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Thought Leaders are business thinkers whose writing, research, and work genuinely influences the way leaders and companies operate and are strategists for improving business success. Thought Leaders deliver powerful thought provoking intellectual academic substance and are sought after by leaders and top level management to consult on innovation and thinking skills. Influential thought leaders are evaluated by criteria that measure short-term and long-term influence. Many thought leaders also include economists are science-minded and futurist thinkers. They are leaders in the world on disruptive innovation, advisers on strategy and knowledge designers on networks and collaboration. A listing of highly acclaimed business minds and influential thinkers can be found below.

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Nick Abrahams

Nick Abrahams

.... innovation and digital expert
Speakers and Entertainers : Professor John Adair

Professor John Adair

....the world's first Professor of Leadership Studies
Speakers and Entertainers : Sally Anderson

Sally Anderson

....prominent futurist, visionary and behavioral specialist
Simon Anholt

Simon Anholt

....independent policy advisor
John Arden

John Arden

....expert on Brain Based Therapy
Speakers and Entertainers : Kurek Ashley

Kurek Ashley

....one of the most dynamic, in demand speakers and inspirational teachers of our time
Justin Baird

Justin Baird

....leading innovationist and technology futurist
Scott Bales

Scott Bales

....Scott Bales is a global leader in the cutting edge arena of “The Digital Shift”,
David Bartlett

David Bartlett

....one of Australia's Top 50 most influential people in technology
Speakers and Entertainers : Peter Beattie

Peter Beattie

....Nine year reign as Queensland Premier
Tenille Bentley

Tenille Bentley

....Building your own journey to leadership
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Kivi Bernhard

....author Leopardology
Speakers and Entertainers : Caspar Berry

Caspar Berry

....incredible life journey
Ian Berry

Ian Berry

....innovative workplace culture, inspiring employees and enhancing leadership
Speakers and Entertainers : Gary Bertwistle

Gary Bertwistle

....has generated ideas for some of Australia’s biggest brand names
Speakers and Entertainers : Allen Blewitt

Allen Blewitt

....proven leader and communicator
Nick Bowditch

Nick Bowditch

.... ‘Reboot Your Thinking’ social futurist and thought leader
Richard Bowles

Richard Bowles

....driving commitment and change and building resilience
Stephen Brady

Stephen Brady AO CVO

.... political advisor and experienced Ambassador
Speakers and Entertainers : Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson

....pushing the boundaries of common business practices
Charles Brass

Charles Brass

....regular commentator on the future in print and on radio and TV
Speakers and Entertainers : Dr Marianne Broadbent

Dr Marianne Broadbent

....Executing on Strategy and Innovation – The leadership, people and values factors
Melissa Browne

Melissa Browne

.... provoking speaker who delights in challenging her audiences
Speakers and Entertainers : Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham

....discover your strength
Speakers and Entertainers : Margot Cairnes

Margot Cairnes

....named one of the "Great Minds of the 21st Century"
Mark Cameron

Mark Cameron

.... highly regarded Certified Experience Economy Expert
Glenn Capelli

Glenn Capelli

....author, songwriter, radio and television presenter and creator of the Dynamic Thinking course for Leadership
Dr Susan Carland

Dr Susan Carland

.... 'Fighting Hislam' - academic, author and social commentator
Speakers and Entertainers : Arthur Carmazzi

Arthur Carmazzi

....one of the Global Top 10 most influential Leadership Gurus
Jane Caro

Jane Caro

....author, lecturer, mentor, social commentator, columnist, broadcaster and award winning advertising writer
Bob Carr

Hon. Mr Bob Carr

.... one of Australia’s most recognisable political leaders
Speakers and Entertainers : Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll

.... helps transform growth-oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes
Mark Carter

Mark Carter

.... peak performance and personal development speaker
Sam Cawthorn

Sam Cawthorn

....challenges people to be themselves, believe in themselves, find purpose and focus, nurture their creativity
Speakers and Entertainers : David Chalke

David Chalke

....one of Australia’s leading Social Analysts
Dr James Chin Moody

James Chin Moody

....CSIRO Business Development head, science, innovation and sustainability leader
Speakers and Entertainers : Patti Chong

Patti Chong

....inspiring social change and improvement
Matt Church

Matt Church

.... Australia's foremost thought leader
Paul Clitheroe

Paul Clitheroe AM

....leading media commentator on financial issues and is renowned for his ability to explain complex money issues in plain English
Nigel Collin

Nigel Collin

....The Mindset of Change. Creating Better Business Conversations
Peter Costello

Hon. Peter Costello AC

.... the longest serving Treasurer in Australia’s history
Speakers and Entertainers : Stephen M R Covey

Stephen M R Covey

....The Speed of Trust, a groundbreaking, paradigm-shifting book
Speakers and Entertainers : Dr Craig Mudge

Dr Craig Mudge

....technology and innovation guru
Colin D Ellis

Colin D Ellis

.... highly engaging must see leadership and project management speaker
Satyajit Das

Satyajit Das

....internationally respected expert in finance
Speakers and Entertainers : Craig Davis

Craig Davis

....one of the world's most revered creative leaders.
Ross Dawson

Ross Dawson

....leading keynote speaker and authority on business strategy
Speakers and Entertainers : Edward de Bono

Edward de Bono

....leading authority in creative thinking and thinking skills
Speakers and Entertainers : Jon Dee

Jon Dee

....one of Australia's most influential environmentalists and 2010 NSW Australian of the Year
Dr John Demartini

John Demartini

....founder of the Demartini Institute and author to over 40 books
Speakers and Entertainers : Lord Digby Jones

Lord Digby Jones

....world acclaimed business commentator
Sally Dominguez

Sally Dominguez

....at the forefront of sustainable invention, building and design innovation
Dr Robert Kay

Dr Robert Kay

....leadership, business, organisational resilience
Anne-Marie Elias

Anne-Marie Elias

....igniting change
Chester-Elton

Chester Elton

....best selling author and a leadership expert
Speakers and Entertainers : Saul Eslake

Saul Eslake

....Chief Economist of Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Shara Evans

Shara Evans

....leading technology futurist
Ashley Fell

Ashley Fell

.... The millennial workforce - Creating culture, purpose and impact
JoAnna Ferrari

JoAnna Ferrari

.... The Transition Specialist
Adam Ferrier

Adam Ferrier

....The Consumer Psychologist and global authority on Behavioural Economics
Keiran Flanagan

Kieran Flanagan

....Behavioral researcher & strategist, author, educator and corporate coach
Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery

....draws a path through politics, economics, activism, scientific discovery and corporate leadership
Di Fleming

Di Fleming

....finding the extra-ordinary in the ordinary
Dr Jason Fox

Dr Jason Fox

.... Jason inspires curiosity, progress & change
Speakers and Entertainers : Nic Frances Gilley

Nic Frances Gilley

....world renowned Social Entrepreneur
Speakers and Entertainers : Adam Fraser

Dr Adam Fraser

....one of Australia's foremost experts in the area of amplifying workplace performance
Speakers and Entertainers : Andrew Fuller

Andrew Fuller

....puts the heart back into psychology
Speakers and Entertainers : Jackie Furey

Jackie Furey

....thought-provoking insights, rich content, and humorous anecdotes
Frank Furness

Frank Furness

.... ‘Walking with Tigers – Success Secrets of the World’s Top Business Leaders’
Future Crunch

Future Crunch

.... mind blowing insights into disruptive technologies
Tomer Garzberg

Tomer Garzberg

.... visionary on technology and creativity shaping our future
Sir Bob Geldof

Sir Bob Geldof

....Sir Bob Geldof is one of the most fascinating public figures of our time.
Rob Gell

Rob Gell

....leading environmental and communications consultant
Speakers and Entertainers : Rowan Gibson

Rowan Gibson

....one of the world’s leading experts on business innovation - even labelled “Mr. Innovation”
Speakers and Entertainers : Paul Gilding

Paul Gilding

....international leader in incorporating environmental and social commitments into the corporate bottom line
Speakers and Entertainers : Clive Gilson

Clive Gilson

....co-author Peak Performance: Business Lessons from the World's Top Sports Organizations
Speakers and Entertainers : Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani

....A leader to whom America and much of the world turned to in a time of crisis
Speakers and Entertainers : Amanda Gore

Amanda Gore

....leader in the fields of health, fitness and sustainable peak performance
Vijay Govindarajan

Vijay Govindarajan

....world leading expert on strategy and innovation
Speakers and Entertainers : Pru Goward

Pru Goward

....one of the country’s top cultural and industrial relations influencers
Jemma Green

Jemma Green

....commentator on transport, energy and sustainable economics
Speakers and Entertainers : Baroness Susan Greenfield

Baroness Susan Greenfield

....one of the most influential women in the word
Dan Gregory

Dan Gregory

....innovation and engagement, how to stand out in a competitive marketplace
Speakers and Entertainers : Andrew Griffiths

Andrew Griffiths

....internationally renowned business author, dynamic presenter and specialist consultant.
Speakers and Entertainers : Michael Grinder

Michael Grinder

....renowned expert in the power of influence
Nicholas Gruen

Nicholas Gruen

....widely published policy economist and columnist
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Gary Hamel

....the world’s most influential business thinker
Dr Richard David Hames

Dr Richard David Hames

....one of our most distinguished futurists.
Speakers and Entertainers : Daryl Hannah

Daryl Hannah

....actress, environmental campaigner
Richie Harkham

Richie Harkham

.... entrepreneur and Influencer in a new age of resilience
Speakers and Entertainers : Verne Harnish

Verne Harnish

....founder Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization (YEO) and the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs (ACE)
Graham Harvey

Graham Harvey

....winning strategies to attract and retain happy customers and healthy profits
Christine Hassler

Christine Hassler

....thought leader in the areas of productivity, communication, and overcoming adversity
Chris Helder

Chris Helder

....expert in sales, communication, influence, change, strategy and developing a mindset for growth.
Troy Hendrickson

Troy Hendrickson

.... highly experienced motivator and business speaker
Avril Henry

Avril Henry

....motivating, engagement and leadership for your organisation
Dr Michael Hewitt-Gleeson

Michael Hewitt-Gleeson

....Nothing Innovates Better Than x10 Thinking
Speakers and Entertainers : Glen Hiemstra

Glen Hiemstra

....Once you hear Glen Hiemstra speak, the future will never look the same
Paul Higgins

Paul Higgins

....future disruptions to business models
Speakers and Entertainers : Darren Hill

Darren Hill

....a new wave of leadership..... based on our Human skills.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret'd)

....successive governments rely heavily on his wisdom, judgment, leadership and character
Speakers and Entertainers : Hon. John Howard AC

Hon. John Howard OM AC

....one of the most outstanding Australian political leaders
Dr Rebecca Huntley

Dr Rebecca Huntley

....researcher and commentator on social trends and consumer attitudes
Paul Huschilt

Paul Huschilt

....award winning speaker and professional story-teller
Speakers and Entertainers : Deane Hutton

Deane Hutton

....is one of Australia's best-known Science Communicators
Amantha Imber

Amantha Imber

....creativity and innovation psychologist
Speakers and Entertainers : Dr Sohail Inayatullah

Dr Sohail Inayatullah

....presents on futures thinking, strategy development, innovation and foresight
David Irvine

David Irvine AO

....sought after speaker on intelligence, national and cyber security, leadership and future trends
Dr Phil Jauncey

Dr Phil Jauncey

....his contagious passion for life has an overwhelming ability to leave guests wanting more
Al Jeffrey

Al Jeffrey

.... passionate, thought provoking entrepreneur and communicator
Speakers and Entertainers : Dare Jennings

Dare Jennings

....founder of Mambo clothing
Steven Joyce

Hon. Steven Joyce

.... highly respected NZ senior minister
Jeff Kennett

Hon. Mr Jeff Kennett

....Under Mr Kennett’s premiership, Victoria earned the reputation of being Australia's most reformist state
Rhondalynn Korolak

Rhondalynn Korolak

....most respected authority on personal development, peak performance and business acceleration
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

....enthusiasm for science is totally infectious
Speakers and Entertainers : Tan Le

Tan Le

....a technology entrepreneur
Leonard Brody

Leonard Brody

....respected entrepreneur, venture capitalist, bestselling author 
Speakers and Entertainers : Ian Lin

Ian Lin

....Business, Social Strategist, and Futurist
Sue-Lindsay

Sue Lindsay

....one of New Zealands most successful business speakers, leadership coach and strategist
Speakers and Entertainers : Tim Longhurst

Tim Longhurst

....one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation and corporate strategy
Andrew MacLeod

Andrew MacLeod

.... highly experienced leadership speaker
Claire Madden

Claire Madden

....Claire Madden is at the forefront of emerging social trends and forces shaping Australia
Dee Madigan

Dee Madigan

....award winning Creative Director
Speakers and Entertainers : Jane Mara

Jane Mara

....unique perspectives for business and personal growth.
Professor Gary Martin

Professor Gary Martin

.... Your Workplace Matters: Insights on Current Workplace Trends.
Mark McCrindle

Mark McCrindle

....one of Australia's foremost social researchers
Peter McLean

Peter McLean

.... expert in personal and organisational leadership, communication, productivity and performance
Michael McQueen

Michael McQueen

....2015 Australian Keynote Speaker of the Year
Speakers and Entertainers : Hamish McRae

Hamish McRae

.... one of Europe's leading futurists on global business, economics and society
Don Meij

Don Meij

....Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Domino's Pizza Enterprises Ltd
Lisa Messenger

Lisa Messenger

....Founder & Creator Messenger Group, talented business leader and commentator
Morris Miselowski

Morris Miselowski

....“the secret weapon to future-proofing your business”.
David Morrison

Lieutenant General David Morrison AO

.... 2016 Australian of the Year
Michael Morrison

Michael Morrison

.... a great thinker and business storyteller
Gemma Munro

Gemma Munro

....improving womens self worth, business women and psychologist
Chandran Nair

Chandran Nair

.... Doing business in a globalised Asia
Joe-Navarro

Joe Navarro

....ex FBI Agent, Author and International expert on non-verbal communication
Matt Newell

Matt Newell

....one of Australia’s leading retail marketing strategists
Dr Jordan Nguyen

Dr Jordan Nguyen

....improving the world - change maker
Speakers and Entertainers : Kjell Nordstrom

Kjell Nordstrom

....International speaker, author and writer
Speakers and Entertainers : Neville Norman

Neville Norman

....exceptional finance speaker
Phill Nosworthy

Phill Nosworthy

....powerful catalyst for change
John Novak

John Novak

....expert mind coach, author and lecturer
Speakers and Entertainers : Dr Kenichi Ohmae

Dr Kenichi Ohmae

....Described as "Mr. Strategy" worldwide
Speakers and Entertainers : Cyndi O"Meara

Cyndi O"Meara

....passionate, determined and knowledgeable speaker on health issues
Bee Orsini

Bee Orsini

....empower unexpected leaders
Alan Oxley

Alan Oxley

.... commentator on international trade, environment and development issues
Speakers and Entertainers : Allan Parker

Allan Parker

....business negotiation and organisational change expert
Speakers and Entertainers : Chris Parry

Chris Parry

....one of the UK’s top strategic thinkers and forecasters
David Peake

David Peake

....Cultural Transformation and Innovative business strategy
Speakers and Entertainers : Allan Pease

Allan Pease

....been known internationally as ‘Mr Body Language’
Jonathan Pease

Jonathan Pease

....ideas generator, unlocking creativity and innovation
Gihan Perera

Gihan Perera

.... gifted speaker, futurist, social media and business thought leader
Speakers and Entertainers : Mark Pesce

Mark Pesce

....exploring the frontiers of media and technology for a quarter of a century
Speakers and Entertainers : Graeme Philipson

Graeme Philipson

....high ratings for the depth of knowledge and the humour and wit he brings
Iggy Pintado

Iggy Pintado

....over 29 years as an accomplished Marketing Director
Barry Posner

Barry Posner

....leadership expert and award winning author
Lewis Pugh

Lewis Pugh

....maritime lawyer, an ocean advocate and pioneer swimmer
Speakers and Entertainers : Michelle Ray

Michelle Ray

....an interactive approach to inspire and captivate the imagination of her audiences
Tim Reid

Tim Reid

Podcaster, Marketing, brand and social media expert....
Speakers and Entertainers : Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson

....leader in the development of creativity
Martin Roll

Martin Roll

....international business strategist and senior advisor
Phil Ruthven

Phil Ruthven

....arguably Australia's most respected strategist and futurist
Bernard Salt

Bernard Salt

....Australia's authority on demographic and business shift
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Steve Sammartino

Business marketer and entrepreneur at the forefront of the current business landscape
Todd Sampson

Todd Sampson

...insight on creativity and brain power
Jaquie Scammell

Jaquie Scammell

.... Customer service expert and thought leader
Speakers and Entertainers : Melina Schamroth

Melina Schamroth

....CEO and founder of m.a.d.woman
Lynne Schinella

Lynne Schinella

.... Lynne is a perfect conference opener or closer, she's dynamic and informative
Peter Sharp

Peter Sharp

....The Power of Human Connection
Speakers and Entertainers : Peter Sheahan

Peter Sheahan

....leading edge of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking
Tony Shepherd AO

Tony Shepherd AO

....one of Australia’s most highly respected and passionate business leaders
Dame Jenny Shipley

Rt. Hon. Dame Jenny Shipley

.... inspiring New Zealand politician ambition, leadership, success
Jason Silva

Jason Silva

....creator of the web series SHOTS OF AWE
Speakers and Entertainers : Sam Silverstein

Sam Silverstein

....entrepreneur and business expert
Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson

....Australia's authority on organisational culture
Sadhana Smiles

Sadhana Smiles

....thought leader, business growth
Speakers and Entertainers : Diane Smith-Gander

Diane Smith-Gander

....inspiring leadership experience
Speakers and Entertainers : Allan Snyder

Allan Snyder

....an inspiring speaker and internationally acclaimed scientist
Speakers and Entertainers : Scott Steinberg

Scott Steinberg

....one of the world's best known business strategists and communications expert
Hugh-Stepehns

Hugh Stephens

....social media expert
Amanda Stevens

Amanda Stevens

....leading authority on marketing, 2018 Speaker of the Year
Lior Suchard

Lior Suchard

....world renowned mentalist
Dr Keith Suter

Dr Keith Suter

....one of the worlds great thinkers and communicators
Speakers and Entertainers : David Suzuki

David Suzuki

....is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster
John Sweeney

John Sweeney

....international improvisational speaker and trainer
Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor

....Executive Performance, Resilience and Leadership
Sebastian Terry

Sebastian Terry

....100 Things! What's on your list?
David Thomas

David Thomas

....authority on international business opportunities
Speakers and Entertainers : John Tickell

John Tickell

....extraordinary Australian business success story
Speakers and Entertainers : Steve Tighe

Steve Tighe

....foresight expert specialising in emerging trends, social change and future strategy
Pauline Truong

Hon. Pauline Truong

.... entrepreneurial award winning innovator, founder and advisor
Speakers and Entertainers : Barry Urquhart

Barry Urquhart

....how to pressure proof your business
Nils Vesk

Nils Vesk

....expert in Innovation, Idea generation and design thinking
Adam Voigt

Adam Voigt

....Behaviour and Wellbeing approaches through great Learning Culture
Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh

....Author of Futuretainment and CEO of innovation research agency Tomorrow
Speakers and Entertainers : Richard Watson

Richard Watson

....leading authority on future business trends
Speakers and Entertainers : Peter Williams

Peter Williams

....one of Australia’s Top Digital Influences
Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson

....achieving your HYPERformance
Speakers and Entertainers : Dr Ira S Wolf

Dr Ira S Wolf

....sought-after-expert on hiring and workplace trends
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