CHANGE LEADERSHIP SERIES: Wednesday, 4th September 2019 at 5pm to 6pm AEST
Petrus Swemmer is a finance leader that has genuinely embraced change and innovation as an individual and in his leadership role with The University of Sydney.
With a focus on curiosity and a belief that we don’t always have the answers immediately, Petrus went on a quest with his colleagues to understand how business partnership can no longer be an intangible and “fluffy” concept, and turn it into something that can be measured, understood and embraced in all parts of finance.
For many finance professionals who default to their analytical mind, it is difficult to wrestle with the fact that business partnership may not be a strong point and that not every business person needs or wants “advice”. In fact, across many teams there is a denial or a blame the business for not seeing value in finance. It begs the question; How do you shine a light on the the things that matter in business partnership and own it?
In leading change, many of us need to believe it is possible and know how to make sense of our progress. Petrus explores this in driving a cultural and performance transformation that has presented genuinely positive change, and continues to be evolved.
In this interview we will investigate:
Business Partnership capability and culture is almost universally an area of finance that is not optimised, listening to Petrus’ journey acts as a fantastic learning opportunity.
Join us on 4th September @ 5pm to 6pm AEST and to explore why change leadership is vital to your career in finance and business.
ABOUT THE CHANGE LEADERSHIP SERIES
The Outperformer team understands how often change and transformation in business impacts the finance team, and often the largest frustrations we see in our career is when leaders and managers don't have a handle on how to empower their finance teams through change. As we all appreciate, change impacts our function and the structure, but has an emotional impact on our people, impacts our career, and ultimately the culture of the businesses we work in.
Getting it wrong not only impacts our performance, but our professional reputation and the people we are there to support.
With these complexities in mind, we have pulled together four talented and accomplished change leaders in finance from high profile organisations to explore what works, what doesn't and how finance must understand transformation and change leadership in order to make a genuine impact. Otherwise, finance managers with great intentions can leave a trail of destruction and under-perform along the way.
This webinar series is easy: Once you register for one webinar, we give you free access to them all!
In this series, you get the chance to have a live experience with:
Nigel Everard - COO, Gate Gourmet
Morag Leith - Head of Corporate Finance, Holcim Australia & New Zealand
Renee Duffy - CFO Australian Community Media
Petrus Swemmer - Finance Director, University of Sydney