Conference Speakers in 2024

The Corporate PA Summit attracts a fantastic mix of inspirational speakers, celebrity speakers and leading EAs. 

Your confirmed 2024 speakers are shown below:

Jenn Morris

Jenn is a highly accomplished corporate executive and non-executive director (NED), boasting extensive experience advising corporations and government entities on strategy, governance, and business transformation. With a diverse background spanning industries such as mining, transport, government, health, consumer, and financial services, Jenn currently serves on public and private boards, including Sandfire Resources and Liontown Resources.

Formerly a senior executive at Andrew and Nicola Forrest’s Minderoo Foundation, Jenn led Walk Free, a global human rights organisation. Prior to this, she held leadership roles at Deloitte and served as Chair of Healthway. As a former member of the Australian women’s hockey team and a dual Olympic gold medallist, Jenn brings invaluable insights into effective leadership and high-performance teams.

 Jenn is an experienced speaker, sharing her expertise in team effectiveness and leadership. Her diverse career trajectory equips her with a profound understanding of navigating disruptions and embracing diverse perspectives to achieve optimal outcomes in boardrooms and beyond.

James Castrission

James is a famous explorer constantly pushing the boundaries of human endurance.

On 26th January 2012, he made history by completing the longest unsupported polar expedition of all time, alongside his best mate, Jonesy. In 100 years of polar exploration no-one had EVER walked from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without assistance. Many had tried, none had succeeded. After 89 gruelling days they made it back to the coast after having skied 2275km with everything they needed to survive in the harshest environment on Earth.

Four years earlier they Crossed the Ditch – paddling 3318km without assistance across the Tasman Sea for another world first. They braved 10 metre swells, howling winds, endured severe food and sleep deprivation and adverse winds and currents. They became the first kayakers to cross the Tasman Sea as well as becoming the longest transoceanic double kayak expedition. Staggering upon the shores of New Zealand, the adventurers were sunburnt, bearded, underweight, and physically and mentally wasted…but most of all happy to be alive.

In 2013, he founded MyAdventure Group – committed to providing high-end corporate Adventure-based development programs. Harnessing lessons learnt from the most hostile environments on earth, his corporate programs are designed to develop teams and drive competitive advantage in organisations.

He holds 2 Guinness World Records for his accomplishments and is highly regarded as one of Australia’s premier public speakers. He has written 2 bestselling books: Crossing the Ditch and Extreme South.

Christina Matthews

Christina is a legendary Australian cricket player with a mission towards gender equality and diversity

As Australia’s most-capped female test player, Christina holds an incredibly successful career in cricket that has gone on to inspire players of all backgrounds. With the record for the most dismissals by an Australian wicketkeeper, Christina is quickly transforming the previously male-dominated sport of cricket.

Christina is one of only three women in the world to hold the position of CEO of a first-class cricket association. Drawing upon her extensive leadership experience as the former Australian Women’s Team Vice-Captain, the Australian Women’s Team Manager and Chair of the National Selection Panel, Christina navigates her current role as CEO of the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) with a particular focus on developing the business strategy through community engagement and advocating for change. 

A well-respected voice within the Australian Cricket Community, Christina has used her platform to promote real equality from the pitch to the boardroom. Her focus on creating a gender-equal sport has seen participation from female cricket players increase 550% across Western Australia. Additionally, she has consistently ensured equal gender representation within leadership positions at WACA. 

Outside of her WACA role, Christina continues to advocate for important issues in the community like mental health. Turning her love of cycling into fundraising endeavours, Christina was able to raise over $40,000 for Ride for Youth, a charity focused on youth mental health.

Her commitment to her work and social impact has been recognised numerous times. The West Australia named Christina one of the 100 Most Influential Western Australians in 2016. She would also go on to be a finalist in the Sport Award category of the Western Australian of The Year Awards in 2019.

Christina continues to speak about leadership and diversity as a passionate keynote speaker. Drawing on the parallels between business and sport, Christina will help your audience navigate change management, collaboration and effective communication in all areas of their professional career.

Dr Gina Cleo

Dr Gina Cleo is one of the world’s leading experts in habit change and wellbeing.

She has a PhD in habit change and is an Adjunct Professor at Bond University. She also holds a Bachelor in Health Sciences with a double major in Biomedical & Sport Science & a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics. Gina’s passion for wellbeing extends beyond just what we eat; rather she has dedicated her career to helping people understand their habits and how small consistent steps impact longer term health and wellbeing.

Her research has been published in highly reputable medical journals globally and she has appeared for over 200 news outlets including major television networks, print and online publications.

Lisa O’Neill

Feisty, funny and fabulous. Lisa O’Neill is an absolute beam of light that will electrify your life.

With the rare ability to deliver powerful messages through side-splitting humour, Lisa is highly sought after as a keynote speaker, facilitator and MC across Australia and New Zealand.

After more than a decade on stage, Lisa is consistently top-rated in conference and workshop evaluations. Participants love her straight-talking, refreshing wisdom and infectious laughter. They respond to her call to live big lives and to become the best version of themselves.

Lisa is the author of five books, ‘Look Gorgeous Be Happy’, ‘Juggling in High Heels’, ’The Lickable Third’, ‘100 Questions to Self Awareness’ and ‘Everything You Want’.

Nick Ginsburg (Summit MC)

An avid believer that sharing knowledge is the key to success, Nick Ginsburg is an engaging and honest speaker sharing his knowledge and life lessons with audiences worldwide.

A passionate advocate for the administrative profession, Nick is the Founder of The Admin Collective, a community for administrative professionals worldwide. With a focus on shared learning, members meet, share, and learn together in a confidential and judgement-free community.

Underpinning his work is a desire to increase mental well-being through shared stories, safe communities, and increased time to focus on self-care. He is extremely passionate about mental health and is currently completing his Bachelor of Psychology.

Bethan Winn

Warm, engaging and passionate, Bethan delivers training and keynote presentations like no other. With experience in secondary, tertiary and corporate education, she maintains a playful approach which her audiences love.

Not only because it’s enjoyable, it also gets results.

Whether it’s finding the right solution, gaining decision-making confidence or upping analytical skills, everyone takes away new skills and tools.

She has worked on projects with Curtin University, UWA, Town Team Movement and TEDx Perth among others.

Her attention to detail and commitment to quality mean she goes above and beyond to provide bespoke, impactful sessions to improve leadership and business outcomes.

Bethan’s openness and warmth creates an atmosphere in which people feel comfortable and encouraged to experiment and challenge themselves.

Rachael Bonetti

Rachael is a former career executive assistant who has supported a high profile billionaire, thought leaders, CEOs and Chairs internationally for 27 years.

Today she’s a passionate advocate for the assistant community and loves creating and delivering the development opportunities she wishes existed as she moved through her own career. Rachael is a corporate trainer, podcast host, Forbes Australia contributor and the founder of The Elite EA Academy. She is also a certified wellbeing practitioner and loves helping people navigate high performance without the burnout.

She works with companies and assistants all over the world on all things career success, mindset and wellbeing.

Amanda Vinci

Executive Assistant turned Entrepreneur

Amanda is an Internationally Accredited Coach, Trainer and Keynote Speaker, Meta Dynamics Practitioner, Accredited EDISC Consultant and an unshakable optimist.

A born and raised Perth girl with nothing more than a passion for leadership and human behaviour, Amanda made it her mission to minimise the struggle for EAs around the world.

It took 13 years as an EA and a whole lot of learning before landing a position as a Business Partner at a global consultancy firm in Melbourne, Victoria. Here, Amanda realised that by focusing on 3 elements of development; Mindset, Leadership and Branding, you can significantly increase your contribution, your confidence and fulfilment in your role. This resulted in a significant upswing in performance both for her and her Executive.

In 2017, Amanda founded the EA Institute as a way to reposition EAs from being a silent doer to a strategic business partner. The EA Institute is built on a foundation of love, a passion for what’s possible and a commitment to be an unstoppable force for good.

Through their community, online training courses and certification – the EA Institute are here to make a difference. To help EAs build a life and career they truly love. A life that’s one of a kind and brilliantly tailored to them, where they are making a difference every day, and contributing in a way that’s meaningful.

As a Keynote speaker and workshop facilitator onstage, in a boardroom or virtually online, Amanda delivers highly engaging, interactive, and educational workshops designed to have immediate impact with lasting change.

Amanda is passionate about helping EAs reach the highest levels of their potential and delivers essentials skills to support Executive Assistants in mastering their mindset, elevating their leadership skills and developing their professional brand which has a significant impact on their effectiveness, performance and overall experience of contribution.

Expanding her vision, Amanda founded Leaders Assembly to nurture emerging leaders across various sectors and co-founded Health eSociety, an education platform focused on holistic well-being. These ventures reflect her belief in the symbiotic relationship between mental, emotional, physical health, and leadership excellence, underscoring her commitment to fostering peak performance through a holistic approach.

Amanda Rose (Masterclass facilitator)

Amanda Rose (#BossLady) is an advocate for women in business, a media commentator, keynote speaker and an entrepreneur. Appearing weekly on Sunrise and SkyNews and contributing regularly to the Australian Financial Review, the Daily Telegraph and SmartCompany, Amanda applies compassionate critical thinking to disseminate complex issues affecting everyday Australians.

Amanda is the Founder and CEO of Entrepreneurial & Small Business Women Australia (ESBWA) and the Founder and CEO of Western Sydney Women. She founded and sold Business Women Media, the first platform of its kind to advocate for small business women. As a mentor and advisor to women in executive roles and SMEs, Amanda is known for her strategic, practical approach to leadership and business.

A passionate keynote speaker, professional development trainer and workshop facilitator, Amanda Rose has worked with the Australian Defence Force, CPA Australia, Law Institute, UTS, UBER, ANZ, Deloitte, Local Government and the Royal Australian Navy in the areas of confident leadership, conflict resolution and relationship building.

Working with John Holland, Laing O’Rourke, Downer, EG Funds and local councils on policy consulting and stakeholder engagement, Amanda has been described as the “glue connecting communities, government and business” on critical infrastructure and social impact initiatives.

Amanda is a member of the External Committee for Western Sydney University’s creative leadership degree and a small business mentor for the Australian Government’s Boosting Female Founders initiative. Her qualifications include a BBA (Mktg & Psych) from Macquarie University, a Masters CommMgmt from UTS, and a GradCert Educational Leadership from Macquarie University. She is currently studying a Masters Business Law at Sydney University.

“This Summit was absolutely incredible. The number of high-quality presenters is always amazing.”
Enforcement ACT Branch, ACCC

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