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WA CEOs for Gender Equity initiative launched by Governor

Equal Opportunity Commission | December 02, 2014
Dierdre Willmott, Liza Harvey,  Allanah Lucas,  Yvonne Henderson,Alan Cransberg,
Pictured at the launch (l-r): Dierdre Willmott, CCI; Liza Harvey, Minister for Women's Interests; Allanah Lucas, Commissioner for Equal Opportunity; Yvonne Henderson, former Commissioner for Equal Opportunity; Alan Cransberg, CEO and MD ALCOA of Australia

Launched today by the Governor, Her Excellency Kerry Sanderson AO, CEOs for Gender Equity is an Equal Opportunity Commission initiative which has brought 18 influential Perth-based CEOs together to progress gender equity in Western Australia.

The group has chosen to concentrate on three focus areas to progress equality from the beginning of a girl's education through to the pinnacle of her career.

The three focus areas are:

  1. Education
  2. Workplace Flexibility
  3. Women in Leadership
Action items for each of the focus areas are listed in the CEOs for Gender Equity CEOs for Gender Equity Group - Statement of Intent

The CEOs

Ms Allanah Lucas, Commissioner for Equal Opportunity
Mr Alan Cransberg, Chairman and Managing Director, Alcoa of Australia Ltd
Ms Jenni Hill, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Mr Michael Anghie, Managing Partner, Ernst & Young
Mr Chris Hall, Chief Executive Officer, MercyCare
Mr Reg Howard-Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Minerals & Energy
Mr Chris Sutherland, Managing Director, Programmed
Professor Paul Johnson, Vice Chancellor, University of Western Australia
Mr Naveen Unni, Partner, McKinsey & Company
Mr Todd Creeger, President Australia West, Conoco Phillips
Mr Rob De Luca, Managing Director, Bankwest
Mr Terry Agnew, Group Chief Executive Officer, RAC (WA)
Mr David Flanagan, Executive Chairman, Atlas Iron Limited
Mr Richard Goyder, Managing Director, Wesfarmers Limited
Mr Barry Felstead, Chief Executive, Crown Perth
Ms Irina Cattalini, Chief Executive Officer, WA Council of Social Services
Ms Anne Nolan, Director General, Department of Finance
Ms Deirdre Willmott, Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Read more about CEOs for gender equity.