Claire Ainsworth Herschell

Clare Ainsworth Herschell believes true philanthropy comes in a variety of currencies.  Her energy and enthusiasm for people, the environment, and the arts has seen her fulfil numerous rolls with NFPs including World Vision, Gondwanna Choirs, Voiceless and Uplifting Australia. She was the…
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Hamish Balnaves

Hamish Balnaves believes medicine, the arts and education are the three fundamental pillars for bettering society. As CEO of the Balnaves Foundation, he is continuing the work of his father, and founder Neil Balnaves AO, to create a better Australia…
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Jane Jose

Jane Jose believes every woman, man and child in our city should have the opportunity to thrive.  As the CEO for Sydney Community Foundation she inspires philanthropic donors to invest in grassroots work to create long term positive change in…
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Phillip Vivian

With 25 year’s experience at Bates Smart, Director Philip Vivian is highly sought for his vision and critical thinking on cities, density, tall buildings, and sustainable urban development. Philip’s design leadership has secured numerous design excellence competition wins and awards…
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Bruce Taper

“We see the city as a mosaic, with different and diverse needs.  Big data allows us to generate a rich and unique picture of our urban fabric, driving solutions for a precinct, a city or even a region.”   Bruce Taper,…
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Kim Crestani

“Great architecture and urban design at every scale also takes creativity, energy and intelligence to see the design through in all its complexity” Kim Crestani, Director, Order Architects and Architect for the City of Parramatta Earlier this year the Greater…
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Sally- Anne Williams

“Deep technology companies …are built on tangible scientific discoveries or engineering innovations. They are trying to solve big issues that really affect the world around them.”  Swati Chaturvedi, CEO, Propel(x) who first coined the term ‘deep tech’ Considered the World’s Best Incubator (2014…
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Ean Evans

“Neither human nor machine alone can outperform human and machine working together.” EY Robotics and Intelligent Automation Report, 2018 Artificial Intelligence (AI) is widely seen as the next business disrupter.  Building upon the new norms of intelligent automation (IA) and…
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Paul Edwards

“Our future depends on us all acting in a sustainable way and thinking creatively about how we impact our environment and our communities.” Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, CEO & Managing Director Mirvac This year Mirvac was recognised as Australia’s most innovative property company, ranking number one on the 2019 AFR…
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Rod Simpson

Sydney architect, urban designer and the Environment Commissioner for the Greater Sydney Commission, Rod Simpson believes that a liveable city is a resilient one.  He conceives the city as a system of systems working together at multiple scales, that makes up the “mosaic…
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