National Study: Secrets & Lies

Immediately following the Annual General Meeting, a luncheon for members will feature a keynote address by Rose Herceg, Chief Strategy Officer of WPP AUNZ.

WAPP AUNZ has recently released Chapter 2: National Identity of Secrets & Lies, one of the first studies of its kind in New Zealand and Australia. Rose will share key insights from the report which measures the difference between what we tell ourselves and each other versus what we really think and do.

With our Hashtag Perth project research phase almost complete, we have invited Rose so that we can think about how we reposition Perth by enhancing its role and reputation in the nation when talking to others.

Meet our speakers and panellists

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Rose Herceg

Chief Strategy Officer, WPP AUNZ

Rose Herceg has built a career as one of Australia’s most respected futurists and social forecasters.

Rose’s first business, Pophouse launched in 1999, became known as Australia’s best regarded company for innovation, social trends and business strategy. BRW Magazine named Rose the number oneinnovative thinker in the country and Pophouse the country’s best place to go for new business models and emerging trends data. In 2007, Rose sold her company to the STW Group.

Rose has maintained a close working relationship with STW consulting on a regular basis to STW-owned companies in areas of strategy, social forecasting and innovation.

In March 2015, Rose was appointed as the Chief Strategy Officer for the STW Group, now called WPP AUNZ after its merger with global communications powerhouse WPP.

Rose has had audiences with some of the most distinguished leaders of the global community including Lord David Putnam – film maker and head of Tony Blair’s NESTA - The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, American publishing and media giant Oprah Winfrey, Bob Mansfield former Chairman of Telstra, Michael Lynch former Chief Executive of the Sydney Opera House, Google founder Larry Page and one of the world’s most distinguished architects, Frank Gehry.

Rose has written three books – her latest ‘The Power Book’ has been translated into several languages and is selling in Europe, Asia & the Middle East and is soon to be launched in the US market.

Rose received the Small Businesswoman of the Year Award from Prime Minister John Howard in 2002.

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.