2021 Edelman Trust Barometer - lessons for Australia

2021 Edelman Trust Barometer - lessons for Australia

Apr 8
Join Edelman Australia CEO and Asia Pacific Chief Growth Officer, Michelle Hutton to unpack the results of their 2021 trust barometer.
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Michelle Hutton, CEO Australia and Vice Chair of Asia Pacific, Edelman
Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM, Board Member, CEDA

Event Overview

After a year of unprecedented disaster and turbulence – the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis, the global outcry over systemic racism and political instability – the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals an epidemic of misinformation and widespread mistrust of societal institutions and leaders around the world.

As Australians navigate through this changing new world, citizens are seeking clarity and certainty from sources of information, brands and people that they can trust to do what is right. In this year’s study we have seen the inequalities deepen and trust in the Australian institutions and sectors rise above our global counterparts.

With a slow return to a ‘new normal’ in Australia, join us for a discussion on how leaders can use this unique moment in time to lead.

Roundtable start times:
SA/NT: 1.45pm
WA: 12.15pm

This virtual roundtable is by invitation only. The roundtable will be conducted on a virtual platform and numbers are limited to maximise participation. Invitations to virtual roundtables are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies. Roundtable discussions will be targeted to varied groups, including state-based Trustees discussions, national or industry sector Trustee roundtables, and c-suite conversations.


Meet the speaker

Michelle Hutton
CEO Australia and Vice Chair of Asia Pacific, Edelman

Having recently returned to Australia, Michelle has taken on this dual role having previously held global leadership positions while based in London with Edelman as Managing Director, Global Client Strategy, COO of Europe and Chair of the agency's global consumer business. Whilst abroad, Michelle has been advising global companies and brands on how to navigate the changes in media, emerging technologies and the increasing distrust of news and opinion. Her counsel is sought after by senior leaders in businesses building their company’s brand and reputation in this time of ‘crisis in trust’ and fake news.

Meet the moderator

Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM
Board Member, CEDA

Gordon has over 30 years’ experience in public policy and administration globally. His areas of professional policy expertise include macro, financial and international economics; natural resource and environmental management; climate change; energy markets; the integration of security and economics in strategic policy; international organisations; institutional design and governance; and public-sector management and governance. Gordon has served as Secretary of the Department of the Environment and Energy and in senior positions in the Prime Minister’s Department, in Treasury, the Reserve Bank and as G20 Sherpa.
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