Speakers

Keynote Speaker

  • James Webb - Welcome to Country

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    James Webb - Welcome to Country

    James is a senior Noongar man who manages and performs in The Wadumbah Dance Group and has been showcasing Bibullmun culture from the South West for many years in the state of Western Australia and all over the world. He is proud to represent Australia overseas in different countries with the group and to entertain and share this ancient culture with Australians on home ground. They do this through music, dance and storytelling!

  • Shara Evans

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    Shara Evans
    Founder and CEO, Market Clarity

    Shara Evans shows organisations how to take advantage of the opportunities underpinned by emerging technologies. As one of the world’s top female futurists, Shara is one of those rare individuals who merge incredible technical skills with an innate understanding of the social and economic impact of new technologies.

    Regarded as a leading expert on emerging technologies, cyber security, digital privacy and the future of health, humanity and work, Shara is regularly featured on broadcast television. She’s appeared on ABC’s Q&A, The Project, Sky News, Weekend Sunrise, Lateline, and more and is routinely interviewed by radio, print and online media.

    An accomplished entrepreneur Shara is the founder and CEO of leading technology analyst firm Market Clarity and previously founded Telsyte, a strategic telecommunications and technology consulting group.

    As a keynote speaker, Shara Evans weaves a narrative of a near future radically different from our current world… but clearly recognisable as the result of today’s newest technological leaps. By contextualising and humanising the research and technology that will shape the next 10-20 years, Shara assists organisations to create and commercialise the products and services of tomorrow.

     

  • Gihan Perera

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    Gihan Perera
    Futurist, Conference Speaker, Author and Consultant

    Has COVID-19 shaken up your world? Are your people looking for leadership in this time of massive change? Do you want to be more confident and decisive in chaos and uncertainty?

    Gihan Perera is a futurist, conference speaker, online presenter, and author who shows you how to be fit for the future in a fast-changing world.

    For 25 years, he has worked with organisations and leaders throughout Australia, as well as in New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and North America - helping them to thrive in a fast-changing world. Since the pandemic, he has helped people lead in uncertainty, and act with clarity and confidence through crisis, recovery, and growth.

    He is the author of “The Future of Leadership”, “Disruption By Design”, “Disrupted”, and 10 other books.

    As a speaker, he shares future trends and thought-provoking insights - delivered with interaction, engagement, and humour - that leave people feeling positive, empowered, and optimistic about their future.

    Forbes magazine rated him the #5 social media influencer in the world (and #1 in Australia) in his area of expertise.

    Gihan is one of Australia’s leading online presenters, and has been delivering online presentations since 2009. Citrix (the company behind GoToWebinar) engaged him to teach their clients around the world how to run better online presentations. Garr Reynolds, author of the world-renowned bestseller Presentation Zen, asked him to write the online presentations section for the book.

    He has always taken the lead in embracing emerging technologies and trends, from his university thesis in robotics and artificial intelligence, to leading a software development team building the infrastructure for the early Internet, founding one of Australia’s first Web development companies in 1996, teaching thought leaders how to create e-learning platforms, and helping business leaders with scenario planning to lead their teams into the future.

    He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the only internationally recognised designation for professional speakers. His formal background is in science and technology, with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Australia. But he’s always been interested in people and the way they communicate – and how to become fit for the future, so they embrace change, act on opportunities, and live happier lives.

  • Professor Peter Newman

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    Professor Peter Newman

    Environmental scientist, author and educator Peter Newman AO is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. He has written 20 books and over 340 papers on sustainable cities. In 2014 he was awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions to urban design and sustainable transport. Peter has worked in local government as an elected councilor, in state government as an advisor to three Premiers and in the Australian Government on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and the Prime Minister’s Cities Reference Group. He is a Co-ordinating Lead Author for the IPCC on Transport and his latest book is Resilient Cities: Overcoming Fossil Fuel Dependence. He is Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Earth, a new Nature journal and in 2018 was made WA Scientist of the Year. In 2001-3 Peter Newman directed the production of Western Australia's Sustainability Strategy in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet - the first state sustainability strategy in the world. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development said that there was no other strategy in the world as comprehensive and engaging of the community As Sustainability Commissioner in Sydney from 2004-5, Peter Newman advised the government on planning and transport issues. In 2006-7 he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Virginia Charlottesville In Perth, Peter is best known for his work in saving, reviving and extending the city's rail system. Peter invented the term ‘automobile dependence' to describe how, as a society, we have created cities in which we have to drive everywhere. His book with Jeff Kenworthy, Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence was launched in the White House in 1999. In 2001, Professor Newman co-authored a book titled Back on Track: Rethinking Australian and New Zealand Transport. In 2004 his book for the United Nations Environment Program titled Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems, was published. In 2003, Peter was awarded a Centenary Medal for his contributions to Planning and Sustainability. His books include Green Urbanism in Asia (2013), Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change (2009), Green Urbanism Down Under (2009) and Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence with Jeff Kenworthy which was launched in the White House in 1999. Renowned for his futuristic thinking, Professor Peter Newman has consistently warned cities to prepare for peak oil since attending Stanford University during the first oil crisis 30 years ago.

  • Paul Ingram

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    Paul Ingram

    Paul Ingram has been part of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) journey since May 1998. Joining as a youthful Flight Nurse at our Meekatharra Base, he has worked his way up to his current position as Head of Nursing at the Jandakot base.

    Paul is highly valued and well respected in the RFDS. His nursing expertise, collaborative leadership style and approachability empowers his team to provide the finest care for our patients.

    Originally from Victoria, Paul began his career and accrued 12 years of nursing experience at the local hospital in his home town of Ballarat in regional Victoria. Being the dedicated nurse that he is, during his time in Victoria Paul advanced his studies with post-graduate degrees in midwifery and Paediatrics which he completed at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

    In July 1997, Paul ventured to the Kimberley region of WA, for a two year stint working at the local Derby hospital. This is where he first observed the impactful work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Western Australia’s remote communities, awakening an interest in becoming part of the organisation.

    When he joined the RFDS he spent 16 months in Meekatharra, polishing his Flight Nurse skill-set and acclimatising to the red dirt before relocating to the Jandakot base in November 2000.

    Paul’s work ethic, people focus and passion for nursing has accelerated his career at the RFDS. Climbing the ranks at RFDS, Paul held previous positions as; Senior Flight Nurse, Flight Nurse Coordinator, Clinical Nurse Manager and Deputy General Manager of Nursing, before acquiring his role as Head of Nursing.  

    Representing WA, Paul has been an active committee member of the Aeromedical Society of Australasia (ASA), contributing his expertise and experience to enhance patient care at the highest standard of quality and safety.

    In 2020 Paul complete the Leadership WA Signature Program. 

    Qualifications

    Paul is a Registered Nurse and Midwife.

Masterclass Presenters

  • Dr Nicholas Mabbott

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    Dr Nicholas Mabbott
    Fatigue Risk Management Specialist - Beyond Midnight Consulting

    Dr Nicholas Mabbott is a Fatigue Risk Management Specialist with over 26 years of experience in sleep science and fatigue risk management. Nick has provided fatigue and sleep management training to more than 26 thousand personnel. Nick uses practical strategies to assist people to understand and get better sleep, helping them improve their health and wellness, and safety at work and on the road. Later this year, Nick will publish his long awaited book: “Beyond Midnight – The Wonder of Sleep”.

    Nick has provided fatigue risk assessments, roster assessments, fatigue incident investigations, assistance with the implementation of fatigue technologies, and training and awareness sessions, to clients within industries such as:

    • Port & maritime;
    • Mining, oil and gas resources;
    • Rail;
    • Road transport;
    • Health;
    • Education;
    • Construction;
    • Horticulture & forestry;
    • Police and emergency services;
    • Government, and
    • Small businesses.

    Follow on: LinkedIn

    www.beyondmidnight.org

  • Rebecca Hannan

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    Rebecca Hannan
    Well Being for Healthcare Engineers

    Rebecca is a trusted trailblazer in workplace well-being. With 30 years of dedicatedindustry experience, a long list of impressive qualifications, and a personal commitmentto helping others achieve optimal health and wellness, it’s no wonder Rebecca is an in-demand speaker and trainer.

    Organisations are finally taking note that poor staff wellbeing, low morale, absenteeism,and workplace stress are all affecting corporate success.

    Rebecca delivers leading-edge programs in workplace wellness that educate, inspire andempower people to live and lead healthier lifestyles. This, in turn, creates highly engagedand productive working teams and communities.

    A dynamic and sought-after presenter working with organisations in Mining, Tourism,Real Estate, and Health Care, Rebecca draws on her tertiary studies in psychology,knowledge, experience, and ongoing professional development to create resultsorientated strategies, programs, and workshops.
    Rebecca shares her own inspirational stories from the platform and empowers others tolive life to the fullest.

    Rebecca was the first woman to run Western Australia’s 135 kilometre Cape to Cape trackin 24 hours - A story of grit, heartache, and personal wellness.
    In her downtime, you’ll find Rebecca outdoors trail running, practising yoga, preparinghealthy food, and spending time with her family whom she adores.

    Nature lover, mother, businesswoman, wife, entrepreneur, yoga lover, salad queen, risk-taker, organiser, coast dweller, starter, stayer, finisher, negotiator, listener, chaosbuster.........The Momentum Maker.

  • Rosco McGlashan OAM

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    Rosco McGlashan OAM
    The force behind Australia's Land Speed Record Challenge

    Rosco was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1950. As a child he was always tinkering with anything that had wheels, trying to go faster than the other kids on the block. When Rosco was 12, the late Donald Campbell visited Australia with his Bluebird turbine powered land speed racer. Rosco was so intent on building and racing a car faster than Campbell’s, that he quit school and went working in his home state’s far north. With an age adjustment from 12 to 16, he managed to fund his ambition with a good wage.

    His desire to beat Campbell’s World Land Speed Record of 403 mph, has taken him many long years. His first motor racing break came in 1968, when he was given a drive in a Pro Stock Drag Car. Rosco was an instant success story in Drag Racing and has earned his living in this field for many years.

    Some of his high speed exploits include a V8 Motorcycle, Rocket Powered World Record Go Kart (253 mph), a Jet Dragster, which achieved 315 mph, Jet Funny Cars and even a Jet Powered Truck.

Oral Presenters

  • Bill Sullivan

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    Bill Sullivan

    Bill owned and operated an occupational hygiene company in Canada for over 25 years. He has worked as an Infection Control Specialist for Island Health on small to large scale construction projects as well with Private Public Partnerships during the building of three new Hospitals in Victoria, Comox and Campbell River, British Columbia. He is highly experienced providing technical advice and services in infection control (construction related), hazardous materials, health and safety, and occupational hygiene. Bill has extensive experience in the development of site closure strategies to address liability and compliance issues at industrial, commercial and health care properties. He has provided technical support and expert witness testimony for asbestos litigation matters for manufactures and private companies in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Bill has managed and provided technical direction, preparation of specifications for hundreds of simple to complex industrial hygiene site assessments and remediation programs at both operational and abandoned sites for Private Industry, Municipal, Provincial and Federal Governments.

    While practicing in the field of occupational hygiene Bill has coordinated the remediation of large-scale buildings, risk management services and training. He has also developed training packages and delivered training of Principal Contractor Employees to safely perform their work activities within a health care facility. High Risk Asbestos, Lead and other hazardous substances for abatement activities to meet and exceed compliance with Government Regulatory Agencies.

     

  • Cameron Exley

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    Cameron Exley

    Cameron has diverse history in OT & Network Systems security having previously held the position of Manager Network Security at Rackspace Technology. Cameron is a seasoned network engineer, previously specialising in network security and industrial control systems roles, managing extensive support organisations across Australia, America, Hong Kong and mainland China.
    Cameron now manages Grosvenor’s Cyber security & OT network business units. He recently designed, installed and commissioned an application for one of Australia’s foremost REIT’s. The solution was applied to 43 Premium A Grade Office Buildings and Shopping Centres and is now providing unparalleled levels of security not previously possible.

  • Gary Gilbert

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    Gary Gilbert

    Gary has had a long history working in the infrastructure vertical since 1994 where he first gained his Austel license and worked as an installer of copper and fibre solutions in the commercial and health verticals. He then moved to distribution where for eight years he worked with many infrastructure solutions. He has focused on the health vertical in South Australia and Western Australia and currently has a national role with Anixter Australia as a Business Development Manager covering Australia and New Zealand. Gary gained his RCDD in 2001 and has worked very closely. with customers and consultants on many large projects such as Fiona Stanley in Western Australia, Sunshine Hospital in Melbourne and SAHMRI in South Australia. Recently Gary has focused on the aged care vertical  and has worked very closely with Bethanie Group WA, Lifecare SA and Anglicare SA to name a few.

  • Julie Sullivan

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    Julie Sullivan

    Julie Sullivan is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) from Canada with over 25 years' experience in the field of occupational hygiene and hazardous materials.  After an early retirement with her husband and co-presenter Bill, and a few years sailing their boat, appropriately called SV Nomad in Asia, they arrived in, and fell in love with Australia, where they promptly un-retired and settled in at Greencap.

    With her Chemistry background, Julie has conducted hundreds of occupational hygiene risk assessments dealing with toxic materials such as lead, ammonia, crystalline silica, isocyanates and clandestine laboratories and more. She served as a medic in the Canadian Naval Reserve and has found that training useful for infection control projects in hospitals and health care environments. A passionate believer that education is the key for worker understanding and protection, Julie has developed and presented thousands of bespoke courses ranging from 1 hour tool box talks to 2 day long hazmat courses. 

  • Matt Williams

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    Matt Williams

    As Principal and LCI’s National ESD Lead, Matt has 20 years’ experience in Sustainable Building Design.  A mechanical engineer, Matt previously worked in design consultancies across commercial, heritage refurbishment, civic, university and multi-unit residential buildings. For nearly 13 years Matt worked for a large multinational property and construction firm designing and overseeing sustainability in large scale and notable projects across Australia. Matt’s healthcare experience includes Campbelltown Acute Services Building, Gosford Hospital major refurbishment, Prince of Wales Randwick and, since joining LCI 2 years ago, Matt has been working on the Nepean Hospital Redevelopment and the Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct.

  • Normand Brais

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    Normand Brais

    Normand Brais holds a mechanical engineering degree and a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Polytechnique of Montreal. He was appointed as a professor at the Energy Engineering Institute of Polytechnique after he graduated. 

    Normand Brais has founded several technological companies in fields as various as atmospheric pollution from combustion equipment, biomass combustion, water treatment, photonics, and air/surface UV disinfection.

    In 1995 he founded Sanuvox Technologies, which is now a worldwide leader in air and surface disinfection for hospital and buildings using ultraviolet germicidal irradiation.

  • Stephen Logan

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    Stephen Logan

    Stephen Logan is a Design Director at Aurecon and leads the Mechanical Discipline globally. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the design and delivery of major building and infrastructure projects in Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Asia.

    The highlight of his experience in the health sector is the $1.8bn, 800 bed Sunshine Coast University Hospital. This tertiary facility was completed in 2017 and was the first 6 star Green Star hospital in Australia. The innovation of its unique mechanical services design was recognised when Stephen was included in Engineers Australia’s list of 30 Most Innovative Engineers in that year.

  • Steve Ball

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    Steve Ball

    Steve is the Facilities Manager at Epworth Healthcare in Geelong. Following 23 years in the public healthcare sector Steve commenced with Epworth in 2015 while the Facility was still under construction. Steve had the rare opportunity of taking a Facility from a Construction site to an operational hospital. Steve believes in the value that a network of Engineers can bring to the health care sector and to the patients treat in our hospitals. This passion for Building networks and sharing information is what has lead Steve to serve on the IHEA board.

  • Steven Delides

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    Steven Delides

    Steven Delides is a Water Quality Consultant with 20 years’ industry experience, presently the Project Director and Training Specialist at Ecosafe International.  Ecosafe is a specialist consultancy focusing on the interface between water and health across all water systems on site.  Steve holds a Bachelor of Science with 1st Class Honours in Environmental Chemistry, Diploma of Water Industry Operations and Cert IV in Training & Assessment (TAE).  Steve serves on the Australian Standards Working Group EV-008 and was the Drafting Lead for the recently released Standard for sampling methods for drinking water (AS 5667.5-2022).  Steve also sits on a WA Government Incident Management Team and Water Quality Committee as a subject matter expert.  Steve is passionate about assisting Ecosafe’s partners to achieve pragmatic water quality management system improvements to optimise water quality risks on site.