Diversity and Inclusion Speakers

Amanda Johnstone

As one of Australia's most globally acknowledged AI technologists and technology communicators, Amanda's contributions have been celebrated by TIME as a Next Generation Leader and by The CEO Magazine with the Start-up Executive of the Year award. In 2023, LinkedIn awarded her as a Top Voice in Artificial Intelligence.

Recognised as a subject matter expert in both emerging technology and modern leadership, Amanda lends her insights to organisations including YPO, Zoom, The Australian Digital Health Agency, Allianz, Kellogg's, Universal, Stanford, Optus, ADMA and Google Cloud.

Corrie Block

Dr. Corrie Block is a globally acclaimed business strategist, and the celebrated author of several books including Business is Personal and Spartan CEO. Having started out as a serial entrepreneur, failing forward, and overcoming bankruptcy (twice), his aim is to help millions of people find meaning at work, and connect their personal purpose to their daily attitudes and behaviours. Dr. Corrie Block provides executive coaching, leadership training, and motivational keynotes in top companies worldwide.

Dr. Catherine Ball

Dr Catherine Ball is an Academic at ANU's School of Cybernetics, bestselling author, futurist and visioneer.

Associate Professor, Dr Catherine Ball is a scientific futurist, speaker, advisor, author, founder, executive producer, executive director and company director working across global projects where emerging technologies meet humanitarian, education and environmental needs. Catherine also likes to create businesses and champion movements, collaborate with peers, and advise game-changers.

Geoff Huegill

Geoff 'Skippy' Huegill is an Australian swimming legend with 72 international medals, including two Olympic medals and six world championship titles. He held eight world records and in 2010, he was voted Australian Sport Performer of the Year.

Geoff has faced major adversity, setbacks, and public humiliation. His story is raw, honest, and humble. His resilience and humour shine through as he shares the triumphs and challenges he has faced, including in sport, career, parenthood, divorce, sobriety, neurodiversity, peak performance, business, and leadership.

Josh Toomey

Josh Toomey is a proud Wiradjuri man from Dubbo in central-western New South Wales, whose life’s work is dedicated to transforming communities and empowering individuals to overcome challenges and reach their full potential. With a deep commitment to helping people break free from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, Josh has become a beacon of hope and a role model for many.

Murray Altham

With relentless optimism, Murray's presentations are an exhilarating mix of expertise, empathy, humour and drive. He partners with organisations to inspire fresh thinking, lift energy and bring new potential to life.

He has worked in extreme scenarios of confronting challenge and change, bringing to life an uplifting, solution focussed skillset he shares with your audience to help bring their best to the surface. Murray empowers your team to ignite their A-game and contribute that to every room they're in, at work and at home.

Nora Fraser

Nora is an inspiring People & Culture Leader driven by an entrepreneurial mindset and Founder of the Multicultural Professional Network. Nora has a wealth of experience and an extensive background in the private & public sectors. She has been involved in the implementation of key diversity and inclusion programmes for global organisations across Australia, Europe and the UK. Nora has also spoken alongside Hillary Clinton, the 67th United States Secretary of State, at the 2024 Women in Leadership Summit where she discussed the link between inclusion and high performance in teams

Nova Peris OAM

Nova Peris-Kneebone is a versatile Australian athlete who has succeeded in both the sporting arenas of field hockey and track and field. She became the first Australian Aboriginal Athlete to ever win an Olympic Gold Medal on the hocky field. She later switched to athletics and contested the 1998 Commonwealth Games and 2000 Olympic Games. Nova has since worked in many roles supporting the indi ...

Shivani Gupta

Shivani is a Keynote Speaker for transforming Business Leaders and Owners using her A.S.K. Methodology in Accountability, Strategy, and Knowledge.

She is the world's only Electrical Engineer turned Entrepreneur turned Educator

Over her 21-year entrepreneurial journey, Shivani has presented to over a quarter of a million people across 19 countries, coached over 1500 leaders globally, and authored 9 books. She's scaled many of her own businesses to over $1M, and recently, she successfully exited a business she grew from $0 to $5M. 

Stan Grant

Stan Grant is an esteemed journalist and broadcaster with a prolific career spanning over 25 years across more than 70 countries. His roles have included ABC Federal Political Correspondent, London-based European Correspondent for the Seven Network, and China Correspondent for CNN in Beijing. As the International Affairs Analyst for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Stan has covered significant global events from the release of Nelson Mandela to the war in Iraq, earning him multiple prestigious awards including the Columbia University Du-Pont and the U.S. Peabody Award.

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