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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Ianto Ware

Ianto Ware

Strategy Advisor - Culture

City of Sydney


Ianto Ware is part of the Cultural Strategy team at the City of Sydney, where he has overseen projects related to the regulation of creative spaces and evaluation frameworks. He was formerly CEO of Renew Adelaide, founding director of the Format Festival, and Co-Director of the National Live Music Office.  He holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from Flinders University, and has an interest in the intersection between cu...

Charlie Simson

Charlie Simson

Head of Flourishing

Bellroy


As Head of Flourishing at Bellroy, Charlie is responsible for the hiring, development, and personal growth of Bellroy staff. With more than 10 years experience in education policy and a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology, Charlie uses both science and practical application to build a culture of radical effectiveness and individual staff flourishing. In the 18mths since Charlie started with Bellroy the company’s...

Will Richardson

Will Richardson

Chief Investment Officer

Impact Investment Group


Will joined IIG in 2013 as Chief Investment Officer and is responsible for originating and arranging impact investment opportunities. Will oversees IIG’s venture capital division and led the establishment of the Giant Leap Fund as well as investments into Sendle, Who Gives a Crap and Car Next Door. He has over 15 years’ experience in venture capital, private equity, property and corporate finance sectors, and has...

Timothy O’Brien

Timothy O’Brien

Founder

Hatched


Tim is the founder of Hatched, an advisory firm that designs business models that have purpose at the core. He helps businesses articulate why they exist, and strategically designs their businesses to do good and be impactful. Tim believes business is a powerful force for change. The businesses he helps build are proven to be more resilient, productive and ultimately profitable – he brings a human approach and pra...

Vanessa Beggs

Vanessa Beggs

Faculty

The School of Life


With over 20 years’ experience across the corporate sector, Vanessa is a strong leader who uses a collaborative approach and gains satisfaction from motivating others to achieve outstanding results. Vanessa has held a number of executive roles in strategy, change management, cultural transformation and organisational development predominantly with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Vanessa cites her key achievemen...

Emily Ryan

Emily Ryan

Outreach Director

Environmental Defender's Office


Emily is the Outreach Director at the Environmental Defenders Office NSW, a community legal centre specialising in public interest environmental law. In this role, she is responsible for the development and delivery of EDO NSW’s Outreach Program, which includes legal workshops, seminars, professional development training, conferences and a range of plain English publications designed to educate the community ...

Andy Lark

Andy Lark


Andrew has a lustrous career that has seen him work alongside CEOs and leadership teams to define – and attain – digital and brand greatness.  His experience across both consumer sectors and B2B includes building successful businesses and leading award-winning marketing programs and teams for Fortune and Times 100 companies, global technology brands, startups and the world’s hottest advertising and c...

Sarah Chisholm

Sarah Chisholm

Strategy & Communications

Resource Recovery Australia


Sarah has worked in the arts, community development and social enterprise for 20 years. Sarah was the Founding Manager of Resource Recovery Australia, replicating and scaling a 25 year social enterprise focused on the creation of training and employment for people experiencing disadvantage in Forster NSW. As a national social enterprise, RRA recently acquired Soft Landing, a successful mattress recycling social enter...

Prof. Veena Sahajwalla

Prof. Veena Sahajwalla

Founder, Director

SMaRT


Veena is an ARC Laureate Fellow and founding Director of the Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) Centre at the University of New South Wales, Australia. As one of the world's leading innovators in the field of sustainable materials and an international award-winning scientist and engineer, she is passionate about transforming waste produced by modern society into value added green materials....

Chip Richards

Chip Richards

Author, Speaker

UPLIFT


Formerly ranked #1 in the US for Freestyle Skiing, Chip served as head coach of the 1998 Australian Olympic Freestyle Ski Team, and has mentored Olympic athletes from six nations—including four World Champions. For the past 11 years, Chip has taken his passion for coaching into various business and creative industries. Merging ancient wisdom with the ‘inner science’ of transformative change, Chip has be...

April Crawford-Smith

April Crawford-Smith

Project Manager

The Valley Centre


April has a vision for building empowered, creative, self-sustaining communities and has been working in social justice and environmental campaigning for many year. Currently Project Manager for The Valley Centre; an on-the-ground sustainable community building + youth empowerment organisation, focusing on working with Aboriginal communities across the country. April is also Convenor of Pingala Community Renewables f...

Peter Allen

Peter Allen

CEO

Ethical Property Australia


Peter is founding CEO of Ethical Property Australia, a triple bottom line property investment, development and management company. Ethical Property creates centres for social change, bringing together purpose-driven organisations to help them achieve more and use resources more effectively. In 2015 Peter helped establish the $26m Ethical Property Commercial Fund, which owns donkey wheel house in Melbourne and Endeavo...

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