Faculty of Business Leadership Forum


Hear some of Tasmania's foremost leaders talk about being a leader in today's economic climate.

Start Date

13th Jul 2012 10:30am

End Date

13th Jul 2012 11:45am


Lecture Theatre 2 (off NEW Gallery), Building A, Newnham campus

RSVP / Contact Information

E:; P: 6226 1768

Join us for a free session on leadership where you will hear some of Tasmanian’s foremost leaders talk about what it means to be a leader in Tasmania economic climate today and the challenges facing Australian organisations. The session will be followed by a question and answer opportunity for the audience.

This presentation forms part of the Faculty of Business postgraduate unit ‘Leadership in the Australian Context’ and on this occasion we invite the wider UTAS and Launceston Business community to join us.


The Speakers

Bronte Price

Director Regional Development at Tasmanian Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts where his primary role is leading the development and implementation of Regional Economic Development.  He is also responsible for management of the $120M Economic Diversification Stream of the Tasmanian Forests Intergovernmental Agreement. Bronte is passionate about innovation - ie doing new things and doing old things in new ways - and this is reflected in how he has led the development of the three Regional Plans, as well as how he leads and manages a team of nearly 30 dispersed across the state. He has held senior roles in Local Government and further education in SA and NSW. Bronte has qualifications in geography, education and project management.


Brian Hartnett

Brian is a Consultant at Hartnett Consulting & Director at University of Tasmania Foundation. Previously, he was CEO of Tasmanian Alkaloids (1996-2009), a Director of Johnson & Johnson and a member of UTAS Council. He a has an honours degree in chemistry and a diploma in business administration. Brian is an impressive speaker and those who come here him on this day will walk away with a new perspective on leadership today.


Sally Darke

Director of KPMG in Tasmania, Sally specialises in executive recruitment, strategic planning, organisation reviews, governance and management training. Previously she worked for recruitment firms Searson Buck and Jet Personnel. Sally spent 15 years as a director of B&E Ltd, 3 as Chairman. She was previously a Director of AFL Tasmania and currently sits on the board of Scotch Oakburn College. Sally is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Economics.