Australian Institute of Management Fellows' Breakfast
Speaking notes for address by Greg Medcraft, Chairman, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Zinc at Federation Square, Melbourne, 19 August 2011
Thank you Carolyn Viney of Grollo Group for having me along this morning to speak with the AIM Fellows.
It is great to be back in Melbourne.
As some of you might know, in a past life I was an investment banker and I worked all over the world and now live in Sydney.
But I was born and bred in Melbourne and for a time I was Mayor of Box Hill. I grew up in North Melbourne, Surrey Hills and Avondale Heights.
I would like to tell you I played good footy but I was not much of a sportsman. But I did end up supporting Richmond, which when you consider my abilities then and their ability now, seems to be present a neat symmetry.
Ladies and gentlemen, I would also like to recognise the work AIM does in bolstering management training, particularly the Institute's expert education and training services.
These sorts of initiatives help small businesses grow and become bigger business and this is done by creating outstanding managers and leaders.
We are in uncertain economic times and this puts pressure on organisational leaders.
And because of this, our organisational leaders need to keep investing in themselves and their peers and make a commitment to learning and development.
And that is especially crucial in passing on skills to the younger men and women coming through the management ranks.
That is something that AIM has been helping to do consistently since it was formed in 1941.
As most of you know, I have been in this role for about 10 weeks. I took over, formally, from Tony D'Aloisio, in mid May.