Andrea Clarke

Author & Facilitator

Andrea encourages people to be 'future fit' through writing, speaking & delivering digital learning programs. A former television news reporter and Washington D.C. correspondent, Andrea covered major news events for Al Jazeera English, the Pentagon Channel and Thomson Reuters before working on humanitarian aid programs to rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan. Andrea then led the communication campaign for the Save Darfur advocacy movement to stop the genocide in Sudan. With an obsession for growing careers, Andrea founded FutureFitCo in 2012 and stepped into EdTech in 2015, when she built her first LMS system to deliver content to remote learners. She is the author of the book: 'Future Fit: How to Stay Relevant and Competitive in the Future of Work' -  a finalist in the Australian Career Book Award 2019, winner of the Australian Business Book of the Year 2019 and finalist in the UK Business Book Awards 2020. Andrea is also a member of the Australian HR Institute's Future of Work Advisory Panel.

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Alicia Stephenson

Expert Facilitator

Platoon Commander in the Australian Army, Chief Commercial Officer at Future Women, Education Manager at a Supermax Prison & TAFE teacher - Alicia has worked across a range of roles to become a master of adaptive leadership. With a background in organisational psychology, she uses data to anticipate large scale change. As the now CEO of the Centre for Generational Dynamics, she oversees a team of researchers, education specialists and change managers, developing training and implementing radical change across companies including LinkedIn, Atlassian, Salesforce, Channel Nine, NAB and more. Alicia's achievements also include establishing 'Active Playgroup' a business that served to rehabilitate mothers with postnatal depression, which won her the 2015 Telstra Victorian Young Businesswoman of the Year Award. Outside of her core work, Alicia is the co-host of the Next Generation Innovators Podcast, a Judge for the Telstra Business Awards, Board Director at the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Foundation and guest expert facilitator at FutureFit.

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Sally Dwyer

Guest Speaker

Sally is the Head of Strategic Workforce Planning at the Commonwealth Bank. A highly commercial and international Human Resources specialist - Sally understands that businesses get the best results when the right people are in place. Her experience spans the full breadth of global human resources and organisational effectiveness - including culture change, leadership assessment and development, executive coaching, talent management and succession planning, top team effectiveness, M&A, resourcing and remuneration. Sally has 20 years experience developing & delivering leadership programs for high potential talent across major financial services groups in the US, Asia & UK, including Barclays and RBS where she developed the top 100 leaders.

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Larissa Webster

Expert Facilitator

A former professional athlete with a deep commitment to integrity, excellence and growth, Larissa has effortlessly translated her skills to lead high performance communications teams across top ASX-listed companies, government and non-profits. Holding state and national roles, Larissa has trained, advised and managed top-tier executives in delivering their message effectively to shareholders, business media and communities. Larissa also has extensive issues management and communications experience across high profile, controversial public projects spanning infrastructure, property, community and public policy, and has worked on winning bids, capital partnerships, major acquisitions and portfolio divestments. 

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Sally Chartres

Operations Manager

Sally has the critical role of running our daily operations - including the setting up and delivery of programs, scheduling, liaising with clients and managing our alumni activities. Sally comes to us after a standout career as a global events manager, based in London & Kuala Lumpur. Half of her 20 years in the field was spent working as part of the award-winning Event Experience team at Cisco on various in-house events across the globe, including Europe, the UK, the USA and Australia and New Zealand. The largest event being Cisco Live Melbourne, Cisco’s annual world class, industry leading event which consistently delivered business critical objectives, while being one of the most impactful IT events in the region. Prior to this, Sally curated and delivered events for top tier brands including Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, Gartner, IBM, and SalesForce.