Business Speakers | Leadership | Management


Following are some of Australia’s best Business Speakers, Leadership Experts and Management Gurus


TOM O’TOOLE – is the charismatic and inspirational ‘Baker’ from Beechworth. He has built his bakery into one of Australia’s greatest retail success stories. Tom shares how he took a bakery in a small county town with a population of under 4,000 people – from two staff to 64 full and part timers, an annual turnover of $100,000 to in excess of $3 million and serving well over 600,000 customers per year. Tom’s Beechworth Bakery has become the highest earning single bakery retailer in Australia, and winner of National & State Marketing & Business Awards. His business model is being emulated around the world. [More…] ITA BUTTROSE AO OBE –is an exceptional Australian, who has led in so many different theatres of endeavour as a businesswoman, journalist, author, motivational keynote speaker, advisor to corporate, community and welfare; and as a director.Twice voted Australia’s most admired woman, Ita began her distinguished career as a copygirl on The Australian Women’s Weekly when she was 15; by 21 she was the magazine’s Social Editor and by 33 had become the Weekly’s Editor, its youngest ever-a distinction she still holds today.[More…] GLENN COOPER –Chairman and National Sales Director of Coopers Brewery,  Glenn is a fifth generation Cooper. Born in 1950 and educated at Prince Alfred College, Glenn gained qualifications in electronic engineering, and later in business management. After his studies, Glenn entered into the computing field with a company called Anderson Digital Equipment, and within two years became ADE’s National Distribution Manager.[More…] JUSTIN HERALD –has fast become one of the rising stars in the fields of business and personal development. At the age of 25 with only $50 to his name, Justin Herald set about changing the course of his life. Justin created Attitude Inc, a clothing brand that became an international licensing success that turned over in excess of $20 million per year.Justin’s success was so well noted that he was named the “INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR” for 2005. He recently was also awarded the Future Leaders Award, which recognises him as being one of the 50 most influential leaders of the next generation in Australia [More…]


ROSEMARY VILGAN – held the position as CEO of QSuper, one of the world’s largest pension funds, from 1998 until the end of 2015 and is globally recognised for innovation. Rosemary achieved from a very young age, becoming QSuper’s CEO at the age of 33 and simultaneously becoming the youngest person ever, and first female, to chair the Board of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA).In 2013, Rosemary was named as the 2013 Telstra Queensland and Australian Business Woman of the Year. She was also the Queensland and Australian winner of Telstra’s Community and Government awards and the Queensland winner of Telstra’s award for Innovation.[More…] BOB PRITCHARD – 30 years experience as a business / marketing troubleshooter and consultant with many of the world’s leading companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, Citibank, Anheuser Busch, Mercedes Benz, Los Angeles Raiders, Frito Lay and dozens more. This has provided a wide variety of experience with a vast number of business, marketing and leadership issues in many diverse industries. Los Angeles based businessman, entrepreneur and marketing consultant for 19 years working in Europe, North and South America, Australia and Asia. [More…] CLARE BOWDITCH –  is one of Australia’s most successful ARIA Award-winning songwriters, a Logie-nominated actor (Channel 10’s Offspring), a broadcaster on ABC Radio Melbourne and the founder of Big Hearted Business, where she teaches creative people about business, and business people about creativity.She has had Top Ten albums, been named Rolling Stone Woman of the Year (Contribution to Culture), Yen Young Woman of the Year (Music), toured the world with Gotye and nationally with Leonard Cohen, written for Harpers Bazaar and the Drum, and currently hosts the Afternoon show on ABC Radio Melbourne as well as the Australian Music Show on Qantas.[More…] CHARLIE BEZZINA –  continues to be a high profile public figure even after years of retirement from Victoria Police. Charlie distinguished career saw him give 37 years policing service to the community of Victoria. He served in all operational areas in the western suburbs both uniform and Detective work before specialising in major crime investigations. Charlie specialised at the Internal Investigations Department, Drug Squad, various task forces in drugs and armed robbery. His most rewarding was having spent 17 years at the Homicide Squad. In all, Charlie was a team leader and specialist investigator for 21 years and criminal investigator for 25 years. [More…]


Jordana Borensztajn

Martin Grunstein

Fabian Dattner

Prof Kee

Alan Patching

Naomi Simson

Barry Bull

Bob Ansett

Catherine DeVrye

Colin Bockman

Barry Urquhart

Simon Reynolds

Bob Miller

Keran Wicks

Doug Malouf

John McGrath

Daniel Petre

Tim Shaw

Leonie Collins

Merv Neal

John Lees

Winston Marsh

Alex Sion

Hon John Howard

Todd Sampson

Prof Fiona Wood

Jim Penman

Todd Miller

Andrew Winston

Chris Helder

Colin James

Dan Gregory

Dominic Thurbon

Michael McQueen

Stephen Lundin

Dr John Demartini

Ron Kaufman

Brandon Cowan

Karen Bycroft

Lynda Leigh

Dr Mark Glazebrook

Yvette Adams

David Penglase

Mark van Rijmenam

Marcia Griffin

Steve Simpson

Troy Hazard

Shivani Gupta

Leonie McKeon

Nathanial Bibby

Debbie Organ

Anne McKevitt

John Dwyer

Paul Henderson

Amos Balongo

Rhian Allen