The Event

Advisory Panel

Tania de JongFounder and Executive Producer
Creative Innovation Global

Tania de Jong AM
Founder and 
CEO Creative Universe
Phone: +61 (0)3 8679 6000

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Ambassadors of Creative Innovation Global

  • Hugh Morgan AC
  • Professor Allan Fels AO
  • Sir Gus Nossal AC

Thought Leaders Advisory Panel

Edward de Bono & audience at CI2010

  • Donald Bates – Director, LAB Architecture Studio
  • Doron Ben-Meir – Vice-Principal Enterprise, Chancellery, University of Melbourne
  • Associate Professor Rufus Black – Vice-Chancellor, University of Tasmania
  • Sally Capp – Victorian Executive Director, Property Council of Australia
  • Stefan Cassomenos – One of Australia’s leading young pianists, conductors & composers
  • Mark Dempsey SC – Senior Counsel/Barrister (NSW)
  • Jeremy Duffield – Director, MLC
  • Dr Alan Finkel AO – Australia’s Chief Scientist
  • Rod Glover – Policy Consultant; Associate NESTA (UK)
  • Stephen Grant – Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Business Coalition on Aids
  • Professor Roy Green – Dean, Faculty of Business, University of Technology Sydney
  • Sarah Hosking – Chief Executive Officer, Very Special Kids
  • Brad Howarth – Futurist, speaker and Author: A Faster Future
  • Peter Hunt AM – Chairman, Grameen Australia & Women’s Community Shelter
  • Silviu Itescu – Executive Director, Mesoblast
  • Michael Johnson –  Director, Westlake Funding Limited
  • Leon Kempler OAM – Chair, Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce
  • Janine Kirk AM – Chief Executive, The Prince’s Charities Australia
  • Charles Kovess – Australia’s Passion Provocateur and Leading Speaker
  • Anthony Mackay – Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Strategic Education; Chair, Innovation Unit Ltd, UK; Chair, AITSL
  • Denis Moriarty – Co-Founder and Group Managing Director, Our Community
  • Dr Pradeep Philip – Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
  • Professor Peter Rathjen – Vice-Chancellor, University of Adelaide
  • Michael Rennie – Global Leader People & Leadership Practice, McKinsey & Company
  • Carol Schwartz AM – Chair, Creative Partnerships Australia; Director, Women’s Leadership Institute
  • Clive Scott – General Manager, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
  • Adam Simpson – Managing Partner, Simpsons Lawyers
  • John Stanhope, Chairman Australia Post & AGL; Chancellor of Deakin University
  • Alistair Urquhart – Director, Affairs of State
  • Steve Vamos – CEO, Xero; Non Executive Director, Telstra
  • Alison Watkins – Chief Executive Officer, Coca-Cola Amatil

International Advisers

  • Scott Anthony (Singapore) –  Managing Partner Innosight; Harvard Business Author
  • Jason Drew (South Africa) – Eco-entrepreneur and sustainability expert
  • Dr Thomas Frey (USA) – Futurist, Da Vinci Institute
  • Patrycja Slawuta (USA) – Researcher, Entrepreneur & Founder of SelfHackathon
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