Bernard Salt is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading social commentators by business, the media and the broader community. Bernard heads The Demographics Group which provides specialist advice on demographic, consumer and social trends for business.
Felicity Ward is a multi-award winning comedian, actor and writer who has toured her award-winning, sell-out shows across the world, winning hearts of audiences and critics everywhere she goes.
Sohail Inayatullah is a political scientist/futurist at Tamkang University, Taipei, an
Associate at Melbourne Business School; the University of Melbourne and researcher at Metafuture.org who has authored and coedited 25 books including Ten Disruptions that Change Everything (2018).
Dr Jenny Frahm is a global expert on organisational change and transformation and an executive coach. Jen is a tamer of ambiguity, speaker of truths and solver of problems.
Alexandra Gartmann is the CEO Rural Bank & Group Executive Partnerships, Marketing and Corporate Affairs. Alexandra joined Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in October 2015 as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for Rural Bank, having been a member of the Board since November 2014
Wallace Jin was recognised as the 2020 Victorian Young Achiever of the Year. He is a doctor at the Royal Melbourne Hospital with a passion for healthcare, social impact, and systems-level change.
Round Table sessions
There are two virtual round table conversations in the conference program this year. The format will allow delegates to hear from leaders in their respective field, then explore these concepts further in virtual round table discussions to be facilitated by alumni of LGPro leadership programs. The sessions run for 45 minutes.
This year we are running four streams over the course of three days. Each stream explores a theme and comprises three workshops which will run concurrently each day - that's 12 interactive workshops across three days!
Panelists Adam Fennessy, Public Sector commissioner, Ro Allen, Victorian commissioner for gender and sexuality, Dr Niki Vincent, gender equality in Public Sector commissioner explore how does the role of commissioners intersect with local government, how does local government fit in the pursuit of advancing these issues and how can councils play a more meaningful role in advancing these agendas?