Boardroom Insider of the Month with Anna Hurley | Ep. 87

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This Month’s Boardroom Insider of the Month

My guest for this instalment of the Boardroom Insider of the Month series is Anna Hurley, Project Manager of the Hurley Hotel Group and Publican of the Marion Hotel. Anna’s day job includes oversight of the Marion Hotel, the construction of the new Hotel Panorama, and overseeing various capital projects and investments across the 9 hotels and various property interests of the Hurley Hotel Group, founded by Anna’s parents almost 50 years ago.

As part of the many hats Anna wears, she sits on the board of the South Australian Motor Sport Board, the body that runs motor sport events in South Australia including the flagship event the Vailo Adelaide 500 (which many of us still refer to as “Clipsal”). Anna also sits on the Executive of the Australian Hotels Association’s SA Branch, the primary body representing the commercial interests of hoteliers in South Australia.

Find out more about the Hurley Hotel Group

Conversation Highlights

In my conversation with Anna, we discuss her pathway to the boardroom, how she sees her extensive hotel and tourism sector expertise benefitting the Boards she sits on, the advice she is reluctant to give to aspiring and emerging board members, her biggest Board career challenge so far, the value she gets from her board service, the negative aspects of board service that no one talks about, her idea of the essential skills of great board members, and what the future of corporate governance needs to incorporate.

Useful Links from this Episode

Podcast: Asking Better Questions in the Boardroom with Greg Bustin | Ep. 21

Podcast: Previous Boardroom Insider of the Month Episodes

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