Speakers

Geraldine Cox

With the assistance of a Sydney couple and a grant from the Chase Foundation, Geraldine co-founded the Australia Cambodia Foundation. While the Foundation was becoming established, Geraldine earned a living working with then First Prime Minister, Prince Ranariddth, but following the coup she was left without a job. On the positive side however, it meant that she was able to spend more time on Foun ...

Damien Thomlinson

Ex-Commando, Aspiring Paralympian, Motivational Speaker, Brand Ambassador. Damien Thomlinson became an elite commando at just 24. While serving in Afghanistan, his unit drove over an improvised Taliban bomb. Damien suffered horrendous injuries, and this resulted in both legs being amputated. Damien threw himself into rehabilitation. He taught himself to walk again with prosthetic legs, has parti ...

Paul Jordan

Ex-SAS, UN Peacekeeper,Security Expert, Corporate Speaker. Paul Jordan served in the elite SAS for over a decade. He later joined private security with companies including Exxon Mobile, and has provided security training and operational support to thousands of journalists including BBC and ABC, and supported CNN in Iraq during the 2003 invasion. Paul was in Banda Aceh after the 2004 Tsunami, has ...

David Boden

A retail and consumer industry professional David Boden ran an Indonesian consumer group and then switched into consumer goods and IT consulting after moving to Singapore for Deloitte Consulting and for Accenture. Consulting led to IT with progressive roles at Oracle, HP and now Microsoft. ...

Joel Cresey

Joel Creasey's life is like a Broadway show. And every good blockbuster has bundles of conflict - something Joel can't seem to avoid. At age 16, Joel Creasey rigged an election ensuring he was elected Drama Captain of his high school. Ever since, that title seems to have stuck, literally. At just 22, he's been dumped, fired and beaten up. Luckily Joel is armed to face all this with his two greates ...

Roy Larke

Roy Larke has more than 20 years of experience working in Japan both as an academic and consultant. Currently, Mr. Larke is based in Tokyo, working as Professor of International Marketing and Japanese Business at Rikkyo University. Rikkyo is the eighth ranked private university in the country, but the recently opened College of Business ranked third in its first year. He is also a leading retail a ...

Terry Leahy

As the recently retired CEO of Tesco, Sir Terry Leahy is one of the most admired business leaders in the world. Knighted for his services to food retailing, he is well known for successfully turning around Tesco to become the largest chain in Britain, transforming the country's supermarket industry and disrupting the businesses of its competitors. Experts credit Leahy's success to his hands-on sty ...

Cameron Ling

A tremendous leader both on and off the field, Cameron Ling is synonymous with the Geelong Football Club. Displaying an amazing consistency of form over his 11 year playing career, his defensive pressure, tackling and love of a fierce contest is legendary. Taking over the captaincy in 2010 and continuing this honour in 2011, he captained Geelong to their third premiership in 5 years, kicking the ...

Paul McInerny

Principal and Leader of the Asia Pacific Marketing & Sales Practice @ McKinsey and Company, Tokyo. Since joining McKinsey in 2002 Paul McInerny has served retail, apparel, consumer packaged goods, consumer electronics, telecom and media clients across Asia Pacific on a broad range of topics including marketing, CRM, format development, multichannel strategy, pricing and consumer insight driven pro ...

Benjamin Roberts-Smith

Benjamin Roberts-Smith was on his second operational tour of Afghanistan when he was awarded the Medal for Gallantry for his actions as a patrol scout and sniper during Operation Slipper. He was on his fifth tour of Afghanistan, when on 11 June 2010 he was involved in his Victoria Cross action. During an operation to hunt for a senior Taliban commander, in the Kandahar province, Roberts-Smith too ...

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