Lessons on Leadership with Christine Holgate

Lessons on Leadership with Christine Holgate
AmCham is pleased host this business luncheon which will focus on C-Suite Women Leading Australia. The event will showcase best practice leadership insights, explore the trends and opportunities that are created from greater flexibility and diversity in the workplace, and build networks and opportunities for women in international business.

Business Lunch

Lessons on Leadership with Christine Holgate

Please sign in or create an account to register for this event before 12:00 PM on Monday 23 May. If online registrations are closed, please email [email protected] with your Full Name, Job Title, Company Name, State and Email Address to confirm availability.

About the Event

AmCham is delighted to announce that Christine Holgate will be speaking for our audience on Friday 27 May in Western Australia.

This will be her first speaking engagement in WA since joining Toll Global Express as Chief Executive Officer in 2021.

As the 2022 national award recipient of the Australian Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership, Christine will address AmCham members and guests on topics ranging from leading global teams to workforce diversity, from dealing with adversity to guiding and manage teams through uncertain times such as a global pandemic.

Christine Holgate was the first woman to be named The CEO Magazine’s CEO of the Year in 2015, and in 2017 she became the first female chief executive of Australia Post.

Prior to this, Christine was responsible for doubling profits during her time as CEO at Blackmores Group.    

Christine Holgate

Group Chief Executive Officer, Toll Global Express


Event Partners


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Event Details

Date Friday 27 May 2022
Time 11:45PM - 2:00PM
Location Crown Perth


  Member   Non - Member
Individual (1) $169  $219
Table (10) $1,690  $2,190

Speaker Biography

           Christine Holgate, Group Chief Executive Officer, Toll Global Express

Christine is a proven Chief Executive Officer and Board member, having led organisations through significant change to deliver sustainable growth. Christine has 35 years of diverse international leadership experience in highly regulated industries, including logistics, retail, healthcare, media, telecommunications, and finance.

Christine is currently the new Group Chief Executive Officer, Toll Global Express - a $3bn leading logistics organisation in Australia & New Zealand, acquired by Allegro, an established private equity group in September 2021. Christine was the Group Chief Executive Officer at Australia Post for 3 years, where she led the business transformation to ecommerce and financial services, securing important community services and a profitable future. For 9 years prior, she led Blackmores Ltd, expanding the business through Asia, delivering a ten-fold increase in the market capitalisation.

Christine has more than 25 years of public board experience as either a non-executive director or CEO and has held senior management positions in Europe, Asia, Middle East, the Americas and Australia.

Christine is presently the Co-Chair for the (Federal) Ministerial Advisory Council for Trade and is a Director of the Collingwood Football Club. Christine has supported several advisory boards, including UNSW Business Advisory Council; Thrive, which is a not-for-profit organisation providing finance to support refugee business opportunities and the Brand Australia Board.

Until July 2021, Christine was the inaugural Chair of the Board of the Australia-ASEAN Council for 6 years, which supports the development of trade and cultural relations between Australia and the 10 member countries of the ASEAN region. Christine’s other past appointments include being Vice Chair of Aramex Holdings - an international logistics business headquartered in Dubai; a non-executive director of Ten Network Holdings Limited and a non-executive director of KeyCorp Holdings.

Christine has received several awards in recognition, including in October 2020 the AFR listing her as the 7th most powerful business leader and the most powerful woman business leader in Australia; in September 2019 receiving the Australia Marketing Institute Charles McGrath Award, for Significant Contribution to Marketing; in 2016 being voted by Boss Magazine, in the Top 10 Leaders of Australia, for her contribution to growth in trade; in 2015 being awarded both CEO of the Year by the CEO Magazine and Women in leadership by The Australian Growth Awards; in 2013 receiving a Rotary Australia Paul Harris honour, for services to the community and in 2011 she was the Chief Executive Women’s inaugural winner of an international scholarship to Harvard Business School.

Christine holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and 3 Post Graduate Diploma’s in Management Studies, Marketing and Purchasing & Supply.

Invitation Transferable

Feel free to forward this invitation to anyone within your organisation or networks who you think might be interested in this event.

COVID PRECAUTIONS: The safety and wellbeing of our guests and colleagues is our utmost priority. AmCham will work with the venue to ensure hygiene procedures and government guidelines are followed with social distancing measures in place, visible sanitiser stations and Covid-19 marshals. We respectfully ask you do not attend on the day if you are experiencing any flu like symptoms.

UPDATE to Terms & Conditions
If Government Health Orders change and in-person events are suspended, the AmCham program will go virtual and links will be sent to all attendees. A 50% refund will be paid to ticket holders. (Please see Terms and Conditions for specific details).

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27/05/2022 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Crown Perth Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood PERTH, WA 6000 AUSTRALIA


Friday, 27 May 2022

Business Lunch
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
27/05/2022 11:45 AM

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