The 2023 Rodney Wylie Lecture presenter to be announced soon

The 2023 Rodney Wylie Lecture by 

The Rodney Wylie Eminent Visiting Fellowship program brings a globally respected visitor to the University each year to provide intellectual leadership and engage with alumni and the community through its annual public lecture series.

2022 Rodney Wylie Eminent Visiting Fellowship Lectures

You can still check out our previous year's lecture by Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, leading Australian businesswoman and CEO and MD of Mirvac, our 2022 Wylie Fellow. 

Susan's keynote addresses the topic of 'Modern leadership: building a high-performance organisational culture'.

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


The Rodney Wylie Eminent Visiting Fellowship program was created in 2009 through a visionary gift from Mr John Wylie AC, and is named in honour of his father, Mr Rodney Wylie OBE. 

Rodney graduated from UQ with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1948 and a Bachelor of Arts in 1950. He went on to have a distinguished career as a leader in the Australian accountancy sector, and as the non-executive director of several Queensland companies. 

Rodney was awarded the Order of the British Empire – Officer (Civil) in 1988 for his contributions to the accountancy profession.  In 2017, he was inducted into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame, which recognises outstanding contributions and achievements made by organisations, companies and individuals to develop the Queensland economy and society.

Previous Rodney Wylie Eminent Visiting Fellows

  • 2022: Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, CEO and Managing Director, Mirvac Group
  • 2019: Dominic Barton, Global Managing Partner Emeritus and Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company
  • 2018: Ben Gray, Founding Partner of BGH Capital 
  • 2015: Manuel Pinho, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • 2014: Jean-Charles Rochet, Swiss Finance Institute Professor of Banking, Banking and Finance Institute, Zürich University
  • 2011: David Carpenter, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Albany, New York
  • 2011: Sharon Strauss, Professor in Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis
  • 2010: Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

About John Wylie AC

John Wiley AMMr John Wylie AC is Chairman of the Australian Sports Commission and President of the State Library of Victoria Board.  

In 1983, John graduated from UQ with a Bachelor of Commerce with first class honours. After graduating, he spent time as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University where he completed a Master of Philosophy.  In the 1990s, he was the Australian Chairman of investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston. In 2000, he co-founded Carnegie Wylie, a corporate advisory and private equity investment firm acquired by Lazard in 2007.  John was Managing Director and Head of Corporate Advisory for Lazard Australia until his retirement in 2014. 

John is known as a leading Australian investment banker and has advised companies and governments globally for over 25 years.  He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2007, and a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2022 for eminent service to the community through leadership in the sporting, cultural, philanthropic and business sectors.

As former Chairman of the Melbourne Cricket Ground Trust, a position he held for 14 years, John chaired the MCG Redevelopment Steering Committee for the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

John is married to Myriam Boisbouvier, who was appointed France’s honorary consul in Victoria in 2011.