From bushfires to pandemics, 2020 has placed enormous pressure on corporate affairs executives in Australia and New Zealand.
COVID-19 has accelerated an already hot debate around how companies protect trust and reputation in the face of crisis, and how they engage employees as advocates when times are tough.
Commtract and the Circle identified that corporate affairs heads lacked a forum for dialogue and access to quality information and international experience to help guide their board and executive through this period.
“It was apparent to us that corporate affairs heads currently frontline the internal and external challenges this year has brought. Between transitioning entire workforces to remote working, driving engagement and communication with stakeholders and on-hand counsel to executives and boards, corporate affairs heads have rarely been in more demand,”said Tanya Oziel, Chief Executive, Trans – Tasman Business Circle.
Together, the partners will launch the Corporate Affairs Dialogue – an exclusive 12 month program of networking, professional development and thought leadership for Australia’s corporate affairs directors.
“The partnership with Commtract and the Circle enables us to bring together extensive experience and network in corporate affairs with the Circle’s ability to strategically partner with Australia’s business leaders to tackle the toughest challenges.
“We are thrilled to have the ability to offer corporate affairs executives with professional development and thought leadership to support and assist through the current challenges and recovery,” said Vanessa Liell, Executive Director, Commtract.
About Trans – Tasman Business Circle
The Circle has a proven track record of developing high-level, targeted relationship building opportunities for our clients globally with unparalleled access to the greatest thought leaders in their fields. For over 27 years the Circle has been trusted by leading business and government organisations as a strategic partner. Our unique position in the market enables us to create a neutral platform for strategic thinking, knowledge transfer and genuine thought leadership.
Commtract is a dedicated talent hub that connects communications and marketing talent to short term and part time work. More than half of our 4,000 experts are corporate affairs and communications talent with, on average 15 years’ experience. Since founding in 2016, Commtract has built a strong reputation as a corporate affairs thought leader.