Marketing & Digital Leader. Entrepreneur. Amazon best-selling author. Speaker & Coach.
Andy Lark is globally recognised for his marketing and leadership in high growth start-ups and Enterprises. He has built one of the most successful SaaS start-ups into a global software powerhouse; launched apps used by millions every day; lead the transformation of Australia’s most vibrant financial services brand; and, built one of the largest eCommerce sites in the world.
Most recently he was the chief business officer for global accounting software company Xero – named by Forbes as the world’s most innovative company. He previously held senior positions at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Dell, LogLogic, Sun Microsystems, Nortel Networks and Fleishman-Hillard. He is a non-executive director of Mercury Energy and SLI Systems. Andy, a Kiwi, is a passionate supporter of NZ and Australian entrepreneurs and he has won over 100 awards for work in building brands and creating online capabilities. His work was recognised with the NZ Government’s prestigious World Class New Zealander Award and the Flying Kiwi Award for outstanding contribution to the NZ technology sector.
During fitness training near his hometown in June 1988, John was hit by an 8-tonne truck as he rode his bike.
The impact resulted in John suffering multiple breaks to his pelvis and back, a fractured sternum, punctured lungs, a broken arm, and left John a paraplegic.
It took astonishing courage and determination, but somehow this near-fatal accident was the making of him. Despite the grief of what he had lost, the excruciating physical pain and the challenges of daily life in a wheelchair, John decided he would become bigger and stronger than ever. He set about proving himself in the toughest sporting events the world had to offer.
International Keynote Speaker and Best Selling Author
Chris Helder is a business communication genius and master storyteller whose presentations have radically transformed how thousands of people worldwide communicate with clients, customers, colleagues, staff and teams. He has been a professional speaker for 17 years and has done over 2,300 presentations around the world.
He is the author of three bestselling books “The Ultimate Book of Influence” which has been published in five languages, “Useful Belief”, which is one of the highest selling Australian business books of all time and Cut The Noise which is about achieving better results with less guilt.
Property Management Keynote Speaker! and CEO / Coach / Consultant / Trainer at Real +.
Fiona Blayney is CEO & Director of the highly successful consultancy, training and recruitment business Real+, specialising in estate agency services in Australia, New Zealand, the U.K and the U.S. Over the past fourteen years she has developed a reputation for being one of the best business strategy, talent and growth specialists around.
Fiona’s energetic and motivational presence has ensured her popularity at industry events. She regularly performs keynote presentations, seminars, workshops, facilitated panels and acts as MC for many of the leading industry groups both in Australia and abroad.
Known for her no holds barred approach, Fiona believes her role as an Industry Thought leader is to push boundaries, challenge the status quo and in general “break stuff”, then work with her clients to get personalised results.
Passionate about Real Estate since her first day in the profession in 1992, it would be fair to say that whilst Fiona has learnt along the way, there are many a person and business that has benefited from time spent with her. Whether she is building a strategy with a start up, or mentoring a veteran through their exit programme, Fiona is a chameleon of talent.
Chief Executive Officer – Property Management, Harcourts International Ltd
Formerly the CEO Harcourts Victoria, and Telstra Business Woman of the Year, Sadhana Smiles takes us through her journey from real estate receptionist to becoming an accomplished speaker, author, industry commentator and leading one of our top performing states.
Recently named one of the most influential women in Australia,
Sadhana will share her thoughts on what it means to be a change
maker, a corporate activist and having a positive impact on the
issue of diversity and parity.