The Annual Hon Barry O’Keefe AM QC DUniv(ACU) (Honoris Causa) Virtual Memorial Lecture

Guest speaker, Ms Libby Lyons, inaugural Chair of the Aged Care Workforce Industry Council and former Director of the Federal Workplace Gender Equality Agency, will be speaking on the topic of “Is the Fair Work Act really fair?”.



23 February 2022

4.30pm (AEDT) [No text in field]

Virtually via MS Teams Live

This lecture will be taking place virtually via MS Teams Live. A link to join the event via MS Teams Live will be provided closer to the event date upon registration.

Ms Libby Lyons.

Biography of Ms Libby Lyons

Libby Lyons is one of Australia’s most powerful advocates, with decades of leadership experience in corporate affairs and issues-based advocacy.

Libby’s experience includes heading up BHP’s Olympic Dam corporate affairs, as well as senior executive roles at Atlas Iron, CITIC Pacific Mining, Alcoa of Australia, the Western Power Corporation and Telstra.

In April 2021, Libby completed her appointment as the Director of the Commonwealth Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency. Over her tenure, Libby was listed in Apoliticial’s 100 Most Influential People Working in Gender Policy (2018 & 2019) and was featured in 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World. Libby has a strong personal commitment to public service and started her career as a primary school teacher.

Most recently, Libby was appointed a member of the National Aged Care Advisory Council. Her other roles include the inaugural Chair of the Aged Care Workforce Industry Council and Chair of Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Ltd. She is Strategic Counsel for CGM Communications and the State Chapter Chair in Western Australia and national board member of Chief Executive Women.

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