SPEAKERS

Jordana Borensztajn

Jordana Borensztajn is a presentation skills coach, social media strategist, author and humourist who inspires, educates and entertains audiences with action-packed and high-energy keynote presentations and workshops.

 

Jordana’s experience includes being a News Corp Australia journalist, working as online music editor, content producer and social media manager at Nova Entertainment, speaking at corporate conferences around the world, performing two sold-out shows in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and running a schools program that explores online safety for students.

 

Jordana’s first book, Capture My Attention: How to Stand Out Online with Creative Content, taught business owners, entrepreneurs and marketers how to build their personal and professional brands with captivating digital content. Her newest book, 21 Steps to Become an Awesome Public Speaker, is a fun and engaging pocketbook, filled with tips, techniques and strategies to help people overcome their fear of public speaking.

 

Jordana draws on her diverse media and communications background to deliver a high-impact workshops covering a range of topics including Take Charge Of Your Personal Brand: If You Don’t Create Your Narrative, Everyone Else Will Do It For You, The Power Of Going Offline In An Online World: How To Strengthen Your Client Connections In This Chaotic Digital Era, Next Generation Communication: How Different Generations Can Learn To Speak the Same Language and Capturing Your Audience’s Attention With Creative Social Media Marketing.

 

Jordana has been featured on Channel 10’s The Living Room, Nova 100, ABC Radio National, WIN News, Channel 31, and across the Herald Sun, mX, the Sunday Herald Sun, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Dr Richard Harris

Dr Richard “Harry” Harris was named the Australian of the Year 2019 in recognition of his work to rescue 12 soccer players and their coach from a cave in Thailand in July 2018. An anaesthetist and aeromedical retrieval medicine in Adelaide, South Australia, he is also a diver for over 30 years. Harry was heading off on a cave-diving holiday when he was asked to risk his life to swim through the Thai cave system to rescue the young soccer players and their coach. Deep inside the caves, he medically assessed and administered anaesthetic to each of the evacuees to facilitate their rescue.

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Richard Harris has enjoyed an extraordinary career in medicine, which has enabled him to combine his expertise in diving, wilderness and remote area health. Now practising in Adelaide, he worked with AusAID in Vanuatu for two years providing anaesthesia and intensive care services in the setting of a developing medical system. 

Richard's passion for cave diving goes back to the 1980's and has taken him to the corners of the globe in search of new adventures. As a member of a diving group called the Wet Mules, he has explored some of the world's deepest caves, among them the Pearse Resurgence in New Zealand to 229m depth, Daxing Spring in China to 213m and Song Hong Cave in Thailand to 196m to name a few.

His love of underwater exploration has led him to work on National Geographic documentaries, feature films and with various teams worldwide in the role of diver, underwater cameraman and of course medical support. A member of the Explorers Club of New York, in 2015 he was recognised with an Australian award for Outstanding Contributions to Cave Exploration and in 2017, he was awarded The Australasian Technical Diver of the Year. Richard’s efforts to free the young soccer players in the Thai cave were recognised when he was named South Australia’s Australian of the Year in 2019 and later, Australian of the Year 2019.

Richard has a professional and voluntary interest in search and rescue operations. He established the first sump rescue training course in Australasia, and has built relationships with emergency services locally. The 2018 Thailand Cave Rescue was an opportunity to put his training and expertise to work.

Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath's success to date has seen him become one of Australia's most popular and well respected athletes. His personal courage and on field success has seen him constantly sought after by the media and he is one of the most iconic faces in Australia today. Following Glenn’s success as the most successful Test and International fast bowler he was a hero on the Australian team for his 14 year career.

Since Glenn’s retirement in 2006 he was named NSW Australian of the Year 2008, Glenn's name has become synonymous with not just cricket, but with providing support for Australian women diagnosed with breast cancer and their families through the provision of McGrath Breast Care Nurses. Since the passing of his beloved wife Jane in June 2008, Glenn has accepted the position of Chairman of the Board and is active in many of the McGrath Foundation's activities to ensure Jane's vision is fulfilled. A father of two, Glenn is also focused on raising his and Jane's children, James and Holly, whom he describes as an eternal blessing.  

Glenn and his late wife Jane commenced The McGrath Foundation to address the chronic shortage of breast care nurses throughout Australia particularly in rural and regional Australia. The foundation has currently achieved funding 135 McGrath Breast Care Nurses and has helped change the lives of 75,000 families and Australian women fighting breast cancer.

McGrath has taken more wickets than any other Australian fast bowler in One Day Internationals and is currently fourth on the all time Test Match wicket list. Glenn was the first Australian bowler to play in 200 One‐Day Internationals and the first Australian Fast Bowler to play in 100 Test matches. Glenn announced his retirement from Test cricket at the end of 2006. His Test career came to an end after the fifth Ashes test in Sydney, while the 2007 World Cup marked the end of his One‐Day career.  

In 2008 Glenn was named as a member of the Order of Australia for 'service to cricket as a player' and later that year he was the recipient of the NSW Australian of the Year Award in recognition of his dedication to the McGrath Foundation and his contribution to cricket. Glenn also played in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 Tournament for the Delhi Daredevils in 2008 and 2009.

Gemma Munro

Dr Gemma Munro is an award-wining business leader, and founder and CEO of Inkling Women, Australia’s leading training and development organisation for women leaders. She is recognised as one of Australia’s leading speakers on gender diversity in leadership.

Gemma is expert in equipping leaders with the skills and motivation to create inclusive teams, and in inspiring women to step up, speak up and lead. She started Inkling Women six years ago with a driving belief that the world will be a better place when 50% of the most important decisions for the planet are made by women, and a G.O.L.D. (Giant Outrageous Liberating Dream) to ensure that 50% of leadership roles worldwide are held by women.

Prior to Inkling, Gemma was a tremendously serious management consultant (she knows better now) and is a recovering academic, having completed her PhD in performance psychology at a relatively young and impressionable age.

Outside of work, Gemma is a trained classical singer and traversed the world singing in grand and dusty places like Westminster Abbey, Royal Albert Hall, Harvard College and Cologne Cathedral. But her most requested party story is singing live on stage as a backing singer for the Rolling Stones. At home, Gem likes nothing better than to cook with good friends and good wine while all the children run around looking after themselves.

Warren Randall

Since graduating with 2 degrees; Agricultural Science from the University of Adelaide and Wine Science from the Charles Sturt University, Warren has worked in the Australian Wine Industry for 42 years, 16 years as an employee and 26 years in his own businesses.

He has managed vintages at Wynn Winegrowers, Seaview Champagne Cellars, Lindemans Wines, Seppelt Wines, Andrew Garrett Wines, Tinlins Wines, Seppeltsfield Wines, Ryecroft Wines, Quelltaler Estate and Boar’s Rock Wines. Warren has also completed several international vintages in California, Champagne, Bordeaux and Priorat in Spain.

Across the Randall Wine Group, which now includes Seppeltsfield Estate in the Barossa, Tinlins Wines in McLaren Vale, Ryecroft Wines in McLaren Vale and Quelltaler Estate in the Clare Valley, Warren’s combined viticultural assets are impressive. He presides over approximately 8,500 acres of premium South Australian vineyards, planted in the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Langhorne Creek, Adelaide Hills and Currency Creek.

Warren was selected as the Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the South Australian category, as recognition for his wine business acumen. He has also received the “Len Evans Award” for “exemplary leadership in the Australian Wine Industry”.

Under his leadership, from a production point of view, the Randall Wine Group has grown to be the largest private, premium vineyard holding in Australia. From a tourism point of view, Seppeltsfield has won “Best winery for tourism in Australia” twice and Best Cellar Door in the World in 2017. He is a current ambassador for the South Australian Government (PIRSA) Premium Food and Wine from Our Clean Environment initiative.

In addition to his wine business interests, Warren is also owner of the Bridgewater Mill restaurant in the Adelaide Hills, shareholder of the Star of Greece restaurant on the Fleurieu Peninsula, Director of Widara Heritage Pork on the Yorke Peninsula, and a Director of Australian Whisky Holdings, which owns the Nant, Lark, Overeem and Old Kempton distilleries in Tasmania.