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Travelling Speakers

Farah Parkinson
02 Nov 2023

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.

Sebastian Terry - Author of 100 Things & CEO of Kindsum

Driven by a passion to see others achieve, Sebastian Terry's one-of-a-kind story has organically become a powerful catalyst for personal growth and organizational transformation.

Leveraging the power of goal setting & striving as a vehicle to maximize mental wellness, individual productivity and team engagement, Sebastian’s action-based keynote integrates individual evolution with professional development.

Blending masterful storytelling with processes, research and data from the field, Sebastian’s keynote offers equal shots of inspiration, education, and entertainment, leaving his audience with a toolkit & mindset for ongoing growth.

Seb will be in Australia in July 2024 and is available for local Speaking engagements.

Dr William Tan - Neuroscientist, physician, Paralympian, World Records Holder

Known to many as the record-breaking “Singapore Paralympic Superman”, Dr William Tan personifies both passion and compassion.

He contracted polio at the age of two and is paralysed from the waist down. Notwithstanding his disability, he has shown outstanding strength in overcoming adversities. Dr Tan overcame incredible odds in pursuit of his dream to become a scientist and physician, He has First Class Honours in Physiology and was a Harvard University Fulbright Scholar and Oxford University Chevening Scholar. He has also trained at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in the USA.

Dr Tan will be in Australia from 30th March - 6 April 2024 and is available for local engagements.

Elizabeth Day - Award-Winning Author, Broadcaster & Host of How to Fail

Elizabeth’s body of work is a testament to the power of resilience and personal growth.

She is the number one Sunday Times bestselling author of Friendaholic: Confessions of a Friendship Addict and has written five novels (the latest of which, Magpie, was described as ‘great, plain and simple’ by Stanley Tucci). But it’s her chart-topping podcast, How To Fail, that is at the heart of her journey. In it, Elizabeth and her stellar guests explore how failure might just be teaching us the lessons we need to learn.

Elizabeth will be in Australia in March 2024 and is available for engagements.

Ben Owen - CyberSpy, Speaker & TV Hunter

Ben is an internationally recognised expert in covert operations, surveillance and online investigations with over 23 years’ experience working at the very height of national security, military operations and now the private sector.

He is also a global ‘hunter’ featuring in the Australian, British and U.S. versions of the hit TV show called ‘Hunted’. Ben features as the Head of Intelligence in the Australian version which is already one of the most popular TV shows in the country.

Ben will be in Australia till May 2024 and is available for engagements.

Mark Gallagher- Formula One Industry Executive

Mark Gallagher has held senior roles in the high-performance environment of Formula 1 motor racing during a 30-year career. Today he is an author, broadcaster and industry analyst who continues to work with drivers and teams at the forefront of this global sport. He is also a renowned public speaker and since 1998 has provided compelling keynote presentations and insights to organisations worldwide.

Mark will be in Australia from February to April 2024 and is available for engagements.

The Hon Julia Gillard AC - 27th Prime Minister of Australia

She currently serves as the Chair of Beyond Blue, one of Australia's leading mental health awareness bodies; is the inaugural Chair of the Global Institute for Women's Leadership, which through research, practice and advocacy, is addressing women's under-representation in leadership.

Ms Gillard was recently appointed as the Chair of Welcome, a global charitable foundation that supports science to solve urgent health challenges.

Her second book Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons, which Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala co-authors, was released in 2020.

Ms Gillard will be in Australia and available for live Speaking engagements in March & April 2024.

Peter Hinssen - Technology Entrepreneur, Lecturer & Author

Peter is a world-renowned thought leader on radical innovation who has given numerous keynote presentations around the world, for companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Accenture, Microsoft, … and has been the keynote headliner for many internal conferences for Fortune1000 companies. His speeches can be adapted to the specific needs of your events and your audience.

Peter will be in Australia and available for live Speaking engagements in early April 2024.

Baroness Susan Greenfield - Neuroscientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords.

Baroness Susan Greenfield is a scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. She is Professor of Pharmacology at Lincoln College, Oxford University.

With a well-earned reputation as one of the most influential women in the world, she is an outstanding keynote speaker on change and tomorrows' people. She has deeply insightful perspectives on the effects of scientific and technological advancements on the human race as well as business management and leadership.

Susan will be in Australia and available for live Speaking engagements in late May 2024.

Linda Marigliano - Broadcaster, Host & Media Personality

Linda Marigliano has been a constant fixture in the Australian music scene for over 15 years. Linda is one of the most broadly talented hosts and media creatives in the talent market today.

Linda will be in Australia and available for live Speaking engagements in early April and late May 2024.

Nigella Lawson - Internationally Renowned Food Writer & TV Cook

Nigella has twelve bestselling books to her name and several successful TV series which have made hers a household name across the globe. Her approach to cooking has never been more relevant than it is today, serving up an abundance of inspiration for every generation.

Nigella will be in Australia and available for live Speaking engagements in June 2024.

Gordon Ramsay - Chef, Broadcaster, Author & Restaurateur

Gordon Ramsay OBE is an internationally acclaimed celebrity chef, restaurateur, television presenter, and writer. His restaurant group, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, was founded in 1997 and has been awarded 17 Michelin stars overall and currently holds eight.

Gordon will be in Australia with limited availability for live Speaking engagements in June 2024.

Marita Cheng - Founder of Robogals, Aipoly, and Aubot; Technology Speaker; Author

Marita Cheng is a top technology keynote speaker, and the founder of global nonprofit Robogals, AI company Aipoly, and robotics company Aubot, impacting over 600,000 people around the world. Marita is an inspirational speaker who has given over 350 speeches since 2012 in 15 countries. She has won numerous awards including 2019 Member of the Order of Australia, 2018 Forbes World’s Top 50 Women in Tech, 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30, and 2012 Young Australian of the Year.

Marita will be in Australia in June 2024 and is available for Speaking engagements.

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.

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 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.

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 “satirical investigation.”

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

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.

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