Ask about Steve Sargent
Key Points
  • Appointed Vice President and Officer of General Electric (GE) Company in 2008, the first Australian in GE’s 130 plus history to be appointed to such a position.
  • Awarded People Leader of the Year in 2008 by the Australian Human Resources Institute.
  • Recognised by The Australian newspaper in 2013 as being one of the top 20 most influential leaders in Australia.
  • Led one of four B20 task forces under the Australian Presidency of the G20 (2014).
  • In 2014, Steve was one of 20 GE executives invited by the Chinese Government to attend the Chinese Government’s leadership program at the ‘Party School’. This was the first time that the Chinese Government has offered this to people outside of China.
  • Worked with Treasurers Costello, Swan and Hockey on the Financial Advisory Council from 2007 - 2014.
Topics
  • Leadership and people development

  • Leading and driving a performance culture

  • Creating an environment of innovation
    • Ways to create the right climate within an organisation so you get the cross fertilisation of ideas as innovation occurs at the intersection of sciences and ideas

  • The future of work
    • Following the work Steve did in 2014 with the G20 chairing the Human Capital Task force
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