Salon Event One - A Storm in a Tea Cup

5 October 2010

Professor Rob Moodie has weathered the kind of high profile, leadership ‘storm’ every leader dreads.

Chairman of the Board of Melbourne Storm when the team’s extensive salary-cap-breach was uncovered, Rob was thrust into the public spotlight – his ethics, integrity and leadership were brought under insatiable scrutiny by the blood-hungry sports media, NRL fans and Storm owners, NewsCorp.

Cleared of all wrong-doing but never-the-less controversially dumped, Rob Moodie is ready to speak.

LV’s first Salon Event provides LV Alumni and LV Partners with an exclusive chance to hear how  these events plus time in refugee camps across Africa and with UNAIDS have seen Rob Moodie evolve into this state’s bicycle riding, anti-smoking, healthy living, fearless champion of Health and Wellbeing for all.

In an LV first, the story of Rob’s leadership journey will be accompanied by a visual narrative delivered by one of Victoria’s most exciting emerging artists, Martyn Coutts.

Date: October 28, 2010
Time: 5.30pm for 6:00pm start. Event concludes @  8:00pm
Cost: $45 for Alumni, $25 for paid-up Alumni, $55 for Guests of Alumni and Program Participants

Location: The Cube @ The Australian Centre for Moving Images, Federation Square, Melbourne
Bookings: Book for Salon Event One here.

Professor Rob Moodie
Rob Moodie is Professor of Global Health at the University of Melbourne’s Nossal Institute. He has over 30 years experience planning and evaluating health programs in Australia, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. He was the inaugural Director of Country Support for UNAIDS in Geneva from 1995-1998 and the CEO of VicHealth from 1998-2007. He is currently the Chair of the National Preventative Health Taskforce. He as a member of the Commission on AIDS in the Pacific, and chaired the Technical Advisory Panel for the Gates Foundation Avahan project for prevention of HIV in India from 2004-2009. Prof Moodie has co-edited and co-authored four books including “Promoting Mental Health”, “Hands on Health Promotion” and “Recipes for a Good Life” with Gabriel Gate. He was recently controversially dumped as the Chair of the Melbourne Storm.

Martyn Coutts
Martyn Coutts is an Interdisciplinary practitioner exploring Live Art, Social Media and Social Change. He is fascinated with the relationship between structure and freedom. He is interested in the live moment, the interaction of multiple media to create an immersive experience and the transcendence of the everyday.

Martyn comes from a generation of adaptable and multi-skilled artists from Australia who challenge definition and embrace in-between-ness. He has been employed as producer, video artist, performer, mentor, teacher, dramaturg, director and VJ.

He has shown his work in Beijing, Taipei, Wellington, and in every capital city in Australia. Martyn’s collaborative work Wayfarer was shortlisted for the Ars Electronica Pris in LInz Austria. In 2010 Martyn won a Green Room award for Video Design of Harry Harlow and is the Director of Melbourne Fringe’s Keynote project Visible City.