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ED Breakfast - Building success through transformation

Learn how to build success through transformation in large organisations. 
Invitation Only Event
Thursday 15 June 2023
7:00 AM to 8:45 AM 

Please note that this is an invitation only event for senior public sector leaders.


Executive Director Breakfast: How to achieve success through transformation in large organisations

How do leaders innovate and thrive through change in large organisations?


This deep dive session provides Executive Director-level leaders with an opportunity to explore how transformation can be used as a tool to drive success in the workplace. 

The session will draw on the insights of private sector leaders who have used transformation to drive innovation in powerful ways to achieve company success.
The discussion will draw on the strategies used by Alex Badenoch, who led Telstra through a period of successful transformation between the period of 2016-2022.

How can you thrive through organisational transformation?



 Join the conversation with other Executive Directors like you to learn how organisational transformation can impact you and the teams you manage.

This is an opportunity to hear the perspective of senior private sector leaders on the opportunities and challenges involved with workplace change. 

At a time when change is more prevalent than ever, how can leaders implement success to achieve innovation?

The session will include Q&A as well as peer-level discussion of the speakers’ ideas, including the nuances required for a public sector context. At least 25% of this event is allocated to questions from the floor, meaning that you will also have the opportunity to play an active part in this discussion.

This event is also an exclusive opportunity to build your professional networks and be involved in the kind of cross-sector collaboration that has proven essential to achieving success through periods of flux. 




Are you leading through a time of transformation or change?

This invitation-only event is an opportunity for you to explore the future of transformation with your peers in an open and frank discussion held under the Chatham House Rule




This event is presented with the support of Bendelta..







Alex Badenoch
Former Group Executive – Transformation, Communication and People



Most recently Alex held the role of Group Executive – Transformation, Communication and People for Telstra. In this role, she led the company’s transformation strategy on behalf of the CEO and Board which involved developing the transformation roadmap, measures & metrics and the governance approach to ensure successful delivery over a multi-year program.


The transformation program covered a broad range of significant change from digitisation, transforming customer experience and employee experience while delivering substantial cost and workforce reductions. Prior to her most recent role with Telstra, she was the Director Human Resources, Corporate Affairs and Customer for Asciano Limited. In this role Alex was responsible for recruitment, remuneration, performance management, leadership development and cultural development across Asciano’s 7,500 strong workforce.


She was also responsible for Asciano’s cross-company customer initiatives and the Corporate Affairs function, which includes media, government relations and internal communications. Before joining Asciano she worked at Telstra for more than five years as Executive Director Organisational Development & Talent and Executive Director HR for Telstra’s Consumer business, including BigPond and Telstra Country Wide. Alex previously held a broad range of senior HR roles including HR Director, Asia Pacific for Novell Inc. and GM Organisational Effectiveness for Coles Myer.


In recent roles has Alex has focused on - leadership during periods of significant change - major organisational transformation - organisation design and structure, including downsizing and at scale agile implementation - designing and implementing robust HR processes including talent and succession management, performance management, remuneration, reward and recognition processes - industrial relations strategy - leading corporate affairs strategy to enhance external reputation and through internal communications, enhance employee engagement Known for her change management skills and ability to deliver strong commercial outcomes, Alex has designed and implemented key initiatives to drive successful change across multiple organisations.




Anthony Mitchell
Chairman and Chief Potential Officer



Anthony Mitchell is the co-founder and Chief Potential Officer of strategic advisory firm Bendelta. Over 25 years in consulting, Anthony has worked in more than 30 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Australasia, and the Middle East. Under his leadership, Bendelta has received six Best Employer awards in the last two years, named in the AFR/BOSS Most Innovative Firms for the last three years running and has twice won the world’s highest award for leadership development. 

The art and science of strategic leadership is what has driven Anthony to where he is today. As Dux of both his degrees (one in Mathematics and one in Psychology), and with postgraduate business qualifications from Cornell University, Anthony has a unique mix of expertise across typically separate ways of thinking. 

Outside of Bendelta, Anthony pursues his passion for human potential in other ways. From 2016-2023, he has been the Chairman of the Aurora Education Foundation which has helped change the narrative for Indigenous tertiary education through unprecedented scholarships to Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard. He was also the Chairman and President of Amnesty International Australia 


Event Details



 7:00AM – 8:45AM (AEST/AEDT)


 Thursday 15 June 2023


 Sydney CBD


 Invitation Only




Contact our office on 02 8066 1900 or email 
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Sponsor acknowledgement
This event is presented with support from our partners.
Thursday, 15 June 2023
7:00AM - 8:45AM
Sydney NSW 2000
Invitation only
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