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Program for the night:

Event Program

Guest arrival and pre-event function 6 pm

Formal proceedings begin at 6.40 pm

Formal proceedings end at 9:30 pm

The event will finish at 10:30 pm

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).

Melanie Brock AM
Keynote Speaker

Melanie Brock is one of Japan’s best-known APAC specialists. She uniquely combines language skills, high level political, media and business networks, and practical commercial business leadership. She consistently delivers on business, regulatory and partnership outcomes for Japanese and Australian corporations in both a global and domestic context.

Highlights of Melanie Brock’s 30 plus years in Japan include leading nationwide marketing campaigns, a successful bilateral free trade agreement and architect of regional Japan CSR activities. Melanie is currently engaged by several companies as a senior advisor including Tanarra, Pollination Group and a number of Japanese companies.

Melanie is on the board of Sega Sammy Holdings. She has been a member of the Australia- Japan Research Centre Advisory Board since July 2019 and an Advance Global Ambassador since October 2019. Melanie was appointed to the board of Japanese property conglomerate Mitsubishi Estate in June 2022.

In 2020 she was the recipient of the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation for her role in the advancement of the Australia-Japan economic relationship. Further to this, Melanie was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia, AM, for significant service to Australia- Japan relations in January 2022.

Melanie was Head Delegate for Australia’s W20 delegation in 2021. A long-term supporter of gender equality and women in leadership, Melanie established a not-for-profit called Celebrating Women in Japan.

Melanie is a passionate supporter of reconstruction activities in Tohoku post 3.11 and has been awarded an honorary ambassadorship in several towns as a result of her work there. She has collaborated with regional governments in Tohoku and the national government on specific areas such as the promotion of sport (RWC2019/Kamaishi), youth development through the establishment of support networks and mentoring sessions, as well as a range of activities related to engaging with women in regional Japan.

Melanie has a media profile regularly featuring in the Nikkei, Australian Financial Review and the ABC giving her an unparalled media network. Her guest speaking engagements include for business and NGO groups in Japanese and English.

Performance by Perth Symphony Orchestra

Perth Symphony Orchestra brings you INNEKA – symphony musicians like you’ve never experienced them before. 

Their music: Ministry of Sound meets Hans Zimmer, in New York.

The intrigue begins… four women, four stunning electric instruments, each on four strings. Igniting the senses with a shared passion to perform.

Perth Symphony’s newest ensemble lives up to their reputation as the orchestra that breaks the rules.


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