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Travelling Speakers

Farah Parkinson
20 May 2024

Are you looking for a high profile international speaker to add to your next event? Use this list as a resource to keep up to date on the thought leaders and story tellers visiting Australia throughout the year and take advantage of reduced travel rates.

If you'd like the opportunity to have any of these heavyweights present at your next event contact our expert team for more information and someone will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your event.

Aubrey Blanche - Director of Equitable Design at Culture Amp

Aubrey Blanche is The Mathpath (Math Nerd + Empath), Senior Director of Equitable Design & Impact at Culture Amp, and a startup investor and advisor. Aubrey is also the former Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Atlassian where she designed and executed the company's first diversity & inclusion strategy, accounting for a globally distributed workforce and hyperscaling challenges.

Aubrey helps organizations build equitable processes, products, and experiences. Her work combines an empathic and intersectional approach with social scientific methods to create meaningful, sustainable change. From fair talent processes and bias-resistant product design to equitable algorithmic design and communications strategy, she helps organizations think holistically about evolving to meet the needs of a rapidly diversifying and globalizing world.

Aubrey will be in Australia in 2024 and is available for local engagements.

Ryan Holiday - #1 NY Times Best Selling Author

Few writers have done more to bring ancient, timeless wisdom and cutting-edge marketing strategies together than Ryan Holiday. His philosophically driven bestselling books have sold over 10 million copies and spent more than 200 weeks on bestseller lists. His books are taught in colleges and marketing programs around the world, including Trust Me I’m Lying, which revealed the massive vulnerabilities (and opportunities) in the global media system in 2012. He has directly influenced Super Bowl-winning teams like the New England Patriots, NBA Champions like the San Antonio Spurs, and Olympic Gold Medalists, as well as sitting Senators, military leaders and some of the biggest and most important companies in the world like Google, Twitter and Microsoft.

Ryan will be in Australia and available for live Speaking engagements between late July and early August 2024.

Paul McGee - One of Europe's leading speakers on change, resilience, leadership and wellbeing

Paul McGee is an expert in human behaviour and performance and a visiting Professor at the University of Chester. He's spoken for over 1,000 organisations worldwide, from international conferences to individual work with elite athletes. His bespoke messages have resonated with global brands including Harrods, GSK, Adidas, Virgin, The NHS, Lloyds Bank and Manchester City.

Paul will be in Australia and available for live Speaking engagements in August 2024.

Tara Moss - Best-selling novelist, journalist, TV presenter and human rights advocate

Tara Moss is an internationally acclaimed author, media host and human rights advocate, passionately speaking up for the rights of women, children and people with disability.

Having published 14 best-selling books since 1999 in 19 countries and 13 languages, Tara Moss is internationally renowned for her significant contribution to the feminist debate. In 2017 she was named one of the Top 50 Diversity Figures in Public Life, globally.

Over 20 years of experience in the public eye, speaking at hundreds of universities, schools, writer’s festivals, town halls, community and corporate events and more.

Tara will be in Australia in August 2024 and is available for local engagements.

Geraldine Cox AM - Founder of Sunrise Cambodia

Geraldine is the 71-year-old Founder and President of Sunrise Cambodia (formerly Sunrise Children’s Villages). She resides in the Kandal province of Cambodia where she is a mentor to the children in her care. She remains the figure-head of Sunrise Cambodia, making public appearances in Australia to assist with fundraising appeals.

Geraldine will be in Australia in August 2024 and is available for engagements.

Troy Hazard - Business Leader, Entrepreneur and Author

There are few situations in the business world that Troy Hazard has not experienced and survived. A serial entrepreneur, who has founded and nurtured eleven businesses over two decades, and has consulted to countless successful companies over the last 20 years.

Troy will be in Australia and available for live Speaking engagements from July 15th to mid/late September 2024.

Dr Phillipa Malmgren - Geopolitics and Strategic Security

Dr Pippa Malmgren makes the world economy come alive with hope and possibility as she explains the nexus between markets, technology, politics, strategic security and geopolitics. She helps audiences better understand tomorrow's economy today. She predicted the return of inflation, the rise of geopolitics, the slowdown in China, the return of geopolitical stress, and the fast expansion of the space economy.

Phillipa will be in Australia and available for live Speaking engagements from late August to early September 2024.

Paul de Gelder - Army Airborne, Navy Bomb Disposal Diver & Shark Attack Survivor

Paul de Gelder chased adventure wherever he could find it, from his wild ride as a hoodlum teen and his whirlwind lifestyle working in the music industry & in a strip club, to hauling his way up to the elite echelons of the Australian Defence Forces as an Army paratrooper and then a Navy bomb disposal diver. But trouble hunted him down in the form of a 9ft bull shark in February 2009 while diving for the Navy. Paul lost two limbs, and his career as a daredevil diver was flung into jeopardy.

Drawing on everything his eventful life had taught him, Paul left nothing to chance in his recovery.

Paul will be in Australia and available for live Speaking engagements in September 2024.

Dr Shlomo Benartzi - Renowned Behavioural Economist

Dr Shlomo Benartzi is a behavioural economist interested in combining the insights of psychology and economics to solve big societal problems. He works on creating digital nudges that leverage technology to achieve massive scale and help millions make better financial decisions.

Dr Benartzi will be in Australia and available for live Speaking engagements in September 2024.

Johann Hari - Award-Winning Writer Who Empowers Individuals to Regain Focus, Reconnect with Purpose at Work and Cope With Depression and Anxiety

In today’s world our ability to focus is constantly being diminished by external forces. According to award-winning author Johann Hari, the causes range from our devices, email and social media to even the air we breathe. The impacts, he says, creep into every part of our lives, from home to the office.

“The average office worker is only able to focus on one task for less than three minutes,” says Hari, bestselling author of “Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention – and How to Think Deeply Again” (Crown), one of Amazon’s best books of 2022. “Evidence is very clear that when your ability to focus and pay attention deteriorates, your ability to solve problems and achieve goals deteriorates, too.”

Johann Hari will be in Australia and available for live Speaking engagements in October and November 2024.

Campbell Macpherson - The Change Catalyst

Campbell Macpherson is an international business adviser, change leadership expert, Executive Fellow of Henley Business School and award-winning author. His first book, The Change Catalyst, was the UK's 2018 Business Book of the Year. He travels the world giving keynotes on leadership, change and thriving in the second half of your life.

Campbell Macpherson will be in Australia and available for live Speaking engagements in October 2024.

Jon Ronson - Bestselling Nonfiction Author, Documentary Maker & Screenwriter

Fascinated by madness, strange behavior and the human mind, Jon Ronson has spent his life exploring mysterious events and meeting extraordinary people. An award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker, his unique brand of intellect and comic wit has been described by comedian Jon Stewart as a “satirical investigation.”

Jon Ronson will be in Australia and available for live Speaking engagements in November 2024.

Clare Murphy - Irish Storyteller, Director of Story at Mission Critical Team Institute

Since 2006, Clare has told stories, and given keynotes and training around the world. She has seen firsthand the transformational effects of a well-told story.

As a Keynote Speaker Clare has delivered to all kinds of teams worldwide from Google to the All Blacks, from Emergency Medical Teams to Olympic Sports Coaches. She has performed stories for the President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, the Globe Theatre, and the general public at the National Theatre in London.

Clare will be in Australia and New Zealand and available for live Speaking engagements from early November to early December 2024.

Guenther Steiner - Former principal of the Haas F1 Team

Guenther Steiner is an Italian motorsport engineer and team manager. From 2014 to the end of 2023 he was the team principal of the Haas Formula One Team, having previously been managing director of Jaguar Racing and technical operations director of its subsequent incarnation, Red Bull Racing. In 2014, Guenther persuaded Gene Haas, owner of Haas Automation and NASCAR championship winning team Stewart-Haas Racing, to enter Formula 1.

With their entry in the 2016 season, Haas became the first American constructor to compete in F1 in 30 years. The team took eight points at the 2016 Australian Grand Prix with a 6th-place finish, becoming the first American entry, and the first constructor overall since Toyota Racing in 2002, to score in their debut race. Steiner is also a prominent figure in the cast of the successful Netflix series Drive to Survive.

Guenther Steiner will be in Australia and available for live Speaking engagements in March 2025.

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