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2017 icare TMF Conference speaker information

5-6 September 2017 - Hilton Hotel, Sydney

The icare TMF Risk Management Conference will be held over two days and will transition into the annual icare TMF Risk Management Awards for Excellence.

The conference theme is Sustainability: A holistic approach to risk management. The conference will explore how sustainability and risk management combine for responsible, proactive decision-making and innovation. The balance of social, economic and environmental factors will support the long term resilience of the NSW public sector to deliver services now and into the future.


Keynote Speakers

Sam Mostyn

Sam Mostyn

Sam Mostyn is the President of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and a widely sought after non-executive director and sustainability adviser. She sits on the boards of Virgin Australia, Transurban Group, Mirvac, Citibank Australia and CoverMore, and has previously held senior executive roles at Insurance Australia Group, Optus Communications and Cable & Wireless plc.

Sam has been involved in a number of collaborative social and environmental initiatives, including the Business Roundtable on Climate Change and Business for Millennium Development. Sam was also the first woman appointed as AFL Commission, has been a member of the board of Australian Volunteers International for the past six years and served for several years on the board of Reconciliation Australia.

Sam served on the Chief of the Defence Force's Womens Advisory Group and was a member of the Human Rights Commission Review of the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force. She is the Deputy Chair of the Diversity Council of Australia. Sam has long been involved in sustainability issues, serving on the boards of ClimateWorks Australia, the Climate Council and 1 Million Women. She has served on the National Sustainability Council, the advisory board of the CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship and the National Mental Health Commission. Sam is also a member of the Australian Faculty of the Cambridge University Program for Sustainability Leadership.


Dr Stefan HajkowiczDr Stefan Hajkowicz

Principal Scientist, CSIRO

Stefan is a world leading scholar in the field of decision theory and has published seminal works on the use of multi-objective decision support. He is widely published in the international scientific literature and his most recent book titled “Global Megatrends” is available through CSIRO Publishing.

Since 2009 Australia’s national science agency CSIRO has been analysing future trends that will reshape the landscape for government, business and society in the coming twenty years. A megatrend occurs at the intersection of numerous trends and is a deep-set and profound trajectory of change capable of shifting existing paradigms.

The megatrends presented in the book capture the shifting world economy driven by rapid income growth in the developing Asia region; the global challenges of food, water, energy and mineral security in light of escalating demand; healthcare challenges; the ageing population; accelerating technological advancement and the rising preferences consumers have for experiential goods as opposed to material goods. All this points to a world with huge challenges and huge opportunities.


Dr Catherine BallDr Catherine Ball

Dr Catherine Ball is an author, founder, and ethics advocate working across global projects where robotics and new technology meet environmental protection.

A sought after voice in industry, Dr Ball is now working with the application of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) aka drone technology across remote communities, schools, industry, and citizen scientists.  Dr Ball is leading the call for discussions around the ethics of spatial data, and commercial drone operations.

Dr Ball’s biggest passion is found working on projects that have a humanitarian aspect, ranging from the use of RPAS for emergency response, to recording cultural heritage, and agricultural assessments.  Dr Ball has travelled and worked globally on cutting edge projects that combine science, entrepreneurship, empowerment, education, and training.

Dr Ball’s latest passion project is #SheFlies (www.sheflies.com.au; www.facebook.com/shefliesau) whereby women and girls get a chance to fly and try drone technology. She Flies aims to reach 100,000 Australian women and girls by 2020, and is already expanding internationally.

Dr Ball continues to support Australia as being the world leader in the non-military application of drone technology, also known as “drones for good”. As such, Catherine has co-created a new, global congress to be held annually in Brisbane starting in August 2017 (www.worldofdrones.com.au). The World of Drones Congress will run annually and will be the first significant global drone conference to focus on all parts of the drone economy, and the future of the industry.


Amanda KeoghAmanda Keogh

General Manager, icare foundation

Amanda is an experienced leader, strategist and social innovator. As General Manager, icare foundation, Amanda is responsible for developing and leading the social venture, a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to the New South Wales community.

Amanda’s career history includes establishing and leading the Asia Pacific Sustainability Centre of Excellence at Fuji Xerox where she created and executed a regional strategy to reinvigorate corporate social responsibility, engaging business leadership in a uniting purpose and cascading goals across countries. More recently, she contributed to the successful outcome of the Home Energy Action program when consulting at the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage.


The full speaker program will be released in the coming weeks.


Updated 17/05/17
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