Speakers

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.

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

Mark Readings

Mark Readings is one of the state's most respected journalists, presenters and MCs, having spent 35 years in the media industry.

In 2003 Mark was presented with a Logie Award and a Walkley Award for his coverage of the Bali bombings. He was one of the survivors, having been in the Sari Club and inside Paddy's Bar during the first explosion. It's a remarkable story nearly 20 years later.

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.

John Waters

John Waters is one of Australia's most recognised and respected film and theatre actors. Son of Scottish actor Russell Waters, John’s childhood was spent around film studios and appearing in minor roles. Arriving in Australia in 1968 he was cast in the US film Adam's Woman, landed the lead role of Claude in the 1969 production of rock musical, Hair alongside Marcia Hines, and later the role of Judas in Godspell. This quickly led to a flourishing career on stage, film, and television with ABC TV's Rush in 1974 earning him a Logie Award for Best New Talent, and quickly followed by films such as End Play, Summerfield, Breaker Morant, All the Rivers Run, Nancy Wake and Alice to Nowhere. From 1972 he hosted the children’s ABC program Play School for a decade, and regularly appeared until 1991, endearing him to generations.

Justin Herald

Justin Herald is known globally as the guy who took his last $50 and turned it into a $37 million global brand (Attitude Inc) in just 6 years. He is also the Managing Director of Customer Culture, one of Australia’s leading staff training companies as well as the author of 8 International best-selling books. Justin is constantly asked to speak at events due to his down-to-earth style, humour, his cut-through content, and his ability to engage an audience right from the minute he hits the stage.

Bronwyn Reid

Bronwyn Reid specialises in navigating the The GAP Effect commonly caused by of miscommunication between large companies and small businesses who want to do better business with each other. Her expertise is transformative when it comes to fully understanding the sometimes complex and disparate languages each uses. A multi award-winning best-selling author and business woman from Regional Queensland, she is a regular featured writer, guest presenter and thought leader, and founder of the Small Company, Big Business program, focused on Supply Chain complexities.

Rael Bricker

Rael Bricker is a seasoned entrepreneur who has successfully transformed a health scare into motivation. With a rich background spanning finance, education, and leadership across two continents and two listed companies, Rael addresses key corporate challenges: change management, strategic alignment between culture and strategy, communication barriers, and technological integration. Holding an MBA, MSc, and CSP, he guides global businesses towards operational excellence and strategic success.

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