Written on October 22, 2013 at 11:52 am, by Carlos
Science Journalist; Author and Presenter at ABC
Moderating Deep Conversation 2
Are You Ready for the Race to the Future? At the starting line or still getting suited up? (Nov 27, 7:15-9:45pm)
Robyn Williams is a science journalist who is as prominent on radio as he is on television. He has presented Radio National’s Science Show since 1975 and narrated highly respected television programs including Catalyst and Nature of Australia. He appeared alongside David Attenborough on World Safari.
He is renowned for making the complexities of science accessible and enjoyable for almost everyone and three of the ten books he has authored are included on the Higher School Certificate list.
In 1993, he became the first journalist elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. In 1988, he received an Honorary Doctorate in Science from the Universities of Sydney, Macquarie and Deakin. That same year he was appointed AM in the 1988 Australian Bicentenary Honours list.
He has been elected a National Living Treasure by the National Trust and he even has a star named after him by the Sydney Observatory.
Written on October 11, 2013 at 8:45 pm, by Carlos
CEO, Roy Morgan Research
Moderating Deep Conversation 1
‘Education: Learning to Embrace the Future‘ (Nov 27, 12:15-2:15pm)
Moderating Panel Discussion
‘Ethical Leadership: complex dilemmas, practical solutions’ (Nov 28, 2.45pm)
With a fundamental belief in the empowering value of information, Michele was instrumental in the development and refinement of Roy Morgan Single Source, the world’s leading consumer study (based on over 50,000 interviews a year) and, in 2010, the introduction of the Roy Morgan Business Survey.
Michele was ahead of her time in foreseeing the exponential growth of big data and, consequently the need for software (like ASTEROID) which can manage and order massive volumes of data – as well as the need for highly trained analysts who can help make sense of it.
Still a proud ‘researcher’, she is a hands-on CEO, personally involved with the Company’s core products and the results of the Company’s surveys on a daily basis.
Many of the Company’s innovative products – including Technology Adoption Segments, Web Audience Measurement (WAM) and the world-leading Reactor suite of tools for measuring audience reactions in real time – would not exist had it not been for Michele’s foresight and determination to lead rather than follow.
A popular speaker at seminars and conferences and sought after by the media as a knowledgeable and thought-provoking social commentator, Michele has ambitious plans for Roy Morgan Research as a world leader in providing information that matters and answers that help our Clients discover their competitive edge.
Written on June 11, 2013 at 2:35 pm, by Carlos
Former Dean and now the Professor of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)
Dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). Professor in the Faculty of Economics and Business at Monash University, Professorial Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Melbourne, Fellow of the Academy of Social Science of Australia. Awarded the Order of Australia in 2001.
llan Fels AO is Dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). This school was established by the Governments of Australia and New Zealand and the State and Territory Governments of Australia, in conjunction with fifteen leading Australian and New Zealand universities.
Professor Fels was Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) from 1995 until 2003; the Trade Practices Commission from 1991 to 1995; and the Prices Surveillance Authority from 1989 to 1992. He was co-chair of the OECD Trade and Competition Committee from 1996 to 2003.
Professor Fels was Director of the Graduate School of Management of Monash University, and Professor of Administration at Monash University from 1984 until 1991. He is Professor in the Faculty of Economics and Business at Monash University, and a Professorial Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Melbourne. He is a fellow of the Academy of Social Science of Australia.
Professor Fels is or has recently been a member of a number of advisory boards to the Australian Government, including:
- The Productivity Commission Inquiry into Executive Pay;
- The Committee to Review the Entitlements of Members of the Commonwealth Parliament;
- The Selection Panel for Appointments to the Boards of the Australian Broadcasting Commission and the Special Broadcasting Service;
- The National Mental Health Advisory Council;
- The Disability Investment Group;
Professor Fels was awarded the Order of Australia in 2001.
Written on June 11, 2013 at 2:26 pm, by Carlos
Expert in fundamental immunology
Expert immunologist; writer of 5 books and 510 scientific articles; Former President of the Australian Academy of Science, Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council; Currently chairs the committee overseeing WHO’s Global Programme for Vaccines and Immunization; Knighted in 1977; Made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1989; Former Australian of the Year 2000.
Gustav Nossal was born in Bad Ischl, Austria, in 1931, and came to Australia with his family in 1939. He studied Medicine at The University of Sydney and, after residency at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, took his PhD at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne. Apart from two years as Assistant Professor of Genetics at Stanford University, one year at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, and one year as a Special Consultant to the World Health Organization, all Nossal’s research career has been at the Hall Institute, of which he served as Director (1965-1996). Nossal was also Professor of Medical Biology at The University of Melbourne.
Nossal’s research is in fundamental immunology, and he has written five books and 510 scientific articles in this and related fields. Nossal has been President (1986-1989) of the 25,000-member world body of immunology, the International Union of Immunological Societies; President of the Australian Academy of Science (1994-1998); a member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (1989 to 1998); and Chairman of the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (1987-1996). He currently chairs the committee overseeing WHO’s Global Programme for Vaccines and Immunization (1993-).
Nossal was knighted in 1977, made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1989 and was appointed Australian of the Year 2000. He has received numerous other honours from 11 countries. Amongst the most significant are Fellow of The Royal Society of London, Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences, Member of the Academie des Sciences, France, the Robert Koch Gold Medal, the Albert Einstein World Award of Science, the Emil von Behring Prize, the Rabbi Shai Shacknai Prize, and over 100 named lectureships in ten countries.
Written on June 11, 2013 at 2:23 pm, by Carlos
Leading Australian businessman; former CEO of Western Mining Corporation; former President of Business Council of Australia
Hugh Morgan is Principal of First Charnock Pty Ltd. He is the Chairman of the Order of Australia Association Foundation Limited; Trustee Emeritus of The Asia Society New York; Patron of Creativity Australia; Patron of The Song Room; Chairman of the JNF Environmental Scholarship Fund and President of the National Gallery of Victoria Foundation. He was a Director of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia for 14 years.
From 2003-2005 he was President of the Business Council of Australia. He is a past Executive Committee Member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and a Past Co-Chair of the Commonwealth Business Council and continuing Director Emeritus.
He is a graduate in Law and Commerce from the University of Melbourne and was Managing Director of WMC Limited from 1986 to 2003. He was a Director of Alcoa of Australia from 1977 to 1998 and a Director of Alcoa Inc from 1998 to 2001.
Written on June 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm, by Carlos
Leading management consultant
Tim Dalmau has worked for the last 33 years as a consultant to public and private sectors. He is one of Australia’s foremost management consultants, and the author or co-author of an extensive selection of books and other publications. His practice covers the world, advising leaders of corporations and engineering focused companies in the resources and manufacturing sectors, working with Boards and senior teams, and designing systems for change.