April 25 is ANZAC Day.

April has long been a special time of remembrance and commemoration for those serving in the armed forces. With the last two years placing difficult restrictions on many would-be ANZAC day events, the impacts of COVID are thankfully less intrusive in 2022. April 25th is  an opportunity to show our respect, to appreciate a different perspective, and to learn the lessons that can only come from serving in the military.






Kate Munari

Only female Australian Navy pilot to have flown missions in Afghanistan

Aidan Grimes

One of the most respected operators on the Kokoda trek, a performance coach, trainer and mentor

Penelope Twemlow

A multi-degree qualified professional with 20+ years’ experience, including time in the Australian Defence Force

Christian ‘Boo’ Boucousis CSP

Leadership, human performance, high performing teams, inspirational keynote speaker

Mark Wales

Ex Special Operations Major, author and speaker, Survivor 2022 Victor

Rob Redenbach

Streetwise Leader, Master Storyteller

Bear Grylls

Star of multiple TV shows, karate Black Belt, former member of the British Special Air Service

Fred Smith

Australia’s secret musical weapon in international diplomacy
Anzac Poppies

To serve & protect

As civilians, we rarely have the opportunity to understand life in the military. There are so many critical life lessons and lessons for business that can be gleaned from experts with first-hand accounts.

At ICMI, we have a range of veteran, motivational, ex-military and military speakers who can demonstrate what it means to serve our country. They have dedicated their lives to their jobs, worked through fear, inspired a squadron, strategized the next move and overcome situations where success through resilience is the only option.

Browse Military speakers


Lambis Englezos AM

Responsible for discovering mass war graves of some 250 lost Australian soldiers from the disastrous Battle of Fromelles in World War 1 near Fromelles, France

Harry Moffitt

The psychology and philosophy of human performance – individual, teams, and businesses

Neryl Joyce

Mercenary Mum

Lieutenant General Ken Gillespie AC DSC CSM

Retired Chief of Australia’s Army with a highly respected 43 year career in the military

Bram Connolly DSM

Veteran, author, podcast host, facilitator

Chris Hadfield

Astronaut, First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station

John Schumann AM

Singer and songwriter of Vietnam veterans’ anthem I Was Only 19

Bob Hunter

Executive Business leader with deep experience through crisis and challenge
Anzac slouch

The History of ANZAC Day


On the morning of 25 April 1915, the Anzacs set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in order to open the Dardanelles to the allied navies. … The 25th of April soon became the day on which Australians remember the sacrifice of those who had died in the war.

In 1916, the first anniversary of the landing was observed in Australia, New Zealand and England and by troops in Egypt. That year, 25 April was officially named ‘Anzac Day’ by the Acting Prime Minister, George Pearce. By the 1920s, Anzac Day ceremonies were held throughout Australia.

In military tradition, the Last Post is the bugle call that signifies the end of the day’s activities. It is also sounded at commemorative services such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.


Deng Adut

Community leader, internationally renowned lawyer, and author

Rabia Siddique

Australian criminal and human rights lawyer, retired British Army officer, former terrorism and war crimes prosecutor, international humanitarian, hostage survivor

General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC(Mil) CVO MC (Retd)

Australian Statesman, Man of the People

Daniel Keighran VC

Winner of Victorian Cross and war hero

Matina Jewell

Leadership in action

Lt. Gen. David Morrison (Ret.) AO

A 36 year career as an Australian soldier, Army Officer and three-star General - Chief of Army

Andrew Scipione AO APM

Former Commissioner of the New South Wales Police Force, awarded Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to law enforcement

Mark ‘Squiz’ Squirrell OAM

From car bombings to meeting Yasser Arafat and making it to the summit of Mount Everest
Boo 2020

“For the sake of tomorrow – we remember them today”

Christian ‘Boo’ Boucousis
Former Australian fighter pilot and mission commander


Damien Thomlinson

Ex-Commando, elite ranked multi-amputee golfer, motivational speaker, brand ambassador, author, actor

Corporal Mark Donaldson VC

Australian Victoria Cross for Gallantry recipient, who knows what it takes to lead and take responsibility for personal and team success

Paul de Gelder

Shark attach survivor, navy diver, author

Kevin Humphreys

Ex Army Officer, rescue helicopter pilot and mental health ambassador

Richard Stubbs

MC, Comedian, Corporate Speaker, Entertainer, Motivational Communicator

Afterburner – Fighter Pilots

Optimising organisational performance - with high performing agile teams

Richard De Crespigny

Pilot of the ill-fated QF32 who saved the live of 440 passengers, a former RAAF officer and pilot

Major Garth Callender

A remarkable story of overcoming physical and physiological trauma, author of After the Blast

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