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Brad Farmer

Founder of Surfrider Foundation and National Ocean Care Day
Northern Territory

Brad Farmer says he’s lucky to be born on the world’s biggest sandbox of our 11,761 amazing beaches and has had the good fortune to leave his footprints on more than most.  He reckons Australia is really just one very big beach. Like all Australians,...

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Bob Shewring

Repatriation campaigner
Northern Territory

Twenty five Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam War never returned home to Australia. Vietnam veteran, Bob Shewring has spent years lobbying governments to bring home the bodies of these soldiers buried overseas after they were killed in the line...

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Justine Christerson


Justine and her family have lived much of their lives in rural and regional Queensland. When they moved to Brisbane four years ago, her husband knew that this would be the time that Justine would start her vision of assisting rural patients when they...

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Wayne Denning


In 2006 Wayne Denning, Managing Director and proud Birri Gubba man left a successful career in Federal Government to form Carbon Media, a full service creative agency with a difference.   Determined to give a positive voice to Indigenous Australians,...

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Tasman Bain


Tasman Bain is the Co-Founder and Deputy Director of Meri Toksave (a youth-led gender-based violence prevention NGO in Papua New Guinea).  Tasman is also Chair of the Australian Red Cross Queensland Youth Advisory Committee, a White Ribbon Ambassador, and...

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Dr Stefan Hajkowicz


As a principal scientist in strategic foresight at CSIRO's Data61, Stefan's job involves exploring future trends, risks and scenarios to help people plan for change and make wiser choices. Stefan's research background is in geography, economics and decision...

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Phillipa Harris


In 2006, Philippa Harris became Chief Executive Officer of the Mental Illness Fellowship North Queensland, directing it to become the leading specialist mental health 'not for profit' organisation in the region.  With offices in Mackay, Townsville and...

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Naomi Price


Naomi Price is one of Australia's leading cabaret and music theatre performers, best known for her performances on The Voice Australia, as Adele in Rumour Has It and Miley in Wrecking Ball. Both of these award-winning shows were written with Adam Brunes...

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Juliette Wright


Driven and inspired, Juliette Wright is on a mission to alleviate the effects of poverty across Australia. Founder and CEO of GIVIT, Juliette established the portal in 2009 to connect those who have with those who need. In 2011 when Queensland...

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Warren Kermond OAM

Entertainer, Performer
New South Wales

Having grown up third of now five generations of a show business family Warren gained experience at a very early age in theatre, pantomime, night clubs, television, cabaret and Musical theatre. He has been involved in every aspect of the Entertainment...

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Tanya Wilks

KOFM Radio Presenter
New South Wales

A born and bred novocastrian, Tanya spent the first 8 years of life in Morpeth and attended Morpeth Public School before moving to Raymond Terrace for the next 8 attending Irrawang Public and Raymond Terrace High. She has been on air in Newcastle radio...

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Sergeant John Dooley

Sergeant, White Ribbon Ambassador
New South Wales

John Dooley has been a White Ribbon Ambassador since 2011. As a husband and father of two sons and two daughters, he is passionate about the responsibility that men have to stop violence against women. As a White Ribbon Ambassador, John has presented...

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Michael Angelakis

South Australia

Michael is a well-known Adelaide personality with more than 40years experience in the seafood, poultry and game industry and is currently the Managing Director of Angelakis Bros., a third-generation family-owned business.  Michael has sat on many industry...

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Jake Gablonski

Northern Territory

Jake Gablonski is a 21 year old Indigenous man from Katherine in the Northern Territory. In 2016, Jake became an Ambassador for Suicide-Prevention Charity R U OK?  Day, which he took as an opportunity to speak about his experiences with depression. ...

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Christine Unsworth AM

Former Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal Director

Christine Unsworth was, until her retirement 3 years ago the Director of the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal – having overseen the community contribution of $160million to the hospital during her 16 years tenure. A 26 year long association...

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Tony Beddison AC

Chairman of The Beddison Group, Former Chairman, Australia Day Victoria Committee

Tony Beddison AC is the Chairman of The Beddison Group which includes HOBAN Recruitment, Clicks IT Recruitment and Index Consultants, one of Australia’s leading personnel services firm. Besides his business activities, he is a Director of the Australian...

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Maja Veit

Award winning young entrepreneur and founder of Silver Hill Fisch

Maja started her business Silver Hill Fisch in 2010 producing and selling boutique seafood sausages made from whole Tasmanian ingredients that are both preservative and gluten free.  Just six weeks after starting production Silver Hill Fisch won a Silver...

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Dr Garang Dut

Doctor, First African refugee to graduate from Melbourne University Medical School

  Dr Garang Dut is a Surgical Resident at the Alfred Hospital, a 2017 John Monash Harvard Scholar and a Fellow of Leadership Victoria’s Williamson Community Leadership Program. He is passionate about preventative care and participates in research,...

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Sally Browne

Businesswoman, Fashion Designer, Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Philanthropist

Sally Browne is a small business dynamo, fashion designer and philanthropist. She has received a myriad of awards for excellence in fashion design and for outstanding business leadership. From her humble beginnings she built a multi million-dollar business,...

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Associate Professor Debra Bateman

Associate Professor in Education

Associate Professor Debra Bateman is a passionate and committed educator. She has worked across educational sectors, including schools and Universities. Debra’s research has focussed on how young people think about their futures, and the important role...

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