Peter is a contributing editor for The Australian and hosts Sky "PVO News Hour"& "Australian Agenda". He is an author, academic and journalist with a particular emphasis on politics.
Tom Potter founded Eagle Boys Pizza in 1987 in Albury and went on to become a great Australian business success story. He left school at 15 and didn’t come from a wealthy background, yet within 20 years, he’d opened over 200 franchises in Australia, New Zealand & Fiji.
David spent 25 years as an executive and director with Smorgon Consolidated Industries, followed by 16 years as the chairman of the Western Bulldogs AFL Club. David is an outstanding speaker who can speak on almost any topic.
Deborah is one of Australia’s best known faces. She has turned her hand to a variety of different roles to great success – including modelling, television presenting, magazine editing and even designing home wares.
Big Brother Little Brother is a hilarious musical comedy duo that is guaranteed to liven up any corporate event, sporting function or business conference.
Alisa was Australia's first ever female Winter Olympic gold medallist after famously landing a spectacular triple twisting double somersault at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics just six weeks after breaking her ankles. Using her renowned mental toughness, Alisa overcame fear and pain to take Olympic Bronze at the Turin 2006 Winter Olympics four months after her second major knee reconstruction. These incredible successes (including World Cup glory) were achieved whilst maintaining a professional career with IBM Australia. She spent 16 years at IBM, having led $200,000,000+ businesses in both Australia and the UK. Alisa is a great inspiration to all she comes in contact with and widely regarded as Australia's Premier female speaker as she motivates audiences in the areas of success, attitude and determination.
Christine Nixon was the 19th Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, the first woman to become a police commissioner in Australia. She led 14,000 staff, operating across more than 500 locations and oversaw an annual budget of $1.7 billion.
Graeme is the number one speaker on resilience and getting people mentally fit for work. He’s a Director of R U OK? Day, and the creator of the R U OK? At Work program. His best selling book "Back from The Brink" was launched in America in January 2014 with the foreward being written by actress Glenn Close, endorsed by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and includes a 2 1/2 hour interview with Patrick Kennedy about Depression in the Kennedy Dynasty.
Louise Mahler is an expert on the topic of “dealing with difficult people.” Often referred to as the “female Allan Pease” Louise was identified by IBM as one of 50 creative leaders globally. Louise received the highest ranking speaker ever at The CEO Institute and was Listed in the Who's Who of Australian Women
Former Federal Minister for Finance and Deregulation, Lindsay Tanner was widely regarded as one of the Government's strongest economic thinkers and highly respected by industry leaders and economic analysts.
Daniel Flynn is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Thankyou Group, a business venture he founded at just 19 years of age. Profits from the sale of Thankyou products are used to provide clean drinking water, health and hygiene projects and short term food aid. In the last few years Daniel has donated in excess of $1,000,000 to charity. An incredible business and social enterprise success story. Daniel was voted Victorian Young Australian of the Year 2013. People who have heard Daniel speak are blown away by his entertaining and inspiring tale.
Leslie is a high profile ethicist, activist, author, media identity and 2011’s Humanist of the Year. She is an expert on ethical leadership.
Steven was the winner of Australia’s first Winter Olympic gold medal when all of the other competitors in the ice skating finals fell over. To focus on just that would be to ignore the fact that Steven is an incredibly entertaining and accomplished speaker who will have your audience enthralled. Steven Bradbury is not a stand-up comedian but he is pretty good at standing up! Would you call that a good icebreaker…
Regarded as the greatest basketballer Australia has ever produced, Andrew Gaze has played in a record five Olympic Games, and is the highest point scorer in Olympic history. He was a flag bearer at the Sydney Olympics.
[Visiting dates: March 2015] Humanitarian, musician, broadcaster and businessman.
[Visiting QLD/NSW: 6 - 8 December 2014] Bear Grylls has a natural talent for communication and his speaking and TV shows has brought him worldwide acclaim. As a motivational speaker, he has addressed corporations all around the world on his experiences on Everest and how these can help us in our life and business environments. He is among the youngest and most successful speakers in the world.
A famed swimming coach and motivator, Laurie Lawrence has been a vital element in the international success of the Australian swimming teams over the past 20 years.
Hugely popular, award winning, food journalist and restaurant critic, media celebrity and author.
Michael is one of Australia's most respected and experienced finance and economics commentators with four decades working in newspaper, broadcast and on-line journalism. He formerly presented the morning finance report on Nine’s Early Morning News and The Today Show, and he currently appears on Channel Seven’s Sunrise.
David is the Co-host of Channel Seven's Sunrise Program. He has been a highly respected finance journalist for over twenty years.
One of the all-time great rugby players, former Queensland and Australia lock John Eales was the third-most capped Wallaby ever, as well as the most capped Wallaby captain.
AFL icon Kevin Sheedy was a player and coach for over five decades. He has an unsurpassed record, including involvement in over 1000 games and eight premierships.
Simon has played at the highest levels in both Aussie Rules Football and International Cricket. Since retiring from cricket, he has followed his lifelong passion of Thoroughbred Horse Racing and enjoys national recognition through media roles with the Nine Network.
Shane Jacobson was the star of the international award-winning film Kenny, and co-host of Top Gear Australia. He recently starred as Luce in The Time of Our Lives and appears as Barry Tregear in the Jack Irish telemovies.
Star of ABC's hit TV show, The Gruen Transfer, Todd Sampson is the CEO of Leo Burnett, one of Australia's top creative advertising agencies. Leo Burnett was voted Media Agency of the Year 2010.
Australian War Hero and Victoria Cross recipient, Mark Donaldson VC is a man who makes Australia very proud.
A champion cross country skier in training for the Winter Olympics, Janine's life was irrevocably altered when she was hit by a truck while bike-riding.
Academy Award® winner Adam Elliot, is one of the world's most celebrated and critically acclaimed independent filmmakers. His five animated films have been viewed by millions of people and have been shown in over 600 film festivals. He was Australia’s only Academy Award winner in 2005.
In his autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer, Li recounted how he became one of the best ballet dancers in the world. The book was adapted into a successful film directed by Bruce Beresford.
Peter is one of Australia’s leading business and financial commentators, with his own show on Sky TV. The Switzer Group has grown into three successful companies spanning media and publishing, financial services and business coaching. He’s a former lecturer of Economics at the University of NSW.
A five time Olympic Gold medallist, Ian Thorpe is considered one of the best swimmers in history.
Jeff was a member of the Victorian Parliament for 23 years, including seven years as Premier. He was president of the Hawthorn Football Club for six years, and founded the national depression initiative Beyondblue.
Anh’s unique life story makes for a poignant, relatable, and inspiring story, which he shares easily with audiences of one or one million. Well known as a comedian, he’s also the author of The Happiest Refugee, soon to be made into a film.
Sam Kekovich is a former star AFL footballer who is now the face of lamb advertisements for Meat and Livestock Australia. These days Kekovich enjoys playing the commentator and entertainer and is a self made entrepreneur and media identity. His media credits include regular appearances on Channel 9’s Footy Show and radio station, SEN 1116. Sam Kekovich is an engaging host and entertaining story teller who is extremely humorous; bringing together his best moments and the characters he has encountered over the last 30 plus years not just on the footy field but in life.
An undeniably likeable and eloquent chef and speaker on food and cooking.
The founder of Business Review Weekly, Robert has spent more than 30 years writing and commentating about business and investment in Australia. He has won the Walkley award and Australian Journalist of the Year Award. He’s currently an associate editor for the Business Spectator and writes the weekly Eureka Report.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes is “The World’s Greatest Living Explorer” according to the Guinness Book of Records.
Sydney Olympic Gold medallist Kerri Pottharst is Australia's most decorated Indoor and Beach Volleyball player, having represented her country for an incredible 22 years.