Anne-Maree Huxley is a highly
regarded business and community leader with success across a range of
industries from telecommunications, sponsorship, property and financial
services to social enterprise, media, tourism, event management, consumer products
and communication who repeatedly creates business success stories.
Anne-Maree is passionate about making a
difference in the world teaching business and the community about leadership
and how to invest wisely, so we can all enjoy tomorrow!
Zac Zaharias .
Zaharias is one of Australia’s
foremost high altitude mountaineers and leader of Everest expeditions. With two
failed Everest attempts behind him, and only 150m from achieving his life long
dream of reaching the Everest Summit, he was turned back. How did this leader
feel when three of his team reached the summit and he failed? Zac is a regular
Corporate motivational speaker and recent presentations include AXA, Cisco,
Defence Science and Technology Organisation, ANZ Bank, AMP, Australian Defence
Force Academy, Shell, Tenix, Illawarra Technology Corp, WollongongUniversity
and BOC Gases.
Cheryl Kernot .
As one of the foremost Australian role
models for young women, Cheryl Kernot highlighted the contribution made by
women climbing the ladder of success. The most popular chief of any Australian
political party, she became AD leader after 81% of the full membership elected
her in May 1993. She was the party’s representative in a Young Political
Leaders’ exchange tour of the U.S.in 1986, and in 1990 she was elected to the
Senate on her fourth attempt. In late 1993 Kernot was heavily involved in the
successful passage of the historic Native Title (Mabo) legislation, acting as a
behind-the-scenes negotiator between the government, the Senate independents,
and Aboriginal groups.
Paul Smith .
Paul Smith is a respected sports
psychologist, corporate trainer, public speaker, relationship counsellor and
therapist. In the world of sport his individual clients have become world,
national and state champions. He has also trained elite groups such as NSW
Cricket (senior and junior squads), NSW Netball team (Under 21s Australian
champions), NSW Rugby League clubs, Sydney Kings and West Sydney Razorbacks
basketball teams, as well as the Sydney Swans.
Adrian d'Hage graduated into the Intelligence Corps in 1967, and
was later transferred to Infantry and served in Vietnam as a platoon
commander, where he was awarded the Military Cross. Adrian’s service in
the Australian Army included command of an infantry battalion and
Director of Joint Operations for Defence. In 1990 he was promoted to
Brigadier as Head of Defence Public Relations. Adrian’s last
appointment was Head of Defence Planning for security of the Sydney
2000 Olympics, including defence against chemical, biological and
nuclear threats. Almost eight years ago, Adrian left the Army to pursue
a writing career only to become the author of brilliant novels the
‘Omega Scroll’ and ‘The Beijing Conspiracy’. Adrian holds an honours
degree in Theology, entering his studies as a committed Christian and
graduating 'of no fixed religion'. Adrian is currently a research
scholar at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (Middle East and
Central Asia) at the Australian National University, and is also
completing a further degree in Wine Science. Adrian will tell his story
of success in leadership at the ASLA Conference to be held September
27-30 at the University of Wollongong, NSW.
Father Riley .
Father Chris Riley, founder and CEO of Youth Off The
Streets, has worked with disadvantaged youth for more than 30 years in a
variety of roles including teacher, youth worker, probation officer, residential
carer and principal.
As CEO of Youth Off The Streets, Father Riley oversees the
operation of 20 programs that employ 150 people and involve more than 800
With less than forty per cent of funding coming from
government sources, Youth Off The Streets has become one of the largest youth
services in Australia
James Castrission & Justin Jones .
James Castrission (25 yrs) & Justin Jones (24 yrs), kayaked 3318KM, braved 10 metre swells, faced howling winds of over 50 knots, endured severe food and sleep deprivation, wasting muscles and adverse winds and currents to become the first Kayak expedition across the Tasman Sea, as well as becoming the longest Trans Oceanic expedition undertaken by two expeditioners. This is your chance to hear first hand about this incredible feat!