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Matina Jewell spent 15 years serving in the Australian Army, completing five overseas tours including two missions in the Middle East. Her outstanding contribution to the military resulted in a coveted position on a UN peace-keeping mission where she found herself, unarmed, leading a diverse team through the Lebanon and Israel War.
- Australian Active Service Medal – with two clasps: Middle East and International CoalitionAgainst Terrorism (ICAT)
- Afghanistan Campaign Medal
- Australian Service Medal with 3 clasps: Solomon Islands I - Solomon Islands II - Middle East
- Australian Defence Long Service Medal
- Australian Defence Service Medal
- United Nations Medal – UNTSO with numeral 2
- Republic of Lebanon War Medal – Awarded for acts of bravery in war
- Republic of Lebanon Wounded in Combat Medal – Awarded to military personnel woundedin war
- Australian Army
- United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO)
- Australian Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Veterans' Association
- ANZAC Centenary Commission
Belinda Neil had more extraordinary experiences before she was 35 than most people have in a lifetime - working as an undercover operative, saving lives as a hostage negotiator, heading up an elite anti-terrorist team during the Sydney Olympics, and catching some of the worst criminals in NSW... the list goes on.
Looking for a speaker who truly understands your conference needs? Long before her standing ovations, Catherine was responsible for IBM incentive events and leadership programs
; and later vowed to not only deliver an entertaining, educational and motivational message
from stage - but to be easy to work with offstage.
Chris Helder is today's most exciting speaker on communication, leadership and influence. Chris' sessions combine humour and highly tailored content to transform how businesses communicate with their clients.
Peter Baines is one of Australia's leadership experts
having road tested leadership the hard way. Peter spent 22 years with the NSW Police leading teams in response to acts of terrorism and natural disasters on a scale not previously seen.
- Medal of the Order of Australia 2014
- Thought Leaders Socialpreneur of the Year 2008
- Rotary Professional Excellence Award 2008
Benjamin Roberts-Smith received his Victoria Cross in 2011 for his heroic and selfless actions on his fifth tour of duty in Afghanistan, as an SAS soldier.
- Victoria Cross for Australia
- Medal for Gallantry
- Commendation for Distinguished Service
- Australian Active Service Medal
- Afghanistan Medal
- Iraq Medal
- Australian Service MedalUnited Nations Medal
- Australian Father of the Year 2013
- Australian Army
- Australian Army Reserve
- Special Air Service Regiment
- RS Group Australia
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The real life star of Mao's Last Dancer Li Cunxin was born into utter poverty in Mao's communist China.
- Australian Father of the Year (2009)
- Australian Book of the Year - Mao's Last Dancer
- Queensland Ballet
- Houston Ballet
- Australian Ballet
- Penguin Books Australia
Considered one of Australia's tech success stories, Naomi Simson founded RedBalloon in 2001. From just an idea and persistence redballoon.com.au has now sold more than two and a half million experiences.
- 2008 National Telstra Business Women's Award for Innovation
- 2011 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Industry)
- Shark Tank Australia (TV Program)
- Network Ten
Few economists have both the global and local experience of Stephen Koukoulas. His background covers the spectrum of economic insight - from his role as Chief Economist of Citibank to Senior Economic Advisor to the Australian Prime Minister.
- Senior Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Australia
Alan Patching has often been described as being the Australian project and business leadership guru
, and is highly regarded as being one of Australia's most internationally acknowledged consultants, keynote business speakers
and leaders in his field.
- Bond University
- George Washington University