Environment / Sustainability Speakers

Norman Swan

There simply is no one else in australia who has been across Health more than Dr. Norman Swan. Norman was one of the first medically qualified journalists in the country. Best known for his wide broadcasting experience including the award-winning Health Report for ABC Radio National, Dr Norman Swan also hosted Life Matters for Radio National and more recently Health Dimensions on ABC Television. ...

Olivia Newton-John

Grammy Award-winner Olivia Newton-John catapulted into movie stardom with her momentous portrayal of Sandy in Grease. Her musical contributions helped to make it the most successful movie musical soundtrack in history. Among other admirable accomplishments, the "Physical" songstress co-founded the Children's Health Environmental Coalition, and she has defeated breast cancer. Newton-John continu ...

Olympia Dukakis

Actress, director, producer, teacher, activist - this is how Olympia Dukakis defines herself. The Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning star of such films as Moonstruck, Steel Magnolias, Picture Perfect and the top rated mini-series Tales of the City, Olympia Dukakis is a woman of uncommon achievement and dedication. A 30 year veteran of stage and screen, she also founded and served as artistic d ...

Paul Higgins

Paul established Emergent Futures Pty Ltd as a consulting company combining his long experience in business with his training as a futurist to assist organisations and individuals in the creation of strategy. Paul believes that the application of foresight tools to the strategy process can give organisations a critical edge in a fast moving modern world. He holds a First Class Honours Degree in V ...

Peggy Liu

Peggy Liu is an internationally recognized expert on China's energy landscape, speaking around the world on the lessons she has learnt in tackling China's toughest environmental challenges: pollution, urbanization, epidemics, drought, obesity and diabetes.

Peter Switzer

Peter Switzer has been a money man for newspapers, radio and television for over 18 years. He is a former lecturer of economics at the University of New South Wales and has authored numerous books on money, finance and business. Peter also converted the US best seller, Idiot's Guide to Getting Rich for the Australian market. Peter is one of the most sought after communicators on the business speak ...

Professor Veena Sahajwalla

A materials scientist, engineer and inventor, Professor Veena Sahajwalla pioneers research into waste – turning it into a new generation of green materials and products. She does this as the Founding Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology at the University of New South Wales. In 2022 Professor Veena Sahajwalla was named the 2022 NSW State Australian of the Year.

Rex Hunt

Rex Hunt was born in Melbourne's bayside area of Mentone and it was not long before he developed his two great loves in life - fishing and football. When Rex started his senior football career with Richmond he was a Victorian Police Cadet, sixteen years later he graduated to Sergeant. In the meantime, Rex managed 202 senior VFL games for three clubs, Richmond, Geelong and St. Kilda and was the onl ...

Richard Neville

A well known social commentator on trends, innovation, the new consumer, info-tech and globalisation. He calls his presentation 'Seeing the footprints of the future in the shifting sands'. While the content is widely varied, depending on the needs of clients, his aim is to empower audiences to contemplate a range of possible futures. ...

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