Creating the Darwinian Company: Adaptive, agile and innovative

Friday 10 July 2015 at the Melbourne Business School, The University of Melbourne


The Melbourne Institute for Applied Economic and Social Research and the Centre for Workplace Leadership at the University of Melbourne in partnership with Swinburne University are pleased to announce Creating the Darwinian Company: Adaptive, agile and innovative, a half day conference on Friday 10 July 2015 at Melbourne Business School.

Registration is by invitation only. Please contact us if you have any queries about the conference or registration.

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About the Conference

To drive innovation culture in Australia, it is essential that company boards are focused on and capable of driving innovation at the company level.

This half day conference is designed for non-executive company directors and senior management of mid-size listed and large private companies.

The aim of the event is to present evidence (real world examples and research) which highlights how companies introduce successful change, with an emphasis on traditional industries in Australia. This conference will aim to move beyond fashionable slogans and formulaic mantras and focus on changing work and management culture.


Professor Gerard George, Dean of the Loo Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University and Visiting Professor of Imperial College London

Mr Hutch Ranck, Chairman of Elders Limited, Board Member of CSIRO, and Managing Director of Innotegic Pty Ltd

Mr John Pollaers, Chairman of the Advanced Manufacturing Council

Mr Phil Butler, Textor Technologies

Dr Peter Cebon, Melbourne Business School

Professor Danny Samson, Department of Management and Marketing, The University of Melbourne

General Enquiries

Ms Penny Hope
Functions Manager, Melbourne Institute
Ph: +61 3 8344 2151