Social Responsibility Speakers

Kevin Colleran

Facebook's pioneering sales executive and among its first ten employees, Kevin Colleran was an integral part of the social networking behemoth's sales force. As the company's Global Partnership Lead, he was responsible for creatively monetizing the site without hampering user experience. He was named one of New York's 100 Coolest Tech People by Business Insider. Colleran is a board member of sever ...

Kim McKay

Kim McKay's international career in media, social marketing and communications spans over 25 years and every continent. A highly skilled communicator and entrepreneurial marketer, Kim has created and managed many visionary and large scale international projects. She was recognized by the Australian government for distinguished service to the environment and the community and was awarded an Order of Australia (AO), one of that country's highest civilian honours. Kim has recently taken up the role of Director and CEO of The Australian Museum.

Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa is the co-founder, CEO, and executive editor of Rappler.com, an online news organization in the Philippines. Maria, one of TIME’s Person of the Year for 2018 and TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in 2019, has been honored around the world for her courageous and bold work in fighting disinformation, “fake news”, and attempts to silence the free press.

Mark Le Messurier

Mark Le Messurier has devoted his life to improving the self-worth, wellbeing, mental health and life outcomes of young people. He focuses on who he calls the ‘tough kids’ – those who are struggling in some capacity. This includes children with disabilities, global developmental delays, disadvantage, disorders, neglect, or a combination of issues.

Mark Lewis

Mark prides himself on being a problem solver who tries to use the law to achieve the desired effect. As a solicitor advocate, his tenacious and brave pursuit of the civil wrongs perpetrated by journalists at the News of the World lead to: - The establishment of the Leveson Enquiry; The $3 million payment to the bereaved parents of Milly Dowler. The ultimate closure of the News of the World. He h ...

Mark Squirrell

From car bombings to meeting Yasser Arafat and making it to the summit of Mount Everest, Mark ‘Squiz’ Squirrell OAM has experienced more than many can dream about. When he headed to the East Timor Crisis in 1999 he was setting out on the adventure of a lifetime. It was a journey that would see him navigate some of the globes most brutal war zones to deliver emergency aid and conquer the world’s tallest mountain.

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.

Melina Schamroth

Social entrepreneur Melina Schamroth is in the business of making a difference. Founder of m.a.d.woman (making a difference), creator of the unique Single Volunteers dating program, Grateful in April, Gals Doin' Good networking events, motivational speaker and author, Melina runs programs and events to connect people with each other and with their communities. Be it bushfire relief, helping the h ...

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