Nick is a LinkedIn Top Voice in Technology and was just named in Engatica’s 2023 list of the World’s Top 200 Business Innovators. He has been a partner at international professional services firm Norton Rose Fulbright for over twenty years, spending the last eight years in global technology and innovation leadership roles. Nick co-created the world’s first AI-enabled privacy chatbot and won the Financial Times newspaper’s Asia Innovator or the Year Award.
He is the Co-founder of LawPath, an online legal solution which has served over 400,000 customers. He is a Professor at Bond University where he researches and teaches high performance in professional services.
Nick was on the board of ASX300 company, Integrated Research, for six years and is currently on the boards of the Garvan Foundation, the Vodafone/TPG Foundation and the Sydney Film Festival. He is the host of the popular podcast Web3 goes Mainstream and the author of the Amazon best selling books Big Data, Big Responsibilities and Digital Disruption in Australia.
Carman’s Kitchen founder, Carolyn Creswell is an inspirational leader whose success proves that you can run a multinational business, love what you do and have a genuine work-life balance.
As an 18-year-old university student, Carolyn founded Carman’s in 1992 when she bought the small muesli business, she was working at for $1,000. 30 years on, Carman’s Kitchen is now Australia’s favourite muesli brand, alongside being a market leader in deliciously good for you snacks thanks to the brands consistent innovation and perusal of continuous improvement.
From humble beginnings where Carolyn used to park her tiny Daewoo alongside semitrailers in supermarket loading docks, Carolyn’s determination and focus on producing quality products using whole foods, has seen Carman’s build a strong following in exporting to more than 30 countries globally.
Carolyn’s passion for healthy food made from real ingredients has cemented Carman’s reputation as a food brand that customers can trust thanks to the brands ethos of real food, made with real passion.
As a proud mother of four children aged 18 and under, Carolyn understands the importance of producing nourishing foods for herself and her family and applies this to every Carman’s recipe.
Simon is an engineer and economist turned social entrepreneur. In 2007, after turning down his dream job offer as a corporate high-flyer, he moved from Australia to South Africa to immerse himself in his true passion: development aid. There he discovered that the biggest problem faced by NGOs and social entrepreneurs is a lack of funding.
Driven by a passion to use business to give back, in 2010, Simon had the idea to start a toilet paper company that builds toilets in the developing world. In 2012, he launched Who Gives A Crap with a crowdfunding campaign, agreeing to sit on a toilet on a live webfeed until he had pre-sold the first $50,000 of toilet rolls. The multiaward winning launch attracted global media attention and generated over $1 million of PR value.
Since launching, Who Gives A Crap has tripled in size year-on-year, primarily relying on word-of-mouth to fuel its growth. In five years, Who Gives A Crap donated more than $1 million, reaching a milestone in 2020 of $8.3 million.
Simon is also well known as the co-founder of Shebeen, a non-profit bar in Melbourne’s CBD that opened in February 2013 and ran for 3.5 years. Shebeen sold exotic beer and wine from the developing world, with 100% of the profit from each sale going to a development project in that drink’s country of origin.
Simon is one of Australia’s most prominent social entrepreneurs. His work has been covered by countless media outlets around the world, including The Huffington Post, MTV and The Stanford Social Innovation Review.
An award-winning Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety, Resilience & Mindset Expert and Leadership Coach driving transformation in leading CEOs and organisations and connecting at the heart of parents, educators, kids and teens. This is Dr Jodie.
Having worked and trained at Harvard, Dr Jodie has helped hundreds of thousands across clinical, corporate and academic settings as the creator of the Mind Strength Method, Founder/CEO of The Anxiety Clinic, and Founder/CEO of Mind Strength Peak Performance Consultancy. Through her Mind Strength Methodology, Dr Jodie has cracked the code of high performance, productivity, wellbeing and resilience. Masterly balancing her trademark warmth with transformational tools built on neuroscience, Dr Jodie’s expertise is globally differentiated.
Jodie is the best-selling author and creator of The Mind Strength Method: Four Steps to Curb Anxiety, Conquer Worry and Build Resilience’, a groundbreaking methodology based on neuroscience that helps individuals and organisations to achieve high performance and thrive.
As a Leadership and Performance Coach to small, medium and large organisations including Google, Microsoft and Amazon, Dr Jodie is often considered a CEO’s secret weapon, helping drive transformation and high performance in leaders and teams.
She is in high demand as an international virtual and in-person keynote speaker. Her speaking topics include: How to Beat Burnout and Boost Wellbeing, High-Performance Mindset, Make Anxiety Your Superpower, Mental Health and Resilience, Psychological Safety, Conquering Imposter Syndrome, Emotional Intelligence, Building a Mentally Fit Culture, How to Coach and Mentor, Helping Teachers, Parents, Kids and Teens and more!
She is the podcast host of ‘Where to From Here?’ where she interviews celebrities, elite athletes and business leaders who have leveraged the superpower of anxiety, risen above challenges and aligned to passion and purpose.
Dr Jodie regularly appears on TV, radio, digital and print, including Sunrise, Today Show, national news, 2GB, The Australian, SMH, Marie Claire, Vogue and many more.
You’ll find her on the Advisory Board of Not For Profit Gotcha4Life and as a staunch Ambassador for the Not for Profit StreetWork.
As a devoted mum of 3, Dr Jodie is passionately committed to sharing her voice to create a better world.
Meet the Founder of Property Before Prada: A Successful Mortgage Broker Paving the Way for Women's Financial Empowerment.
For over two decades, I've been an accomplished mortgage broker in Melbourne, running a thriving and award-winning business. My passion for doing things differently led me to rebrand my broking business to Property Before Prada in 2018. With bespoke educational programs, I aim to empower women to become more financially savvy and help them break into the property market.
Standing out has always been important to me, and remaining true to my brand has been key. Despite concerns that my branding would limit my customer base to women and hinder my business's growth, I've remained confident in my approach. My branding has a powerful message and story behind it, one that I wholeheartedly believe in. As a young woman unable to escape my circumstances, I was inspired to share my story and help others, particularly women, understand the importance of financial independence.
Scott Rumble is the Managing Director of Yakka Finance, he has an unwavering commitment on building a boutique Asset Finance Brokerage that is unmatched when it comes to knowledge, service, and the deeply imbedded relationship that are built with their clients.
Scott identified a persistent gap in the market—a need for a finance broker who not only possessed in-depth knowledge on how the banks operate but also a very personable approach with his clients. He has a deep passion for supporting clients across key industries such as Construction, Manufacturing and Agriculture.
Over time, Scott Rumble has carved a name for himself within the Asset Finance industry, gaining recognition winning the coveted award of “Asset Finance Broker of the Year” at the Australian Broking Awards in both 2023 and 2022.
Scott takes great pride in contributing to the success of businesses, both large and small. He thrives on the opportunity to assist businesses thrive, grow, and achieve their goals through finance and be a part of their journey
Peter White is the Managing Director of the FBAA and first started as a volunteer with the FBAA in 2003 as the State President for NSW, then National President and Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Peter’s banking and finance career spans over 44 years covering retail banking, Head of Private Banking, Associate Director of Marketing and Distribution in Investment Banking, established RAMS Home Loans first sales office in 1993 and has run several mortgage management and broking businesses of his own.
A strong and passionate advocate for industry, Peter spends a significant amount of time with regulators and government as well as being a Registered Lobbyist in his own right and is the leading advocate for Mental Health Awareness in our finance industry.
In conjunction with our fellow association in Canada, Peter established the IMBF (International Mortgage Brokers Federation) which is a collaboration of industry associations in 6 countries and is a world's first of its kind.
He also sits on the Small Business Association of Australia's Advisory Board and is a champion and campaigner for mental health and the needs of Parents of Special Needs Children via his private foundation charity “The Sanity Space Foundation Ltd” www.thesanityspace.org.
Peter was recognised in the 2019 Queens birthday honours with an “AM” Member of the Order of Australia for significant services to industry and the community.