Modern leadership: building a high-performance organisational culture

2 Aug 2022

Keynote address by Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, CEO and MD of Mirvac as the 2022 Rod Wylie Eminent Visiting Fellow, 26 July 2022 at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.

Introduction by UQ President and Vice-Chancellor, Deborah Terry and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Professor Andrew Griffiths. 

YouTube, 51m

Susan Lloyd-HurwitzAbout the presenter

Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, CEO & Managing Director, Mirvac Group

Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in August 2012 and a Director of Mirvac Board in November 2012.

Prior to this appointment, Susan was Managing Director at LaSalle Investment Management. Susan has also held senior executive positions at MGPA, Macquarie Group and Lend Lease Corporation, working in Australia, the US and Europe.

Susan is the Chair of the Green Building Council of Australia, a Director of the Business Council of Australia, member of the NSW Public Service Commission Advisory Board, President of INSEAD Australasian Council and a member of the INSEAD Global Board. Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Sydney and an MBA (Distinction) from INSEAD (France).

As the CEO & MD,  it’s my job to help our team find that purpose across everything we do, line up team members in the right direction and equip them with the tools needed to fulfil it. One of the challenges of an established, successful company is that you tend to fall back on the tried and tested ways of doing things.

What we do instead is to constantly push ourselves to think differently, to constantly challenge ourselves to create better solutions. To build a culture of constant innovation, doesn’t happen overnight and we needed to cultivate our executive leaders’ strategic skills, and give all employees the authority to speak out, challenge the status quo and be constantly inspired to find ways to reimagine what we do.

Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz

About the Rod Wylie Eminent Visiting Fellowship 

The Rodney Wylie Eminent Visiting Fellowship brings a globally respected business leader to Brisbane each year to provide intellectual leadership and deliver a public lecture.