Executive Women's Leadership Forum
Alison Gaines


Wednesday, 15 November 2017
17:00 - Registration Opens
17:15 - Event Start
18:30 - Event Concludes


Lamont's Bishops House
90 Mounts Bay Road, Perth


This event is complimentary for member organisations of the Committee for Perth.

BY INVITE ONLY Registration has now closed

Our EWLF is a community of senior and executive level women in the Committee's membership who meet throughout the year to hear from inspiring leaders about their career and life journeys. This event is free as part of your company's membership. 

At this Executive Women's Leadership Forum, we offer you a complimentary invitation to join us to hear from Alison Gaines, General Manager for Asia Pacific of Gerard Daniels about her career and life journey. Alison has had three executive careers in Perth in different sectors and is also an active international non-executive director.

Meet our speakers and panellists

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Alison Gaines

General Manager, Asia Pacific

Alison Gaines is a member of the leadership team of Gerard Daniels, since 2006, and leads the business in the region. Her practice area focuses on board and executive appointments and providing wider governance, performance, remuneration and organisational consulting to clients across all sectors and industries. 

Alison has extensive non-executive director and director experience accrued over thirty years, in the not for profits, mutuals and public sectors, higher education and professional and management education.

Alison was Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of Western Australia Inc. for nine years, also responsible for a charity, industry superannuation fund and insurance mutual.  She was previously a Director in the Public Sector Management Office (Western Australian Government), responsible for whole of government strategic human resource policy, the Senior Executive Service, executive remuneration, CEO employment and government boards and committees. 

Alison is a Governor of The College of Law Ltd Australasia, Chairman of the Murdoch University Foundation, Vice President of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (WA) and President of the Australian Institute of Management WA.

Alison was awarded an honorary doctorate of the University by Murdoch University in 2011 for services to the University and the community; and was recently awarded a Distinguished Alumni Medal.  She holds Bachelor of Arts (hons) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia, Master of Arts (Public Policy) from Murdoch University, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University and Graduate Certificate International Corporate Governance from INSEAD; and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.