Filling the Pool Summit

Committee for Perth is pleased to host the member-only Filling the Pool Summit.

The Hon. Simone McGurk MLA, Minister for Women’s Interests will provide the opening address.

She will be followed by a keynote from Lead Researcher, Dr Terry Fitzsimmons who will provide an update on the progress to date since the launch of the Filling the Pool report in 2015.

Project Steering Committee Chair, Michael Schoch will also provide a reflection on the impact of the report six years after its release.

The Summit is the opportunity for industry leaders to share their successes and collectively shape an action plan for 2021-2025.

Meet our speakers and panellists

Dr. Terrance Fitzsimmons Image
Dr. Terrance Fitzsimmons

Senior Lecturer in Leadership, University of Queensland Business School; Director,  AIBE Centre for Gender Equality in the Workplace; Managing Director of the Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC)

Dr Fitzsimmons is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership with the University of Queensland Business School. He is also a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of practice. He is the director of the AIBE Centre for Gender Equality in the Workplace and Managing Director of the Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC), a body whose members comprise of peak national bodies representing women across industry sectors in Australia.

His PhD in Leadership examined successful attributes of CEOs and differing pathways to CEO roles for men and women. In June 2015 Dr Fitzsimmons and Professor Callan, working with the Committee for Perth, released Filling the Pool: a major report on gender inequality in Western Australia and what government, organisations and individuals can do to address the issue.

Dr Fitzsimmons has worked with many of Australia’s largest firms on their diversity programs and speaks regularly in Australia and overseas in the area of gender equality and inclusion. He has served as national and state presidents of not-for-profit bodies as well as being a director on boards of Listed Public Companies in Australia and overseas.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.