Bringing Associations Together To Boost Performance



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Date:Wednesday, 29 May 2024
Time:12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST)
Venue:Courtyard Meeting Room, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006
Topic:In Conversation: Leading a Small Association with Big Ideas

Join us for our exclusive VIC CEO Lunch and conversation, in partnership with Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

In Conversation: Leading a Small Association with Big Ideas

Dr Andrew Gosbell from Associations Forum talks with Ann Davey, Chief Executive Officer, Massage & Myotherapy Australia and Kylie Lethbridge, Chief Executive Officer, Independent Brewers Association about their journey as CEOs, and in leading and transforming their associations.

Registrations: Free & Exclusive to CEOs of NFP organisations


Kylie Lethbridge, Chief Executive Officer, Independent Brewers Association

Sally Sinclair

Kylie Lethbridge is an industry executive with over 30 years of experience involving government services, tourism, marketing and stakeholder management. Kylie is the Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Brewers Association, having started the role in March 2020 with a diverse career history.

Kylie began her journey working in Ministerial support teams before progressing to a variety of communications and marketing, tourism, economic development and management roles within local and state government in Australia and federal government in the UK. Having owned her own small business, Kylie understands the challenges many small beverage suppliers face. She is a leader and author of strategies and policies that support organisational outcomes and has delivered effective results from her work in destination development and international trade. Kylie has held multiple Board directorships, is considered an excellent relationship and stakeholder manager as well as a nurturing leader and facilitator of change.

Ann Davey, Chief Executive Officer, Massage & Myotherapy Australia

Andrew Gosbell

Ann Davey is the CEO of Massage & Myotherapy Australia, the leading not-for-profit association and peak body for Massage, Remedial Massage and Myotherapy, spanning Australia nationwide with a membership of over 8,600 professionally qualified practitioners. With over 20 years of leadership experience across NFP, university and commercial organisations, Ann holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources Management and Administration Management. Whilst Ann has worked at the Association for over a decade, she took up the role of CEO in April 2020 (at the height of the first wave of COVID-19).

Ann values collaboration and relationship building and strives to achieve excellence in whatever comes her way including achieving innovative and improved education standards, a certification program with a national best practice standard, and safety for the industry, not only for practitioners but also for the public. Ann is also an elected Director for the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA).  In her spare time, apart from running a family, Ann is involved in volunteering in the local the community initiative, Repair Café – Bring, Learn and Mend, with the aim to save precious goods from landfill.

Andrew Gosbell, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

Andrew GosbellAndrew is based in Melbourne and provides a range of advisory services for Associations Forum based on his broad experience in governance, change management, leadership development, government  relations and policy development, risk management, strategic planning, negotiation and partnership development.

Andrew has over 15 years senior executive experience working in medical colleges and associations, including successful tenures as CEO of General Practice Registrars Australia and Deputy CEO at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.

He has a track record of working collaboratively with volunteers, association members and office bearers, and professional staff to successfully deliver a range of strategic initiatives at both national and state levels. He has well-developed networks in the health and associations sectors. Andrew also has governance experience as a non-executive director and currently holds a number of Board and Committee positions in the NFP and tertiary-education sectors.




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