Thought Leadership 2019: Striving for the best

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP SEMINAR: Striving for the best… How to create high performing teams in today’s modern society

Great teams are energising and productive, and in many cases lead to breakthrough results and outcomes. But in today’s fast paced society, has the concept of teamwork gone out the window? Have we lost our ability to collaborate and work together to get the best outcome for everyone? Has technology helped or hindered our ability to work as a team to achieve mutual goals?

Join us on Thursday the 9th of May as we answer these questions. Mark Williams and David Fitzgerald will share their philosophies on how to create high performing teams and discuss how they have successfully managed various teams throughout their careers.

Thursday 9th May, 2019 8.00am – 10.00am
Level 1, 48 Cecil Street, Southbank, Melbourne 3006



What makes a champion team?
Presented by Mark Williams

Come along and hear Mark as he shares his insights into what makes a champion team! Mark’s presentation will come together at the point where sports meets business – as he talks to us about recruitment/diversity in the workplace; developing a winning culture; creating a great learning and innovative environment and caring and building trust within the workplace.

Mark’s energy and experience will leave you feeling highly motivated and inspired, with practical learning experiences to take away!

Leading and engaging teams from a health, safety and wellbeing perspective
Presented by David Fitzgerald

Taking an authentic, caring and pragmatic approach is David’s philosophy when it comes to leading and engaging teams in the workplace. David will share his approach to leading and engaging teams and will also discuss the importance of leaders ‘fitting their mask’ prior to helping others, to sustain the journey.



Mark Williams
Mark is an Australian AFL Player & Coach, 200 AFL game player, Captain of Collingwood, Premiership Coach with Port Adelaide, AFL Life Member and most recently Mentor to Dustin Martin. A qualified physical education teacher with a Bachelor of Education, Mark has been fortunate enough to enjoy a fantastic career in the fields of teaching, coaching and mentoring. 

David Fitzgerald

David Fitzgerald
David is recognised in industry as an authentic, pragmatic and trusted senior human resources and health, safety and wellbeing (HSW) leader. With a Master of Business (HRM), David has had extensive experience leading functional teams both in Australia and Internationally for large companies, including: BHP; Goodman Fielder; Chubb; BAE Systems; Jemena; Telstra; and UGL.