Leaders Program Facilitators

Leaders Program Advisory Board comprises CEW members Dagmar Schmidmaier AM, Lynette Mayne AM, Karen Penrose, Susan Horwitz, Dr Bronwyn Evans, Erica Smyth AC, Amanda Mostyn (Chair) Kathleen Bailey-Lord, and Ambassadors Barry Bloch, Darren McGowan.

Dagmar Schmidmaier AM BA (Syd) MLib (UNSW) Hon DLitt (UNSW) FALIA
Co-Director Leaders Program

Dagmar has held senior executive roles in the university, government and private sectors including as State Librarian and CEO State Library NSW. Prior to this she was Senior Lecturer and Head of Department Library and Information Studies at KCAE, now UTS. She is Chair CHeBA Advisory Committee, UNSW Medicine, former NED Alzheimers Australia NSW, former Chair War Widows Guild NSW and Former Chair Aurora Foundation.

Lynette Mayne AM
Co-Director Leaders Program

An international Chair, Director, CEO and entrepreneur who has lived and worked internationally and in Australia where she has been a CEO at Lendlease.  Lynette is the Co Chair of The B Team Australasia, a company co-founded and co-chaired by Richard Branson and Jochen Zeitz. Its philosophy, that one can have a very successful business and do the right thing by the people and planet, has been a fundamental belief held by Lynette her whole life.

Amanda Mostyn Grad Cert HRM, GAICD, CAHRI
Co-Director Leaders Program

Amanda is currently a Non Executive Director with experience in agriculture, financial services and not for profit sectors. She is the former Group Executive HR of ASX and has over 30 years senior leadership experience with expertise in HR Strategy and Advisory, Remuneration Management, Diversity, Organisational Development, Cultural Change and Corporate Social Responsibility. Amanda has been a member of CEW for 5 years.

Kathleen Bailey-Lord FAICD BA(Hons)( Melb) MAMP (MacQ)
Co-Director Leaders Program

Kathleen is an experienced company board director and strategic advisor, passionate about the opportunities presented by the digital age, the rise of the Asian region. Having enjoyed an international executive career across multiple industries, Kathleen is currently a member of the AICD Victorian Council and the boards of QBE Insurance (ANZ), Melbourne Water Corporation and Monash College.

CEW Leaders program national program executive Michelle Woolven

Michelle Woolven, National Program Executive Australia and Singapore

Michelle has over 20 years of national and international retail experience as senior buyer for an interior design business. Immediately prior to her current role Michelle coordinated all logistics for the Aurora Foundation Leadership Institute.


For further information on the CEW Leaders Program please email Michelle Woolven or phone her on +61 433 830 471