We are excited to announce our 2018 ALPMA Summit speakers! More speakers will be announced soon.
Co-Founder and Director, Worklogic
Grevis Beard is a highly experienced and widely-respected lawyer, author and workplace investigator. Grevis is a co-founder and director at Worklogic, an Australian market-leader in identifying, preventing & resolving workplace misconduct. He is the co-author of “Workplace Investigations” published by Wolters Kluwer in 2018. Together with co-director Rose Bryant-Smith, Grevis has also written “Fix Your Team”, published this August by Wiley. “Fix Your Team” gives managers the tools to rectify team dysfunction.
Grevis speaks knowledgably and diplomatically on how to resolve workplace conflict, manage people risk and build a positive culture at work. Grevis has deep expertise on how to conduct fair and reliable workplace investigations into allegations of bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination and fraud.
Grevis has a personable, engaging style. Both informative and highly-entertaining, he takes his audience on an interactive journey and provides practical, actionable insights that can be immediately applied at work.
Founder and Principal, 23legal
Dugald is the founder of 23LEGAL, a boutique law firm offering traditional dispute resolution, restructuring, insolvency and commercial legal services but with a modern-world approach.
Prior to starting 23LEGAL, Dugald spent 10 years working in high-end boutique law firms across Brisbane, gaining general practice experience in his early career before specialising in litigation, dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency since 2010. He has acted for a wide variety of individuals, small business, large companies both in Australia and internationally and has worked on some of the largest and most complex litigation matters in Australian history.
As a self-professed tech geek, Dugald is passionate about technology, particularly emerging technologies and the ways that technology (both current and emerging) can provide new and novel solutions to age-old complex problems.
Foundation Dean, Swinburne Law School
Professor Dan Hunter is the Foundation Dean of Swinburne Law School. He is an international expert in intellectual property and internet law, and regularly publishes on the theory of intellectual property and on the intersection of computers and law. He is the author of books on gamification, intellectual property, and intelligent legal systems, and the author of numerous articles on intellectual property and internet law. His current research is focused on the use of technology within law, including the use of artificial intelligence in sentencing, the legal implications of the blockchain, and the future of legal practice. He is also undertaking a range of cultural histories of intellectual property in the postwar period, including work on LEGO bricks, Barbie dolls, modernist furniture, and the social significance of luxury handbags. In his spare time he is co-founder of two startups, one in educational technology and one in legal tech.
Director, STAC Capital
Mark is a Director of STAC Capital, a capital advisory firm focusing predominantly on structured debt for businesses, property developments and commercial property. He is also a Director of Opterre Capital, a fund manager providing structured debt to property developments.
Mark’s career has included over 15 years as a commercial banker in business and property finance, having held senior management roles in Macquarie Bank and NAB.
He has a strong background in production and analysis of complex financial structures and models, risk assessment and management, distressed asset management and strategic stakeholder management. His experience as lead banker has included some of Australia’s highly-respected mid-tier professional services firms, as well as diversified industries in import & wholesale, manufacturing and construction services.