Speakers

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.

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Julia Suh

Julia Suh

Founder, Strategist

Urban Toolbox


Julia Suh is an urban strategist and the founder of Urban Toolbox: a human-centred design consultancy that transforms valuable urban spaces for the common good. She has taught and practiced architecture, placemaking and urban design from New York, Auckland, Hanoi and Sydney; building extensive knowledge of urban communities. By combining expertise in human behaviour and physical environments, Julia creates meaningful...

Cass Mao

Cass Mao

Strategy and Technology Specialist


Cass is a strategy and technology specialist who gets excited about the organisations, technologies, and lifestyles of the future. She’s spent her career bridging the not-for-profit and technology start-up worlds. Most recently she was the Executive Director of Vibewire, a youth organization supporting and developing young entrepreneurs, and Commercial Development Director of PayDock, a new-gen payment gateway int...

Andrew Simpson

Andrew Simpson

Founder, Director

Vert Design


Andrew Simpson is the founder and director of Sydney-based design house Vert and has designed a huge range of products over its ten years of operation, from the intimately hand-crafted through to mass-produced industrial products. Andrew’s approach to design is open and honest, with the act of designing, prototyping and making core to his practice. Andrew graduated in Industrial Design from the University of Techn...

James Grugeon

James Grugeon

Founder

The Good Beer Co


Good Beer Co. founder James Grugeon is a man on a mission: to sell a lot of good beer to raise money for good causes. James has over 20 years experience in corporate and social responsibility, media and communications, government relations, business development, environmental responsibility and leadership gained in social enterprises, big businesses and start ups and as the CEO of one of the UK’s oldest environment...

Geoff Manchester

Geoff Manchester

Co-founder, Director

Intrepid Travel


Globally recognised as a pioneer in responsible travel, Geoff ‘Manch’ Manchester is the co-founder of The Intrepid Group, the world’s largest provider of adventure travel experiences, and Chairman of the company’s not-for- profit The Intrepid Foundation. With a vision of creating small group adventures that travelled the local way, benefiting both travellers and the places that they visit, Intrepid’s co-fou...

Andy Miller

Andy Miller

Head of Marketing

Young Henrys


Andy is the Head of Marketing for Young Henrys, a band of artists and musicians on a mission to create beer and spirits their local community will love. He’s not much good at being still, but this vice has led to 12 years of adventures producing cultural content, marketing household brands, environmental campaigning in China and turning personal projects into small businesses. Having inherited a business and co...

Karina Seljak

Karina Seljak

Co-founder

Seljak Brand


Karina is a designer and brand developer, a storyteller, and an entrepreneur. She facilitates attitude shifts of individuals and communities through her dedication to creating meaningful products and sharing their stories. Training Fine Art Fashion and Business in Brisbane, she came to Sydney by way of the handcrafted food movement in Brooklyn New York, where she produced and marketed locally made cocktail syrups wit...

Geraldine Chin Moody

Geraldine Chin Moody

Group Executive, People, Culture and Sustainability

Virgin Australia


Geraldine is the Group Executive, People, Culture and Sustainability at Virgin Australia. In this role, she is responsible for the Group’s people and culture strategy, organisational development, workplace relations and environmental sustainability. Prior to joining Virgin Australia, Geraldine was the Australian Chief Operating Officer at Baker & McKenzie and a Group Executive Committee Member of the Australian...

Peta Granger

Peta Granger

Director

LUSH


Peta first joined Lush 16 years ago as a sales assistant in Dublin and later joined International Support traveling to over 35 countries helping build Lush businesses globally. She worked closely with the company founders and championed internal communication, employee development and engagement across the Lush world. After 10 years in Europe she headed home to Melbourne taking up the Directorship of Australia and Ne...

Rohan Gunatillake

Rohan Gunatillake

Founder

Mindfulness Everywhere (UK)


Too many people told Rohan they were interested in mindfulness and meditation but didn’t do anything about it because they thought it took too much time and was too hippy. He made buddhify as a side project in late 2011 as a solution to that problem and Mindfulness Everywhere is built on its success. Rohan has a deep expertise in what he calls mobile mindfulness – using everything around us in modern life as a ...

Chris Halburd

Chris Halburd

Solicitor, Mediator, Company Director

Skinner & Associates


Chris Halburd is a Solicitor, Mediator & Company Director at Skinner & Associates. Chris is a member of the Advisory Group for The Purpose of the Corporation Project, the Advisory Board of B Lab Europe and the B Lab Australia & New Zealand Working Group on legislative changes to allow benefit companies in Australia. Chris has masters degrees in dispute resolution, business administration and international...

Jessie Hochberg

Jessie Hochberg

General Manager

Nightingale Housing


Jessie Hochberg is a co-founder and the inaugural General Manager of Nightingale Housing: a new Australia wide social enterprise created to develop an innovative systems based housing model to deliver the future of well-designed sustainable and affordable multi-residential homes. The Nightingale Model repositions human needs, good design and home owner agency as central to the development process & provides netwo...

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