Past Events

Since inception, PDF has had an exciting array of speakers who have not only inspired but have equipped young professionals through practical advice to help achieve their goals.

Past speakers include:

November 2017 PDF Sydney – Sarah Liu (Founder & MD – The Dream Collective) – ‘Dream into Reality – The Startup Journey’

October 2017 PDF Sydney – Jeffery Wang (Founder – Sydney Professional Development Forum) – ‘Fundamentals of Practical Networking’

September 2017 PDF Sydney – Joy Stewart (Coach, Role Play Designer and Motivational Speaker) – ‘Awareness and Influence – Harness EQ: Your Most Powerful Resource’

August 2017 PDF Sydney – Brad Chan (Founder at Haymarket HQ), Dai Le (Founder at DAWN), Nevash Pillay (Director at Telstra) and Shane Bywater (Professional Trainer); ‘Cracking the Cultural Ceiling for the Aytpical Leader’ panel moderated by Ky Chow (Journalist)

July 2017 PDF Sydney – Katie Mihell (BD Director at Westpac), Belinda Bentley (Co-Founder at Radley Property) and Belinda Roelofs (Founder at Mary Holland); ‘Success Defined by the Lady Bosses’ panel moderated by Della Zhuang (Curator at TEDxHaymarket)

April 2017 PDF Sydney – Angelo Kourtis, Vice President at Western Sydney University – The Ladder to Cultural Competency

February 2017 PDF Sydney – Patti McCarthy, Author and Trainer – Cultural Intelligence; Who Needs It?

December 2016 PDF Sydney – Steve Hui, Founder and CEO at iFlyFlat – Fireside Chat

October 2016 PDF Sydney – Owen Firth, CEO at Performance Education – Busting Through the Bamboo Floor

September 2016 PDF Sydney – Roger Wilkins AO, Former Secretary of the Commonwealth Attorney General Integrity, – Courage and Frank Advice

August 2016 PDF Sydney – Natalie Cope, CEO at Australia China Business Council – Winning in the Asian Century

July 2016 PDF Sydney – Caroline Vu, Chief Impact Officer at Impact Investment Group – How a Bigger Purpose Leads to Your Bigger Role

June 2016 PDF Sydney – Chris Looi, Portfolio Manager at The Centre for Creative Leadership – The Essential Ingredients to Effective Leadership

May 2016 PDF Sydney – Brad Chan, CEO Banna Group – Quiet Leadership: How Introverts Lead in a World That Keeps Talking

April 2016 PDF Sydney – Shani Raja, Udemy Writing Trainer and Former WSJ Editor – Writing to Get Noticed

April 2016 PDF Melbourne – Raj Khetarpal,  People, Talent & Career Strategist  – Landing Your Dream Career

March 2016 PDF Sydney – Shane Bywater, Professional Trainer – Discovering Your Authentic Kickass Personal Brand

February 2016 PDF Sydney – Stephanie Brennan, Founder and CEO Step Wealth  – Having it All Starts Now

January 2016 PDF Sydney – Ross Cameron, Sky News Contributor, Entreprenuer and Former MP –  Bring Your Spike: Your Difference is Your Edge

December 2015 PDF Pathways – Mary Devine – Human Behaviour Specialist and Success Strategist

October 2015 PDF Sydney – Jason Lim – Entreprenuer and Writer for Forbes Asia

October 2015 PDF Pathways – Dr. Yvonne Ho AM – Businesswoman, Medical Specialist & Entrepreneur

September 2015 PDF Sydney – Tim Fung – Founder and CEO, Airtasker

August 2015 PDF Melbourne – Reynah Tang – Partner, Johnson Winter and Slattery

August 2015 PDF Sydney – Simon Hayes – Director, CFO Forum Group

July 2015 PDF Pathways – Daniel Merza – CA | Speaker | Mentor

June 2015 PDF Sydney – John Barilaro – Minister for Skills, Small Business and Regional Development

June 2015 Melbourne PDF Launch – Dr. Yvonne Ho AM – Businesswoman, Medical Specialist & Entrepreneur

May 2015 PDF Pathways Featuring – Ivan Chew – Trainer, Improv Your Life

April 2015 PDF Pathways Featuring – Boon Tan – Principal, CST Tax Advisors

March 2015 PDF Sydney – Ezio Mormile – Customer Strategy & Planning, Telstra Corporation

March 2015 PDF Pathways featuring – Andrew Walsh – Founder, Toolbox for the Mind

February 2015 PDF Sydney – Owen Firth – CEO, Performance Education

January 2015 PDF Sydney – Ivan Ang – CEO, Leadership Signature Coach

November 2014 – David Redhill – Chief Marketing Officer, Deloitte

October 2014 – Kim Tiong – Founder, 134 Matchsticks

September 2014 PDF Pathways featuring – Jeff Chan – Director Sales and Marketing, identicalyou

September 2014 – Anfernee Chansamooth – Philanthropist, Consultant, Writer at Confidentpreneur

August 2014 – Jenny Tse – Director, License to Bill

July 2014 – Raymond Chan – Managing Partner, Morgans

June 2014 – Shane Bywater – Director, SkillPills.com.au

April 2014 – Lt. Gen. David Morrison AO – Chief of Army, Australian Defence Force

March 2014 – Sharon Crean – CEO, BeyondWater

February 2014 – Joanne Gray – Editor, AFR BOSS

January 2014 – Tony Surtees – Board Member – Commercialisation Australia

December 2013 – Ellie Sweeney – Executive Director, Solution and Services, Telstra Enterprise and Government

November 2013 – Shani Raja – Editor, Wall Street Journal

October 13 – Louise McCoach – Partner, Clayton Utz

August 13 – Jim Longley – Chief Executive, Ageing Disability and Home Care (NSW)

July 13 – Alison Smythe – Inspired Coaching and Corporate Training

June 13 – Michael Rebelo – CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi Australia

May 13 – Jeff Chan – Member, PDF Team

April 13 – Barry Barakat – Consultant and Adviser with Perpetuity Capital

March 13 – Stuart Cook – CEO of Zambrero

October 12 – Craig Laundy – Candidate for Reid

November 11 – Chris Hartcher – NSW Minister for Resources and Energy

October 11 – Valerie Khoo – Founder – Sydney Writers’ Centre, Milsons point

September 11 – PDF Pathways Panel featuring
Barry Barakat – Consultant, Perpetuity Capital
David Field
–  General Counsel, Telstra Operations
Ross Miller – General Manager, Human Resources, HR Group Services, Westpac
Jingmin Qian – Director at Golden Cross Resources, Board Director and Chair, Membership Committee at CFA Institute Society of Sydney

August 11 – William Fazl – Former Chief Information Officer, Transfield Services

July 11 – Gregory Green – CEO, Wimdu Australia

June 11 – Andrew Tyndale – Director, Grace Mutual

May 11 – Gordon Makryllos – Vice President, APC Pacific

March 11 – James McIntyre – Economist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

February 11 – The Hon Ross Cameron – Director, MyATM Holdings Limited; Chairman, Towncars Networks Australia Pty Ltd.  Moderated by Narelle Hooper – Editor, AFR BOSS

November 10 – PDF Pathways Panel featuring – Dr. John Best – Specialist Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician with the Orthosports Group in Sydney
Mark Chan – Principal, CBA Financial Planning
Joseph Law– Founder and CEO of LivingGreatness
Christopher Looi – Business Consultant and Founding Director of Define Clothing

October 10 – PDF Pathways Panel featuring – Kurt Fulepp – Consumer Marketing Manager for ninemsn
Jeff Chan – Founder and Director of GentlemanPlayer
Christopher Looi – Business Consultant and Founding Director of Define Clothing
Jeffery Wang – Senior Account Executive, Telstra Corporation; Founder of PDF

September 10 – Paul Finnerty – Founding Partner, Peak Performance PM

August 10 – Steve Vamos – Director, Telstra Corporation

July 10 – Christopher Golis – Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors

June 10 – Kylie Charlton – Managing Director, Unitus Capital

May 10 – Adam Driussi – Director, Quantium

April 10 – Narelle Hooper – Editor, Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine

March 10 – Jenny Wallis – Honorary Advisor, Hong Kong Australia Business Association (HKABA)

February 10 – Emma Lo Russo – Director of Validity Coaching & CEO of 4C Growth.

January 10 – Karen Adamedes – Author, Career Chick, Business Executive

November 09 – Patrick McKeon – Managing Partner, Advisory Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers

October 09 – Bob Cheng – Founder and Managing Director, PermissionCorp.

September 09 – Lisa Butler – Director, Paragon Associates Pty Ltd

August 09 – Sandy Blackburn-Wright – Head of Organisational Mentoring, Group Sustainability and Community Involvement, Westpac Banking Corporation

July 09 – Sandra Wu – Lawyer, Allens Arthur Robinson

June 09 – Kim Seeling Smith – Director and Human Capital Consultant, Radiate Results

Philip Pryor – Director and Principal, Morphthink Pty Ltd

May 09 – Justin Greiner – NSW ACT Director, ANZ Private Bank

April 09 – Jim Longley – Executive Vice-President – Government Banking, CBA

March 09 – Rod Mewing – Industry Director, Telstra Corporation

February 09 – Mike Baird – NSW Shadow Treasurer & Member for Manly

November 08 – Dave Cunningham – CEO, Ourexplorer.com

October 08 – Alex Hawke – Member for Mitchell, Australian Federal Parliament, guest appearances includingMatthew Mason-Cox – Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party in the Legislative Council, Chris Hartcher – Shadow Minister for Water Utilities, Shadow Minister for Housing, Shadow Minister for Local Government and Shadow Minister for the Central Coast.

September 08 – Panel from Grant Thornton
Nicole Bradley – Director, Audit &  Assurance Services
Troy Wilson – Director, Privately Held Business Services
Allison McCann – Manager, Audit & Assurance Services
Angela White – Manager, Audit & Assurance Services
Dijana Prica – Senior Human Resources Advisor

August 08 – Ky Chow, Reporter, Sky News Business Channel
Kenneth Lee, Relationship Manager, ANZ Private Bank

July 08 – Panel of Young Entreprenuers
Anne Thanudchang, Director, Propex Property & Finance Specialists
Gary Ng, Founder and Director, E-Web Marketing
Connie Tung, Founder and Director, Fusion Global Events
Rohan Belliappa, General Manager, Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce
Simon Chheou, Principle and Partner, Wintergate Chartered Accountants

June 08 – Steven McDonald – National Manager – Sales Learning and Development – Telstra Corporation

May 08 – A Panel from the Media Industry
Julia Lee, Head of Fundamental Analysis, HUBB Financial
Ky Chow, Reporter, Sky News Business Channel
Debs Majumdar, Producer & Journalist, SBS News & Current Affairs Online
Kurt Fulepp, Network Marketing Manager, Nine Network Australia
Moderated by:
Anna Choy, Reporter, “Beyond Tomorrow”

April 08 – Andrew Fong – Wealth Manager, Macquarie Bank

March 08 – Daniel Kwok – President Asia Pacific, Philip Crosby Associates

February 08 – Tommy Cheung – CIO, Colonial First State

December 07 – JoAnne Bloche – CEO, Financial Planners Association

September 07 – Bill Shew, Peter Berg, Warren Ho – Panel From Grant Thornton

August 07 – Yan Wong – Partner – Corporate Tax, KPMG

July 07 – Ross Cameron – Consultant, Macquarie Bank

June 07 – Lillian Lai – Regional Director – North Asia Insurance Services, Aon Australia / Pacific

May 07 – Sew Yew Lee – National Manager – Multicultural and Migrant Banking, Westpac