Our program is designed to bring you ideas from the very edge and people who are the thinkers and doers leading the charge toward a purpose-driven world. They each bring a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities of purpose-driven business.


Audette Exel

Founder & CEO
Adara Group


Audette Exel is a founder of the Adara Group, established in 1998, and Chief Executive Officer of its Australian corporate advisory businesses. The Adara businesses were established as “for purpose” businesses with the principle objective of supporting Adara Development – dedicated to improving health and education for women, children and communities living in poverty. Audette is a lawyer by profession specialising in international finance. She is one of the youngest women in the world to have run a publicly-traded bank. Audette was NSW Telstra Businesswoman of the Year 2012, one of The AFR’s 100 Women of Influence in 2012. In 2013, Audette was awarded an honorary Order of Australia for service to humanity and was elected a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.