19-21 September 2018 | International Convention Centre Sydney Australia
Ellen Fanning is best known for her work as an award-winning current affairs journalist. At 24, she broke new ground, becoming the first woman to host one of ABC Radio’s national current affairs programs. Two years at the helm of PM were followed by several years anchoring AM on ABC Radio and serving as occasional host of ABC TV's 7.30 Report. Ellen also served as the ABC's Washington correspondent and has reported from locations as diverse as Transylvania and the North Pole, under the Indian Ocean aboard an Australian Navy submarine and 30,000 feet over Serbia from a US Air Force refuelling jet.
Ellen Fanning has interviewed every current and former Australian Prime Minister from John Howard to John Gorton and has met and interviewed world leaders from France, Britain, Ireland, Israel and the United States. Most recently, Ellen has been a reporter for the Nine Network's 60 Minutes and Sunday programs. She has also had extensive experience moderating political, business and community events in Australia.
As a facilitator Ellen strength lies in her ability to clarify goals, define roles and reach agreed outcomes across both cultural and language barriers. With a wealth of experience in communications, politics, social, cultural and business issues, Ellen Fanning's informative and stimulating presentations make her an ideal moderator, facilitator and keynote speaker.
Chris Riddell is an award winning global futurist and industry recognized inspirational keynote speaker on emerging trends in our hyper connected world. He is a global pattern hunter, discovering and identifying how humans are changing and adapting to high speed change, unlocking insights for businesses and leaders in today’s highly disrupted digital world. Chris Riddell is frequently called on as a futurist, speaker and expert commentator to give insights into consumer technology trends within traditional media. As a regular on Sky News Business, The Project on Ten, Channel 7’s The Morning Show, The Daily Edition prime time shows, and ABC 774 Radio, Chris Riddell’s insights and expertise as a trend spotter extend far beyond the walls of the corporate world.
A global trailblazer, Chris Riddell has worked for some of the largest and most defining businesses and brands in our modern world. Having lived and worked in countries such as the UK, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Kuwait, China, New Zealand and lately Australia, his understanding of our new world is compelling and thought provoking to say the least. Notably, Chris Riddell was the first ever Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for MARS Incorporated, architecting the corporate digital strategy behind brands including Whiskas, Pedigree, Wrigley, Starburst, Masterfoods, Snickers and Maltesers. Futurist for the leaders of tomorrow, and keynote speaker for businesses of today. For more information visit www.chrisriddell.com
One of Australia's most successful and well recognized Paralympians, Dylan Alcott OAM was born with a rare type of tumour wrapped around his spinal cord. However, at the age of just 13 Dylan commenced an incredible dual sport career and represented Australia in both wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis. At age 17, he became the youngest wheelchair basketball gold medalist at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and at age 18 he was inducted as a member of the Order of Australia. He went on to win gold at the 2010 World Championships, silver at the London 2012 games and at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, he won two gold medals in two different sports across two different Olympic or Paralympic Games. Dylan has also won 4 grand slam singles titles including the last 4 Australian Open titles.
In 2017 Dylan created the Dylan Alcott Foundation, which offers mentoring, scholarships and grants to young people struggling with their disabilities to help them become involved in education and sport. Dylan’s true passion is his work as a motivational speaker, and through his inspirational storytelling he is continually trying to alter and change the way people with disabilities are perceived in the wider community. He works as a keynote corporate speaker, bringing disability awareness to schools. He also works extensively in the Australian media landscape, currently hosting on Triple J Radio, and he regularly makes appearances on Channel Ten’s The Project and Channel 7 Sports.
With a wit honed by conducting thousands of interviews, Michael shines as an MC and panel facilitator, guiding discussion and audience involvement. Michael can be seen on Channel Seven's Sunrise and news programs, the ABC’s The Drum and is Contributing Editor for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age's BusinessDay.com.au sites. He is an acclaimed conference speaker, MC and facilitator, bringing rare humour and plain language to the dismal science.
Michael was born and educated in Queensland, starting his career with The Courier-Mail before working in Hong Kong for three years. He joined the Australian Financial Review in Sydney and then pioneered specialist finance journalism in commercial broadcasting, first with the Macquarie Radio network, then with Channel 9, Sky News and Channel 7. Michael has four sons, maintains a love of Rugby Union, a dislike of gardening and what he calls "an outlook of optimistic scepticism".
Libby Lyons was appointed Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in October 2015. She oversees a statutory reporting process which gathers gender equality data from over 11,000 employers and cover more than 4 million Australian employees. Libby is focused on working closely with employers to create workplaces in which the skills, experience and ambitions of employees are equally recognised and rewarded, regardless of their gender. Prior to joining the Agency, Libby had a distinguished career in corporate affairs and government relations, most recently BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam corporate affairs division. Before this, Libby was General Manager of External Relations at Atlas Iron and held senior roles at CITIC Pacific Mining, Alcoa Australia, the Western Power Corporation and Telstra. She started her career as a primary school teacher and has served on the boards of non-profit organisations.
Driven by his passion for travel, sustainability, education and inspiring the next generation of ecopreneurs, Phil has completed his mission as the genius behind the best solutions to company waste. His start-up Blockcycle is the first transparent, integrated, intelligent waste to value marketplace, powered with blockchain, IoT and big data analytics, and waste data at the point of waste creation or collection, matching it to the best possible value adding circular solutions and products. This is great for profits and the local economies and above all, great for the planet!
After 10 years experience in senior management in large public and private sector organisations, Phil turned his back on his career and created Fungimental, an urban mushroom farm growing exotic mushrooms on coffee waste. He then moved on to co-founding Circular Economy, funded by Coca-Cola to tackle the organisation’s greatest global challenges in sustainability.
Bruce is currently the Principal of a boutique consultancy, resolution88, specialising in ‘Social Licence’ solutions for the extractive sector. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland, and a Guest Lecturer delivering ‘Leading Sustainable Enterprises’ at the University of Otago (NZ) MBA School.
Bruce’s career has spanned 40 years of worldwide field experience in the mining industry. In his early career as a geologist Bruce developed an affinity for working with land connected peoples and set up some of the mining industry’s earliest native title agreements with Aboriginal people in Australia. For the last 20 years Bruce has been at the forefront of developing social performance as a new professional discipline in the extractive sector. For seven years Bruce was Global Practice Leader Communities and Social Performance at Rio Tinto, where he developed the company’s first generation of social performance governance architecture and its implementation at some 130 assets globally.
Gordon is Snowy Hydro's Chief Commercial Officer. Gordon's 20 year involvement in the energy industry started with 10 years of energy industry advisory, mergers and acquisition roles at Fay, Richwhite and UBS. From advising the shareholders of Snowy Hydro from 1995 up to the corporatisation of the company in 2002, Gordon joined Snowy Hydro in 2003. He was formerly the CFO and played a leading role in the development of Snowy Hydro’s risk management framework and the company’s evolution from generator to its position as the fourth pillar in the National Electricity Market.
Kathryn Fagg joined the Boral Board in September 2014. Ms Fagg is a Board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia and a Director of Incitec Pivot Limited and Djerriwarrh Investments Limited. She is also President of Chief Executive Women, Chair of the Melbourne Recital Centre and the Breast Cancer Network Australia. Ms Fagg is an experienced senior executive, having worked across a range of industries in Australia and Asia, including logistics, manufacturing, resources, banking and professional services. She was previously President of Corporate Development with the Linfox Logistics Group and prior to that she held executive roles at BlueScope Steel and ANZ and consulted for McKinsey and Co. She holds an Honorary Doctor of Business and a Master of Commerce in Organisation Behaviour from UNSW, and an Honorary Doctor in Chemical Engineering and a chemical engineering degree from the University of Queensland. Ms Fagg is Chairman of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee and a member of the Health, Safety & Environment Committee.