Generations Speakers

Adam Smith

Adam is an expert commentator and consultant specialising in partnership development and network building in and around schools. Adam is a Board Member of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), regular Education Analyst for Channel 10's 'The Project' and a contributor for the Australian Financial Review. As former CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians and Education Foundatio ...

Amanda Johnstone

Amanda not only communicates the future of thought leadership via social audio, media and live on stage - she goes beyond other futurists and directly builds award-winning social impact products that make the world a better place.

Quick-witted and compelling, she warmly engages with audiences, motivating them to be better as both individuals and corporate entities. Amanda’s message is universal - and she shares it with the authenticity of a young leader who is a genuine role model for change.

She is an altruistic pioneer whose inventions are directly playing a role in lowering the suicide rate globally. Her inspiring approach to the intersection of emotion, empathy, vulnerability and technology make her an exceptional leader and a captivating evangelist for the positive change toward mental wellbeing for all. Her passionate life purpose is to provide access to care for those who don’t feel they deserve a place in the world, by modeling vulnerability. Her work and personal life enable her to live that into action.

Her most requested topics for keynote speaking and boardroom briefings include Modern Leadership, The Future of Technology, AI and ChatGPT, Demystifying the Metaverse and Web3, Empathy and Role Modeling Vulnerability, Women in Leadership and her Founders Journey - Preventing Suicide One Swipe at a Time.

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.

Ashley Fell

Ashley Fell is a social researcher, TEDx speaker and Head of Communications at the internationally recognised McCrindle. As a trends analyst and media commentator she understands how to effectively communicate across diverse audiences. From her experience in managing media relations, social media platforms and content creation, Ashley advises on how to achieve cut through in message-saturated times.

Chris Cormack

Chris has extensive experience in the creation of appropriate strategic and well-executed advertising and collateral material. Over the years Chris has managed a diversity of media on behalf of clients including, direct mail, email marketing, information memoranda, prospectuses, annual reports, web development and radio and TV commercials targeting the Baby Boomer market. ...

Dominic Thurbon

Dominic's expertise when coupled together with his accessible and engaging style makes him a powerful and provocative speaker, capable of shifting the mindsets of even the most seasoned executives, educators and staff. Covering a range of issues from exciting collaborative technologies, to the role of business process innovation and knowledge management in building a culture of collaboration, Dominic Thurbon has cracked the code for making change happen, with the ultimate formula to drive innovation, future-proof your workforce and design brands that really matter.

Eric Chester

Eric Chester is the premier expert on school-to-work transition and the emerging workforce. As a former teacher and coach-turned motivational speaker for millions of students, Eric soon became a highly sought after speaker for hundreds of leading companies that needed to know how to manage and motivate post-Generation X'ers. Eric is the Founder and CEO of a speaking, consulting, and training fir ...

Gretel Killeen

Most commonly known as the host of the phenomenally successful television program Big Brother, Gretel Killeen is also a best-selling international author of nineteen books and winner of the 2001 MO Award for Best Female Comic. On television she featured as a 'Beauty' on Beauty and the Beast and appeared as Ray Martin's wife for three years in the cult classic A Town Like Dallas (The Midday Show). ...

Hugh Evans

Young Australian of the Year. Hugh is a key leader behind the successful Make Poverty History campaign and ran the Make Poverty History concert and Zero Seven Campaign. With his passion for helping serve the world's poor, the abject poverty he was exposed to strengthened Hugh's resolve to make a difference to those struggling for survival in the developing world. Hugh is a keynote speaker and has ...

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