Speakers


We have confirmed the following speakers at Inspire 2019 - rethinking talent development. Stay tuned as we continue to add to the program.
    • Naomi Simson - Founder of RedBalloon and Co-founder of the Big Red Group
    • Naomi Simson
      #redshark from Australian Shark Tank and Founder of RedBalloon
      As one of Australia’s most prominent entrepreneurs, Naomi Simson is the founder of online experience retailer RedBalloon and the co-founder of the Big Red Group, shifting the way people experience life. Hitwise has identified BRG as the third largest experience retailer of its type in the world. Naomi is a passionate supporter of Australian businesses, a prolific blogger and business commentator, best-selling author and much sought-after keynote speaker. She has appeared in four seasons of the Australian Shark Tank as the #redshark. A true business influencer and leader, Naomi is Australia’s most followed person on LinkedIn. She has authored two best-selling books Live What You Love, and Ready to Soar. Naomi has received a number of high profile awards including the National Telstra Business Women Awards for Innovation (2008), Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Industry category winner (2011) and the Lifetime Achievement Silver Stevie Award (2013)
    • Lyn Goodear
      Chief Executive Officer, Australian HR Institute
      Appointed as CEO of AHRI in 2012, Lyn champions the standards of HR practice in Australia and is responsible for leading the change that AHRI is overseeing as it relates to building the professional capability of HR so that it makes a greater contribution to the future workforce in areas such as productivity, economic performance and sustainability, as well as cultivating workplace cultures that are inclusive, diverse and ethical. In addition to representing AHRI on numerous local, state and national committees and advisory panels, Lyn held the role of Secretary General and Treasurer of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resources from September 2012 to November 2017, and in March 2019 became the First Representative for Australia to the APFHRM.
    • Daljit Singh
      Director of Leadership Development, Baker McKenzie
      At global law firm, Baker McKenzie, Daljit is responsible for global leadership development initiatives and programs. He also facilitates key leadership and management skills workshops for Partners. He has been responsible for talent management initiatives in Asia Pacific and led many global talent projects, which included developing a high performance competency model, and the development and implementation of global applications for recruiting, performance management and learning and development. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Daljit held senior positions across HR and L&D with KPMG in Australia, and globally. Daljit has over 30 years of experience in leadership development and holds Masters degrees in Economics, Education and Human Resources.
    • Cathy O'Connor
    • Cathy O’Connor
      Chief Executive Officer, NOVA Entertainment
      Cathy works with the NOVA Entertainment senior management team across Australia with the goal of delivering new levels of innovation and creativity in commercial radio to both listeners and advertisers. Career achievements include being inducted into Commercial Radio Australia’s Hall of Fame in 2016, recognising over 30 year’s contribution to radio, the Telstra NSW Business Women's Award for the Private Sector - over 100 Employees Category (1996), and Cathy was also awarded a Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society in Business Leadership in 2003, recognising her significant career achievements. Cathy has served on the Board of Commercial Radio Australia since 2006, and held the role of Chair from 2009 to 2012. Cathy is also a Governor of the Board of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.
    • Alan Howe NOVA
    • Alana Howe
      Head of People Experience, NOVA Entertainment
      With over 15 years’ experience in the human resources field, Alana has spent much of her career in the media and entertainment industry. Alana joined NOVA Entertainment as Head of People Experience, responsible for the overarching people and culture strategy for the organisation in April 2015. During this time, she has lead the development and implementation of a range of initiatives, policy reviews and HR automation ensuring that a strong link between NOVA and HR strategy is embedded. Prior to joining NOVA Entertainment, Alana held several senior HR positions with Fairfax Media, including Senior HR/Change Business Partner where she fulfilled the lead HR and change management role for the company’s business transformation program. She holds a Bachelor of Business as well as a Masters degree in HR.
    • Jeffrey Hayes
    • Jeffrey Hayes
      President and Chief Executive Officer, The Myers-Briggs Company
      Jeff joined The Myers-Briggs Company in 1987, and throughout his tenure he has led corporate-wide strategic planning, provided corporate visioning and overseen business operations. Among his many contributions are the 2007 acquisitions of the company’s Asia Pacific and European distributors; the launch of The Myers-Briggs Company’s Professional Consulting Services practice in 2005; the conceptual development and implementation of The Myers-Briggs Company’s Technology Division; the vision and transformation of The Myers-Briggs Company into a customer-focused organisation with the implementation of its customer relationship management initiative, and the acquisitions of Xicom, Inc., and the Strong Interest Inventory® instrument. Jeff has served as a member of The Myers-Briggs Company's Board of Directors since 2005.
    • Dr Martin Boult, Psychologist and Senior Director, The Myers-Briggs Company
    • Dr. Martin Boult
      Psychologist and Senior Director, The Myers-Briggs Company
      Martin joined The Myers-Briggs Company in 2005. In 2010, he was appointed to the position of Divisional Director, Professional Services & International Training. Martin is a registered psychologist and has worked in both clinical and organisational settings. In his role, Martin is responsible for leading the consulting and certification programs for a range of psychological instruments throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region and also leads the development of certification programs internationally for The Myers-Briggs Company. He has delivered consulting assignments around the world to a range of leading public and private sector organisations. Martin possesses a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) with Honours and a Doctorate of Psychology (Neuropsychology). He is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society.
    • Cameron Nott, Managing Director and Psychologist
    • Conference Chairperson - Cameron Nott
      Psychologist and Managing Director, The Myers-Briggs Company
      As Managing Director of The Myers-Briggs Company Pty Ltd, Cameron is responsible for the strategic growth and development of the company throughout the Asia Pacific region. In addition to this, he delivers certification training, psychological assessment services and consulting assignments to clients in Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and throughout Asia. Prior to joining The Myers-Briggs Company, Cameron held commercial leadership positions at GE and ANZ. Cameron is a registered psychologist, holding a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with Honours and a Master of Psychology (Organisational). He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance (Corporate Finance/Advisory). Cameron is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society.