Our Strategic Advisory Group


The strategic advisory group is to:

  • Provide strategic advice on the aims and objectives that seek to achieve the vision of CGE
  • Provide non-binding advice to support the growth, development and sustainability of CGE


The strategic advisory group is responsible for:

  • Focussing on strategic issues that impact gender equity and leadership in WA
  • Providing objective advice and contribute to strategic planning.
  • Providing fresh insights and thinking on emerging or unfamiliar issues
  • Responding to ideas from management, playing devil’s advocate and supply high quality objective advice to support the main board’s decision-making
  • Developing an understanding of the business, market and industry trendsProviding “wise counsel” on issues raised by the management committee or executive director
  • Providing the executive director with insights and ideas
  • Encouraging and supporting the exploration of new ideas for growth and impact
  • Acting as a resource for the executive director
  • Monitoring business performance, challenging the executive director to consider options for improving the model


The strategic advisory group is to be chaired by the executive director where each strategic advisory group member offers strategic support, insights and/or advice in one or more of the following areas:

  • Growing the membership
  • Building sustainability
  • Accessing networks
  • Providing gender equity expertise
  • Profile raising events
  • Championing CGE

Meeting frequency

Meeting every six weeks, duration of no more than two hours and/or as required.

Terms of appointment

Appointments will be for a two-year term.


The executive director has an active role to provide feedback and advice to the CGE strategic advisory group and share it with the management committee.

  • Terms of reference
  • Membership
  • Strategic plan

Executive support

CGE executive director will provide executive support to the strategic advisory group.  

What They Say?

Our members are driving change

"Gender equity in jobs and pay is critical issue for business and society in general. If we want the best people then we must ensure we are educating and developing from the entire population."

Chris sutherland
Chief Executive Officer - Programmed

"I want to be part of the group that is inspiring, driving change and providing opportunities for future generations. Gender equity makes sense; it makes business sense, it makes economic sense and it makes social sense."

Terry Agnew
CEO - Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia

"It’s proven and compelling – companies with gender equity outperform. At Alcoa, we are committed to making gender invisible for pay, performance and career advancement. Gender inequality should be a relic of the past."

Michael parker
Chairman & Managing Director - Alcoa of Australia Limited

"Achieving gender parity in Australian workplaces and governments is not just a nice to have, it is an economic imperative. Vast amounts of research tell us that having more female leaders will stimulate innovation and generate new ways of problem-solving."

Mike Anghie
Former Office Managing Partner - Ernst & Young

I am proud to be one of the founding members of CEOs for Gender Equity. As a group of ‘influencers’ we are working to advance gender equality, creating positive and proactive change within organisations and the broader community. 

Barry Felstead
CEO - Crown Australian Resorts