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Program for the night:

Guest arrival and pre-event function 6pm

Formal proceedings begin at 6.30pm

Formal proceedings end at 9:30pm

The event will finish at 10:30pm

Buy a raffle ticket

Chief Executive Women’s famous Annual Dinner Raffle can be bought here

Raffle ticket prices start at $50 per ticket and can be purchased in bundles of up to $350 for seven tickets. The CEW Raffle offers 13 outstanding prizes, which can be found here.

Every ticket sold supports the CEW Scholarships Program and other initiatives that enable CEW’s mission – women leaders enabling women leaders.  

Winners will be announced at the Brisbane CEW Annual Dinner on Friday 2 June 2023. CEW thanks its generous supporters who have contributed prizes for the 2023 Raffle.

We’ve been investing in building the pipeline of women leaders through our scholarships program for more than 30 years. Our scholarships break down common barriers facing women leaders looking to advance their careers, giving them access to some of the world’s leading business schools. Almost 200 women have changed or progressed their career as a result, and credited their success to a CEW scholarship.

Speaker Bios

Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, CEW President

Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz was appointed Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director in August 2012 and a Director of Mirvac Board in November 2012.

Prior to this appointment, Susan was Managing Director at LaSalle Investment Management. Susan has also held senior executive positions at MGPA, Macquarie Group and Lend Lease Corporation, working in Australia, the US and Europe.

Susan is the Chair of the Green Building Council of Australia, a Director of the Business Council of Australia, member of the NSW Public Service Commission Advisory Board, President of INSEAD.

Australasian Council and a member of the INSEAD Global Board. Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Sydney and an MBA (Distinction) from INSEAD (France).

Keynote Speaker
Holly Ransom

Holly Ransom is a globally renowned content curator, powerful speaker and master interviewer with the belief that if you walk past it, you tell the world it’s okay.

A Fulbright scholar and Harvard Kennedy School Class of 2021 fellow, Holly was Sir Richard Branson’s nominee for Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List’ of Future Game Changers to watch and was awarded the US Embassy’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Leadership Excellence in 2019.

As a proud champion for diversity and inclusion, Holly is Chair of Pride Cup Australia, a non-profit organisation (and movement) devoted to challenging LGBTI+ discrimination within sporting clubs – and create welcoming and supportive environments for LGBTI participation and fans.

Performance by Deborah Cheetham and musicians from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra


Deborah Cheetham Fraillon AO

Yorta Yorta woman, soprano, composer and educator, Cheetham Fraillon has been a leader and pioneer in the Australian arts landscape for more than 25 years.

In 2014 she was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia for “distinguished service to the performing arts as an opera singer, composer and artistic director, to the development of Indigenous artists, and to innovation in performance”.

Her list of commissions for major ensembles includes works for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australia String Quartet and many others.

In 2019 she established the One Day in January project to develop and nurture Indigenous orchestral musicians.

She describes herself as “21st century urban woman who is Yorta Yorta by birth, stolen generation by policy, soprano by diligence, composer by necessity and lesbian by practice”.


Not for the first time, Cheetham Fraillon is joined by Australia’s pre-eminent orchestra and cornerstone of Victoria’s rich cultural heritage – the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

With a reputation for excellence, versatility and innovation, the MSO works with culturally diverse and First Nations leaders to build a community and deliver music to people across Melbourne, Victoria, and the world.

It regularly attracts exceptional artists from across the globe and boasts close ties to some of the world’s finest orchestras including London Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing.


Platinum Sponsor

Melbourne Annual Dinner Sponsors