CEOs Pang, Geertz and Leggett join forces for Lessons In Leadership event

By AdNews | 15 August 2018

Three CEOs synonymous with present-day adland - MediaCom CEO Willie Pang, M&C Saatchi CEO Jaimes Leggett, and Leo Burnett CEO Melinda Geertz – will come together at the AdNews Lessons In Leadership half-day event on October 24 at Monkey Baa, Sydney.

The session, entitled 3 CEOs - 3 Paths to Success will give each of the esteemed panellists the opportunity to describe their path to the c-suite, pinpointing times of success and, those less successful moments in which they learned some valuable leadership lessons.


The three CEOs will discuss what it is that drives their ambition, what parts of the role they love, and the parts that they would happily let go. They will also be asked what their switching-off mechanisms are, and if they ever feel they can switch off from such senior positions.

Finally, for all of the emerging leaders in the audience, they will reveal what they look for in future leaders at their organisations.

If your ambition is to lead our industry and drive change, this event is for you.

Join AdNews, in partnership with MediaCom and supported by Commtract, for a half-day event in Darling Harbour, Sydney, on October 24th 2018 from 8.30am - 12.30pm.



Program highlights:

Session One: 3 CEOs - 3 Paths to Success – featuring MediaCom CEO Willie Pang, M&C Saatchi CEO Jaimes Leggett, and Leo Burnett CEO Melinda Geertz.

Special Video Feature: One retired CEO (to be named soon) will reveal their journey to the C-suite and reflect on their career, with none of the lows erased. This will be a truly insightful interview.

Session Two: What a Leader of the Future Looks Like – with our three AdNews-nominated Emerging Leaders (chosen from our soon-to-be revealed list of 30). This session will be moderated by MediaCom global executive creative director, Gemma Hunter.

Special Session: "What My Sporting Heroes Taught Me About Leadership" with MediaCom Sydney GM Ben McCallum. Entertaining and informative in equal measure – this promises to be a very special session indeed.

Final Session: “How To Spot A Leader” – this is where we bring together some of Sydney’s finest headhunters and recruiters who will reveal what it is they look for in a leader, and what qualities companies are searching for in a leader. Names confirmed for this session so far include Hourigan International’s Simon Hadfield, Talent Scout’s Patrick Flaherty, Commtract's Luke Achtersaart and more to be named soon.

Tickets and event detail information can be found here:

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