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DIRECTOR, LEANNE CHRISTIE
1 Holly Ransom – Speakers who are having a huge impact both here and internationally,
include Holly Ransom who specialises in the development of high performing
intergenerational workforces, leadership and social outcomes. She was appointed to
co-chair of the United Nations Global Coalition of Young Women Entrepreneurs and
became the youngest female director of an AFL club - Port Adelaide.
2 Turia Pitt – In 2011, Turia was caught in a grass fire and suffered burns to 65 per cent of
her body. Surviving against overwhelming odds is the least of her achievements. She
has gone on to thrive in the ultimate story of triumph over adversity. A humanitarian and
motivationalist, and now, remarkably an Ironwoman, Turia is an outstanding speaker
who inspires people everywhere to unmask their full potential.
3 Naomi Simson – A speaker, author, blogger, entrepreneur and LinkedIn influencer with
over 1.5 million followers, she shares her insights, experience and observations about
business, innovation and success. A motivating and content rich speaker who marries
her own wealth of business wisdom with her insights into the increasing importance of
communication in our digital world.
4 Layne Beachley – Widely regarded as the most successful female surfer in history,
Layne is the only surfer, male or female, to claim six consecutive world titles (1998-
2003). She then went onto win a 7th world title in 2006 and has been awarded 3rd
Greatest Australian Female Athlete of all time. Her exploits are astounding, her attitude
unwavering, her achievements inspirational; and her philanthropic work is a credit to her.
She is a captivating speaker with an inspiring story.
5 Gill Hicks – An exceptionally moving and inspiring speaker, Gill is known globally as a
survivor of the London Terrorist Bombings of 2005. Her story is one of compassion and
humanity, emerging from the ashes of chaos and hate. A survivor of the London terrorist
bombings on July 7, 2005, she shares her story of the events of that day — and the
profound lessons that came as she learned how to live on.
1 Judy and Tim Sharp – Tim was diagnosed with severe autism at a young age and is now
an international artist and creator of the character Laser Beak Man. Judy, his mum, is a
solo parent of two boys who never ever gave up on her family. Compelling as a keynote
duo on stage as they share their message of perseverance, inspiration and joy. His art is
sold to collectors from around the world and LaserBeakMan is currently being produced
into a stageshow in the USA. They are definitely ones to look out for.
2 Peter Williams – Recognised thought leader and practitioner in innovation with a particular
focus on digital innovation, he helps boards and execs navigate today’s rapidly changing
digital business environment. Recently named one of Australia’s Top Digital Influencers, he
is the founder of digital services pioneer Deloitte Digital, an adjunct professor at RMIT and
Australian chief of Silicon Valley Applied Research startup Centre for the Edge.
3 Martina Jewell – At just 24 years of age Martina is a remarkable woman speaking Arabic
and Bahasa Indonesian and attaining a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Project
Management. A high achiever in the Defence Force, she is an acting Major in the Australian
Army, commanding the Army Department and Amphibious Operations on HMAS
Kanimbla. Martina shares her time between a busy schedule of writing, speaking and
consulting and is the author of her memoir ‘Caught in the Crossfire’
4 Michael McQueen – Known for his compelling, humorous and practical presentations,
Michael provides audiences with powerful insights into what the future holds and how
businesses can ride the waves of change. A regular commentator on TV and radio and
bestselling author, his newest Momentum, reveals what happens when a business gets
stuck in a rut and inspiration evaporates.
5 Yossi Ghinsberg – Amazon survivor, author and a unique keynote speaker. His incredible
story of spending 20 harrowing days in the jungle after losing his three companions, is
currently in production. A feature film entitled ‘Jungle’, the movie will star Daniel Radcliffe -
the infamous ‘Harry Potter’. A riveting storyteller who speaks globally on the Power to
Survive through unrelenting crisis and change, then how to harness vision to begin thriving
in the new reality. m
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