Craig Foster AM
Sharmila Tsourdalakis leads Stockland’s Innovation, Marketing, Technology and Customer teams. She has over 20 years’ experience working insenior roles in technology, innovation, customer and digital transformation for ASX-listed companies. She was previously the Executive General Manager for Suncorp’s Banking and Wealth Technology and Portfolio Management responsible for the strategic direction and operational leadership of technology. Prior to Suncorp, Ms Tsourdalakis was Chief Information Officer at The GPT Group. Sharmila has led a number of large scale digital and customer-centric transformations, including the implementation and optimisation of complex technology platforms, and is currently focusing on upgrading Stockland’s systems to increase customer service, business efficiency and embrace digital opportunities.
Former Socceroo Craig Foster AM is a passionate advocate for multiculturalism, refugees and social equality as a member of the Australian Multicultural Council and 18 year, multi-Logie-winning broadcast veteran with SBS Television.
Craig was the driving force behind the successful campaign to release footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, who was imprisoned in Thailand in 2018. Craig united and led a global coalition of advocacy groups, charities, high profile Australians and sport to free the footballer. The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) acknowledged his leadership.
In 2019, Craig travelled to Port Moresby to meet with refugees and asylum seekers still detained in Papua New Guinea and Nauru to bring attention to their plight.
Craig also founded the #PlayForLives campaign during COVID-19 disruptions. With a strong conviction that the sporting community should give back to society, he encourages professional athletes and organisations to fill vacant volunteering positions in community organisations.
Lyma Nguyen was awarded as the 2020 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australian of the Year. Lyma was Australia’s youngest amongst 45 of the “Trailblazing Women Australian Lawyers”. This award reflected her ongoing pro bono practice since 2009 as an International Civil Part Counsel at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia. Lyma represented the minor Vietnamese victims in the tribunal’s historic genocide case. Lyma also connected minor Vietnamese communities with the Australian Vietnamese Association to assist in building a school to provide children with access to education. Lyma’s significant contribution in the international arena was recognised through the Prime Minister’s Executive Endeavour Awards in 2013 and a Churchill Fellowship in 2014. The recognition of these awards and Fellowship was used by Lyma to expand her engagement with victims at the Cambodian tribunal and the International Criminal Court.
Lyma’s domestic career spans criminal prosecution and defence, appellate work before the Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeal, disciplinary inquiries, and advisory work in a variety of civil and criminal briefs. Lyma began her career at the private bar with Darwin’s prestigious William Forster Chambers.Currently she practices as a sole practitioner and is a member of Howells’ List Barristers, Victoria.
Steve Hui is the Founder and Chief Executive of iFLYflat. For 17 years he solved complex problems in senior finance roles in corporations including Macquarie Bank. Three years ago, Steve started the world’s first points-optimisation consultancy, helping businesses to fly business class for cheaper than economy and optimising their credit card rewards and frequent flyer points to redeem for free travel.
Now Steve is the leading authority on maximising the return from reward points for business, and regularly speaks at conferences, runs workshops and appears on Australian TV, news and media. If you have points, iFLYflat can help you book the points flights that you won’t find.
If you don’t have points, they will create a tailored strategy to help you earn more points than ever. Steve believes everyone should and can experience the true joy of flying in first or business class, and has discovered the secret value hidden in your points.
Jason Yeap OAM
Jason Yeap OAM is one of Victoria’s most successful entrepreneurs whose acumen for leadership and investment has been an indispensable asset to the community. His private success in law and property development is equally matched by his public contributions to charity and cultural investment.
Jason has advocated for, and been called upon, to assist in a range of community advisory boards. Service with the Trade and Investment Policy Advisory Council, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and various universities are but a sample of his contribution to big-picture Australia. Jason also provides substantial charitable contributions to a range of causes. He has been a generous benefactor to the National Gallery of Victoria, providing a great number of art pieces to the gallery. In 2010, Jason was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in recognition of his involvement and contribution as a trustee and Chairman of the NGV Foundation. Likewise, Jason and his wife established the Wong Swee Soon International Science Internships Award, a program to support students with international internship opportunities.
Based in Sydney, Libby Roy has over 20 years of experience, largely in financial services and wealth management. Libby is currently the Managing Director, Small and Medium Business at Optus. She has held senior divisional roles at American Express, AXA and AMP, gaining experience across payments, credit cards, financial planning, superannuation and travel.
Libby’s board level experience includes her time as Managing Director on the PayPal Australia board. In addition, she has held chairperson and director roles on numerous joint venture and subsidiary boards while working for American Express and AXA.
Libby holds a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Applied Science from Curtin University. Libby is also a member of the Fintech Advisory Panel to the federal government and a member of Chief Executive Women.
Born in Makassar, Indonesia, Konfir Kabo is the founding partner of Kabo Lawyers, a law firm based in Melbourne. He is also the CEO of Aksara Group, a service station investment trust. Konfir Kabo has been an avid art collector for the past decade and is a passionate patron of the arts through Project 11, a philanthropic initiative he established with his wife, Monica Lim. Project 11 works with institutions such as the University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT University, National Gallery of Australia, Arts Centre Melbourne, Multicultural Arts Victoria and Musica Viva. He also supports health initiatives such as autism research with OTARC, prostate cancer research and the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Konfir Kabo has recently launched projects in Indonesia, including an education centre in Bandung with Melbourne Polytechnic to deliver audio engineering courses as well as movie production. He was admitted as a solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia in 1998 and is a Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand College of Notaries.
David is the Australia Consulting Leader and ASEANZ Consulting CEO, leading a diverse team of professional consultants to help clients in Government and the Public Sector, Financial Services, Health and Consumer Markets to solve society’s most important problems. David is an experienced and high performing senior executive known for leading and inspiring diverse teams, delivering large and complex consulting projects, as well as managing and delivering functions of the C-suite office. He has been responsible for large teams and complex projects across multiple territories/regions, including Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, Japan, China/Hong Kong, UK, USA and Europe, across both private and public sectors.
David joined PwC Australia in 2005 and since becoming a partner in 2007, he has been fortunate to have had leadership roles across the firm, including Consulting Site Leader for Queensland, National Health Leader. His most recent role was moving to Singapore to help build PwC South East Asia Consulting where he performed roles including Public Sector and Healthcare Leader and Chief Operations Officer. Since returning to Australia in 2019, David was most recently the Markets Leader for PwC Australia and ASEANZ Consulting focused on helping PwC drive a growth agenda for the Australia, South East Asia and New Zealand region providing client and market leadership.