Suzanne Waldron, our conference MC is a leadership & behavioural change facilitator. Working with senior leaders across Australia her focus is on solid peer to peer relationships and dynamic leadership. She's an active ambassador for RUOK?, TEDxPerth Curator and Co-founder/director of short doco series Stories Out Loud. A published author and media contributor. Suzanne has been nominated for Western Australian of the Year 2016 and twice 40 under 40.
Samuel Johnson, Gold Logie winning actor, advocate, and recent winner of Dancing with The Stars, will be joining us to talk about his amazing journey of ‘Purpose’. Seven years ago he pledged Love Your Sister, the charity he co-founded in 2012 with sister Connie, would raise $10 million for cancer research in her name. In August 2019, two years on from Connie's death, this target was met. Samuel’s purpose remains unchanged despite reaching that target and he is currently spending two years travelling the country in his motorhome, town to town, continuing to fundraise and advocate around the issue of personalised medicine for ALL Australian cancer patients. Taking time out from this journey we are delighted to have Samuel share his inspirational story with attendees.https://www.loveyoursister.org/
As an accomplished presenter, panelist, international speaker, best-selling author and professional of influence, Rabia Siddique is a sought after and seasoned expert media commentator. Authoritative, reliable, concise, entertaining and relatable, this international humanitarian of note brings her insightful and unique perspective to subjects on international law, counter terrorism, equality and diversity, human rights, resilience, trauma and leadership. Featured on prime television such as 60 minutes, Sunrise, Today Tonight and major newspapers, as well as on-line media in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, India and the United States and Asia, Rabia’s respected voice is positive and enduring. She is a regular panelist on the Australian Broadcasting Commission’s The Drum, a guest panelist for the public broadcaster’s keenly watched Q and A and a guest on breakfast radio, national news and current affairs programs, chat shows and major podcasts. As an invited guest columnist Rabia’s views have featured in opinion pieces in the widely circulated, The Guardian, as well as News Corp’s Whimn and respected academic publications. Her best-selling first book, Equal Justice, attracts interest from film and television producers and her second book, A Beautiful Revolution, is due to be released in the first half of 2020.
Dr Rob Macmillan
Dr Rob Macmillan is currently a Principal Research Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University. He has 20 years' experience researching aspects of the voluntary and community sectors and brings a breadth of knowledge. His insights will show us the value and power of research in the volunteering space and encourage us to think about how we utilise research into the future. Rob will also be an integral part of the Researchers session on the last day of the Conference which we strongly encourage those involved in research to be part of.