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Jonathan Jackson

EDITOR
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Jonathan Jackson is an experienced editor and writer who has worked in print and digital media for almost 20 years.
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Sean Barrett

Finance
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Sean is a co-founder and director at CurrencyFair with over 15 years experience in foreign exchange. Based in Newcastle, Sean heads up CurrencyFair’s Australian operations.

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Chutisa & Steven Bowman

Leadership
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Chutisa & Steven Bowman are global business advisors.
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Petar Lackovic

Team Building
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Petar Lackovic is a highly sought after international speaker, coach and business adviser, who specialises in implementing successful strategies that produce consistent world class results. He is also the CEO of leading entrepreneur education facility, The Entourage.
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Bernard Marin

Business
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Bernard Marin is the founder and CEO of Marin Accountants, a firm specialising in advice for individuals, investors and family businesses.
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Martin Martinez

Management
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Martin Martinez is the founder of Entrepreneur Card.
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Alex Pirouz

Network
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Alex Pirouz is an entrepreneur, author and business mentor who assists companies to successfully start, grow and exit their business. Connect with Alex on LinkedIn.
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Tim Reed

Management
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Tim Reed is the chief executive officer of Australia’s largest business management solutions provider, MYOB. He develops and drives the business’ strategic development, including its expansion into online business management solutions.
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Fred Schebesta

Talent
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Fred Schebesta is one of Australia’s most successful ‘under-35s’ entrepreneurs and is co-founder of Australia’s leading financial-product comparison website, www.finder.com.au
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Mellissah Smith

Marketing
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Mellissah Smith is a serial entrepreneur and business leader with more than 20 years’ experience in marketing. She runs an international marketing consultancy firm that provides small businesses with a marketing consultant and in-house team of creative, web development and PR experts.
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Lauretta Stace

Health
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Lauretta Stace is Chief Executive Officer of Fitness Australia.
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Blake Stirling

Wealth
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Blake Stirling is an analyst with Wealth Within.
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Pamela Young

Asia
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Pamela Young is a strategic change consultant and has an extensive career in both consulting and executive management. She has lived and worked in many cultures including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the UK, continental Europe and the USA. Her cross-cultural experience adds richness to her insights and is generously shared with people wanting to become better leaders and know how to lead change to achieve sustainable diversity.
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Mark Champman

Tax
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Mark Chapman is Head of Tax with Taxpayers Australia, a not-for-profit organisation committed to a fairer and more transparent taxation system for every Australian taxpayer.
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Andreas Costi

Securities
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Andreas is responsible for the development and sales of Goal Group Ltd suite of products and services and the relationship management in Australia and New Zealand.
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Allan McKeown

Finance
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Allan McKeown is the CEO and Founder of Prosperity Advisers and has over 25 years experience providing taxation and wealth advice to a range of executive and high net wealth clients. Prosperity Advisers is a Chartered Accounting and Financial Planning Advisory firm with 120 staff and offices in Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane.
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Abigail Koch

Business
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PR Manager at Compare the Market.
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Alex Blinko

Communications
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Alex Blinko is managing director, Truphone Australia.
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Cholena Orr

Business
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Cholena Orr is a business builder who is passionate about mindfulness and lifting people up. She heads pac executive Human Capital - a training, coaching and consulting business offering a range of models designed to support Human Capital needs throughout the business lifecycle; from clarifying strategy and goals through to working with individuals to help them become more resilient.
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Christopher Vecchio

Finance
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Christopher Vecchio is a Currency Analyst for DailyFX.com. He holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Government & Law and Economics from Lafayette College. During his undergraduate program, he gained a strong understanding of fundamental analysis of the foreign exchange markets by examining the interrelationship between geopolitical events, macroeconomic trends, and finance. Christopher also incorporates technical analysis into his research in order paint the most complete picture of what is occurring across various asset classes in the short-term and medium-term.
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Con Georgiou

Innovation
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Con Georgiou is the co-founder of One Million Acts of Innovation.
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Dale Gillham

Investment
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Dale Gilham is Australia's most respected share market educator.
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Daniel Stewart

Business
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Daniel is Marketing Manager at Australia at MAXAM.
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Daniel Kovacs

Law
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Federico Re

Entrepreneurship
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Federico Re is an Entrepreneurial Coach and founder of creativeentrepreneur.com.au. For nearly two decades, Federico has assisted an array of fast growing SMEs in Australia, focusing on entrepreneurial leadership and innovation.
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Fred McDougall

Innovation
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Torrens University Australia aims to deliver an innovative environment for learning, scholarship and research that is culturally diverse and career-oriented with a global perspective. Torrens is a part of Laureate International Universities, a leading international network of over 75 innovative higher education institutions – teaching more than 800.000 students in 30 countries and online. Professor McDougall was Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) at the University of Adelaide, an appointment he held from 2005 until 2011. Previously he was the Foundation Professor of Management at the University, an appointment he has held since 1987, and Executive Dean of the Faculty of the Professions.
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Jeff Cooper

Marketing
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Jeff Cooper co-founded Step Change Marketing, serving clients across five continents. Jeff has been crowned one of Australia’s top marketers and entrepreneurs in B&T and Anthill magazine's 30-under-30 Awards, pioneered world-first technologies, co-authored a six-book series on strategy and guest lectured at Sydney's top universities.Jeff has a passion for business and extensive knowledge of human neurology, decision-making and behaviour to a range of clients.
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Kochies Business Builders

Business
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Kochie's Business Builders is dedicated to providing useful information to small and medium sized Australian businesses.
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Mark Pope

Business
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Mark Pope is the CEO of Chase Performance, a business improvement consultancy operating throughout Australia. Chase Performance has worked with businesses large and small to implement tailor-made solutions to drive growth and efficiency by engaging their people in the process.
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Leon Gettler

Journalist
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An award winning author and journalist, commentator, lecturer, and speaker, Leon is a freelance business journalist who covers a range of areas including politics, strategy, globalization, leadership and all the big trends ahead. His main skill is summing up all the news that’s around. For the last 30 years, his main focus has been on management issues. He also produces two podcasts for RMIT University, Talking Business and Talking Technology. Leon has worked for Fairfax, News Limited, AAP and the Herald and Weekly Times.
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Marty Wilson

Business
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Marty Wilson knows a thing or two about change. He is a Pharmacist turned Award Winning Copywriter turned Australian Comic of the Year turned Bestselling Author and Change Management Speaker.
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Nicole Smith

Communications
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Nicole Smith has spent nearly two decades helping professional services firms to grow their businesses.  A strategic marketing expert, Nicole established the Tin Shed marketing co-op in 2010. 
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Norah Breekveldt

Leadership
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Norah Breekveldtveldt is the  Director: The Leadership Agenda, Ampersand Advisory.
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Patrick Bright

Property
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Patrick Bright is the Director of EPS Property Search. As a buyer’s agent he has purchased over 500 million dollars of real estate for clients and is the best-selling author of four Real Estate books in his “Insider’s Guide” series.
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Peter Mason

Leadership
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Peter Mason is the Managing Director of Ducon, an award winning builder based in Melbourne, Australia. Peter is a third generation industry leader known for his empathetic yet ‘getting it done’ attitude who finds relaxation from the hectic building design world sailing the cool waters of Port Phillip Bay.
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Roger Mendelson

Finance
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Roger Mendelson is CEO of Prushka Fast Debt Recovery Pty Ltd and is a principal of Mendelsons Lawyers Pty Ltd. Roger is also the author of The Ten Mistakes Businesses Make and How to Avoid Them and Business Survival.
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Sadhana Smiles

Franchise
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Sadhana Smiles is CEO Harcourts Victoria.
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Sharon Zeev Poole

Communications
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Sharon Zeev Poole has worked in the Public Relations Industry for over fifteen years on high profile brands such as Starbucks and Warner Bros. Pictures. Eight years ago, she founded Agent99 Public Relations, a results driven agency specialising in traditional and digital PR integration. 
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Sonja Ceri

Marketing
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Sonja calls herself a storyteller, because that’s easier than listing social media expert, journalist, digital marketer, entrepreneur, mentor, workshop trainer, keynote speaker and opinionated blogger.
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Stan Gordon

Business
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The Franchised Food Company was founded by Stan Gordon and is 100% Australian owned. Stan was chosen as the Ernst & Young Business Personality of the Year in 1990.
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Tim Fung

Business
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Founder of Airtasker, a services marketplace allowing people to outsource chores and errands to people in their local neighbourhood community.
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Tracey Angwin

Payroll
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Founder & Managing Director of the Australian Payroll Association, Tracy Angwin is an advisor to many of Australia’s top 100 companies.
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Alicia Collins

Communications
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Communications Manager at Australian National Retailers Association (ANRA).
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Brett McFall

Technology
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Brett McFall is Australia's expert at making online marketing easy and regularly teaches thousands of people how to do what he does.
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Nick Lembo

Communications
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Head of Communications & Business Outreach - Yelp Asia Pacific.
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Andrew Watson

Finance
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Andrew Watson is Executive Director, Export Finance, Efic. Andrew Watson is head of the SME team at Efic – which provides financial solutions to help small and medium-sized Australian businesses grow their exports, offshore investments and onshore export-related business opportunities.Prior to joining Efic, Andrew was Head of Rural & Regional Banking at Bankwest and successfully transformed this business, implementing a new sales framework and improving credit quality. He was also head of Bankwest’s Property Finance Business where he successfully implemented a new business strategy for the division.
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Anthony Mitchell

Leadership
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Anthony Mitchell is the co-founder of Bendelta, a strategic leadership firm that creates transformational results on a scale greater than any other firm of its type in Australia. Anthony has also driven positive change as Chairman and National President of Amnesty International Australia for the last five years, and as a Director of the Aurora Education Foundation, an organisation dedicated to improving the lives of Indigenous Australians through pioneering education initiatives.
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Chris Dickinson

Software
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Chris Dickinson is manager at Pronto Cloud.
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Chris Harrison

Systems
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Chris Harrison is Systems Designer at Aurecon.
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Christopher Pyne

MP
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Member of the Australian House of RepresentativesChristopher Maurice Pyne is an Australian politician and Liberal member for the House of Representatives seat of Sturt since the 1993 election.
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Dale

Smorgon
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Dale Smorgon is CEO of Innovative Retail.
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David Solomon

Business
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David Solomon, Quiddity Business, works with business owners to uncover or rediscover their passion, purpose, vision and values, and then build a sustainable Higher Purpose Business around that.
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David Smorgon OAM

Description
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David Smorgon OAM is Executive Chairman, Family Business, Private Clients at PwC Australia.
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Debbie

Business Coach
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Debbie Pask is a business coach specialising in mindfulness, purpose and value. With a background in board level advertising, Meditation and Reiki, Debbie aims to inspire a conscious and connected approach to doing business – on both a commercial and personal level – in creating a more sustainable working life.
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Deborah Coakley

Description
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Deborah Coakley is the Executive General Manager, Customer and Marketing at Dexus Property Group, responsible for management of marketing, people and culture, and customer services. She is responsible for office and industrial portfolio wide facilities management, procurement, sustainability and process improvement. Deborah holds over 20 years’ experience in management roles in consulting, HR and outsourcing, working with organisations including Deloitte, Qantas and Alexander Mann Solutions.
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Bridget Loudon

Business
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Content
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Kal Kotecha

Finance
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Kal Kotecha, PhD, is the editor and founder of the Junior Gold Report, a publication about small cap mining stocks that is read and enjoyed by thousands of investors. From 2003-2006, he was the editor and creator of the Moly/Gold Report, which focused on critical analyses and open journalism of companies profiting from the precious and base metals sector.
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Marcus Crow

Business
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Marcus Crow is a co-founder of 10,000 HOURS, a specialist firm that exists to help adults learn and improve their professional fitness for complex environments.
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Mike Irving

Description
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Founder, Advanced Business Abilities I Business Coach I Recruiting Systems I Sales Coach I Communication Training.
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Murray Howlett

Description
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Pilot Partners’ Tax Partner Murray Howlett has practiced as a professional business advisor since 1993. He is knowledgeable in all facets of federal tax and regularly consults on corporate tax, superannuation and international tax-related matters. Murray partners with businesses as a part of Pilot Partners’ advisory team. He has the unique ability to explain complex tax matters in an easy to understand manner. An advocate for the taxpayer, he is regularly engaged by clients to manage the dialogue with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) following tax audit and other investigations. Murray holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Laws and is a Chartered Tax Advisor and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
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Nick Dempsey

Software
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Nick Dempsey, is General Manager of GMC Software, ANZ.
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Peter O'neill

Consulting
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Peter is an author, a mentor and a highly experienced Managing Director and Business Consultant with over 30 years’ experience in Australia and overseas. He specialises in executive training and personal development for managers and employees. He has considerable real-life experience resolving “anti-social” people problems by implementing his unique Staff Management System. For further information or assistance, please email: peter@lextarconsulting.com or phone 0488 440 535. Information on Lextar Consulting can be found www.lextarconsulting.com
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Ray Ridgeway

Business
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Ray Ridgeway is Chief Commercial Officer - Australia at World First.
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Ric Spooner

Stock Market
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Ric Spooner is Chief Market Analyst for CMC Markets in Australia, and is the most experienced global analyst in the CMC Markets team with over 30 years working in financial markets.
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Ronnie Altit

Business
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As Managing Director of Insentra, the buck stops with me. I am ultimately responsible for sales, people, process and client delivery. My main passion is delighting clients and growing my team members in a fun and professional manner. I truly love what I do!
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Aaron Sansoni

Workplace
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Aaron runs Paragon Global Investments, travelling the globe education Business Owners, Sales Professionals and Entrepreneurs.
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Callum Laing

Feature
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A partner in private equity company Unity­ Group, and is co­founder and non­exec director of The Marketing Group PLC.
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Chris Stolke

E-Commerce
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Head Digital Strategist Pronto Woven - Digital Strategy weaving together marketing, commerce and technology
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Danielle Bond

Digital
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Marketing & Communications Leader at Aurecon.
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Jack Delosa

Entrepreneur
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Jack Delosa is the founder of Australia’s largest education institution for entrepreneurs, The Entourage. Jack also co-founded The Entourage Beanstalk Factory.
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Gabriel Yi

Investment
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Managing Director at M3 Investment Group Pty Limited.
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Darren Stevenson

Workforce
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Managing Director, Extend After School Care - what kids do out of school matters.
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David Jackman

Business
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Director at Pronto Software.
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Fred Nucara

Property
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Director and Business Owner of Beller Commercial.
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Jon Michail

Asia
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Jon Michail is the founder and CEO of Image Group International.
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Lauretta Stace

Health
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Healthy Ageing General Manager at Uniting.
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Paul Lin

Tech Analysis
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CEO & Founder @ Empirical Works - Mobile Thinking and Strategic Consulting for Corporates and Enterprises.
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Tania Crosbie

Sustainability
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The Crosbie Collective and Byron Bay Business Retreats - Director.
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Tim Reed

Management
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CEO at MYOB.