How do we foster the climate leaders of the future? In her role as Director of People, Performance and Technology at the City of Sydney, Susan Pettifer conducted a year-long programme and research study into the influence and self-efficacy of emerging female climate leaders across Greater Sydney in partnership with C40 Women4Climate and University of Sydney. In this talk, she will share both the steps involved in seeding this work and the powerful research findings which shed light on pathways for accelerating the effectiveness of emerging leaders committed to climate action. The work has implications for all leaders taking action on complex social and environmental issues.
Director, People Performance & Technology / City of Sydney
Susan Pettifer is the Director for People, Performance and Technology at the City of Sydney. She is a senior executive with skills in organisational development, modernisation and organisational reform and has experience in the state public and local government sectors.
As part of the Executive team at the City of Sydney, Susan is responsible for leading the people, customer, service development, data and technology functions – with a focus on joining up the people, process and technology components of organisational change to create sustainable reform.
Susan has a strong interest in creating fair and connected organisations and communities. In 2016 she co-authored a book – New Women, New Men, New Economy – on how Creativity, Diversity, Openness and Equity helps organisations thrive in the new economy. Under her leadership the City was awarded the 2019 HR Award for Best Workplace Diversity and Inclusion program.
Susan has post graduate qualifications in science, management and coaching psychology.