Mary Galligan is a person that people tend to listen to. With a 25 year career as an FBI agent, it’s easy to understand why she commands a room, as she did during her visit to Australia in November.

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Cyber is not just an IT issue, it is an issue for the whole organisation and especially for leaders. They need to genuinely know what it is they are trying to protect.

The diversity and inclusion agenda has been dominated by an employee narrative: the glass ceiling, the bamboo ceiling, the pink ceiling. Indeed, a quick google research on the term “employee diversity” generates over 19 million hits.

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A message of equality speaks to who we want to be as a community. To who we want to be as individuals. And it speaks extra loud to diverse customers who currently sit at the margins of how businesses define their ‘customer’.

There is no doubt food technology innovations such as bio-innovation, gene editing, robotics and AI, will dramatically reshape how we produce, manage and demand food. However, their effects are likely to be unevenly distributed.

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The future of our food systems holds risks, but also creates opportunities for markets and consumers to prosper when we allow technology to help create the world we need.

A few weeks ago I was having a chat with one of the mothers from my son’s preschool as we watched our boys play in the park. We were talking about my job and how I worked flexibly to balance work and time at home with my kids.

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For me, flexible working is having the autonomy to change the structure of my week to best support my team at work as well as my kids.

The term ecosystem is moving front and centre stage as a key issue for Boards to consider[1] – acting as a driving force behind the way in which businesses operate and decide on strategy, planning and next steps.

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What is clearly evident is that Boards need engage with their ecosystems, right now.