Free L&D Network Session (Sydney) – Topic: Creating a Legacy of Leadership at SAS

the-australian-learning-and-development-networkOrganisations that continuously outperform the market are purposeful.  They know where they are heading, why they are heading there and what they stand for. To sustain this they embed leadership at every level such that there is no dependence on any individual.

In this interactive presentation Rob Metcalfe, former Managing Director and now Managing Consultant with LIW and Brendan Gregor, Human Resources Director ANZ at SAS, will describe how they have worked together to embed this legacy of leadership.

They will cover how a leadership mindset has been adopted, and how the conditions for success have been created and sustained.  You will take away pragmatic leadership tools and ideas that can be applied immediately to your environment at every level from induction to the Board Room.

Sydney Schedule:

* Time: 8:00am – 9:30am
* Date: Monday, 3 April 2017
* Where: Saxons Training Facilities (Sydney) – Level 10, 10 Barrack Street, Sydney
* Catering: Tea, Coffee & Nibbles will be provided
* Pre & Post-workshop: Networking/socialising will continue after the presentation.
* Cost: Free
* Limited spaces available: Email your details ASAP to to secure your place

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These are a regular morning session hosted in a workshop style for Learning & Development Managers, or those working in a similar capacity. In addition to the workshop, this is a great opportunity for networking and sharing best practice with other L&D Managers from various businesses and industry sectors. We hope you can make it and join in.

Please feel free to forward this invite to anyone else you know in the L&D community. 

About the Presenter:


Rob takes the challenging role of transforming organisations through leadership at every level. He engages with multinational clients at CEO level bringing over thirty-five years experience both in his military career and as a management consultant.

Rob Metcalfe has 25 years of consulting experience and more than 35 years in leadership positions. He spent 10 years as Managing Director of LIW and then became a Partner with Denali Venture Partners. Now independent, he continues to work with LIW as well as pursuing other interests including working with the UN World Food Program on the Zero Hunger Project in Africa and elsewhere.

He has a passion for transforming organisations through leadership at every level. He routinely works with executive leadership teams and the individual leaders within them through consulting, facilitation and coaching. He is also experienced in Leadership Development, Performance Management, Personal Development and Leadership Assessment including the design and execution of Assessment and Development Centres.

Typically he acts as lead facilitator for a team of consultants who help organisations to create sustainable high performance through leadership. His current clients include UN WFP, Origin Energy, City of Sydney, NSW Dept of Family and Community Services, Oracle, Telstra, NBN, Sanofi and SAS.

Rob was previously a consultant and Head of the Performance Management Division, The Oxford Group, a major UK-based Management and Training Consultancy. In addition to successfully growing the UK business, he was responsible for designing, delivering and managing consulting and training projects for organisations such as Marks and Spencer, Sun Life, Eastern Electricity (now Eastern Group) and Rohm and Haas. He founded the Group’s Australian office in 1995, and subsequently merged the Sydney office with Leading Initiatives Worldwide (now LIW).

Before becoming a management consultant, Rob was an officer in the Royal Marine Commandos. During his service he led groups of up to 80 Royal Marines Commandos and was “Mentioned in Dispatches” for operational service. Rob was educated at Bradford Grammar School, the University of Aston in Birmingham Business School, the Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines and the Army Staff College, Camberley.

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