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.

Alexis George

Chief Executive Officer, AMP Limited

October 2023

Christian Sutherland-Wong

Chief Executive Officer, Glassdoor

August 2023

Shemara Wikramanayake

Managing Director and
Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie Group

November 2022

Moses Lo

Co-Founder and
CEO of Xendit

August 2022

Brad Banducci

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director,
Woolworths Group

July 2021

Kelly Bayer Rosmarin

Chief Executive Officer,

November 2021

Katie Page

Chief Executive Officer,
Harvey Norman

March 2020


Matt Comyn

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

September 2020

Rob Scott

Managing Director, Wesfarmers

October 2019

Ann Sherry AO

Chair, Carnival Australia

March 2019

Duncan Lewis AO DSC CSC

Director-General of Security, ASIO

May 2018

The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP

Premier of New South Wales

October 2017

Shayne Elliott

Chief Executive Officer, ANZ

November 2016

Ahmed Fahour

Managing Director and Group CEO of Australia Post

May 2017

Christine Holgate

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Blackmores

October 2016

Andrew Penn

Chief Executive Officer of Telstra

August 2016

Alison Watkins

Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil Limited

October 2015

David Smith

CEO of the National Rugby League

June 2014

Ian Narev

Managing Director and CEO of Commonwealth Bank of Australia

November 2015

Peter Flavel

CEO, J.P. Morgan Private Wealth Management Asia

December 2014

Fred Hilmer

President and Vice-Chancellor, UNSW

September 2014

Andrew Stevens

Managing Director, IBM Australia and New Zealand

September 2013

Mike Quigley

Chief Executive Officer, NBN Co

April 2012

John Borghetti

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director,
Virgin Australia

October 2013

Grant King

Managing Director, Origin Energy

November 2012

Elmer Funke Kupper

Managing Director and CEO Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

July 2012

Cameron Clyne

Chief Executive Officer, National Australia Bank

July 2011

Naomi Milgrom AO

Executive Chair and CEO, Sussan Group Limited

August 2010

Alan Joyce

CEO, Qantas Airways Ltd

November 2011

Catriona Noble

CEO, McDonald's Australia

July 2011

David Thodey

Chief Executive Officer, Telstra

October 2010

Mike Smith

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

April 2010

Chua Sock Koong

CEO, SingTel Group

March 2009


Richard Goyder

Managing Director & CEO, Wesfarmers Ltd

February 2010

Dr Ken Henry

Secretary to the Treasury, Commonwealth of Australia

October 2009

Mark Scott

Managing Director, ABC

July 2009

Ralph Norris

Managing Director & CEO, Commonwealth Bank

July 2008

Andrew Mohl

CEO & Managing Director, AMP

June 2007

Nicholas Moore

Managing Director & CEO, Macquarie Group

September 2008

Glenn Stevens

Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia

October 2007

David Kirk

CEO & Managing Director, Fairfax Media

September 2007

David Morgan

CEO, Westpac Banking Corporation

July 2006

Richard Pratt

Chairman, Visy Industries

August 2005

Dr Peter Shergold

Secretary, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

October 2006

Steven Lowy

Group Managing Director, Westfield

May 2006

Michael Hawker

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Insurance Australia Group Limited

September 2005

Roger Corbett AM

CEO & Managing Director, Woolworths Australia

October 2004

Terry Davis

CEO, Coca-Cola Amatil

April 2004

Geoff Dixon

CEO & Managing Director, Qantas

May 2005

Gail Kelly

CEO & Managing Director, St George Bank

August 2004


Michael Chaney AO

CEO, Wesfarmers

June 2004

Sir Richard Branson

Chairman, The Virgin Group

December 2003