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Collaborate 2024

CEW Annual Dinner
Welcome Sydney


Every ticket sold in the raffle helps fund our CEW Scholarships program, which empowers women around the country to advance their careers through incredible education opportunities. 

Help raise funds for CEW Scholarships and other initiatives in these two ways!

Go in the draw to win one of 15 incredible prizes on offer, donated kindly by our supporters. Buying raffle tickets is an easy way to engage in our fundraising activities*.

The raffle will be drawn in Perth on Thursday 30 May.

*Unfortunately CEW is NOT able to sell raffle tickets to ACT residents as ACT gaming regulations insist on a redraw for unclaimed prizes which conflicts with other state regulations. Only available if you are 18 and over. 

Raffle Permit Numbers
NSW: GOCAU/2357, VIC: 10076/24, SA: M14553, WA: LS221392124, QLD: 227584

Register with Gala Bid to review the Sydney prizes and start bidding .

Winners will be announced at the end of the night. 

Our top prize for the night is kindly gifted by AGL and is a Tesla Solar Battery Bundle for your house valued at $21,583. Eligible bidders must own a residential property within 100km of Sydney CBD and must not have an existing solar PV and battery system on the property.

Event Program

Guests Arrival
Formal proceedings begin
Formal proceedings end
Event to finish


Susan Llyod-Hurwitz
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).

Gina Cass-Gottliebt
Chairperson of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

We are pleased to announce Gina Cass-Gottliebt as the keynote speaker at the CEW Sydney Annual Dinner. 

Gina Cass-Gottlieb commenced her 5-year appointment as Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on 21 March 2022.

Before she joined the ACCC Gina was a senior and founding partner of Gilbert and Tobin’s competition and regulation team. Gina has over 25 years’ experience advising on a large number of merger, competition and regulatory matters in Australia and New Zealand. She is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading competition and regulatory experts.

Gina was appointed by the Commonwealth Treasurer to the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Payments System Board in 2013. She was re-appointed in 2018 and again in 2023 for a further 5 year term. The Payments System Board is the regulator of access to payment systems.

Gina was appointed to the Financial Regulator Assessment Authority in September 2021. For 10 years Gina was a director on the board of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation.

Gina has received numerous accolades from Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Who’s Who Legal, Lawyers Weekly Awards, Beaton Client Choice Awards and Best Lawyers Australia, for her competition and legal expertise.

Gina holds Bachelor of Economics and Laws degrees from the University of Sydney. Gina was a Fulbright Scholar at UC Berkeley from 1986 to 1987, majoring in US competition law, constitutional law, financial institutions regulation and securities regulation.

Gina is the first female Chair of the ACCC since it was established as an independent statutory authority in 1995.

Meet the women behind the Wine

Teresa Heuzenroeder

Obama by Oakridge is a non-vintage sparkling wine created by celebrated sparkling winemaker Teresa Heuzenroeder in collaboration with the Oakridge Wines team. Merging the art and science of sparkling winemaking, Huezenroeder’s unwavering commitment to every aspect of the process has driven this partnership with the award-winning Oakridge team in the Yarra Valley. With over two decades of experience, Heuzenroeder is a passionate winemaker known for her attention to detail and passion for sparkling wines. 

Ovata Sparkling by Oakridge 

The vibrant freshness of the Chardonnay, the dominant variety in this blend, is complemented by the depth and intensity of the reserve selections to create an elegant and stylish wine.

Rachel Steer
Viticulture Manager McLaren Vale

Rachel Steer is our dynamic senior viticulturist and unofficial winemaker. While studying for a degree in agricultural science (viticulture) at Adelaide University, she worked at Trig Point Viticulture where she developed an interest in sustainable growing. After graduating in 1998, she worked as an assistant vineyard manager and viticulturalist for Chapel Hill, Orlando and Coriole before returning in 2007 back to Chapel Hill, where her career had started. As senior viticulturalist and a pioneering advocate for sustainable wine growing, she has been responsible for transitioning our vineyards into the modern era. Rachel Steer is also a leading advocate for women working in wine.

Chapel Hill
The Parsons Rosé 2023

A dry and textured style which capitalises on Sangiovese’s delicious “sweet” core of sour cherry fruit. The Sangiovese Rosé is brimming with cranberry and pomegranate aromas. The palate explodes with the flavours of fresh juicy raspberries and sour cherries, culminating with a spicy tannin finish.

Coralie Lewis

Hailing from the South West of France, Coralie naturally developed a passion for winemaking. After gaining her Master of Oenology and Viticulture and a National Degree of Oenology at SupAgroMontpellier, she undertook her winemaking internship in Bordeaux at the prestigious Chateau Coeval Blanc in Saint Emilio and Chateau Beychevelle in Medoc. Her pursuit of world-class Cavernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay led Coralie to Cape Mantelle in the Margaret River. It became her platform for exploring the incredible diversity of reds and whites in the region, with its ideal climate and maritime influence.    

Cape Mentelle, Grey Label Shiraz 2020 

A smooth, plush, harmonious Shiraz with notes of blueberries, crunchy plums, cassis, white pepper, black tea and a touch of cacao. The tannins are polished and refined, gliding across the palate like velvet, elevating the fragrance and tension of the wine.

Kellie Graham
Viticulture Manager Tasmania

Kellie is an experienced Vineyard Manager & Viticulturist with a demonstrated history of working in the wine industry. Kellie is skilled in all areas of vineyard operations, leadership & management. Kellie joined Josef Chromy Tasmania from Treasury Wine Estates in May 2022. Kellie has a special focus on best-practice viticulture including IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and integrating new Ag tech to understand the relationships between soil, nutrition and the influences climate / weather has on vine growth and health, in the production system. In her spare time she loves walking and exercising with her dog and also spending time with her family and friends enjoying all things wine, gin and food.

Josef Chromy Estate Pinot Gris

The nose is highly aromatic and complex, delivering notes of honeydew melon, blushed peach skin, lychee fruit and warming ginger spice. Rich with an oily texture, balanced by refreshing acidity. Flavours of red apple, honeydew melon, lychee and juicy persimmon.

About Operantics

Operantics was founded by artists, for artists in 2015 with the goal of creating opportunities for developing and emerging Australian operatic talent to develop their craft and gain experience at home. Operantics firmly believes in the value of promoting classical music as a part of Australia’s every day cultural life and is proud to have provided many audience members with their first operatic experience. 

Learn more.

Catherine Bouchier Headshot
Laura Scandizzo Headshot
Elena Marcello
BMus Classical Performance Voice 2019
Catherine Boucher
Laura Scandizzo
Ellena Marcello
Genevieve Dickinson

Catherine Bouchier is an Australian Soprano and graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.  

She was awarded the AIMS prize to study in Graz, Austria in 2007 after making her professional operatic debut as First Bridesmaid in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and the ensemble of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd and Verdi’s Otello with Opera Australia. 

Whilst based in the UK Catherine performed regularly throughout the UK, France, Italy and Switzerland for; Diva Opera, London Festival Opera, Huddersfield Philharmonic, Dorset Festival Opera and the Caledonia Opera Company. She has performed the roles of; Mimi in La Boheme, Micaela in Carmen, Desdemona in Otello, Leonora in Il Trovatore, and Georgette in Il Tabarro, to name a few. 

Since her return to Sydney, she has covered the role of Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello for Opera Australia and has also workshopped new operatic works for the company. She sang the role of Euridice in Glucks ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ as part of the Spectrum Now Festival at the Art Gallery of NSW. She performed the roles of Violetta in La Traviata, Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly and the title role of Suor Angelica for Opera Projects Sydney. She appeared as Princess Nicoletta in Opera Australia’s The Love for Three Oranges conducted by Tony Legge. 

Catherine performs regularly in concert and has performed with Flautist Jane Rutter as part of the Live at Lunch series. She is currently performing in the Summer Season at Opera Australia in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Idomeneo whilst preparing the role of Ophelia in Brett Dean’s Hamlet which she will cover during the 2024 Winter Season at Opera Australia. 

Laura is a Texan born soprano whose operatic roles include Nella in Gianni Schicchi, Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro. Laura is an alumna of the Pacific Opera Young Artist program and she is a grateful recipient of assistance from both the Wagner Society NSW and the Prue Kennard Career Development Scholarship.  
Laura has performed with the Opera Australia chorus in King Roger, Verdi Requiem, Nixon in China, Otello, La Juive, Carmen, La Traviata, La Gioconda, and multiple productions of Turandot, and Aida. 
Laura was also a featured soprano in Peter Shaffer’s critically acclaimed play, Amadeus, starring Michael Sheen at the Sydney Opera House for their 50th Anniversary celebrations.  
Laura’s engagements in 2024 include singing the role of Mère Marie in Dialogue of the Carmelites and the title role in Medèe by Cherubini.  

Elena Marcello is a mezzo-soprano who recently graduated with a Master of Music from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

Elena holds a Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where she was awarded the 2019 Dame Mary Gilmore Award for a promising final-year vocalist. During her studies, Elena performed the roles of La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi (2020), La Badessa and La Sorella Infermiera in Suor Angelica (2020), Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte (2020), Nerone in L’incoronazione di Poppea (2021) and Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2022).

In 2023 she performed the role of Mrs. Nolan with Operantics.  






Genevieve Dickson is a mezzo soprano with a Bachelor of Music from Melbourne University. Most recently she has been covering roles and working full time in the chorus at Opera Australia after escaping the 2021 COVID lockdowns by performing the role of Mercedes on the Opera Australia Tour of Carmen.  

Before moving to Sydney, Genevieve had success performing roles in La Cenerentola and Ariadne auf Naxos for Citi Opera and ‘Il Signor Bruschino’ for Lyric Opera in Melbourne. She covered Stephano in Gounods’ Romeo and Juliette for Victorian Opera and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Rosina in the Barber of Seville for Melbourne Opera and Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro for Operantics.  

Genevieve spent 2 years as a Pacific Opera young artist and was a finalist in the German Australia Opera Grant 2020. She represented Australia in the 2018 Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competitions.  


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