What's it really like to be CEO of a major organisation?

Nicholas Moore of Macquarie Bank, Alan Joyce of Qantas and Gail Kelly of Westpac are just some of the CEOs who have shared with us their insights into business leadership at these flagship alumni events. Make the most of this free and exclusive opportunity to access the minds of today's top business thinkers.

'Meet the CEO' guest speakers

What does it take to be a CEO? Explore our vast range of inspiring speakers below.

Shemara Wikramanayake

Managing Director and
Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie Group

14th November 2022

Moses Lo

Co-Founder and
CEO of Xendit

2 August 2022

Brad Banducci

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director,
Woolworths Group

23 July 2021

Kelly Bayer Rosmarin

Chief Executive Officer,

23 November 2021

Katie Page

Chief Executive Officer,
Harvey Norman

10 March 2020


Matt Comyn

Chief Executive Office and Managing Director, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)

23 September 2020

Rob Scott

Managing Director, Wesfarmers
24 October 2019

Ann Sherry AO

Chair, Carnival Australia
19 March 2019

Duncan Lewis AO DSC CSC

Director-General of Security, ASIO
3 May 2018

The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP

Premier of New South Wales

5 October 2017

Shayne Elliott

Chief Executive Officer, ANZ
8 November 2016

Ahmed Fahour

Managing Director and Group CEO of Australia Post
24 May 2017

Christine Holgate

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Blackmores
13 October 2016

Andrew Penn

Chief Executive Officer of Telstra
25 August 2016

Alison Watkins

Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil Limited
14 October 2015

David Smith

CEO of the National Rugby League
16 June 2014

Ian Narev

Managing Director and CEO of Commonwealth Bank of Australia

19 November 2015

Peter Flavel

CEO, J.P. Morgan Private Wealth Management Asia
8 December 2014

Fred Hilmer

President and Vice-Chancellor, UNSW
9 September 2014

Andrew Stevens

Managing Director, IBM Australia and New Zealand

24 September 2013

Mike Quigley

Chief Executive Officer,
3 April 2012

John Borghetti

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director,
Virgin Australia

21 October 2013

Grant King

Managing Director,
Origin Energy
5 November 2012

Elmer Funke Kupper

Managing Director and CEO Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)
5 July 2012

Cameron Clyne

Chief Executive Officer,
National Australia Bank
20 July 2011

Naomi Milgrom AO

Executive Chair and CEO, Sussan Group Limited
26 August 2010

Alan Joyce

CEO, Qantas Airways Ltd
22 November 2011

Catriona Noble

CEO, McDonald's Australia
20 July 2011

David Thodey

Chief Executive Officer,
7 October 2010

Mike Smith

Chief Executive Officer,
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ)

20 April 2010

Chua Sock Koong

CEO, SingTel Group
17 March 2009


Richard Goyder

Managing Director & CEO, Wesfarmers Ltd
24 February 2010

Dr Ken Henry

Secretary to the Treasury, Commonwealth of Australia
28 October 2009

Mark Scott

Managing Director, ABC
23 July 2009

Ralph Norris

Managing Director & CEO, Commonwealth Bank
9 July 2008

Andrew Mohl

CEO & Managing Director, AMP
13 June 2007

Nicholas Moore

Managing Director & CEO, Macquarie Group
23 September 2008

Glenn Stevens

Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
31 October 2007

David Kirk

CEO & Managing Director, Fairfax Media
13 September 2007

David Morgan

CEO, Westpac Banking Corporation
11 July 2006

Richard Pratt

Chairman, Visy Industries
10 August 2005

Dr Peter Shergold

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

5 October 2006

Steven Lowy

Group Managing Director, Westfield

29 May 2006

Michael Hawker

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director,
Insurance Australia Group Limited

15 September 2005

Roger Corbett AM

CEO & Managing Director, Woolworths Australia
14 October 2004

Terry Davis

CEO, Coca-Cola Amatil
28 April 2004

Geoff Dixon

CEO & Managing Director, Qantas
3 May 2005

Gail Kelly

CEO & Managing Director, St George Bank
24 August 2004


Michael Chaney AO

CEO, Wesfarmers
23 June 2004

Sir Richard Branson

Chairman, The Virgin Group
9 December 2003