Copland Leadership Program in Perth

Copland Leadership Program in Perth

The Copland Leadership Program is CEDA's professional development program for emerging leaders from corporate, government, industry bodies, academia and the not-for-profit sectors.

Event Overview

The Copland Leadership Program is designed for talented and motivated emerging leaders who are looking to build their leadership skills and accelerate their careers.

Copland candidates will have attained success in their chosen professions with demonstrated intellectual rigour and now want to elevate their performance along the path to leadership.

Each Copland cohort features a dynamic mix of people from different fields of expertise, which enables the group to discuss a diverse range of viewpoints.

Key benefits of participating

  • Interact, engage and learn from some of WA’s most influential leaders from a diverse cross-section of industries and career journeys.
  • Network with peers at the Copland Future Leaders Series. All Copland participants and alumni receive invitations to attend these events as a guest of CEDA.
  • Join CEDA’s Copland Leadership Program Alumni, which includes Australia’s next generation of leaders – currently over 300 alumni in Western Australia.
  • Attend a CEDA event for free and develop a strong professional network from business, government and community sectors.
  • Gain new perspectives and insights into current critical leadership challenges.
  • Develop theoretical frameworks for dealing with business problems.
  • Explore a range of materials on modern leadership from academic publications and video sources.
  • Interact with fellow participants and examine solutions to business problems through a range of group activities.
  • Gain competitive advantage in your career and receive cutting edge knowledge.
  • Increase your understanding of your individual leadership skills.
  • Build your confidence and obtain the skills required to become an effective leader.
  • Learn to understand and overcome the challenges facing modern businesses.

CEDA encourages you to nominate yourself or an emerging leader in your team for the Copland Leadership Program as part of their professional development for 2021.

"This program is life changing! If you have always wanted to be a leader and want to develop your leadership skills - this is the program for you."  Kathy Hoare, CEDA Copland Leadership Program Graduate 2019.

Meet the speakers

Annie Fogarty AM
Executive Chairperson, Fogarty Foundation

Annie is co-founder of the Fogarty Foundation which she established with her husband Brett in 2000.  Under her leadership, the Foundation provides educational opportunities to help build communities and empower young people to achieve their full potential. She is involved in a number of boards and committees, and is Ambassador for Children and Young People WA and Teach For Australia. Annie was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2013 for her work in the advancement of education in WA. She has an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Western Australia, an Honorary Doctorate of Education from Edith Cowan University and in 2015 was acknowledged by ACEL (WA) as a Pre-Eminent Educational Leader.  Annie is 2020 WA Australian of the Year.

David Fyfe
General Manager Commercial, Synergy

David is an energy sector senior executive and  2002 Bali Bombing survivor. David has an Honours Degree in Engineering and post graduate qualifications in business.He is a Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors and a Member of the Institute of Engineers Australia and has held board positions in private and not for profit organisations. He is a survivor of the 2002 Bali bombings which claimed the lives of over 200 people including 88 Australians. He was severely injured and received significant burns. David was treated by the staff at Royal Perth hospital under the leadership of Dr Fiona Wood, and is a regarded motivaltional speaker about his experience.

Mark Glasson
Chief Executive Officer, Anglicare WA

Mark has over twenty five years’ experience across a range of human services which includes service delivery to families and children, community development, public policy and services to offenders.  He has held senior executive positions for the Government of Western Australia and also worked in Local Government and community organisations. Mark joined Anglicare WA in October 2013 and until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer held responsibility for service delivery across WA. He holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of New South Wales, a Graduate Diploma in Media Studies from Edith Cowan University and is a GAICD. Mark has been the Chairperson of Shelter WA since 2015 and is the Co-convenor of the Home Stretch WA Campaign and a member of the Ending Homelessness WA Alliance.

Matt Judkins
Partner, Deloitte

Matt leads the Deloitte Access Economics team in Western Australia and is Deloitte’s lead partner for WA Government. He has over 20 years’ experience advising government and business in strategy, economics and commercial advisory. 
Matt holds a mechanical engineering and economics degrees from the University of Sydney and an MBA from London Business School. Previously he worked at Arthur Andersen and McKinsey & Company.


John Langoulant AO
Executive Chairman

John Langoulant has held CEO positions in government and the business community for over 20 years, recently in non-executive director and corporate advisory roles. He currently chairs government, corporate and not-for-profit entities and consults to the education, banking and resources sector. John has extensive experience across Western Australia's business, government and community sectors. He has been recognised for his activities in the community sector by being made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2010 and Western Australian Citizen of the Year (in the Industry and Commerce Division) in 2011.
John has been a past President of  CEDA's State Advisory Council, and is an Honourany Life Trustee.  

Kirsten Rose
Executive Director, Future Industries, CSIRO

Kirsten leads a portfolio of Business Units in CSIRO. She is a respected leader in technology and innovation, with a career spanning 30 years in the US, UK and Australia. Prior to joining CSIRO, she was Head of Innovation, Sustainable Operations at BHP, where she had global responsibility for bringing together innovation and technology to drive improvements in key sustainability-related challenges. Her previous positions include Director of the Founder Institute, an entrepreneur training and start-up program, State Manager for the Australian Institute of Company Directors and CEO of the Sustainable Energy Association of Australia. Kirsten supports innovation through advisory board roles and mentoring, and helps entrepreneurs commercialise their ideas. She holds a BA in Art History from Northwestern University.

Professor Shamit Saggar
Director, Public Policy Institute, The University of Western Australia

Professor Shamit Saggar was previously a Senior Policy Advisor in the UK Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, Cabinet Office; an ESRC Knowledge Exchange Fellow with HM Government; Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Essex; Professor of Political Science, University of Sussex; Reader in Political Behaviour at Queen Mary, University of London; Harkness Fellow at UCLA; Yale World Fellow at Yale University; and Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the University of Toronto. In 2015 he was elected as a Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences, and in 2017 became Chair of the Campaign for Social Science. He takes an active part in public leadership roles at board level, and in 2017 he was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to social science and public policy.

The Hon. Jay Weatherill
Chief Executive, Minderoo Foundation Thrive by Five

Jay Weatherill is the CEO of Thrive by Five, where he is responsible for delivering Minderoo’s early childhood agenda. Jay was Premier of SA for 6 1/2 years and Minister for 16 years in portfolios including Early Childhood. He holds Law and Economics degrees from the University of Adelaide. He is an Industry Professor at the University of South Australia, an Ambassador for Reggio Children and on the governance board for Great to Eight early childhood research project.

Vanessa Torres
Chief Technical Officer, South32

Vanessa has over 25 years’ experience spanning across three continents in operations, strategy, projects, business development and acquisitions within the resource industry. As South32’s Chief Technical Officer (July 2020) she is responsible for innovation and technology, projects, technical stewardship and global business services leading a multidisciplinary team across all operations and functions globally.  Vanessa has held various senior roles within BHP and Vale. She is recognised by awards such as the "100 Women of Influence", Exceptional Australian Woman in Resources and "Global Inspirational Women in Mining". Vanessa is also a Board Member of Foodbank WA, as well as co-founder and financial supporter of Projeto Colmeia, a NGO in Brazil that provides development for students.

Session themes and confirmed speakers

Additional participants to be confirmed


Application details

Program administration enquiries
Julia Tolj
Partnership & Collaboration Adviser
Phone: 08 6104 7103

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