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Allison Lee

Director, Media and PR, Destination NSW
With more a career spanning more than 20 years in agency, in-house and government roles,... More

Alvin Stone

Media and Communications Manager, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Change Studies
Alvin has spent the great majority of his working life in the media. He started his media... More

Amanda McKenzie

CEO, Climate Council
Amanda McKenzie is an environmental leader and CEO of the Climate Council, which was launched... More

Anders Hult

Partner, Prime (Sweden)
Anders Hult is a partner at Prime, a Weber Shandwick company, based in Stockholm, Sweden,... More

Andrew Hall

Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Commonwealth Bank
Andrew joined the Commonwealth Bank in May 2013 as the Executive General Manager for Corporate... More

Andrew McGinnes

Executive Manager of Corporate Affairs, Qantas Group
Andrew’s 16 years in Corporate Affairs has spanned public and private sectors and... More

Anthony Lowe

Director, Roxburgh Group
After 21 years working in agency, academic and in-house roles, Anthony set up The Roxburgh... More

Bernie Hobbs

Broadcaster and Writer, ABC Science, Radio National
Best known as a judge from ABC TV’s The New Inventors, Bernie Hobbs is an award-winning... More

Carol Moore

Principal, Moore Public Relations
Carol Moore is an award-winning public relations consultant and trainer with almost 30... More

Chris Wirasinha

Co-founder, Pedestrian.TV
Chris Wirasinha is a co-founder of pop culture and creative jobs website Pedestrian.tv. Chris... More

Christopher Graves

Global Chairman, Ogilvy Public Relations (USA)
Christopher Graves chairs one of the world’s largest, leading public relations networks... More

David Dunn

Account Manager, Howorth
David is an Account Manager at Howorth working across Microsoft, Optus Business, Citrix... More

David Hawkins

Managing Director, Socom
With almost 30 years’ experience in both the communication and external affairs sectors,... More

Graeme Dobell

Journalist Fellow, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Graeme Dobell, a journalist for 45 years, has been reporting on Australian and international... More

James Valentine (MC)

Broadcaster, Musician, Writer, 702 ABC Sydney
James will MC the Golden Target Awards National Finals Gala Dinner. James Valentine presents... More

James Wright

Group COO, Havas Worldwide Australia and Managing Director, Red Agency & Havas PR APAC ... More

Jane Burns

Professor of Innovation and Industry, University of Sydney
Professor Jane Burns is Professor of Innovation and Industry at the University of Sydney. In... More

Jane Caro

Social commentator, writer and lecturer
Jane Caro is an author, novelist, journalist, broadcaster, columnist, advertising writer and... More

Jenna Price

Journalist, Columnist, Academic, Social Media, Destroy the Joint, Feminist, University of Technology Sydney
Jenna Price began her career in journalism at the Sydney Morning Herald in 1982 before being... More

Jenny Muir

National President, Public Relations Institute of Australia and, General Manager, Primary Communication
Expert in advocacy, engagement and strategic communication With a career spanning twenty... More

Khali Sakkas

Chief Executive, Insights, Isentia
Khali Sakkas is the Chief Executive, Insights with Isentia - she directs Isentia’s... More

Kris Laurie

Manager of Nobel Laureates, The Office of the Nobel Laureates
‘Innovation is realised creativity’ as Kris has demonstrated during a 40 year... More

Lewis Shields

Managing Director, Touch Creative
Lewis heads up Touch Creative and co-founded the agency with the drive to make the internet... More

Louise O’Donnell

Head of Strategy, ABC Digital Network, ABC
An innovation specialist and multi-platform content director, Louise has been providing... More

Marcia Balzer

National Public Affairs Manager, Australian Veterinary Association
Marcia’s career has encompassed communications, marketing and public affairs roles in... More

Marie Howarth

Managing Consultant Queensland, Mills Wilson
Marie has been breaking new ground since she joined the communications industry 30 years ago... More

Natasha Cywinski

Associate Corporate Counsel, Getty Images

Peter Lewis

Executive Director, Essential
Peter Lewis is the Executive Director of Essential, one of Australia’s leading strategic... More

Prita Kemal Gani

President, ASEAN Public Relations Network, Founder and Director, London School of Public Relations
From 2011 to 2014, Prita was the Chairperson of PERHUMAS, the only woman ever to hold this... More

Richard Brett

Group Managing Director, Consumer, Ogilvy Public Relations
Richard Brett has 20 years’ experience of marketing communications, brand strategy and... More

Richard Morecroft (MC)

Television Presenter
Richard Morecroft is the MC of this years' PRIA Conference. Richard Morecroft is best known... More

Rod Lamberts

Deputy Director, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS)
Dr Rod Lamberts is Deputy Director of the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness... More

Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick

ARC DECRA Fellow, Climate Change Research Centre
Sarah is a senior research associate and 2014 DECRA awardee in the Climate Change Research... More

Susan Redden Makatoa

Group Managing Director, Corporate, Ogilvy Public Relations
Susan has over 20 years’ experience in corporate communications, advocacy and change... More