Meet the Keynote: Dr Lisa O’Brien of the Smith Family

The Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference will be held on the 9 -10 November 2015 at Pullman Melbourne on the Park.

Following on from our Building Capability event that was held in August 2014 on the Gold Coast, the 2015 event will focus on improving transitions for job seekers to help them achieve positive outcomes. For the long term unemployed there are barriers to employment that need close examination and dialogue.

Meet the Keynote: Dr Lisa O’Brien of The Smith Family

Dr Lisa O'Brien
Dr Lisa O’Brien

Dr Lisa O’Brien leads Australia’s major education-oriented children’s charity and has driven a five year plan to grow the effectiveness and reach of The Smith Family’s education-oriented programs to support more disadvantaged children and young people.

Lisa has worked in leadership roles across the public, not-for-profit and commercial sectors over the last two decades. She is a non-executive director of the Community Council for Australia and BUPA Australia & New Zealand, member of Chief Executive Women and former CEO of the Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia.  Lisa was also a founding member of Sydney’s Lou’s Place, a drop-in centre providing respite and support for women in need.

A Medical Practitioner registered in New South Wales and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators Lisa also holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of Human Resource Management and Coaching.