Ann Brewer


Professor Brewer is the Dean, University of Newcastle, Sydney. Her career has spanned organisational behaviour, psychology, education and business as a researcher, lecturer, and author. Her research expertise is people at work including conflict, change, leadership, commitment, stress as well as gender. Her work has been applied in diverse industry sectors such as business, education, industrial relations, human resource management, health administration, public policy, transport and logistics; banking and mining. She has led commercial facing entities including a start-up to success.

Hayley Angell


Hayley Angell is Relationship Manager at CPA Australia; strengthening the connection between students, universities and the profession. Podcaster, YouTuber and one-time Scottish TV presenter, Hayley has over 10 years' experience in student and graduate development, having worked with thousands of young professionals in Australia, UK, Europe and the U.S. with brands like MasterCard, BHP Billiton, Deutsche Bank and Virgin Media. Known for her energetic style and highly interactive content, Hayley specialises in the topics of networking, confidence, career success and public speaking. She loves to challenge people to tread their own path, pursue personal excellence and not fear mistakes. Her cocktail party claim to fame? Hosting the Asia Pacific Cities Summit young professionals program alongside Sir Richard Branson.

Antony Brown


Antony is a Certified Apple Final Cut Pro 7 & X trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor. He has a deep understanding and broad experience in delivering product training to professionals, one-on-one and small groups, as well as demonstrations at trade shows throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe. Antony is also the author of a Focal Press publication.

Kerry Sanders


Dr Kerry Sanders gained her PhD in philosophy at The University of Sydney and was recently awarded the title of Honorary Associate at the Department of Philosophy, The University of Sydney. She lectured at Sydney College of the Arts University of Sydney for 10 years, giving Hon and Masters Courses in the philosophy of aesthetics. Kerry has taught in the areas of Philosophy of Mind; Ethics; Critical Thinking; Political Philosophy; Contemporary Philosophy of Technology; Phenomenology; and the Philosophy of Music. She has a particular interest in the new developments in neurobiology which have significantly changed ideas about the nature of consciousness and the workings of the human mind. Kerry also participates in the Gifted Students Program, giving philosophy sessions to high school students who show an interest in a broad scope of ideas and wish to develop their thinking abilities through the challenge which philosophy gives. Kerry has also published a book of poetry.

David Leaf


David graduated from Newcastle University Medical School in 1991 and after four years in the Hunter Valley Hospital owned a practice on the North Coast of NSW. As a country GP, he participated in the Emergency Department calls at the local hospital. David also served with the RAAF for 13 years, deploying four times overseas and was decorated for bravery in 2004. He is an examiner for the RACGP and ACRRM as well as an expert reviewer for the Australian Journal of General Practice. He is an accredited GP supervisor. A keen SCUBA diver, he is a diving medical examiner. He also consults to several community groups on the end of life issues.

Judith Sleijpen


Judith Sleijpen graduated from Ryde School of Horticulture with distinction in Urban Horticulture and gained experience in the retail nursery industry for several years.

As a Member of the Horticultural Media Association, Judith writes a monthly gardening column for Peninsula Living and Northshore Living. She has also published articles in Landscape Contractor and Manager, Better Homes and Gardens, Gardens and Outdoor Living and The Garden Gurus.

Passionate about garden design, plants and bees, Judith is a Member of the Australian Institute of Horticulture, a former member of the Sydney Executive Committee of Open Gardens Australia and the Speakers' Bureau of the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Judith now conducts her garden design and horticultural consultancy business, Gardens, Balconies and Beyond.

Sam Bizri


Sam Bizri is an award-winning e-Learning Designer, Lecturer, EDUpreneur.

Experienced Lecturer and Educational Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry in the areas of online teaching and learning. Skilled EDUpreneur with good track record in assisting StartUps and training organizations with online education strategies and implementation.

Sam is certified in many learning management systems and has won the Catalyst eLearining Award at the Global Blackboard Conference in 2014.

Sam’s current interest is in the areas of new disruptive technologies such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and the effect/possibilities they may bring to the field of future teaching and learning. He has been teaching eCommerce, Digital Marketing, eLearning for more than ten years.

Sam graduated with a degree in adult education (UTS), masters in Business and Technology (UNSW) and Masters in eLearning (UTS). He is a strong believer of lifelong learning.

Catalyst Award Winner and Certified Trainer.

Terry Quanborough


Terry Quanborough has worked in the Information Technology industry for over 30 years, initially based in England, then New Zealand and Australia.

He has held Senior Executive positions in global Professional and Consulting Services organisations, with primary focus on Systems Integration and Program / Project Management including project governance. His career has included 25 years with major multinational IT corporations such as Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq Computer Corporation, where he held several senior positions within the Asia Pacific Executive Team.

Terry has undertaken business assignments in most countries within Asia plus Mauritius, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and UK.