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Deputy Secretary Breakfast

Invitation Only Event
Monday 5 September 2022
7:00am - 8:45am

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

Is this event right for you? 

Are you a Deputy Secretary who loves to engage with your peers, share ideas and be inspired by thought leaders? 

This invitation-only event is your opportunity to come together with other leaders in the public and private sector, and hear from distinguished speakers on a range of issues that matter to you.

What will you gain? 

You’ll strengthen your professional networks while collaborating with other senior public and private sector leaders, community sector colleagues and thought leaders. 

To ensure you can exchange ideas openly with fellow senior leaders, discussion at these events is held under the Chatham House Rule. 

Past discussions have included: how to build a new work culture, an insider’s view into the operation of the National Cabinet, how the providers of essential urban infrastructure managed their workforce during COVID and practical ways of using collaboration as a tool to encourage innovation.

At this Deputy Secretary Deep Dive, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss: 

Topics to be announced.


Gisele Kapterian 
Senior Director, Public Sector Strategy APAC

Gisele has extensive experience providing strategic advice to governments and corporations on a range of legal, business, political and public policy issues. As director for Salesforce's APAC Public Sector Strategy, she assists in shaping the vision, direction and go-to-market strategies for the APAC public sector business.

A lawyer by training with international experience including in Geneva and London, Gisele most recently served five years as political adviser to three Australian Federal Cabinet Ministers, including as Chief of Staff in the super-portfolio of Industry, Innovation and Employment. Her responsibilities and achievements while in government include helping drive and shape the policy direction of the Australian Government’s tech future strategy, trade components of the Foreign Policy White Paper; and elevating and prioritising digital trade issues including helping drive the digital trade agenda initiative at the 11th WTO Ministerial.

Before her political experience, Gisele was an international trade lawyer with White&Case, advising sovereign governments and the private sector on a range of trade matters, appearing as counsel before a number of dispute resolution panels and the World Trade Organization Appellate Body. She also lectured in International Trade Law and Finance at Macquarie University.
Barry Dietrich
Public Sector Sales APAC

Barry worked on the largest Public Private Partnership deal in South Africa, which saw the creation of the world's first completely paperless and filmless IT hospital.

He ran Public Sector for ANZ at Oracle for 6 years, and has recently lead Enterprise sales for Australia & New Zealand at Salesforce where he worked with customers like Service New South Wales, a world leader in citizen engagement, and NSW Family and Community Services to help them transform their engagements with citizens. 

(Our guest speaker will be announced soon)


For more information about this event, you can contact our office on 02 8066 1900 or email [email protected]

Be at your best, for NSW. 
Register now to secure your spot. 

5/09/2022 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park 161 Elizabeth St Sydney, NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA

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