Perth Corporate PA Summit 2017 - Australia's biggest and best conference for Executive Assistants (EAs) and Personal Assistants (PAs)
Perth Corporate PA Summit 2016 - Australia's biggest and best conference for Executive Assistants (EAs) and Personal Assistants (PAs)
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Perth Corporate PA Summit 2016 - Australia's biggest and best conference for Executive Assistants (EAs) and Personal Assistants (PAs)
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The Corporate PA Summit attracts a fantastic mix of celebrity speakers, inspirational speakers and successful EA speakers. The 50th Corporate PA Summit builds upon this tradition, with an agenda packed full of exceptional speakers.

Perth Corporate PA Summit 2017 - Australia's biggest and best conference for Executive Assistants (EAs) and Personal Assistants (PAs)

Holly Ransom  
Holly Ransom Holly Ransom is the CEO of Emergent, a company specialising in the development of high performing intergenerational workforces, leadership and social outcomes. Holly is renowned for generating innovative solutions to complex multi-stakeholder problems for corporations, governments and nonprofit organisations, and for coaching and professionally mentoring leaders of all generations around the world.

In 2014, the Australian Prime Minister appointed Holly to chair the G20 Youth Summit, resulting in the first summit to secure its policy demands from G20 leaders. Holly also co-author the strategy paper on youth entrepreneurship and unemployment for the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal agenda.

Her corporate career has involved working as Chief of Staff to NAB Wealth Chief Executive Andrew Hagger and for Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh, leading key organisational strategy and business improvement initiatives and integrated corporate affairs projects. Holly’s company, Emergent, has worked with the likes of INPEX, CBH, Conoco Phillips, KPMG, as well as local, state and federal government departments around the world.

Holly holds a Law degree and BA (Economics). In 2012, she was the youngest person to be named in Australia’s ‘100 Most Influential Women’, and also became the world’s youngest-ever Rotary President. Her work with Rotary has played a key role in the global efforts to lift youth participation in the organisation, more than doubling the organisation’s youth membership in the last five years.  Holly is a Director of Layne Beachley’s Aim For the Stars Foundation and Global Voices, and is on the Advisory Board of Swimming Australia, Black Sheep Capital and RMIT’s Business School.

In 2016, Holly was appointed to Co-Chair of the United Nations Global Coalition of Young Women Entrepreneurs and became the youngest ever female Director of an AFL club with her appointment to the board of the Port Adelaide Football Club.

An accomplished global keynote speaker, Holly has presented across six continents, including delivering a Peace Charter to the Dalai Lama, presenting at the World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in Monaco and addressing the G20’s Central Bank Governors and Finance Ministers. She is also a popular blogger, contributor to a number of leading publications and a regular radio and TV guest. She has featured on ABC’s ‘Q&A’, Reuters, Bloomberg Asia, Channel 7 News and Channel 10’s ‘The Project’, and is renowned for her commentary on intergenerational economic and social challenges.

Michael Pascoe
Michael Pascoe Michael Pascoe is one of Australia's most respected and experienced finance and economics commentators with four decades in newspaper, broadcast and on-line journalism covering the full gamut of economic, business and finance issues.

Michael is seen on Channel 7's Sunrise and news programs, is Contributing Editor for the Sydney Morning Herald and Age sites, is a weekly finance columnist for Yahoo7 and a popular conference speaker, bringing rare humour and plain language to the 'dismal science' of economics.

Michael was born and educated in Queensland, starting his career with The Courier-Mail before working in Hong Kong for three years on the South China Morning Post. He joined the Australian Financial Review in Sydney upon returning to Australia and then pioneered specialist finance journalism in commercial broadcasting - first with the Macquarie Radio network, then with Channel 9, Sky News and 7.
Michael has four sons, maintains a love of rugby union, a dislike of gardening and what he calls 'an outlook of optimistic scepticism'.

Dr Joanna McMillan
Dr Joanna McMillan Dr Joanna McMillan is one of Australia’s best-known health, nutrition and healthy lifestyle experts. She is a regular on television and is the official nutritionist for the Today Show, as well as radio and print media. She is director of her own small but growing company Dr Joanna which runs an online lifestyle change program Get Lean.

Joannais a nutrition science consultant to various companies, is an in-demand and experienced presenter nationally and increasingly overseas. She is an author and is currently working on her sixth published book, as well as writing regularly for her own blog, several other websites as well as published magazines. She is also a co-author and ambassador for the newly launched Diploma of Nutrition with the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers.

Joanna grew up in her native country of Scotland where she first trained as a fitness instructor some 25 years ago. After studying psychology for two years, she moved to the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland where she gained a BSc with First Class Honours in Nutrition and Dietetics.

After working first in research she moved to London and worked with a small nutrition and exercise consultancy business, not unlike her own business today. However the call to return to research and further study was strong and she decided to immigrate to Australia in 1999 to pursue career opportunities at the University of Sydney.

The following year she was awarded a scholarship to undertake a PhD under the supervision of Professor Jennie Brand-Miller and Professor Ian Caterson – both Internationally recognised nutrition and obesity experts. Joanna was awarded her nutrition science PhD in 2006. She subsequently co-authored the International bestseller The Low GI Diet with Professor Brand-Miller and fellow dietitian Kaye Foster-Powell.

Joanna lives in Sydney with her husband Joel, two young sons Oliver and Lewis, and their family dog Spartacus.

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Brant Garvey
Brant Garvey was born as an above-knee amputee. 

Since his childhood, he never worried about the things he cannot do, as he saw himself limitless and fearless. 

From racing against world champions internationally for swimming, winning in five Australian Wheelchair Basketball Championships, competing against 20,000 able bodied athletes in the CrossFit Open, becoming the first Australian above-knee amputee to finish an IronMan in record time - Brant lives to push the boundaries of what is possible and continues to challenge what others think is "normal" for a person of his ability.

And finally, last year he was able to achieve a life-long dream of competing in the Paralympics. Representing Australia in the debut of Paratriathlon in Rio 2016.

Brant Garvey’s passion for the pursuit of excellence in life and sport is equalled only by his desire to educate and inspire others to do great things in their lives. He is dedicated to helping others to develop the tools they need to face their fears, overcome their obstacles and to chase big dreams.

Amy Scott
Amy Scott
Passionate about empowering people, families, businesses, organisations, teams,
workplaces and communities everywhere - Amy Scott (former lawyer) says

“It’s not rocket science - it is simply learning how not to rub people up the wrong way”.

Living in Melbourne, Amy is a proud born & bred rural New Zealand Central Otago girl.

Whilst she’s represented NZ in ice hockey, she’s still not allowed to drive tractors! Following a career as a practising lawyer, Amy changed direction. She has since had over 10 years experience as a communication consultant, speaker, trainer, mentor, coach and facilitator.

She is a recognised “thought leader” in the areas of connection, courage & compassion.
She is currently one of Australasia’s most sought after speakers.

Dr Jenny Brockis
Dr Jenny Brockis

As a doctor, speaker, author and mentor, Dr. Jenny is passionate about all things 'brain'. Her mission is to become the Jamie Oliver of brain health fitness, empowering others to create their own brain that is fit, healthy and optimised to help them work at their best.

Dr. Jenny has devoted her career to the health and wellbeing of others. Concerned by the alarming increase in the amount of stress, stress related illness and mental health problems she was witnessing in society as a whole, she realised the need to promote brain health to elevate mental performance and wellbeing. 

As the Director and Founder of Brain Fit! she works with those who seek to thrive in our increasingly complex world, translating the complexities of the neuroscience into easily understood strategies that can be readily integrated into our busy lives. 

Dr Jenny is featured regularly in the media, has authored three books including the best seller Future brain (Wiley) and is a keen blogger and writer.

As a wife and mother to two young adults, when not writing, researching or presenting, Dr. Jenny loves to spend her time travelling and challenging her long-standing fear of heights.


Zoe Robinson  
Zoë Robinson has over 18 years’ experience of Executive Support and is the 2016 Winner of Executive PA Magazine’s PA of The Year Award; the oldest and most established awards for Personal & Executive Assistants and the only PA & EA awards that are run globally.

Born in London, Zoë has worked in different corporate environments in both the UK and New Zealand and has built trusting, professional relationships throughout her career. Sound judgement, being open and friendly and an inclination to problem solve has helped shape her career as an Executive Assistant. Zoë’s exceptional organisational and time management skills ensure key duties are performed flawlessly, and combined with her positive attitude, have been key in making herself indispensable to her team, her colleagues and her CEO.

Zoë currently works as Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer at nib nz, the second largest health insurer in New Zealand. Established in 1952, nib provides value for money and affordable health cover to more than 1.1 million people in Australia and New Zealand. With over 60 years' experience, nib is a Trans-Tasman business that offers innovative products and services, and great value for customers.


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