Speakers

The Ethical Futurists

Alison Burns and James Taylor are The Ethical Futurist™, award-winning experts, keynote speakers, podcast hosts and corporate advisors on a mission to help people and organizations think and act more ethically and sustainably.

Kath Koschel

Kath Koschel founded the Kindness Factory in November 2015, a global not for-profit organisation and movement that inspires ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Over six million acts of kindness (and counting) have since been logged. To date, she has raised close to half a million dollars for various charity organisations, and she was the recipient of the 2016 Pride of Australia Medal for showing courage in the face of extreme adversity. In January 2017, Kath was awarded the Young Australian Medal and in 2018 she was the National Australia Day Ambassador.

Melanie Tran

Melanie Tran, distinguished as the Recalibrate Gender Equity Award 2022 winner and one of the Top 100 Women of Influence 2019 by the Australian Financial Review, merges technology, design, health, and social change in her role as Design Manager at Nous Group. Her international accolades include the Laureate International Universities Global Here for Good Award 2018, for leveraging education for social impact. Currently pursuing a PhD at Torrens University Australia and serving on the International Youth Foundation board, Melanie excels in user experience design and technology-driven solutions. A global voice in social entrepreneurship and innovation, she's a celebrated speaker at prestigious events, including TEDx and Google's Asia Pacific UX Design Summit.

Madeleine Morris

Madeleine Morris is well-known to television audiences as ABC News Breakfast's finance presenter and newsreader. She has been with the flagship breakfast show since 2019, a time which has included covering multiple budget, financial and economic news and reporting on the financial impacts of the pandemic, the people it affects, and now our way through to the other side.

She is an experienced MC and panel facilitator, having MC’d for organisations including Google Europe, London’s National Theatre, the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, the Urban Development Institute and hosting the first National Family Violence summit in Australia, amongst others.

David Ritter

David Ritter is CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific, where he leads a talented and determined team campaigning to fulfil Greenpeace's mission to secure an earth capable of nurturing life in all of its magnificent diversity.

A frequent and highly regarded keynote speaker, David uses his platform to take audiences on a journey; through the wonder and awe of the natural world, the powers that threaten it and his profound belief in the human capacity for good. Audiences will leave aware, empowered and hopeful.

John Sanei

John Sanei is a leading keynote speaker, futures strategist and advisor who is dedicated to changing the narrative around our uncertain future.

Through captivating keynotes, engaging masterclasses and strategic advisory services, John shares his wisdom and insight from decades of working with future-forward organizations.

Through his work, John helps organizations prepare for the rapidly changing future of work and the future of leadership, while also advising on organizational restructuring.

Ivan Cleary

Known for his relentless pursuit of excellence and commitment to nurturing talent, Ivan has solidified the 'Cleary' name in Australian sporting history. His leadership has fostered a culture of discipline, camaraderie, and effort, exemplifying him as a dominant force in the NRL.

Bringing a wealth of experience and wisdom, Ivan, an advocate for culture, leadership, and community, shares insights drawn from his journey as both player and coach.

Currently residing in Penrith, Ivan is eager to share the steps in his path to success in overcoming failure and adversity. As a keynote speaker Ivan brings an unparalleled expertise, motivation, and winning mindset to his audiences.

Bourby Webster

Bourby Webster is a musician, rule breaker, game changer and advocate for women. She is also an experienced CEO, concert promoter, creative director, entrepreneur, mentor and consultant. Bourby founded the ground-breaking Perth Symphony Orchestra from which she retired as CEO and Creative Director in 2022.

Leona Watson

Meet the charismatic Leona Watson-a unique blend of business, corporate and real-world experience. As an award-winning Businesswoman, Team Builder and Adventurer, Leona is 'that something different' we all look for. Her varied background ensures tailored presentations that resonate and challenge audiences from CEOs to Entrepreneurs, emerging leaders, franchisees, associations and women's groups. With her trademark "wit & grit", Leona shares her (often hilarious) insights, failures and triumphs. A master Storyteller, relax with Leona as your Speaker, MC, Panellist or Facilitator.

Jacinta Tynan

Jacinta Tynan is a renowned TV journalist and news presenter, columnist, five times published author and speaker. Jacinta is regarded as a commentator for her generation with her popular and candid columns and regular TV, radio and podcast appearances. She has been a regular columnist with Sunday Life Magazine and Body+Soul and contributes to various publications on motherhood, life and the meaning of life.

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