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Cranlana Confidential – Dr David Cooke – Wednesday 13 May


Cranlana Confidential is one of the opportunities we’re creating for our alumni to continue to draw on each other’s experience.  This online program is a series of 60 minute conversations, offering an opportunity for you to engage with a prominent alumnus from your own sector, or one you’re interested in.  Our Lead Moderator, Peter Mares, will start the session with a one-on-one interview discussing the guest’s experience of trying to lead their organisation ethically and effectively, before segueing to a group conversation.

Capped at 20 participants, and conducted under the strictest confidentiality, this is your opportunity to talk frankly with leaders in your field, and engage in in-depth, meaningful discussion with your peers.

Exclusive to Cranlana alumni, these sessions are rare chances to share experiences with professional colleagues who can act as a sounding board, feeding into your thinking and actions on important issues.

Our first Cranlana Confidential is an opportunity to engage with business leader Dr David Cooke, Chairman and Managing Director of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia & NZ. David is a champion of human rights and responsible corporate behaviour. Under his leadership, Konica Minolta established an ethical sourcing program to eradicate modern slavery from its supply chains, work recognised with the 2018 Australian Human Rights Commission Business Award. David will talk about the challenge of keeping 500 staff employed through the pandemic and discuss what it means to be an ethical and effective leader at a time of crisis, with particular emphasis on defending human rights and maintaining ethical supply chains when there is pressure to cut corners and cut costs.  

In addition to his role at Konica Minolta, David is an Adjunct Professor at UTS Business School, Chair of the UNSW Australian Human Rights Institute Advisory Committee and Chair of the UN Global Compact Network Australia, which promotes the UN Sustainable Development Goals to business.

Exclusive to alumni


13 May 2020