NSW l Executive Women in Business

    March 07, 2018


    In light of International Women's Day, the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry warmly invites you to attend our first Executive Women Series event of 2018!

    An in-depth, moderated panel discussion will allow guests to learn about our three outstanding panellists and how they have reached senior roles in vastly different organisations.

    Frank Ribuot, CEO of Randstad and NSW President of the French-Australian Chamber will lead a practical and interactive discussion on how to succeed as a businesswoman and entrepreneur in today's ever-changing business environment.

    Join us to explore and celebrate the achievement of women in the business world.

    Laura Aldington





    Laura is the CEO of Host/Havas. She originally joined Host in 2006 as the Head of Account Management. Between late 2010 and early 2013, Laura re-located to New York where she was a board member at Anomaly NYC, one of the US's most progressive agencies and named by Fast Company as one of the fifty most innovative companies in the world. Prior to that, she led several of Host’s key Client relationships and new business initiatives. She returned to Host as Managing Director, and became the agency’s CEO before taking the helm of a new venture which brought together Host with Havas Sydney to create one of Australia’s largest and most progressive agencies. She has twenty years of international experience in agencies in the UK, Australia and the US. Over close to twenty years, she has worked with some of the world's most famous brands, including Virgin, IKEA, Air New Zealand, The Coca Cola Company, Absolut, Nestle, Lion, Electrolux, Levi’s, Motorola, PepsiCo, P&G, American Express, Converse, and Marriott Hotels, resulting in a significant body of creatively and strategically awarded work. She was recently recognised in Campaign Asia’s 40 under 40 list.


    Kate Dryden

    Executive General Manager Growth
    Veolia Australia & New Zealand

    Kate leads the Growth function of Veolia Australia and New Zealand, with responsibility for strategy development and execution of growth opportunities across the three areas of Veolia’s business in ANZ – water, waste and energy. Kate started at Veolia in January 2010 in the legal team as General Counsel and has expertise spanning environmental, transactional, corporate law and litigation, gained over a career with a number of the world’s top law firms and organisations. A mother of two boys, Kate is passionate about the importance of diversity and inclusion in business.


    Nadia Ladak

    Head of International Corporate Banking

    HSBC Australia


    Nadia Ladak is Country Head of International Corporate Banking at HSBC Australia running a national business of corporate subsidiaries with global head offices. Prior to this role, Nadia was based in Hong Kong where she was responsible for Asia Pacific Regional Coverage across 18 markets in Asia. She has also worked in Middle East and North Africa as Regional Strategy and Investments Officer. As a Canadian citizen, Nadia grew up in Toronto and was recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Women is Science and Engineering and spends considerable time mentoring women globally. Nadia also contributes as a Director on Not-For-Profit Boards, focusing on Microfinance and Poverty Alleviation.





    Sydney CBD

    Venue Tbc



    Wednesday 7 March 2018



    Patron Member: 4 free tickets
    Corporate Member: 2 free tickets
    Small-Business/ Start-Up/ Individual
    Member: 1 free ticket

    Members: $40
    Non Members: $70
    (Prices incl. GST)

    For any further information, please contact lucie.vuong@facci.com.au or call (02) 9099 1320.




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