Port Lincoln business leaders urged to connect

NETWORK: Recent graduates of the Company Directors Course learnt many skills related to responsibly running a business.
NETWORK: Recent graduates of the Company Directors Course learnt many skills related to responsibly running a business.

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Directors, business leaders, principals or anyone with an interest in governance are being encouraged to attend Connecting Port Lincoln.

The event is hosted by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and is the first of its kind to be held in rural SA.

The day is aimed at encouraging local members of the community in leadership or governance roles to expand their learning and proficiency in their respective roles, and to receive support from like minded colleagues.

State Manager Clinton Jury said the AICD were also seeking to learn how they can better serve their members in regional areas.

“We need to make sure that from our end we are representing our community broadly,” he said.

“Port Lincoln is a thriving hub, with a lot of different sectors working together. So we are trying to bring people together to understand the principles behind effective leadership on director issues. The event is an open house, where we can talk about what we can do specifically for Lincoln locals. We’d love for everyone to come and engage across all areas of business for this unique networking opportunity.”

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WORK: The AICD Member Lounge and Business Centre in Adelaide is a great place for members to work when visiting the city.

WORK: The AICD Member Lounge and Business Centre in Adelaide is a great place for members to work when visiting the city.

Port Lincoln GP, Dr Jaansen Ang, is a member of AICD. After participating in their Company Directors Course course, he said he believes others in Port Lincoln can benefit from associating with the organisation.

“It taught me the skills that I needed to responsibly run a business, skills that I would never have learnt in medical school,” he said.

“It was a great way to learn ways to safeguard the business, mitigate financial risk and to learn how to be a responsible director of a company.”

The Australian Institute of Company Directors boasts a membership base of over 40,000, including directors and senior leaders from business, government and the not-for-profit sectors.

For community members, employees and employers interested in connecting with like-minded colleagues, AICD will hold their Connecting Port Lincoln event at the Port Lincoln Hotel on Tuesday, December 5 from 4pm to 6pm. 

To book a place or for more information call 1300 739 119.