Keynote Speakers

We are excited to announce our 2018 ALPMA Summit keynote speakers!

Mark McCrindle
Social Researcher & Demographer

mark_mccrindleMark McCrindle is an award winning social researcher, who speaks passionately on the importance of tracking emerging issues and manipulating business to suit the trend. He can contribute to boardroom briefings, executive workshops, strategy sessions and keynote presentation, guiding and assisting companies to achieve.

As well as holding a Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology, Mark is also the author of three books, ‘The ABC of XYZ: Understanding the Global Generations’, ‘Word Up: A Lexicon and Guide to Communication in the 21st Century’ and ‘The Power of Good’. He also has founded an advisory, communications and research company, McCrindle, which consults with over 100 of Australia’s largest companies and international brands.

Mark McCrindle’s topics of expertise include: business, change management, consumer trends, trends forecasting, learning and teaching, communication in the 21st century, human resources managing and leading teams to success in an ever-changing world. He has the ability to connect with audiences and educate them on the importance of trends in running a successful business.

Michael McQueen
Speaker, Author, Futurist 

Michael McQueenMichael McQueen is a multi-award winning speaker, trend forecaster and six-time bestselling author.  With clients including KPMG, Pepsi and Cisco, he has helped some of the world’s most successful brands navigate disruption and maintain momentum.Having been recently named Australia’s Keynote Speaker of the Year, Michael was inducted into the Professional Speakers Halls of Fame.

Michael’s newest book How to Prepare Now for What’s Next is a revealing glimpse at the key trends that will shape the coming years including Artificial Intelligence, robotics and nanotechnology. Michael’s explores the technological shifts and social changes that no organization or individual can afford to ignore and offers a practical game plan for thriving in an age of disruption.


Linda Murray
Executive Coach, Anthea Leadership Academy

Linda 1a_previewLinda Murray is a successful Businesswoman, Coach, Mentor, Speaker and Trainer. Her unique talent is teaching professionals (business owners and executives) how to enjoy accelerated commercial and individual success. Linda understands the formula of peak performance and supports her clients to build their skills and talents with ease. She understands how to create simplicity from complexity; structure from overwhelm; confidence from chaos.

Founder of Athena Coaching and Athena Leadership Academy, Linda works with executives through one-on-one Executive Coaching, Workshops, Online Programs and Keynote Speaking.
Linda built her first successful business at age 22, growing her business to a team of 25 bookkeepers and financial controllers, working with close to 400 small-to- medium-businesses. After experiencing the results that business coaching delivered in her own business, Linda became passionate about coaching and sold her financial business at 29 years old to start Athena Coaching. Her clients enjoy the benefit of her proven commercial experience, deep understanding of how people tick combined with highly esteemed coaching support. Linda works with small businesses to large corporates to help them increase their commercial success through getting the most out of their greatest asset – their people.

She has a Master of Business Coaching (Distinction), a degree in Psychology and Philosophy, is an Accredited Professional Coach and Certified NLP Practitioner. With a personal passion for health and fitness, Linda understands the importance of maximising your body’s ability to perform at its full potential. This not only benefits you, but your organisation and all those around you.

Peter Williams
Chief Edge Officer, Deloitte Centre for the Edge

Pete WilliamsPete is well known as a thought leader about all things digital but his true essence is that he is an inspirational leader.  Whether it be helping organizations understand the rapidly changing world, driving innovation, seeing into the future or leading a community after a major disaster Pete is passionate about helping others make a difference.

Pete was voted by his peers and colleagues as Deloitte’s Most Inspirational Partner 7 years in a row.  The founder of Deloitte Digital, Pete is now the Chief Edge Officer of Deloitte Centre for the Edge an applied think tank that helps senior executives make sense of and profit from emerging opportunities on the edge of society, business and technology.

Pete is also on the boards of Hall and Wilcox Lawyers, Circus Oz, The Reach Foundation, The Deloitte Foundation and is an Adjunct Professor at the RMIT School of Management.

Tim Williams
Founding Partner, Ignition Consulting Group

Tim WilliamsTim Williams is Founding Partner of Ignition Consulting Group, a leading U.S.-based consultancy devoted to helping professional services firms create and capture more value.  Tim is a noted author, international speaker, and presenter for major industry associations and business conferences worldwide.  As a career marketing professional, Tim’s seminars and keynote presentations have taken him literally around the world, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, India, and Australia.
Based on his expertise in the area of building differentiated professional service brands, Tim has been interviewed and quoted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, National Public Radio (U.S.), The Guardian, Toronto Globe & Mail, Australian Financial Review, ,Bloomberg News, and other business publications covering professional services from advertising to accounting, architecture, and law.

Tim is author of the book, “Positioning for Professionals: How Professional Knowledge Firms Can Differentiate Their Way to Success.” He also writes the popular blog “Propulsion,” is a monthly columnist for the international publication Admap, and contributes regularly to LinkedIn, where he is a global Linkedin Influencer.

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