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Very Public Affairs Pod
26 minutes | Jun 9, 2022
Stewarding an international stakeholder brand in a regional or national market with Antonia Sanda and Guy Matthews
In this episode of the Very Public Affairs Podcast, Antonia Sanda, Director, Communications APAC at Deel, and Guy Matthews, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Public Affairs at Citi, are in conversation with the Centre's Executive Director Wayne Burns to discuss the challenges within the corporate public affairs function of international companies in a regional or national market, dealing with global and local issues while away from the mothership and working within an international corporate affairs framework.
12 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
Public integrity and transparency in Australia with Geoffrey Watson SC
In this episode of the Very Public Affairs podcast, Analyst Cameron Chu is joined by Geoffrey Watson SC, Director at the Centre for Public Integrity. Geoffrey discusses issues pertaining to public integrity and transparency in Australia, as well as the reasons and public support for a National Integrity Commission.
16 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
Very Public Affairs: Top Five Predictions for 2022
In the first episode of Very Public Affairs for 2022, Executive Director Wayne Burns discusses the Centre's top five predictions for the year ahead in the corporate public affairs function, including conversation around the function being an important source of geopolitical analysis as well as how artificial intelligence will impact the function. Click to listen.
30 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
Leadership Communications with Alistair Marshall
In this episode of the Very Public Affairs podcast, Centre Executive Director Wayne Burns is joined by Alistair Marshall, Head of Internal Communications at Coles. Alistair discusses the elements of effective internal and leadership communications.
32 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
In Conversation: Corporate communications, misinformation, and kindness in 2021
In this final episode of In Conversation for 2021, Executive Director of the Centre, Wayne Burns is joined by Julia Quinn, Group Executive at Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and Margaret Stuart, Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Nestle Oceania. They discuss the key trends that have developed in corporate communications over the two years into the pandemic: the heightened awareness of the value of the corporate communications function, the increasing manifestation of misinformation, the continuing gender gap in the C-suite, and the rising need for kindness in the workplace. Click to listen.
16 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Woke Corporations, ESG & the "Business of Business" with Wayne Burns
The Centre's Analyst Cameron Chu is joined by the Centre's Executive Director Wayne Burns to discuss what defines a Woke Corporation, how it relates to the "business of business", and its connection to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards. Listen now.
32 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
In Conversation: The "Woke" Corporation & Corporate Communications
On this episode of In Conversation, Executive Director of the Centre, Wayne Burns is joined by Clare Hesketh, Acting Manager of Media Relations at SA Water, and Darren Pearce, Chief Communications Officer at Tennis Australia. They discuss corporate communications and strategies around the hybrid model of work, the rise of "woke" corporations, businesses providing incentives for their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and the increasing misinformation available on social media. In just 30 minutes you will be across these major corporate public affairs topics. Listen now!
32 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Disruptive Technologies & Hybrid Work Models with Mark Pesce
This edition of Very Public Affairs Podcast focuses on the impact that technology is having on businesses across the world, particularly the role of disruptive technologies, hybrid work models, blockchain, AI, and cybersecurity. The podcast also investigates how these are affecting the practice of corporate public affairs. The Centre's Georgio Platias is joined by Mark Pesce, a futurist, technologist, broadcaster, and educator. Mark is the host of The Next Billion Seconds Podcast, and was formerly a presenter and judge on the ABC's New Inventors. Listen now.
29 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Leading Teams Globally, Remotely, During COVID-19 & Working from Home with BHP's Tony Cudmore and LIXIL's John Short
This episode of Very Public Affairs interrogates the challenges of managing corporate public affairs teams, issues, and crises remotely. Executive Director Wayne Burns is joined by Tony Cudmore, Group Sustainability & Public Policy Officer at BHP, and John Short, Leader, Communications & Corporate Responsibility at LIXL who in their current roles have always led and managed their teams across geographies, time zones, and locations. They share their insights, which can inform how more corporate public affairs leaders manage teams working remotely, with more days spent working from home. Listen now.
26 minutes | May 6, 2021
In Conversation: Corporate Activism, Reputation, Trust & Climate Targets
On this episode of In Conversation, Llew Gartrell, Senior Manager Government Relations at Stockland, and Melanie McMillan, Senior Associate at the Centre for Corporate Affairs, join the Centre's Executive Director Wayne Burns to discuss the top news stories from March and April 2021. Listen to this episode as Llew, Melanie, and Wayne discuss the corporate response to Georiga's new voting law, corporate activism, reputation measurement, building stakeholder trust, and corporate climate targets. In just 30 minutes you will be across these major corporate public affairs topics.
14 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Politics, Leadership, and Public Policy with Peter van Onselen
In this episode of the Very Public Affairs Podcast, academic, journalist, and commentator, Peter van Onselen, sits down with the Centre's research assistant, Georgio Platias, to talk about the big challenges and opportunities facing Australia in the next year. Peter also analyses what 'good' leadership is, as well as what is missing from our current Parliament, and the big issues plaguing our elected representatives. Listen now.
23 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
In Conversation: Pandemic communication, corporate messaging & social media, and working during a lockdown
In this episode of In Conversation, Executive Director of the Centre, Wayne Burns is joined by Alison Melville, Associate Director, Corporate Affairs Australia-New Zealand at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Alison discusses corporate communication during a pandemic, the role of ‘good’ science communications, curating effective messaging on social media, and what working during lockdowns was like. Listen to this episode to be across some of the most important corporate public affairs topics relating to COVID-19 and corporate communication.
30 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
In Conversation: State of government relations, social media & evidence-based discourse, and corporate reputation
On this episode of In Conversation, Lachlan Rees, Manager Government, Industry & Public Policy Group Corporate Affairs, Suncorp joins the Centre's Executive Director Wayne Burns to discuss the top news stories and developments in early 2021. Listen to this episode as Lachlan and Wayne discuss how government relations has adapted due to COVID, the effects social media is having on democracy, re-installing evidence-based discourse into civil society, and the state of corporate reputations after 2020. In just 30 minutes you will be across these major corporate public affairs topics.
19 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Predictions for 2021
In this episode, Centre Analyst Tristan Aliferis interviews the Centre's Executive Director Wayne Burns, on the five predictions he has made for the corporate public affairs function in 2021, along with a review on his 2020 predictions.
17 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
Reflecting on 2020, and what challenges await practitioners in 2021?
In the last episode of Very Public Affairs for 2020, Centre Analyst Tristan Aliferis interviews Executive Director Wayne Burns to discuss how corporations have fared this year, how the public's level of trust has changed, how will corporate leadership continue to change in 2021, and what should be on our radar for next year.
27 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
In Conversation: Big tech, science communications, and corporate values during COVID
On In Conversation, we discuss the recent moves in the United States to regulate big tech, the importance of science communications and what lessons can be learned, and how can the corporate public affairs function adapt to working from home. Joining us for this episode are two experienced practitioners: Bronwyn Perry, External Affairs Manager, Corporate Affairs at Medibank, and Kee Li, Engagement Manager, Regional Programs at Sydney Water.
23 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
In Conversation: Corporate responsibility, women in leadership and public interest journalism
In the Centre's first episode of In Conversation, Executive Director Wayne Burns is joined by Cathy Bolt, Media and External Affairs Manager Corporate Affairs at Wesfarmers and Peter Habib, Executive Manager, Enterprise Services Communciations Marketing & Corporate Affairs at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Peter and Cathy discuss and analyse the current state of Milton Friedman's doctrine on the social responsibility of business, the falling number of women CEOs in Australia, and the federal government's support of AAP.
31 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
Preserving organisational trust in 2020 with Professor Nicole Gillespie
In this episode of Very Public Affairs, the Centre's Executive Director Wayne Burns is joined by Professor Nicole Gillesipe, KPMG Chair in Organizational Trust and Professor of Management at the University of Queensland Business School to discuss how organisational design affects trust, and how organisations can preserve trust during times of disruption.
14 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
Social licence to operate in 2020 with Wayne Burns
Centre Analyst Tristan Aliferis speaks to the Centre's Executive Director Wayne Burns about what it means for an organisation to have a social licence to operate: how it is has changed over time, how it's measured and lost, and the relation social licence has to corporate responsibility.
13 minutes | Feb 4, 2020
Misinformation and morality with Daniel Effron
The Centre's Executive Director Wayne Burns speaks to Dr Daniel Effron, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School, about how encountering fake news headlines make them less unethical to share.
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