes leading teams of consultants to identify areas for development and key issues facing corporates. This includes assessing the effectiveness of regulatory environments and profiling of select institutions as precursors for investments.

She’s a qualified financial professional, being a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), Chartered Management Accountants (UK) and Certified Professional Accountants (Australia).

Jayani developed a three-year strategic plan for the Rotary Club of Brisbane as part of her final subject for the Master in Business Administration programme at the QUT Graduate School of Business.

Jun 18, 2018
Jun 23, 2018 - Jun 27, 2018
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Jun 23, 2018
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Jun 25, 2018
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Member in the spotlight

Jul 23, 2018 12:30 PM

Exercise physiologist, The University of Queensland

Exercise physiologist, The University of Queensland

Jul 30, 2018 12:30 PM

Member in the spotlight

Aug 06, 2018 12:30 PM

Conductor of the Qld Pops Orchestra

Aug 13, 2018 12:30 PM
Aug 18, 2018
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cyber Safety, Social Media and online Fraud

Aug 27, 2018 12:30 PM
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Leading a Not-For-Profit in a challenging environment

Nigel Harris is the Chief Executive Officer of Brisbane based Mater Foundation, one of Australia’s largest health care Foundations. He has been with the Mater for 22 years and has worked in fundraising for 34 years, specialising in the health and disability sectors.

Holding an MBA as well as qualifications in Public Relations and Marketing, Nigel is also a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). In 2012 he was recognised as the Arthur Venn Fundraising Professional of the Year. He is a Fellow and past Chair of Fundraising Institute Australia, a former CFRE International Board member, and is on the Advisory Board of the Centre of Sustainable Philanthropy at the University of Plymouth. 

Nigel is currently a director of Act for Kids. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders and a Past President of the Rotary Club of Albany Creek. He has been active in community and sporting organisations for over 40 years.

Sep 10, 2018
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Advancing our knowledge of PTSD in Defence Force Veterans

Professor Ross Young was appointed Executive Dean, Faculty of Health QUT in January 2013 following seven years as Executive Director, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), QUT.

Professor Young is a Clinical Psychologist and his research interests lie in the integration of psychological and biological risk factors in mental illness. His research includes work in substance misuse, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and more broadly in behavioural medicine. This includes work in pharmacogenomics and personalised medicine. Professor Young has over 250 published book chapters and papers in genetic, medical, psychiatric and psychological journals.  His work in post-traumatic stress disorder includes studies of risk factors, treatment outcomes and comorbidity with PTSD, such as substance abuse. This work has extended to other behaviours with compulsive elements, such as mobile phone use. Professor Young serves on several Queensland Boards related to mental health and medical research.

Sep 24, 2018
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