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Sir Ian 
Taylor CNZM 

Founder/Managing Director at Animation Research Ltd

Keynote Speakers


Profoundly inspiring, deeply thought provoking, refreshingly authentic – prepare to be informed educated and inspired by this humble, accomplished and multi awarded innovator. Ian challenges the status quo of our societies and addresses important social issues relating to our educational system and its impact on our people. The switched on, creative, solutions focussed, ‘Don’t see why not!’ thinking of this innovator will stay with you for ever.


Sir Ian Lemuel Taylor CNZM (born c.1950) is a prominent businessman from Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Author, speaker, Adviser, Coach and Educator in the fields of human performance and leadership

Karen Gately is a passionate optimist with unwavering belief in the power of the human spirit. An author, speaker, advisor and educator in the fields of human performance and leadership Karen brings a fresh perspective to what it takes to be a successful manager of people. 

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Former Chief Commissioner at Victoria Police


Former Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, Ms Christine Nixon was appointed in February 2009 to chair the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority and tasked with the oversight and coordination of the largest recovery and rebuilding program Victoria has ever faced. 

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