At Saxton, we're always searching for new and exciting speakers and entertainers to offer you a wide variety of options, ensuring that your next conference or event is cutting edge, relevant and fresh. Below is a selection of some of the most recent additions to our continually expanding roster of exclusive presenters.
With experience reporting on the evolution of the global technology industry across two decades, Brad Howarth delivers a unique perspective regarding the impact of technology on business and society. He is passionate about the revolutionary role that high-speed internet services will play over the next 10 years, and has made this the focus of his second book, A Faster Future, co-authored with Janelle Ledwidge (February 2011). Brad Howarth bridges the gap between technological possibilities and the practicality of people's everyday lives. Read more.
During his career Glen Boreham AC has led organisations through periods of rapid change and innovation. He is passionate about fostering talent and building teams that are successful. Glen has worked in information technology, new media and creative industries and, having lived in Asia, Europe and of course Australia, he brings a global perspective. Glen currently holds a number of Board positions. He is Chair of Screen Australia, a position he has held since 2008 when it was created. Screen Australia is the Australian Government's agency responsible for developing a competitive film, television and new media industry while providing support for projects of cultural significance. Read more.
Born in Poland in 1946, former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of NSW Hon Justice James Spigelman AC settled with his family in Australia in 1949. He attended Sydney Boys' High School and the University of Sydney, receiving the University Medal in law. Politically active, he became senior adviser and principal private secretary to Gough Whitlam, the Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 75, then Secretary for the Department of Media 1975 to 1976. He was called to the Bar in 1976 and was a member of the Australian Law Reform Commission from 1976 to 1979. Read more.
Darcey Bussell was born in London on the 27th of April 1969. Her mother Andrea began training as a ballet dancer herself with the Royal Ballet School and later became a model, actress and owned a fashion store. Darcey was a keen sportswoman at school, playing football with the boy's team and winning competitions for gymnastics and swimming. Destined to be a performer, she attended the Arts Educational School at the Barbican, had a flair for dance and so auditioned for the Royal Ballet School at White Lodge. Read more.
Fiona Caulfield has over 25 years of global branding and innovation experience at the elite level. She specializes in ideas, branding, creativity and futurism and lives between India and Australia. Fiona works with a number of New York based Future consultancies and consults directly with clients. She is a sought after speaker on creativity and innovation at conferences, seminars and literary festivals. In 2011 she was selected as one of 50 current and emerging leaders in the Asia Pacific region at the Advance Women's Leadership Summit held at the Sydney Opera House. Read more.
Alan Hargreaves is an established business writer and management advisor. He has held senior positions in financial services, publishing, broadcasting and private equity. He spent 20 years working in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the USA. For the last decade he has been based in Sydney. He is the author or the management book Recharge, published by John Wiley & Sons. Alan is an Economics graduate from the University of Sydney and initially worked in publishing and journalism. Read more.
Remo Giuffré is the founder of the iconic (and now primarily online) REMO General Store, and the cofounder of General Thinking, a Global Thinkers Network based in Sydney Australia. Prior to founding REMO in 1988, Remo worked as a lawyer in Sydney with Baker & McKenzie and then as a consultant to a number of communications businesses located in both Australia and the US. He was the Director of Branding & Strategy at frogdesign in Silicon Valley from 1997, and later the resident Brand Strategist at pioneering online developer Organic in New York. Read more.
Sebastian Terry says: 'Everyone has at least one thing they have to do before they die. Some even have a list. But how many goals and dreams on this list are actually achieved?' In 2009, at the ripe-old age of 27, Sebastian realised that like most people, he has not achieved anything on his long-forgotten list. The death of a close friend combined with a naturally abstract view on life sparks a moment of clarity. In the midst of overseas trip, Sebastian decides to put pen to paper and re-create a list of 100 Things. His goal, to tick off everything. Read more.
Theresa Gattung is a leading New Zealand business personality and author of her best-selling autobiography Bird on a Wire. Named in Fortune magazine's list of the 50 most powerful women in international business several times since 2002, she was also included in Forbes' list of the world's 50 most powerful women across any sphere in 2006. Theresa is the Chair of Wool Partners International. In this role she leads the company's drive to reinvigorate the international market for New Zealand's strong wools, applying her leadership skills, international business experience and marketing and branding expertise. She is also Chair of the Board of AIA Australia Limited. Read more.
An engineering visionary, founder of RoboGals and 2012 Young Australian of the Year, Marita Cheng is an inspirational young leader. Having lived in three cities, run an organisation with chapters in six countries and travelled to 35 countries, already Marita's speaking career has spanned talks, presentations and workshops in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan, Sweden, Mexico and Portugal to live crowds of over 3,000. Read more.