Investing In Operational Leaders

Operational leaders are the gatekeepers of an agency’s productivity. You are the barometer of efficiency in your team.
We know that operational leadership is the glue that makes success stick in your company.

REISA wants to invest in the success of the operational leaders.
Your title may be office manager, admin assistant, team leader or general manager.

You know who you are!

And we’re developing a toolkit of breakfast events designed just for you, with engaging speakers on topics relevant to the success of your role.

Meet and network with like-minded operational leaders. Join us on 29 March 2022 as we launch the first of our Investing In Operational Leaders events.

BE Connected

Meet and network with like-minded peers in a comfortable setting.

BE Inspired

Engage and listen to inspirational and insightful sharings from experienced speakers from various industries.

BE Edified

Learn new ways to enhance the way you work and contribute to your team!


Keynote Speaker


Cathie Browne
CEO, Leaders Institute of South Australia

Cathie has held executive roles in a variety of industries, including child protection, rural and emergency services, and education.

Cathie’s recent roles have seen her lead successful transformational change. This included Project Director of an Equal Opportunity Report into sex discrimination and sexual harassment in SA Police.


Laura Hoile
Business Coach, Hood Sweeney

Laura aims to equip her clients with the right tools and advice to guide them through their journey of success. She is passionate about developing businesses and takes a holistic approach, empower her clients for success. Her partner is also in real estate, giving her a unique perspective on the industry.

Laura is a Chartered Accountant and is the lead coach in Hood Sweeney’s Accelerate Development Program, a program designed to develop the soft skills of emerging leaders. She was also part of the Future Global Leaders Program at the University of California, San Diego, in 2014.

Nicole Swaine
Founder & Managing Director, Explore Potential

Nicole has driven numerous successful initiatives leading to sound business outcomes and has established an excellent reputation at an operational, strategic and governance level. 

Qualified with a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Management (Employee Relations), Nicole’s extensive professional achievements were recognised at the 2013 SA Telstra Business Women’s Awards, winning two categories – Community and Government Award and the Young Business Women of the Year Award, as well as the CPA Top 40 Business Leaders in Australia.

Jane Carey
CEO, Edge Recruitment

Jane co-founded Edge Recruitment in 1998 after beginning her career in the real estate industry. Known for her ever calm and level-headed approach, Jane is a consummate professional highly regarded in the recruitment industry.

Jane is a board member at disability services provider CARA, a graduate and member of the AICD, and a member of Behind Closed Doors. For many years Jane has been a champion of supporting and promoting women in property.  Adding to her achievements, Jane is also a past finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.


The Lion Hotel

161 Melbourne St, North Adelaide, SA, 5006

29 March 2022

7.30am - 9.30am