Speakers

Adam Spencer

Adam Spencer: Australian radio presenter, comedian, and media personality

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Father Bob Maguire

Father Bob Maguire AM, is an Australian Catholic priest, community worker and media personality from South Melbourne.

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Dr John Falzon

Dr John Falzon is Chief Executive Officer of the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia.

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Rebekha Sharkie

Rebekha Sharkie is the National Executive Officer of the Youth Connections program and has been in this role since April 2012

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Richard Kasperczyk

Organisational Psychologist and Converge International Managing Director Richard Kasperczyk

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Prof Johanna Wyn

Director of the Youth Research Centre, University of Melbourne

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Kylie Lewis

The thing that gets me out of bed each morning is the idea of inspiring people to think more about things that matter to them.

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Stephen Moore

Chief Information Officer, Department of Employment

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Heather Watson

Partner, McCullough Robertson Lawyers

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Dennis Batty

Jobs Australia Indigenous Network Coordinator

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Jenny Allen

Deputy Chair, Youth Connections National Network and Chair, Western Australian Youth Connections State Network

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John Coates

John is the Executive Manager of Employment Options Inc

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Dave Tout

Dave Tout is the Manager, Vocational, Adult and Workplace Education Services and Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Council for Educational Research

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Professor Bill Mitchell

Bill is currently the Professor of Economics at Charles Darwin University. He retains his position as Professor of Economics at the University of Newcastle

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Professor Jo Barraket

Director of the Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University

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Dr Bronwen Dalton

Director, Centre for Cosmopolitan Civil Societies, UTS

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Garth Nowland-Foreman

Director, NZ Community Solutions

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Michael McGann

Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

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Dina Bowman

Dina Bowman is a senior manager in the Research and Policy Centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence

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Frank Quinlan

Frank Quinlan is the CEO of the Mental Health Council of Australia

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Kevin Robbie

Executive Director Employment, Social Ventures Australia

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Eric Sidoti

Director, Whitlam Institute

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Mitra Khakbaz

Executive Manager, MDA

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Sebastian Ross-Hagebaum

Manager Employment & Training, MDA

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Sonia Mackie

Employer Partnerships Coordinator, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

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Greg Banks

Banks & Associates

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Tony Nicholson

Executive Director, Brotherhood of St Laurence

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James Twemlow

Principl Consultant, Twemlow Consulting

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Stella Young

Stella Young is a writer, comedian and disability advocate

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Ryan O’Callaghan

Mr O’Callaghan heads Workskil Australia’s corporate services division, which includes Finance, Facilities, ICT, Applications and Quality & Audit Sections

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Andrew MacLeod

Business adviser, former CEO and past humanitarian aid worker, Andrew MacLeod is an accomplished team builder and leader.

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Andrew Benoy

Andrew Benoy is a Senior Consultant in Nous Group’s Strategy and Public Policy practice.

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Sandy Forbes

Sandy Forbes is a Principal in Strategy and Public Policy at Nous and is the Head of Nous’ Human Services practice in Victoria.

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Chris Wilson

Chris joined JBWere in April 2007 and is a Director in the JBWere Philanthropic Services team, based in Melbourne.

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Amanda Vanstone

Amanda Vanstone hosts Counterpoint, a weekly program on Radio National and writes an opinion piece for The Age on a fortnightly basis.

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Larissa Daniel

Chief Executive Officer Access Community Group

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John Pollard

Senior Executive with Board experience and an extensive background in Financial and Senior Management roles across a diverse range of industries and market

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Shaun Fowler

Right Hand Remote Solutions

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Nicole Findlay

WISE Employment, Specialist Projects, Indigenous Opportunities and Northern Indigenous Employment (NIE) Partnership Coordinator

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Eve Bodsworth

Research and Policy Manager for the In and Out of Work transition

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John Van Kooy

Research Officer at Brotherhood of St Laurence

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Carmen Auer

Chair School Business Community Partnership Brokers National Network

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Wendy Perry

Wendy Perry is a renowned leader, speaker, writer and innovator in Workforce Planning and

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Primod Govender

Leader of IBM Cúram's ANZ business

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Ben Gales

Ben Gales, Chief Executive Officer of Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA)

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Arthur Papakotsias

Arthur has been Chief Executive Officer of Neami National for 23 years

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Moya Drayton

Group Manager, Job Services Australia, Department of Employment

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Jason Smith

Jason Smith - Divisional Manager Business Advisory, Davidsons

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Joss Evans

Joss Evans- Chief Exectuvie Officer, INNOVIC

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Gordon Jenkins

Gordon Jenkins Chief Executive Officer, Davidsons

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Marcus Harvey

Marcus Harvey is Consulting & ICT Services Manager at Infoxchange

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Katherine Curchin

Katherine Curchin is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow under an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2014-2017).

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Travers McLeod

Travers McLeod is the Centre for Policy Development’s Chief Executive Officer.

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Professor Paul Smyth

Paul Smyth is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Melbourne and from 2004-13 was also General Manager of the Research & Policy Centre at the Br

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David Thompson AM

David Thompson AM is CEO of Jobs Australia Limited, the national peak organisation for more than 220 non-profit providers of employment & related services.

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Alexandra Gunning

Alexandra Gunning is the Director of Engagement and Funding at the National Disability Insurance Agency

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Roger Kennedy

Roger Kennedy, Head of Programs, Impact and Collaboration, YWCA NSW.

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Eva Claesdotter

Business and Executive Coach

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Nina Yousefpou

Nina Yousefpour has been a Development Officer at Foresters Community Finance for over two years.

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Shari Lawrence

Shari Lawrence joined the Foresters team in 2011 as the Organisational Finance Manager.

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Tim Adair

Dr Tim Adair is a demographer who has worked with the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre since 2011

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