In September 2013 my husband Ralph and I, co-founded ‘The Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation’ (TKYF) a charity that was formed following the murder of our 18-year- old son, on his first night out in Kings Cross on a Saturday in July 2012. Making that awful decision to switch off Thomas’ life support, to donating his organs – the media called us the ‘epitome of courage upon courage’.
Dazed and raw from losing our first child, we were then confronted by a lack of justice in our courtrooms. We were told, “never to expect justice” along with 25 other families in the room that night who also had experienced
murder. From the Supreme Court to the Court of Criminal Appeal to finally the High Court – we knew that amendments had to be made for victims. Advocating to three Attorney General’s over 3 years, amendments and
new laws were introduced.
Trevor is one of Australia’s most recognised and influential technology journalists with more than 20 years’ experience in the media. From working behind the scenes to hosting live radio programs, providing regular segments live on National Radio and Television and producing over 550 podcasts on Technology, Trevor Long is the go-to- guy for Technology News, Trends, Insights and Information.
Everald is Chairman of the LONGEVITY FORUM, a not for profit entity established by the eminent think-tank PER CAPITA, which has undertaken the task of implementing the Blueprint for an Ageing Australia. Everald was a Founding Director of National Seniors Australia. He served on its Board of Directors for 35 years and was Chairman for 25 years, retiring in 2010 when he took up a new role as Chairman of the Australian Government’s Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing for three years.
Teaching organisations to look beyond today, and prepare for the emerging technologies of tomorrow.
Phill Nosworthy is an executive advisor, social impact strategist and speaker in the areas of the future of work, career acceleration, personal mastery and modern leadership.
Graeme worked in senior leadership positions with Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Morgan and Banks, and AT Kearney. In 2000 he went through a 5 year episode of depression that his psychiatrist described as the worst he had ever treated. He emerged from this crisis with a different view about how we can build our own resilience and mental fitness to thrive through change. He has now devoted his life t ...
John was the manager in Bendigo of a large Life Insurance company when he was involved in a horrific car crash. In that crash he received life threatening injuries, and from those injuries, he was classed as unemployable at age 42.
Thankfully John had Income Protection, and this became his and his family’s financial saviour for the next 16 years.
Andy Masters is an award-winning author and international speaker who has written 5 books, earned 4 degrees, and presented hundreds of programs on a variety of sales/service, leadership, and personal development topics. Andy has earned the prestigious "CSP" designation of the National Speakers Association (NSA), the highest earned international recognition for professional speakers, in which l ...
Jean-Patrice Keka Ohemba Okese is a Congolese scientist (Congo-Kinshasa) who has designed and launched a series of rockets made with recycled materials. This scientist studied at the Institut Suprieur des Techniques Appliques (ISTA) in Kinshasa. In 2005 DTA (Developpement Tous Azimuts), the company he manages, designs a space exploration program called "Troposphere" that aimed at launching five ...
Don Elgin was raised in the NSW town of Tocumwal. Being born without the lower portion of his left leg was not a barrier for this boy who would make his first Australian team at 18 years of age. Don went to the 1994 International Paralympic Committee World Athletic Championships in Berlin, where he won a gold medal as part of the 4x100m relay team. Following this event Don?s focus moved from the ...