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Duncan Williamson

Duncan Williamson

Award Winning Author, Faculty Leader and Contributor

Duncan Williamson is an author, trainer and business consultant specializing in Financial, Management Accounting and Spreadsheet Modelling with a sustained record of success established in the Financial and Commercial marketplaces. He is an inspirational presenter whose excellent communication skills have been demonstrated across countries and cultures assisting executive professionals to achieve their full potential. 

Duncan’s international experience includes multimillion dollars projects and consultancies carried out in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, the Caucasus, the Balkans, Central Europe and Denmark. In addition to working as a consultant and trainer, Duncan worked in a wide variety of settings, ranging from working as a management accountant in process industries in the UK to product cost consulting in several industries in Eastern Europe and the Oil and Gas industry in the Middle East. 

Duncan has published widely over the years on cost and management accounting, and is a major contributor to various magazines, journals and websites. Duncan is a best-selling author across many financial books including "Excel Power Query". Prior to that, he has written “Excel Solutions for Accountants” in three volumes in June 2015, and “The Accounting and Bookkeeping Coach”, published in April 2014.

Professor John R. Percival

Professor John R. Percival

Former Adjunct Professor at Wharton

Dr. John Percival is a leading authority in the areas of Finance and Strategy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Since joining Wharton in 1971, he has been actively leading the development and teaching of various Executive Education programs. He was recipient of Anvil Award for Teaching Excellence and also Core Teaching Award in the Wharton Executive MBA Program. He has taught executive education programs at other prestigious Universities including Carnegie-Mellon, Columbia, and INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France).

Dr. Percival was previously the Associate Vice Dean and Associate Director of Wharton’s MBA program. He is also the lead faculty on popular executive education programs at Wharton, including Integrating Finance and Strategy for Value Creation and The CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner. He has been commissioned to provide consulting and developed programs for many Fortune 500 companies including GE, Pfi zer, AT&T, Ford, DuPont, Price Waterhouse, Merck, Ciba, and IBM. He has also authored many influential articles which appeared in publications such as the Finance Times, the Journal of Economics and Statistics, and the Journal of Risk and Insurance among others.

 

 

Professor Steve Kelman

Professor Steve Kelman

Albert J. Weatherhead III and Richard W. Weatherhead Professor of Public Management at Harvard

Steve Kelman is the Weatherhead Professor of Public Management at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, with a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University, he is the author of many books and articles on the policymaking process and on improving the management of government organizations. His latest book, Unleashing Change: A Study of Organizational Change in Government, was published in 2005 by the Brookings Institution Press. His other books include a study on how to improve the government computer procurement process, entitled Procurement and Public Management: The Fear of Discretion and the Quality of Government Performance (AEI Press, 1990), and Making Public Policy: A Hopeful View of American Government (Basic Books, 1987). In 1996 he was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. In 2001, he received the Herbert Roback Memorial Award, the highest achievement award of the National Contract Management Association. In 2003 he was elected as a Director of The Procurement Roundtable. In 2010 the American Political Science Association awarded him the Gaus Prize, which honors a lifetime of achievement in public administration scholarship. He currently serves as editor of the InternationalPublic Management Journal, and he writes a regular column for Federal Computer Week and a blog, The Lectern,at FCW.com.

Professor William Duggan

Professor William Duggan

Adjunct Professor at Columbia University

 

William Duggan is the author of three recent books on innovation: Strategic Intuition: The Creative Spark in Human Achievement (2007); Creative Strategy: A Guide for Innovation (2012); and The Seventh Sense: How Flashes of Insight Change Your Life (2015). In 2007 the journal Strategy+Business named Strategic Intuition “Best Strategy Book of the Year.” He has BA, MA and PhD degrees from Columbia University, and twenty years of experience as a strategy advisor and consultant. Professor Duggan teaches innovation in three venues at Columbia Business School: MBA and Executive MBA courses, and Executive Education sessions. In 2014 he won the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence. He has given talks and workshops on innovation to thousands of executives from companies in countries around the world.

Peter Engering

Peter Engering

Cryptocurrency Expert And Former Chairman Of The Crypto Board In One Of The Three Largest Banks In The Netherlands

Peter Engering is a compliance expert and one of the most sought-after voices in the cryptocurrency space. He is the co-founder of Compliance Champs, a consulting firm specializing in digital currency compliance. He has written the crypto policy for one of the largest banks in the Netherlands and received wide media coverage due to its innovative stance against commercial companies purchasing cryptocurrencies with their bank accounts. He is currently serving as a Crypto Board Member at one of Netherlands' second largest banks, providing ongoing advice and education to financial institutions and crypto exchanges that are interested in digital currencies like digital assets compliance and crypto regulation. Peter is also a Certified Compliance Professional (CCP) who has integrated his extensive expertise in compliance remediation and risk management with his passion for cryptocurrency development.

Enda Young

Enda Young

Negotiation Expert and Negotiations Program Director at Queen’s University Belfast

Enda is one of the most sought-after negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution experts globally, having over 20 years of experience as a practitioner and lecturer. He is currently the Managing Director of Mediation Northern Ireland that provides alternative dispute resolution to global clients. He has also founded and serves as Program Director of the negotiation program at the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen's University Belfast. Enda also serves as a tutor for the Oxford Program on Negotiation at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

In addition, he has been trained at Harvard University where he applies the key learnings to his negotiation training and consulting work. Enda is also a Certified Mediator with International Mediation Institute (IMI) and The Mediators' Institute of Ireland (MII). His contributions in the industry has led him to be named one of Northern Ireland's top 40 under 40 in business by Business First in 2019.

JC Fernandez-Seoane

JC Fernandez-Seoane

Seasoned International Financial Risk Management Expert

J.C. Fernandez-Seoane is a distinguished professional with over 30 years of experience in international treasury, banking, and financial markets, specializing in risk management. As an accomplished leader in the trading, marketing, and sales of foreign exchange and interest rate derivatives, J.C. has an impressive track record of establishing and restructuring derivatives businesses.

Currently, J.C. serves as the Senior Vice-President and Director of Foreign Exchange at WSFS Bank in Philadelphia, where he is responsible for overseeing the bank's foreign exchange operations. In addition to his corporate role, J.C. is a dedicated educator, teaching financial and risk management courses at Manhattanville College and Moravian University. As a head instructor, he has collaborates with esteemed universities such as Yale, Toronto, and North Western on various finance and investment courses.

J.C.'s expertise in corporate liquidity, capital, and risk management is further demonstrated by his Certified Treasury Professional (CTP™) designation, awarded by the Association for Financial Professionals. His extensive experience and commitment to excellence make J.C. Fernandez-Seoane a prominent figure in the world of finance and risk management.

Technology Development
Niranjan Pandey

Niranjan Pandey

Faculty Leader and Contributor

Niranjan Pandey has over 20 years of experience in the IT Industry. As a Chief Cloud Technologist, he has handled many Design, Development, Build, Integration, Release, Delivery Management, and Migration of DevOps tools involving cloud infrastructure services such as AWS, Azure, and GCP.

As a leading DevOps expert, he has designed and implemented the DevOps platform (automating build, deployment automation, test, SDLC orchestration, environment management, monitoring, and production release procedures) for large organizations. With his mastery over App containerization technology, Niranjan has helped multiple businesses build and automate microservices, taking DevOps to the Next Level with Docker and Kubernetes.

He has extensive expertise in setting up configuration and management tools like  Chef, Puppet, Jenkins, and Ansible; Writing puppet manifests, implementing Puppet agent-based and agentless configurations. He's well-versed in the optimization of enterprise Redhat OpenShift systems. Being a maven in Ansible, he has provisioned AWS environments using Ansible Playbooks. He has also helped design, implement and migrate scalable enterprise monitoring systems like Splunk.

Niranjan is one of the most sought-after mentors and consultants for DevOps in the technology circles. He is also presently serving as an advisor and a member of the board of directors for many technology firms.

 

Tasha Penwell

Tasha Penwell

Certified Solutions Architect And A Highly Skilled AWS Authorized Instructor

Tasha Penwell is a seasoned educator with a passion for transforming students through advanced computer technologies. With over 8 years of experience in higher education, Tasha is renowned for her excellence in instructing courses spanning the breadth of Microsoft products, web development, data analytics, and cloud computing.

As an AWS educator, Certified Solutions Architect, and Certified AWS authorized instructor, Tasha brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the classroom, which she is always eager to share with her students. With extensive experience in teaching AWS courses, Tasha has taught nearly 6 AWS Academy courses to date. She is also a renowned expert in the field, having served as a well-established AWS Subject Matter Expert (SME). Her professional focus extends beyond teaching, with a keen interest in AWS Security, Alexa development, and AR development.

Dr. Linda Miller

Dr. Linda Miller

Highly Experienced Agile Practitioner, Author and International Public Speaker

Dr. Linda is a certified Agilist and renowned for her expertise in Agile Transformation & Delivery Leadership. With over 20 years of experience, she has successfully led Agile transformational change initiatives for multiple Fortune 500 global financial services organizations.

Dr. Linda holds numerous industry-leading certifications:

  • - Certified Agile Business Analyst®
  • - Advanced Certified Scrum Master (ACSM)®
  • - Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (ACSPO)®
  • - Certified Agile Leadership, Organizations (CAL-O)®
  • - Certified Agile Leader (CAL)®

Throughout her career, she has held various influential roles including as Vice President of Agile Transformation & Delivery for one of the "Big Four" banks in the United States. Linda's specialties include Agile Leadership, Business Process Improvement, and Strategic Planning, among others. She is known for her hands-on leadership style and her ability to manage lean portfolios and build high-performing agile teams at scale, positioning her as a respected thought leader and valuable contributor in the Agile community.

Global Human Resources & Analytics
Abraham Simon, S.H., LL.M.

Abraham Simon, S.H., LL.M.

Faculty Leader and Contributor

Abraham Simon, S.H., LL.M. mendapatkan gelar Sarjana Hukum dari Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Bandung dan merupakan penerima beasiswa untuk pendidikan Master of Laws, dengan spesialisasi Hukum Internasional dari Transnational Law and Business University, Seoul – Republik Korea. Simon adalah seorang Advokat yang memiliki izin advokat yang dikeluarkan oleh Perhimpunan Advokat Indonesia (PERADI), yang memiliki pengalaman luas dalam memberikan nasihat hukum komersial untuk perusahaan nasional dan internasional dan dalam menyelesaikan perselisihan komersial, khususnya yang berkaitan dengan Hukum Ketenagakerjaan dan Hubungan Industrial, Keimigrasian, Hukum Pidana, Hak Kekayaan Intelektual, Perdata dan Korporasi Umum. Simon juga pernah dipercaya menjadi penasihat internal atau Legal Manager untuk perusahaan farmasi terkemuka Korea (PT Daewoong Pharmaceutical Company Indonesia) di Indonesia. Sejak tahun 2020 hingga saat ini Simon menjabat sebagai Head of Legal, Compliance, and Risk Management Department di PT Hyundai Motors Indonesia (PMA) dan merupakan Managing Partner / CEO dari CSA Law Office & Consultant.

Rehan Sher

Rehan Sher

Highly Experienced Human Resources Professional and Consultant

Rehan Sher is a highly esteemed Human Resources and Project Management Professional with an extensive career spanning over two decades. As the founder of the Human Resources and Project Management Corporation (HRPM), Rehan has provided invaluable guidance to numerous clients worldwide in crafting effective talent management and recruitment strategies, designing comprehensive rewards and retention programs, and developing impactful training and development initiatives.

In addition to his illustrious corporate career, Rehan is a renowned instructor for postgraduate students at prestigious institutions throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). He currently serves as a full-time faculty member in the Project Management Department at Georgian College, where he imparts his vast expertise and knowledge to the upcoming generation of professionals. Rehan has also taught courses on HR Analytics and HR Management as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in HR and has instructed several HR management courses at both York University and Lambton College in Canada.

Demonstrating his dedication to the field of learning and development, Rehan holds a Master's Certificate in Learning & Development from Schulich's Executive Education Centre. His exceptional accomplishments in both professional and educational spheres make him a distinguished figure in the realms of Human Resources and Project Management.

Soumya Singh

Soumya Singh

Highly Accomplished Global HR and DEI Strategist

Soumya is a highly accomplished and versatile people leader with a wealth of experience in leadership and management roles across renowned organizations in the UK. She is currently serving as the Deputy Director of People at Smart Energy GB, the UK's national campaign for smart meter roll-out, where she holds a pivotal position within the senior leadership team.

Soumya also serves as a visiting faculty member at Kingston Business School, where she imparts her knowledge and expertise in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour to postgraduate and undergraduate students. She has also conducted sessions internationally, including at Ranepa University in Moscow and various business schools in India, bringing valuable industry insights and practical applications to professional qualification programs. Through these positions, Soumya is actively involved in championing diversity, inclusion, and the eradication of unconscious bias and stereotypes. Her commitment to these principles, coupled with her drive to remove barriers and create inclusive environments, allows individuals to thrive in their chosen careers and contribute their best to the organizations they serve.

Global Sustainability & Environment
Luca Chiasserini

Luca Chiasserini

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Continuous Improvement Leader

Mr. Luca Chiasserini is an eminent, innovative Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Operations Manager with extensive experience serving multi-billion-dollar global conglomerates within the FMCG, Banking, and Automotive industries. 

He has a proven international history of directing successful operations and supply chain across Asia, Europe, USA, and Middle East and has helped global companies achieve efficiency, catalyze retention, and enhance revenue. He is also a seasoned Six Sigma Faculty Director with a proven record of implementing robust strategies/processes using LEAN/Six Sigma methodologies to establish Operational Excellence framework.

Luca was previously appointed as the Head of Lean at Australia Post and Head of Process Re-engineering at National Australia Bank, Asahi Schweppes Australia and Porsche Consulting. His expertise lies in Operational Excellence, Lean Six Sigma Methodology, Agile & Human-centered Design, End-to-End Value Stream Mapping, Continuous Improvement, P&L Management, and Stakeholder Management. 

Marina Mattera

Marina Mattera

Adjunct Professor and Sustainability Expert

Marina Mattera is an influential sustainability, innovation, and circular economy advocate. She was a former consultant and project manager for the World Bank where she managed all areas of development from policy and provides strategic advice to the identification, preparation, appraisal, and supervision of sustainability projects. As a sustainability expert, Marina was also accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education as a University Professor for Public and Private Universities where she specializes in Sustainable Development and Social Impact Evaluation, bringing real-world examples into her courses so that students develop a clearer understanding of the topic.

Marina is also a visiting scholar at the Institute for Corporate Responsibility in Washington DC where she designs and analyzes certification for the World Cocoa Foundation that includes sustainably-sourced cocoa, taking into account both EIA (environmental impact assessment) and social impact. Marina’s niche expertise in sustainability has led her to be a regular speaker at international conferences and academia around the sustainable development, social and environmental impact evaluation, and corporate social responsibility field.

Suzanne Little

Suzanne Little

Award-Winning Environmental Writer and Sustainability Consultant

Suzanne Little is a sought-after sustainability consultant and also an award-winning environmental author with over 40 years of experience. Currently, she is Chair of a Community Consultative Committee for a NSW industry with an environmental protection licence under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997. This is an appointment on behalf of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Suzanne was a key member for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games where she served as the Environment Director and delivered Australia’s first sustainable development via the Olympic Coordination Authority. Sydney’s venues were the first Green Games in the world. In addition, she was appointed to several roles within government, such as being on the inaugural Board of the Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority. She has drafted governance policies & procedures, and set frameworks for emerging environmental standards in building & development as a board member of National Standards Development Organisation (NSDO). Her role as the Vice President of EIANZ's Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) was influential in bringing about the Certified Environmental Practitioner scheme for Australia.

Suzanne is an influential environmental writer whose work has had a lasting impact on corporate culture, leading to the adoption of sustainable management practices at large organisations such as AGL, Vodafone Australia, SAI Global and many more. She has written three Environmental Impact Statements for major infrastructure projects, presented 35 conference papers, delivered three academic articles and published 23 professional magazine articles.

Navin Rauniar

Navin Rauniar

Renowned ESG Advisory Partner, Speaker and Author

Navin Rauniar is a renowned ESG advisory partner, speaker, and author. As the former head of ESG, Climate & Sustainability at TATA, he was responsible for implementing ESG strategies for both financial and corporate clients. Navin is also the chair of the ESG/Climate Working Group at the Professional Risk Managers Association (PRMIA) and an expert on regulatory compliance for the sell and buy sides, including LIBOR, Basel, CRD, CRR, IFD, IFR, and CFTC regulations. In addition, Navin is a member of the TSVCM Consultation Working Group, where he works to drive the scaling and trading of high-integrity voluntary carbon markets with the goal of meeting the aspirations of the Paris Agreement. He is also actively involved in various influential financial bodies that address climate, ESG, and sustainable finance topics.

Navin is a regular speaker and Chair at capital markets & risk management forums, as well as a frequent commentator & author to the media on financial market regulations. He is a highly skilled & experienced professional who believes in going beyond responsibility and providing comprehensive and industry-focused ESG program advisory and assurance from development to execution.

Julie Kaplan

Julie Kaplan

Environment and Energy Attorney

Julie Kaplan is a highly accomplished and respected expert in the field of environmental law with extensive experience spanning several decades. Throughout her career, Julie has held various roles and contributed significantly to environmental law in the United States. She has previously worked as a prosecutor of environmental offenders for the US Department of Justice and advised on environmental issues for the US Department of Transportation, among other positions. Julie's expertise also includes litigating on behalf of environmental groups, such as the Sierra Club and the Environmental Integrity Project.

Julie's areas of proficiency in environmental law include the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts, RCRA, CERCLA, NEPA, FOIA, coal ash, climate change, environmental justice, and clean energy. Her wealth of knowledge and experience has made her a sought-after speaker at conferences and a contributor to environmental law publications.

In addition to her impressive career achievements, Julie also imparts her expertise to the next generation of environmental law professionals as an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University School of Law and the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. Through her teaching, she has inspired and trained many future environmental law leaders.

Dr. Petra Molthan-Hill

Dr. Petra Molthan-Hill

Professor of Sustainable Management and Education for Sustainable Development

Dr. Petra Molthan-Hill is a highly respected academic and renowned expert in the fields of Sustainable Management and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). As Co-Chair of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Working Group on Climate Change and Environment, she plays a pivotal role in driving climate action and environmental stewardship within the business education sector.

Currently holding the position of Professor of Sustainable Management and ESD at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK, Dr. Molthan-Hill demonstrates unwavering dedication to advancing sustainability knowledge and practices among students, professionals, and organizations. Her expertise lies in Climate Change Mitigation Tools, Greenhouse Gas Management, and ESD, and she has been widely recognized with numerous international awards for her outstanding contributions in these areas. She leads the ground-breaking initiative 'Climate Literacy Training for Educators, Communities, Organizations, and Students' (CLT-ECOS), which has garnered global recognition. As a testament to her thought leadership, Dr. Molthan-Hill is the lead author of the highly acclaimed 'Handbook of Carbon Management: A Step-by-Step Guide to High-Impact Climate Solutions for Every Manager in Every Function.' This comprehensive resource serves as an indispensable guide for managers across various domains, enabling them to navigate the complexities.

Stephen Snider

Stephen Snider

Renowned Sustainability Expert and Sustainable Finance Lead

Stephen Snider is a prominent figure in sustainable finance and a dedicated environmental advocate. With an extensive background in corporate banking and finance, he has garnered invaluable expertise over the course of a decade, working with esteemed global institutions such as State Street, Santander, and Ameriprise. Stephen's proficiency extends across multiple domains, including asset management, corporate treasury, reporting, and analytics. He has proactively engaged in carbon literacy training, equipping himself with an in-depth understanding of carbon management and its practical application within the finance industry.

Currently, Stephen holds the position of Sustainable Finance Lead at oikos International, where he spearheads the development of training programs and workshops aimed at instilling sustainability knowledge among higher education institutions and young professionals. Demonstrating his thought leadership, he has authored and published numerous articles covering a range of topics, including sustainability, impact investing in the Caribbean, and the advancement of small island states.

Dr. Heather Eliezer

Dr. Heather Eliezer

Highly Distinguished Environmental Science Expert

Dr. Heather Eliezer has established herself as a prominent figure in the field of environmental science, with a special focus on sustainability benchmarking, strategies for combating climate change, and managing ecological landscapes. Her deep knowledge in these areas has led to her appointment as the co-chair of both the Sustainability Advisory Board and the Climate Smart Community Task Force in New York. In this capacity, she has been instrumental in the Climate Action Planning Institute's project on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory. Additionally, Dr. Eliezer imparts her knowledge as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The City University of New York, teaching courses related to energy resources. Her teachings particularly highlight the importance of sustainable practices, carbon footprint reduction, and understanding the complex relationship between energy systems and their environmental impacts.

Beyond academia, Dr. Eliezer is an active contributor to research in environmental and climate change mitigation and provides consultancy to organizations on innovative climate change countermeasures. Her varied experiences have made her a pivotal figure in the promotion of evidence-based strategies for sustainability and enhancing climate resilience.

Jakob Kupferberg

Jakob Kupferberg

Distinguished Environmental & Sustainability Leader

Jakob Kupferberg is a respected advocate for sustainability, net zero initiatives, and human rights. Mr. Kupferberg brings robust expertise as an alumnus of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps and the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He specialized in climate displacement and relocation research in Pacific Island nations, presenting findings at academic conferences and continuing this work with the United Nations. Driven by a passion for knowledge, Mr. Kupferberg has led training on human rights and climate change and earned qualifications in ISO 14001, carbon markets, ESG, greenwashing, and carbon accounting. His diverse career spans the public, private, NGO, and intergovernmental organization sectors. Mr. Kupferberg has spearheaded numerous high-impact sustainability projects, creating lasting social and environmental value and positive change for global communities.

Natalia Lopez

Natalia Lopez

A Seasoned Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Circular Economy Expert

Natalia Lopez is a seasoned expert with extensive experience in circular economy and sustainable supply chain management. As a Senior Manager at PwC Sweden and a sustainability consultant, she plays a pivotal role in designing circularity solutions and liaising with internal and external stakeholders. Her expertise spans risk management, circularity, sustainability strategy setting, and developing capacity-building programs across diverse industries, including manufacturing, electronics, transportation, entertainment, and fashion.

With a global perspective honed through over a decade of work in South East Asia, Europe, and Latin America, Natalia brings a wealth of knowledge in sustainability and management consulting. Recognized as a Circular Economy Pioneer by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, she is frequently invited to speak on CSR and ESG-related topics at Swedish and EU levels. Additionally, Natalia is an active member and speaker for Women in Climate Sweden, further contributing to her extensive expertise in areas such as sustainability reporting frameworks, sustainable business model creation, risk management, and sustainable procurement.

Live Executive Programs
Beverley Honig

Beverley Honig

Internationally Qualified Lawyer and Author of Best-Selling Book “Making Contracts Work”

Beverley Honig is a world-renowned speaker, lawyer, and author. She is a recipient of the prestigious Top 100 Women for Influence award by The Australian Financial Review. Currently listed in Who’s Who in Business in Australia, Beverley was also inducted into the Businesswoman Hall of Fame in 2016.

She has over 30 years’ experience as an internationally qualified lawyer who has worked in Australia, the United Kingdom, and Middle East. She also serves as a Judge for the Essential Services Commission Appeals and is the Chairman of Greenville Developments and Director of Australia Chamber of Commerce for over 20 years.

Beverley has also authored several bestselling textbooks, including “Making Contracts Works” and was a distinguished Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and Queensland University of Technology Business School. She is currently the CEO of an award-winning business consultancy, which has been honored by the Prime Minister of Israel for its outstanding contribution in forging international trade links.

Brad Hoad

Brad Hoad

Award-Winning Qualified Building Trainer and Consultant

Brad Hoad is a sought-after building and construction trainer and consultant with over 31 years of experience in dealing with construction management, building compliance, drafting & estimating, and sustainability. As a qualified building consultant, he has provided qualified, experienced, and practical advice for quality assurance, BCA compliance, defect inspections, and more to clients ranging from small privately owned to national listed building companies. In addition to that, Brad is also a regular trainer for the Housing Industry Association (HIA), where he teaches courses on Building Codes, Managing Finances for Building Projects, Building Estimating & Tendering. His achievements in the building and construction space have led him to win a number of awards including MCA Excellence in Housing awards and being nominated as the HIA Greensmart Professional of the Year Award and HIA Greensmart Energy Efficiency award.

Clyde Parker

Clyde Parker

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Master and Global Leader in Six Sigma Excellence

Mr. Clyde Parker is a Certified Six-Sigma Black Belt and a Certified Lean Manufacturing Specialist, who is recognized globally as a leader in Six Sigma Excellence. He has been in quality service industry for 40 years, with 12 years of expertise in Six Sigma. As the President of STARsixsigma, Inc., Clyde successfully manages a unique organization specializing in Lean Six Sigma implementation for business excellence, which is accredited by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Carnegie Mellon, Software Engineering Institute, University of Texas and more. He is also a board member of the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, the only recognition of performance excellence from both public and private U.S. organizations given by the President of the United States. On top of that, he holds appointment to the board at Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence.

Rodney Lewis A.M.

Rodney Lewis A.M.

Pioneer of Australia Elder Law and Experienced Solicitor

Rodney Lewis A.M. is a practising solicitor and a pioneer of Elder Law with over fifty years’ experience in the area of aged care, power of attorney, guardianship, wills and all aspects of older people and their human rights. Currently he is the Senior Solicitor for Elderlaw Legal Services where he helps Australian elder community who have any Elder Law issues or any unlawful restraints in Australia’s aged care system. He also authored the first text on the subject, Elder Law in Australia with a second edition in 2011. Besides that, Rodney is the key figure that pioneered the first course on Elder Law at the University of Western Sydney. He has also promoted significant reform in the elder abuse and in the Australia aged care system.

Niranjan Pandey

Niranjan Pandey

Chief Cloud Technologist and Faculty Leader

Niranjan Pandey has over 20 years of experience in the IT Industry. As a Chief Cloud Technologist, he has handled many Design, Development, Build, Integration, Release, Delivery Management, and Migration of DevOps tools involving cloud infrastructure services such as AWS, Azure, and GCP.

As a leading DevOps expert, he has designed and implemented the DevOps platform (automating build, deployment automation, test, SDLC orchestration, environment management, monitoring, and production release procedures) for large organizations. With his mastery over App containerization technology, Niranjan has helped multiple businesses build and automate microservices, taking DevOps to the Next Level with Docker and Kubernetes.

Niranjan also has over 20 years of cyber security experience in the IT Industry. With his mastery over networking security, Niranjan has helped multiple business to build and harness their cybersecurity and information security framework by implementing robust ethical hacking and cyber security delivery. Among the FORTUNE 500 companies that he has advised are such as Capgemini, IBM and many more. He is also presently an advisor and a member of the board of directors for many technology firms.

Niranjan is one of the most sought-after mentors and consultants in the technology circles. He is also presently serving as an advisor and a member of the board of directors for many technology firms.

Khaleel Namazie

Khaleel Namazie

Experienced Legal Advisor to Various Reputable Companies

Khaleel Namazie is a highly experienced lawyer in Singapore with over 28 years of experience in the legal industry. He has provided private clients with advice on a range of commercial, corporate, and litigation matters. Since being admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1994, Khaleel has worked in several law firms and is experienced in different aspects of Singapore law. Throughout his career, he has also worked at reputable companies including as Senior Legal Counsel at Singapore Telecommunications and Commercial Contracts Manager at Hewlett-Packard Singapore.

Khaleel is also a non-practicing member of the Law Society of England & Wales and has presented at a number of conferences in Singapore on topics such as company law, employment law, technology licensing, privacy and data protection, and legal issues related to service level agreements.

Curtis Weller

Curtis Weller

Cisco Certified Network & Information Security Expert

Curtis Weller is an internationally recognized network and information security expert with over 20 years' experience in network engineering and architecture. He is also a certified CCIE Security Writing, CCIE Routing & Switching #19109 and CCNP Security expert and qualified trainer in providing Cisco switching, routing, and network security training. As an independent consultant for over 10 years, he has consulted many Fortune 500 companies by helping them harness their network security framework, deploy Palo Alto Networks and Cisco products, and much more.

Leigh-Anne Moore

Leigh-Anne Moore

Globally Recognized Regulatory Compliance and Cryptocurrency Expert and Consultant

Leigh-Anne Moore is a highly accomplished regulatory compliance expert and consultant, renowned globally for her over 20 years of experience in top-tier investment and retail banks such as HSBC and Lloyds. She is an influential figure in the cryptocurrency regulatory landscape, leveraging her exceptional expertise and foresight to drive the industry forward. As the head of two prestigious UK regulatory working groups for industry bodies, Leigh boasts a comprehensive understanding of the latest regulatory developments and is committed to providing valuable insights and solutions to the challenges faced by firms in navigating the complex world of cryptocurrency regulation.

In her role as the Head of Training and Director for XReg Consulting, Leigh provides expert advice to some of the largest global crypto businesses on strategy for building UK operations and managing regulatory risk. Leigh also builds learning programs that work to bridge the gap between TradFi and DeFi. She is also a sought-after speaker and author, known for her passion for the impact of FinTech and RegTech on financial services. Leigh is currently writing a book on emerging strategies and technologies for managing regulatory risk and compliance, further solidifying her reputation as a thought leader in the field. With her unwavering commitment to excellence, Leigh is a respected voice in the industry and a valuable resource for organizations looking to navigate the rapidly evolving world of cryptocurrency regulation.

Julia Flattery

Julia Flattery

Highly-Regarded Building And Construction Legal Expert And Trainer

Julia Flattery is a seasoned construction and commercial property law expert with over 15 years of experience in the industry. She is a trusted advisor to head contractors, subcontractors, consultants, and funders on contract packages and has extensive experience in contract drafting and dispute resolution. Julia has delivered results for clients in large mixed-use joint venture developments and large-scale infrastructure projects. She is a respected member of the construction community, actively participating in organizations such as the Women in Infrastructure Network and the Society of Construction Law. Julia is also a sought-after speaker, author, and trainer, delivering presentations and training sessions on construction law topics to organizations such as the NZIQS and the NZ Construction Law Conference. As a member of the consultation group for the Construction Sector Accord, she works to ensure the needs of the industry are being addressed in important policy decisions. Her expertise and commitment make her a valuable asset to any organization seeking to navigate the complexities of the construction sector.

Sally-Ann Joseph

Sally-Ann Joseph

Internationally Acclaimed Tax Expert, Professor and Author

Sally is an accomplished tax professional with over 20 years of experience in wealth management, specializing in tax issues. She has held senior positions where she led the successful implementation of large-scale tax and regulatory systems and managed tax audits. As an Adjunct Associate Professor, Sally has collaborated with distinguished institutions in the Asia-Pacific region, including UNSW Sydney and National University of Singapore. Sally's comprehensive education in law, accounting, and governance enables her to take a practical, solution-focused approach in her teaching. She has shared her extensive knowledge with students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Australia, Singapore, and China, bringing a global perspective to her lessons.

Sally's impressive academic record is highlighted by several accolades, including the UNSW/Commissioner of Taxation Medal and the Dean's Award for Service, and her recent win of the 2022 Canadian TaxCOOP's "Carte Blanche Tax Cooperation for the Environment Project" international competition. She is a distinguished academic and researcher, making her a leader in the field.

Angus Faulkner

Angus Faulkner

Trusted Expert in Construction Dispute Resolution

Angus Faulkner is a distinguished civil engineer and commercial disputes advisor with 24 years of extensive experience in the infrastructure and resources industries. He is highly sought after for his expert advice on time and risk issues in major construction projects. As Principal at E3 Advisory, Angus specializes in dispute resolution, with a proven track record in litigation, arbitration, adjudication, and mediation.

Throughout his career, Angus has served as an expert witness in arbitration proceedings and has produced strategic "time to complete" reviews for multi-billion-dollar projects. He has worked on projects across five continents, in various sectors including energy, defense, transport, resources, health, and commercial.

Prior to his current role, he has held positions as a structural designer and field engineer, supervising construction activities on site, as well as a construction planner and consultant on projects in Australia, the United Kingdom, Dubai, Africa, the Caribbean, Turkey, India, and Singapore.

He is highly respected for his extensive knowledge and unwavering dedication to excellence. Angus Faulkner is a trusted advisor and sought-after expert in the field of construction dispute resolution.

Dr. Babak Bozorgy

Dr. Babak Bozorgy

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems And Urban Design Expert

Dr. Babak Bozorgy is a highly regarded expert in the field of sustainable urban drainage systems and water-sensitive urban design. With over 20 years of experience leading sustainable infrastructure design initiatives in a variety of countries, he has earned a reputation as a leading authority in this critical field.

Dr. Bozorgy holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering–Water Resources, where he developed innovative strategies for managing the risks associated with floods in urban areas. He has also served as a university lecturer in Civil Engineering undergraduate courses, covering a range of topics such as Fluid Mechanics, Hydrology, Hydraulics, Design of Hydraulic Structures, Environmental Engineering, and Water & Wastewater Engineering.

His extensive contributions to the field have been recognized through numerous publications in scientific journals and international conferences, including authoring a chapter titled "Best Management Practices in Urban Water Cycle" in the "Urban Water Reuse Handbook" published by Taylor & Francis. He has also served as a reviewer for the Journal of Water Resources Planning & Management of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction by Elsevier, as well as a member of scientific committees for various international conferences on topics related to urban drainage, hydrology, and hydraulics. Dr. Bozorgy's expertise has led him to be a highly sought-after keynote speaker at multiple regional conferences, where he has shared his valuable insights on urban drainage and stormwater management with infrastructure leaders.

Goran Gelic

Goran Gelic

Award-Winning Building & Construction Legal Advisor

Goran Gelic is a highly experienced Principal in Russell Kennedy’s Dispute Resolution team, with over 15 years of expertise in infrastructure and energy. He specializes in construction, infrastructure, energy, renewable energy, utilities, water, and waste major projects, and is skilled in a variety of contract structures, tender package development, and complex procurement issues.

Goran's hard work and expertise have been recognized by Doyle's Guide Awards, naming him a Construction Law Rising Star, and the Australian Law Awards, where he was a finalist for Partner of the Year 2019, and received the Senior Associate of the Year Award in 2016.

Goran's exceptional skills, dedication, and experience make him an invaluable asset to any project. He is a trusted advisor to his clients and is committed to delivering outstanding results.

Thomas Kessler

Thomas Kessler

Established M&A Expert Who Successfully Led Over US$20 Billion Of Deal Transaction

Thomas Kessler is a distinguished M&A professional with an impressive 19-year track record of spearheading high-profile transactions across various industries. His expertise has been instrumental in executing pivotal deals, such as Deutsche Post's acquisition of Global Mail, Deutsche Telekom's combination with Orange Netherlands, the Goodyear and Sumitomo Rubber merger, Avaya's Global Connect joint venture with Tata, and the Albany International and Geshmay Group merger—the latter gaining recognition as a Harvard Business School Case Study.

As the Founder and Managing Partner of IntegrationSuccess GmbH, Thomas has dedicated his career to unlocking financial value for organizations through M&A, joint ventures, and corporate restructuring. His wealth of experience encompasses over 25 major transactions, boasting a cumulative valuation exceeding US$20 billion.

In addition to his remarkable achievements in the M&A sphere, Thomas is an esteemed faculty leader at prominent universities and institutions worldwide. His expertise has been sought after by the likes of KPMG, Zurich University's PwC European Center of Excellence, and the Ericsson Training Center. Thomas Kessler's unique blend of experience, knowledge, and dedication positions him as a preeminent figure in the world of mergers and acquisitions.

Andrée Laney

Andrée Laney

Highly Accomplished Employment Law Attorney and Consultant

Andree is a highly accomplished employment legal attorney and consultant with more than 30 years of experience in labor and employment law. Her expertise includes both prosecuting and defending employers in a wide range of matters. In her current role, Andree provides invaluable guidance to employers seeking to minimize employment law risks in their daily workplace decisions. Andree's illustrious career in employment law began as a senior trial attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), where she litigated federal workplace discrimination cases against private employers. She later became an EEOC Administrative Judge, deciding discrimination cases filed by federal employees.

As a highly sought-after speaker, Andree has delivered presentations to numerous organizations, including the New York City Bar Association and the Practicing Law Institute, focusing on federal employment discrimination laws. During her tenure at the EEOC, she trained over 200 attorneys, management personnel, and employees nationwide on the prosecution of federal anti-discrimination law violations. Andree's profound expertise and experience render her an invaluable resource for any organization seeking guidance in traversing the intricate landscape of employment law.

Rosemary Killip

Rosemary Killip

Award Winning NZ Building Law And Compliance Expert

Rosemary Killip is a leading expert in building law and compliance, with an international reputation as a sought-after speaker, author, and training practitioner. Her expertise is highly valued in the building industry, and she is a regular commentator on building compliance in New Zealand. With over 26 years of experience working alongside building compliance staff, council staff, building inspectors, and building owners, Rosemary has gained invaluable insider knowledge of how councils interpret and review the Building Act rules. Her practical insights and wisdom are highly sought-after and have been honed over years of providing exceptional guidance to her clients. In addition to her impressive professional achievements, Rosemary served as the Chair of Fire and Emergency National Women's Advisory Committee, cementing her status as a true leader and trailblazer in the field.

Greg Jarboe

Greg Jarboe

Award-Winning Content Marketing Strategist and YouTube Guru

Greg Jarboe is a highly accomplished award-winning Content Marketing Strategist and YouTube Guru. He is the President and Co-founder of SEO-PR, a company specializing in digital marketing and public relations. As an esteemed author, Greg has penned the influential book "YouTube and Video Marketing," which provided insightful strategies and tactics for leveraging the power of video for marketing success.

Greg has taught digital marketing as an instructor at Rutgers University and also served as the Video and Content Marketing Chair at Simplilearn. An avid speaker and presenter, Greg has captivated audiences at over 80 industry conferences, sharing his profound insights and expertise.

He has been invited as a keynote speaker at prestigious events such as the ÜberTube Brand Summit in New York City, the Be-Wizard conference in Rimini, Italy, and the International Search Summit in London, where he was honored with the inaugural Medallion Speaker Award by audience vote. Greg's passion for writing has led him to author more than 1,600 impactful posts for esteemed online publications such as Search Engine Watch, and Search Engine Journal and continues to inspire marketers worldwide.

Professor Belén Olmos Giupponi

Professor Belén Olmos Giupponi

Award Winning Environmental Law and ESG Expert

Prof. Belén Olmos Giupponi is an award-winning expert in Environmental Law and ESG. A recipient of prestigious sustainability awards, she stands at the forefront of the discipline as an accomplished author, educator, and consultant. With a profound academic portfolio, Prof. Belén has lectured extensively on UK Environmental Law at postgraduate, undergraduate, and professional levels. Her expertise has been sought after in various seminars and executive conferences.

Dr. Belén has spearheaded impactful initiatives, advising nations on the adoption of environmental legislation. Her unparalleled insights have been encapsulated in over 13 authoritative books and numerous publications, positioning her as a prominent voice in the realm of Environmental law.

Dr. Belén has provided invaluable counsel to esteemed entities such as the UK House of Lords, imparting her expertise on the intricacies of environmental law and policy. She has graced esteemed organizations including the European Union (EU), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Spark Legal Network, and the World Bank, sharing her profound insights on environmental matters. Her consultancy services have extended to advising on the impact of judicial reforms in Latin America, training judges, government officials, and diplomats on environmental law. She has been driving transformative change and inspiring the next generation of environmental leaders.

Manish Tiwari

Manish Tiwari

Geotechnical Engineer

Dr. Manish Tiwari is a highly experienced geotechnical engineer with a career spanning over 21 years in Asia and Australia. He excels in design, construction, research, and teaching, with a focus on major infrastructure projects. Currently with CPB Contractors, he leads the geotechnical discipline for the Inland Rail (N2N) and Cross River Rail projects, involving extensive earthworks, retaining walls, foundations, and ground improvement.

Dr. Manish is a Chartered Geotechnical Engineer known for delivering cost-effective and innovative solutions. His expertise extends to design management, site investigations, construction coordination, and instrumentation. Prior to CPB, he worked with EIC Activities, providing geotechnical design services to prominent companies in the CIMIC group. Dr. Manish has also held positions in renowned engineering consultancies, contributing to projects like Melbourne Metro Rail, Brisbane Metro, and Singapore's Thomson East Coast Line. With a deep understanding of construction and multidisciplinary interactions, he has built a solid reputation as a leader in the field.

Tiago de Melo Cartaxo

Tiago de Melo Cartaxo

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law

Renowned Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law at the University of Exeter, Dr. Tiago de Melo Cartaxo, spearheads the acclaimed Exeter Centre for Environmental Law (ExCEL) and serves as the Director of Postgraduate Research in Cornwall. An esteemed scholar in environmental rights and climate justice, Dr. Cartaxo's academic accomplishments are complemented by a Law degree from the University of Lisbon, a Masters in Environmental Law from the University of Coimbra, and a Higher Education Teaching Certificate from Harvard University. Beyond academics, his environmental law and governance contributions are far-reaching; from serving as an attorney in Lisbon to instrumental roles in Portugal's Economic and Financial Assistance Programme. He showcases his commitment to sustainability and legal excellence through his ongoing participation in esteemed environmental and legal networks.

During Portugal's tenure leading the Council of the European Union, he chaired the WPIEI (Basel) and coordinated an academic partnership to monitor international conventions related to waste and environmental assessment. Tiago is also an active participant in several prestigious environmental and legal networks, demonstrating his commitment to environmental sustainability and legal excellence.

Robert Read

Robert Read

Prominent Consultant Solicitor and Lecturer in Construction Law

Robert Read is a prominent consultant solicitor and esteemed Lecturer in Construction Law who shares his vast expertise with students in the world-leading program in construction law & dispute resolution. With nearly a decade of experience as a solicitor specializing in construction contracts, Robert's legal acumen has informed numerous high-profile projects across the real estate, infrastructure and energy sectors.

Currently associated with the niche construction law firm Beale & Co as a consultant solicitor, Robert's career has seen him lend his expertise to several leading law firms including Blake Morgan and Kingsley Napley. His deep understanding of construction law intricacies is rooted in a robust academic foundation. His diverse and rich educational and professional background has solidified his position as a sought-after expert in construction law and building regulations. His ability to distil complex concepts into accessible knowledge has benefitted both his clients and his students, making him a prominent figure in this field.

Timothy Whincop

Timothy Whincop

Legal Expert and Professional Advisor

Timothy Whincop is a highly accomplished legal expert and seasoned professional advisor with over 25 years of experience. Currently serving as the Principal Director of House Counsel Advisory law firm, Timothy's appointment is a testament to his expertise in the legal field, with a specific focus on intellectual property. Renowned as a mentor and leader within his field, Timothy remains at the forefront of intellectual property legal practices, establishing himself as an authoritative figure and invaluable resource in the dynamic landscape of intellectual property law in Australia.

Katherine Hawes

Katherine Hawes

Legal Consultant & Lawyer

Katherine Hawes is a highly esteemed professional, renowned for her extensive expertise and achievements in the legal field, particularly in the marine industry. As a distinguished solicitor and barrister, she has garnered a solid reputation for her proficiency in marine environmental legal issues, making her a sought-after guest speaker at prestigious international conferences. Notably, Katherine serves as the director and legal counsel for the Association of International Seafood Professionals, where she provides invaluable guidance on matters of compliance and legal intricacies. Additionally, she holds esteemed positions on various boards, further highlighting her influential role in shaping best practices and ensuring legal adherence.

With an impressive track record spanning two decades, Katherine stands as the principal solicitor of Digital Age Lawyers and Aquarius Lawyers, leading legal firms that excel in providing comprehensive services. Her vast knowledge extends beyond traditional legal domains, as she also shares her wisdom through lectures on business law, risk management, and legal issues within the realm of event management. Fondly referred to as the "Fish Lawyer," Katherine assumes a pivotal role in the transformation and growth of ocean-based industries through meticulous regulatory review and the effective implementation of cutting-edge technologies. Her unwavering dedication and exceptional contributions have made her a prominent figure in the legal and business communities, solidifying her position as a true trailblazer in her field.

Robert Samut

Robert Samut

Award Winning Medical Negligence Lawyer and Facilitator

Robert is a highly regarded medical negligence lawyer and the head of Barry Nilsson's national health law team. He is recognized as a thought leader and is regularly asked to comment on insurance and risk issues, and has published widely in the area. With over 20 years of experience, he represents hospitals, doctors, allied healthcare workers, and insurers, giving him the unique ability to combine the practical with the theoretical experience.

Robert's expertise extends beyond litigation, as he is dedicated to educating clients and the insurance and healthcare industries. He is widely recognized as a thought leader, often sought after for his insights on insurance and risk matters. Robert has authored numerous publications and established popular programs such as the medical law in Queensland course. He has also initiated BN's Thursday Club series, facilitating monthly health law discussions, and launched a dynamic Health Forum. Recognized annually in Doyle's Guide as one of Brisbane's top medical negligence and professional indemnity lawyers, Robert's exceptional skills and practical experience make him a trusted advocate in the field of health law. He has also received consistent recognition in Best Lawyers for Insurance Law since 2018.

Dr. Filip Saranovic

Dr. Filip Saranovic

Award Winning Maritime Law Expert

Dr. Filip Saranovic is a Senior Lecturer in Shipping Law at Queen Mary University of London's Centre for Commercial Law Studies. He holds the positions of Director of the International Shipping Law LLM program and Deputy Director of International and External Engagement.

Renowned for his expertise, Dr. Saranovic's recent book, 'Freezing Injunctions in Private International Law,' sheds light on his intensive doctoral research conducted at the prestigious University of Cambridge. Adding to his intellectual pursuits, Dr. Saranovic has also served as a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School and he is also an Ordinary Member of the European Association of Private International Law. Prior to joining Queen Mary, Dr. Saranovic was a member of the Institute of Maritime Law at the University of Southampton where he was the Academic Lead for Executive Training.

Dr. Agathoklis Giaralis

Dr. Agathoklis Giaralis

Award Winning Structural Dynamics Expert

Dr. Agathoklis Giaralis is an influential authority in the field of structural engineering, distinguished by a robust academic background. He obtained his PhD from Rice University in Houston and currently holds the position of Associate Professor in Structural Dynamics at City, University of London. His leadership encompasses the direction of a research group dedicated to advancing the resilient design and operation of sustainable structures.

With a vast portfolio of over 120 peer-reviewed papers and a notable book on earthquake-resistant design, Dr. Giaralis has made his mark globally, evident from his keynotes at ACEM2020. He's a Chartered Civil Engineer, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a recognized member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and an Industry Fellow with the UK's Royal Academy of Engineering. His influential research in computational structural dynamics and vibration control, backed by the UK Research & Innovation councils, has pioneered strides in earthquake and wind engineering.

Dr. Tiona Todoruk

Dr. Tiona Todoruk

Risk Assessment Expert

Dr. Tiona Todoruk is a highly regarded expert in contaminated lands risk assessment, boasting over two decades of specialized experience. As the Technical Director of Contaminated Lands Risk Assessment at Advisian, she orchestrates a portfolio spanning numerous risk evaluations across diverse global regions including North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. This breadth encompasses assessments of varying complexity, from remote locales to urban high-liability sites, catering to industries such as oil and gas, mining, aerospace, and telecommunications.

Dr. Todoruk's impact is underscored by her pivotal role in shaping guidelines, standards, and policies within the contamination assessment realm, both in the USA and Canada. Notably, she lends her expertise to the Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites in British Columbia. Her instructional prowess extends to esteemed institutions such as the University of Northern British Columbia, University of Calgary, and Mount Royal College. She is also sought after by prominent organizations like Chevron and Takreer for targeted training sessions. Her steadfast commitment to advancing knowledge is evident through her contributions to Advisian, PEMA, and the Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites.

Clare Winkel

Clare Winkel

Award Winning Food Safety & Compliance Expert

With over 30 years of experience in the food industry, Clare Winkel is a globally recognized food safety expert. She has held positions in government, research, consulting, and international food safety auditing across Australia and 14 other countries. Clare was instrumental in aligning seaweed food safety standards with FSANZ and 3rd party HACCP as part of an AgriFutures Australia project. She also helped develop audit criteria for the Australian poultry, egg, and seafood industries.

A BRCGS Approved Trainer since 2023, Clare was nominated for SQF Auditor of the Year in 2014 and received the International Association of Fish Inspectors award in 2013. In 2003, the Queensland Government highly commended Clare for her exceptional work training indigenous seafood processors. Her diverse expertise spans GFSI, retail, and fast-food safety guidelines. With her deep knowledge and passion for food safety, Clare is a recognized leader in improving global food quality and safety standards.

Lata Masih

Lata Masih

Highly-Established Food Auditor, Food Consultant & Trainer

Lata Masih is a distinguished Lead Food Safety Auditor and Certified Trainer with an expansive 25-year career specializing in a broad range of auditing standards such as GFSI, ISO, and Freshcare, among others. Her profound knowledge extends beyond auditing to include quality management, research and development, innovation, and regulatory compliance within the food industry. Notably, she has conducted audits for multinational food conglomerates across a variety of categories, including Dairy, Bakery, Ready-to-Eat, and Egg Processing.

Lata has successfully executed second-party audits for leading brands like YUM and Domino's. In addition to her auditing responsibilities, Lata serves in pivotal roles as a Qualifying Reviewer and Witness Auditor. These roles exemplify her unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards of food safety and quality.

Dr. Saif Mahmood

Dr. Saif Mahmood

International Commercial Lawyer and Legal Scholar

Dr. Saif Mahmood is an accomplished international commercial lawyer and legal scholar in the United Kingdom. Holding a PhD and a coveted United Nations Certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution, he skillfully navigates complex legal issues in the UK. Over his distinguished two-decade career, Dr. Mahmood has become a formidable advocate before UK courts and international arbitral tribunals. He has handled numerous complex contract and commercial disputes within the UK, solidifying his status as a trusted legal authority.

He was a Visiting Academic in Law at the prestigious University of Oxford during the 2022 Hilary-Trinity term. Today, Dr. Mahmood provides strategic consultation across sectors like construction, aviation, and real estate. He has firmly established himself as a prominent figure in the British legal arena through his exceptional expertise and advocacy achievements.

Lily Akkuchukova

Lily Akkuchukova

Highly Skilled and Accomplished Legal Expert

Lily Akkuchukova is a distinguished legal practitioner with over 11 years of successful practice in the legal systems of England and Wales, Belgium, and Russia. Lily expanded her legal competence by qualifying in the common-law system of England and Wales, specializing in commercial contracts and litigation, including international commercial arbitration, demonstrating a unique merger of legal knowledge from diverse jurisdictions.

An essential element of Lily’s career is her vast experience in drafting and negotiating oil & gas and LNG sales contracts, and transportation agreements. This was particularly exemplified in her roles across various capacities – as in-house counsel for one of Russia’s largest electricity companies, legal advisor in governmental bodies, and practicing lawyer in international law practices in London, Brussels, and Moscow. Furthermore, Lily has managed complex cases involving construction projects in the oil and gas sector, showcasing her adeptness in navigating intricate contractual frameworks and negotiations in this field. Her contributions to the oil and gas sector through diverse roles and her passion for sharing practical insights make her a noteworthy figure in the legal and educational landscape.

Dr. Liang Zhao

Dr. Liang Zhao

Influential Academic and Practitioner in Maritime Law

Dr. Liang Zhao, Associate Professor in Law at the University of Southampton, is an influential academic and practitioner in maritime law. He actively participates in advancing maritime law as a distinguished member of the several international Maritime Law Associations. In recent years, Dr. Zhao has co-authored "Maritime Law and Practice" and penned insightful chapters on ship finance for multiple editions of "Maritime Law and Practice." His prolific academic writings featured in major shipping journals has demonstrated his position as a thought leader.

In addition to being a reputable maritime thought leader, Dr. Zhao is also an international arbitrator who brings expertise to resolving maritime and commercial disputes. For over a decade, he has dedicated himself to shaping future legal professionals at universities in Hong Kong and the UK. He has also successfully trained practitioners from top international law firms and global shipping/logistics professionals.

 

Paul Sadler

Paul Sadler

Aged Care Expert & CEO

Paul Sadler, an esteemed aged care expert with over 30 years of experience, helmed Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) as CEO and played a pivotal role in forming the Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA), briefly serving as its Interim CEO. He currently chairs Meals on Wheels Australia and serves on boards including Meaningful Ageing Australia. Paul's career includes senior NSW Government roles managing aged and disability programs. He is a respected contributor on national aged care committees and working groups. He directed Presbyterian Aged Care NSW & ACT, serving around 4,000 seniors. With a rich history in NSW Government roles and a background in social work, Paul is also a Fellow of the Australian Association of Gerontology.

Arthur Koumoukelis

Arthur Koumoukelis

Award Winning Aged Care Lawyer and Expert

Arthur Koumoukelis is renowned aged care expert and award-winning lawyer in Australia. As a leading voice in aged care law for over 25 years, Arthur's specialized expertise enables him to strategically advise major industry players on structuring, transactions, disputes, and regulatory compliance. His background in tax and corporate law informs his work on financial products and partnerships advancing aged care across Asia Pacific. Renowned as a thought leader driving policy and development, Arthur regularly presents at high-level Asia Ageing forums. He has crafted pivotal contracts and agreements upholding quality care standards for providers like the Retirement Villages Amendment Bill 2018.

With extensive litigation experience and deep knowledge of complex funding models, Arthur is a trusted advisor guiding banks and financial institutions serving the sector. His nuanced understanding of governance and tax equips him to counsel not-for-profit and charitable organizations on sustainability. Voted Australia's Best Lawyer in retirement living and aged care law multiple times, Arthur offers invaluable perspectives. His dedication to supporting major stakeholders has helped shape the infrastructure enabling quality of life for an aging population.

Michael Terceiro

Michael Terceiro

Renowned Competition and Consumer Lawyer

Michael Terceiro, an accomplished legal expert specializing in competition and consumer law, has held the fort as the Director and principal lawyer at TLC for over 15 years. His pivotal role has shielded countless businesses from the complexities of ACCC investigations, ensuring the majority successfully dodged formal sanctions. In addition, Michael also lends his expertise as General Editor of the Australian Business Law Review, expert consultant to Lexis Nexis and Wolters Kluwer/CCH, Deputy Chair of the MFAA Disciplinary Tribunal, and Oral Assessor for the NSW College of Law.

Michael’s rich career tapestry includes a 15-year tenure at the ACCC, where he navigated through significant roles such as Director of the Sydney Mergers and Asset Sales Branch, National GST Enforcement Coordinator, and Director of Enforcement and Compliance in the New South Wales Regional Office. He also played a key role during the Waterfront Dispute as the Director of the ACCC's Waterfront Team. This wealth of experience has cemented Michael’s reputation as a trusted guide for businesses, big and small, through the intricate maze of competition and consumer law.

Manlio Lo Giudice

Manlio Lo Giudice

Proficient Workplace Health & Safety Practitioner

With over two decades as an established workplace health and safety expert, Manlio Lo Giudice boasts deep specialization in upholding stringent standards across the heavily regulated oil and gas industry. His career kicked off in 2003 in Italy as a QHSE consultant, playing a pivotal compliance role focused on local legislation and machinery directives. Over the years, he has partnered with major industry players like Exxon, Chevron, BP and Petrobras, garnering valuable safety insights across diverse regions including the North Sea and its Norwegian, UK and Danish sectors, along with the Gulf of Mexico. Most recently at Amazon as Senior WHS Change Manager, he has driven impactful process and equipment changes in EU/UK Fulfillment Centers, showcasing adaptability and an unwavering commitment to safety protocols. Additionally, through co-authoring and presenting numerous programs, initiatives and papers, he has further cemented his expertise and reputation in the Health and Safety field.

Philip Coates

Philip Coates

Distinguished Construction & Commercial Lawyer

Philip Coates, a prominent figure in the realm of construction and commercial law, is renowned for his proficiency in handling of intricate legal landscapes. His expertise spans commercial litigation, construction law, statutory prosecutions, as well as employment, criminal defense, and traffic law. Philip's stellar reputation is rooted in his remarkable achievements, notably his representation of The Plumbing Detectives, where he secured an impressive resolution of 12 out of 13 charges in a high-profile QBCC statutory prosecution. As the principal lawyer at Coates Davey Solicitors, his established law firm, Philip remains resolute in his dedication to delivering excellence in construction and commercial litigation, cementing his reputation as a trusted advocate and authority in his field.

Dr Raphaële Xenidis

Dr Raphaële Xenidis

Gender Equality Academic Expert and Professor of European Law

Dr. Raphaële Xenidis is a distinguished academic and a leading expert in gender equality and non-discrimination law. Her extensive publication record spans internationally recognized journals and venues, particularly in the realm of gender equality and sex discrimination law. Dr. Xenidis earned her Ph.D. from the European University Institute's Law Department, where her doctoral dissertation focused on intersectionality in European equality law.

As a recipient of the esteemed Marie Curie Fellowship, she furthered her research into contemporary issues like data-driven inequality and algorithmic discrimination within the context of European law. Currently, Dr. Xenidis serves as an Assistant Professor at Sciences Po Law School and holds a senior expert position at the European Network in Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination.

Previously, she imparted her knowledge as a Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, School of Law, and has engaged in various academic roles across Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and the United States. A seasoned public speaker, Dr. Xenidis has been sharing her expertise through keynote lectures and presentations globally since 2016.

Angus Witherby

Angus Witherby

Distinguished Authority in Australian Planning & Development

With over 30 years of experience, Angus Witherby is a distinguished authority in Australian planning and development. Since founding the reputable Wakefield Planning consultancy in 1992, he has become an influential voice in land use policy and governance. His 15-year academic tenure pioneered an integrated pedagogy at the University of New England, where he led courses on development assessment, transportation planning, and disaster resilience. His expertise is reflected in his courses at UNE, which include 'Development Assessment for Land Use Planners' and 'Access and Mobility – Transportation Planning', among others. Furthermore, by advising distinguished firms nationwide, Angus has cultivated practical mastery spanning local operations, performance-based codes, zoning frameworks, and environmental planning. With such far-reaching discernment, he has shaped the policy landscape - his career defining the pinnacle of insight and innovation in Australian planning. His career is a testament to his deep-seated expertise and pioneering spirit in the realm of Australian planning and development law, marking a lasting influence in the field.

William Gidman

William Gidman

Seasoned Dispute Resolution and Advisory Lawyer

William Gidman is a seasoned dispute resolution and advisory lawyer specializing in maritime law at HFW LLP, a premier international maritime law firm based in London. His expertise encompasses a wide array of maritime contractual matters, including charterparties, shipbuilding contracts, bills of lading, sales contracts, off-spec cargo issues, letters of indemnity, and Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs). As a partner at HFW LLP, William provides comprehensive advisory services on all aspects of a ship's lifecycle, from construction and chartering to recycling. He offers daily counsel on matters related to charterparties, bills of lading, and sales contracts, and frequently represents clients in the English High Court and maritime arbitrations. William's rich experience is further enhanced by his previous secondments with an international group P&I Club and an LNG trader, bringing valuable insights to his practice.

Suzanne Meiklejohn

Suzanne Meiklejohn

Experienced Maritime Trade and Commercial Dispute Resolution Lawyer

Suzanne Meiklejohn, a Partner at HFW's Singapore office, specializes in maritime dispute resolution. With extensive experience in forums like the English and EU courts, SCMA, LMAA, LCIA, and GAFTA, she is particularly proficient in SIAC international arbitration. Her expertise covers the full spectrum of dispute resolution, from initial advice to enforcing awards, focusing on shipbuilding, offshore construction, and commodity disputes. Recognized for her prowess, Suzanne was named one of Singapore Business Review's most influential lawyers under 40 in 2020, highlighting her significant contributions to the maritime legal sector.

Dr. Allan Watt

Dr. Allan Watt

Renowned Digital Forensic Examiner and Key Note Speaker

Dr. Allan Watt is a distinguished digital forensics expert with over 26 years of experience in this field, and currently serving as a Squadron Leader in the Royal Australian Air Force Reserve, where he holds the role of subject matter expert within the Joint Military Police Unit. Dr. Watt's extensive expertise encompasses over 1500 investigations and expert witness appearances in various courts, including the Privy Council in England. He was appointed to the INTERPOL Global Cyber Security Panel, a rare distinction held by only seven experts globally, in 2014.

Dr. Watt's specialist training includes the entire spectrum of digital evidence, from identification and preservation to analysis and presentation. His investigations range from employee matters, intellectual property theft, and civil litigation to criminal defence and internet investigations. An accomplished academic, Dr Watt has lectured at esteemed institutions such as Macquarie University and the University of South Australia, sharing his wealth of knowledge in computer forensics. He has also contributed to the field through published research papers and participation in international conferences. Lastly, He is also a proud member of numerous professional organizations, including the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Jo Burmester

Jo Burmester

CEO and Clinical Research Training Consultant

Jo Burmester is an accomplished CEO and clinical research training consultant who has been an industry leader since 1987, renowned for her expertise in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and ability to engagingly present complex topics. Her distinguished career began as a clinical research associate, then progressed through managerial roles at global pharmaceutical and CRO organizations including Glaxo, Lederle, Wellcome, ClinTrials Research, and Quintiles. This diverse experience imparted broad perspective and specialty in training, which Ms. Burmester has focused on since 1992.

As Co-Founder and former Director of the specialist training company PharmaSchool, she spent 14 years collaborating with various institutions and medical entities to deliver impactful GCP and professional development programs. Since 2018, Ms. Burmester has continued her influential training work as an independent consultant. She holds trainer certification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and formerly served as Module Leader at Liverpool John Moore’s University. Ms. Burmester has contributed to international clinical research forums, edited the online journal MedSquare, and authored a book on continuing professional development. With renown for her dynamic presentation style, she remains a foremost expert in regulatory and compliance training, covering ICH GCP, clinical research legislation, trial monitoring, and GMP for investigational medicinal products.

Vassilios Vlahakis

Vassilios Vlahakis

Award Winning Innovation & Intellectual Property Consultant

Dr. Vassilios Vlahakis is an established expert in innovation, intellectual property, and patent consultation. With a remarkable career spanning 25 years, he is renowned as a PQ EPO & USPTO Patent Attorney and a Patent Valuator. As the visionary Founder and Director of Kainagora Innovation and IP Consultants, Dr. Vlahakis has steered the firm to international recognition, earning the accolade of Best International Innovation Management and Intellectual Property Consultancy in 2018. His career is marked by strategic roles, including establishing and leading corporate IP departments for multinational corporations, managing significant commercial and research initiatives, and engaging in applied research in academia and industry, notably with GE Medical Systems.

Dr. Vlahakis is committed to excellence, guiding clients to effectively restructure and maximize their IP and patent portfolios. His holistic approach, blending technical, business, and legal knowledge, is tailored to create sustainable competitive advantages for a diverse clientele, including startups in biomedical devices, AI, and software for medical applications, as well as for investment funds, and European and American governments. A dedicated trainer and consultant for WIPO, he has developed substantial contributions in technology transfer and invention monetization. Currently, he serves as a mentor and evaluator for prestigious institutions like the MIT Enterprise Forums in Greece and CEE, Imperial College London’s Activate Mentoring Program, Cyprus Seeds, and various Hackathons.

Jim Whitestone

Jim Whitestone

Chief Environmental and Financial Economist

Jim Whitestone is a renowned Chief Environmental Leader at Woodridge Solutions, where he spearheads sustainable finance initiatives, focusing on climate action, circular economy, and sustainable agriculture and resource management. Previously, Jim was the Assistant Deputy Minister for the Climate Change and Environmental Policy Division at the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. His leadership there spanned various critical areas, including climate change, Great Lakes, source-water protection, zero-waste, circular economy, toxics reduction, renewable fuels, indigenous relations, and inter-governmental affairs.

A distinguished academic, Jim lectures on climate change for Osgoode Hall Law School's Professional LLM in Energy and Infrastructure Law program. He lends his expertise to the University of Toronto as well, teaching environmental policy within the School of the Environment and climate change policy through the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

Jim has recently served as an expert panel member reviewing Canada's national carbon pricing system for the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices. He also contributes to the Institute for International Finance-supported Taskforce on scaling voluntary carbon markets as a consultative group member, while leading the Climate Chain Coalition's Canadian division. His role extends to influential advisory positions, including serving on an expert panel for the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, reviewing Canada’s carbon pricing system.

Dr. Donya Hajializadeh

Dr. Donya Hajializadeh

Award Winning Structural Dynamics Expert

Dr. Donya Hajializadeh is a renowned Chartered Engineer Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey, where she brings over a decade of experience in pioneering industry-aligned research. Her expertise lies in the cutting-edge domains of structural and infrastructure health monitoring, leveraging machine learning techniques for advanced damage identification systems, and employing data-driven frameworks for risk, reliability, and resilience in transport infrastructure and systems.

Dr. Hajializadeh has demonstrated leadership and technical acumen in a wide range of commercial and research initiatives, ensuring their successful completion within budget. Her roles have spanned project lead, co-investigator, technical lead/co-lead, and principal/co-supervisor, underlining her versatile and impactful contributions to the field of engineering. Her commitment to the engineering community is further evidenced by her active membership in various professional bodies and institutions such as the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, and the Women’s Engineering Society

Declan Owens

Declan Owens

Ecojustice expert and Environmental Lawyer

Declan Owens is a distinguished advocate for environmental law and ecojustice, serving as CEO of Eco justice Ireland and Human Rights Officer for Rights & Security International in Northern Ireland. His expertise is deeply rooted in environmental law, complemented by an illustrious career in ecojustice across Ireland, Britain, and internationally. Owens is a seasoned legal professional with a non-practising solicitor status from the Law Society of England and Wales and a non-practising barrister, his knowledge expanded through an LLB from Trinity College Dublin and an LLM in European and International Labour Law from the University of Amsterdam.

Owens has made significant contributions to environmental advocacy as CEO of Ecojustice Ireland, where he leads efforts to integrate human rights within ecojustice law and policy. His work with the UN Harmony with Nature Agency as an expert on the Rights of Nature underscores his commitment to advancing international environmental law. Additionally, Owens's involvement in various environmental and community initiatives showcases his dedication to promoting sustainable practices and ecojustice.

As a director of Climate Craic CIC, Owens employs innovative strategies to engage communities in environmental issues, emphasizing a positive and inclusive approach. His extensive experience and leadership in environmental law make him a key figure in the movement towards a more sustainable and just world. 

Tracey McMillan

Tracey McMillan

CEO

Tracey McMillan is a renowned legal expert with an extensive background in family law, domestic violence, and criminal law, practicing as a lawyer in Australia since 2001. Over the past two decades, she has served as a barrister and has been at the helm of her law firms, including Forge Legal, which focuses on a variety of legal areas such as family law, business law, and employment law. Tracey stands out as one of the mere 15 lawyers in Australia accredited as a parental coordinator, in addition to her roles as an arbitrator, independent children's lawyer, and her qualifications as an accredited mediator and family dispute resolution practitioner.

Her significant contributions to legal education and advocacy are evident in her development and leadership of over 15 courses and modules designed for non-legal professionals. Globally acknowledged, Tracey has received awards for her pioneering methods in legal education and addressing social issues. Furthermore, her impactful role as a keynote speaker at the STOP Domestic Violence Conference and her collaborative initiatives with Good Shepherd highlight her unwavering commitment to social change and education.

Abiola Aderibigbe

Abiola Aderibigbe

Highly-Regarded Construction Legal Expert and Lecturer

Abiola Aderibigbe is a distinguished legal and construction professional with a wealth of experience spanning various roles at reputable firms such as Mott MacDonald, Irwin Mitchell, METKA EGN, BWL Group, and Yondr Group. Currently serving as the Group Head of Legal & Commercial at BESA Group, Aderibigbe excels in providing legal and commercial advisory services, advocating for member interests with fervor.

Aderibigbe's academic contributions include lecturing and serving as a module leader on the International Construction Law (LLM) degree at Liverpool John Moores University and holding visiting lecturer positions at the University of Greenwich. Admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales and to the Roll of Solicitors in the Republic of Ireland, Aderibigbe's comprehensive expertise and dedication to the legal field are unparalleled.

Hinesh Mehta

Hinesh Mehta

Renowned Cyber Security Expert and Public Speaker

Hinesh Mehta is a renowned expert in digital forensics and cybercrime investigation, with an impressive 20-year tenure with the prestigious West Midlands Police in the UK, where he specialized in digital and cybercrime investigation. Throughout his distinguished career, Hinesh has brought unparalleled expertise to the field of digital forensics and evidence handling.

As a pioneer in his field, Hinesh has spearheaded ground-breaking investigations into critical cyber-attacks, meticulously gathering and preserving digital evidence that has withstood rigorous scrutiny in court. His exceptional skills and dedication have earned him a reputation as one of the most respected professionals in the industry.

Having led the second-largest cybercrime unit in the UK, Hinesh possesses invaluable knowledge in combating ransomware, malware attacks, and emerging threats originating from the dark web. His deep understanding of these complex cyber threats has honed his ability to extract, analyze, and present digital evidence effectively, ensuring its admissibility and integrity in legal proceedings.

Hinesh's expertise in digital forensics and evidence handling has garnered international recognition. As a sought-after speaker, he has captivated audiences on global stages, sharing his insights on best practices for preserving and presenting digital evidence. His impactful presentations have not only educated fellow professionals but have also captured the attention of legal experts and judicial bodies, who have sought his guidance on navigating the intricate challenges of digital evidence in the courtroom.

Roger Kiska

Roger Kiska

Respected Solicitor Advocate in EU Labour Laws

Roger Kiska is a highly respected solicitor advocate for England and Wales and a Member of the Michigan State Bar, with a deep expertise in EU labour laws, employment legislations, and directives. He has dedicated his career to providing expert guidance to clients navigating the complex landscape of employment regulations across the European Union. With a keen understanding of the intricate interplay between EU directives and national labour laws, Roger helps organizations ensure compliance and mitigate legal risks in their employment practices. In addition to his advisory work, Roger has played a significant role in shaping labour law policies at the highest levels of government. His experience as an advisor to the Office of the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic showcases his ability to provide strategic legal insight that crosses boundaries and influences decision-making at the highest echelons of power.

Sasha Segal

Sasha Segal

Assistant General Counsel, Labour and Employment

Sasha Segal is a distinguished labour and employment law expert, adeptly guiding employers through the complexities of provincial and federal jurisdictions. As the Assistant General Counsel, Labour and Employment at Bruce Power, she leverages her extensive experience in unionized and non-unionized workplaces to provide strategic counsel. Previously at Miller Thomson LLP, Sasha advised HR leaders on a comprehensive range of matters, including discipline, dismissals, collective bargaining, human rights, workplace safety, employment standards, privacy, and labour grievances.

Known for her practical, timely, and solution-driven approach, Sasha tailors her advice to clients' specific needs, empowering them to navigate the intricate legal landscape confidently. She has assisted numerous startups and organizations new to the Canadian market in understanding and adhering to labour and employment law obligations. Sasha has represented employers before adjudicative bodies like the Ontario Labour Relations Board, Human Rights Tribunal, labour arbitrators, and Superior Court, demonstrating her litigation proficiency and deep grasp of legal principles.

Emeritus Professor Brendan Edgeworth

Emeritus Professor Brendan Edgeworth

Award Winning Professor and Property Law Expert

Professor Brendan Edgeworth is a distinguished expert on Australian land and property contract laws. With over four decades of experience, he has made significant contributions through teaching, research, and publications, serving in key roles such as Director of Teaching, Associate Dean (Undergraduate), Head of School, and Director of Postgraduate Studies. He was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence at UNSW.

A prolific author and scholar, Professor Edgeworth has contributed significantly to property law, housing law, legal theory, and history. He has authored, co-authored, and edited 13 books and over 50 refereed journal articles. His works, such as Butt's Land Law and The Precarious Home, are critical resources in Australian legal education. His research has influenced housing and property law reform, including his service on the New South Wales Law Reform Commission and the Board of the Tenants' Union of New South Wales.

Currently, as a Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Property Law and Adjunct Professor of Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Professor Edgeworth continues to shape legal education and policy.

Delia Baban

Delia Baban

Approved Food Safety Training Partner and Lead Auditor for BRCGS

Delia Baban brings an impressive 20 years of experience of food safety leadership in the food industry. As the current Technical Director at Sasco Sauces, she leads product development, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance initiatives. Her expertise extends to process optimization, team leadership, and championing sustainability practices in manufacturing.

Throughout her career, Delia has held key positions such as Technical Manager, Food Safety Consultant, and Food Safety and Quality Projects Manager at renowned food companies. Her responsibilities have included managing QMS, HACCP plans, risk assessments, and ensuring compliance with global food safety standards. With a strong background in chemistry and quality control, Delia holds title of BRCGS (Brand Reputation through Compliance Global Standards) Professional alongside being an Approved Food Safety Training Partner and Lead Auditor for BRCGS.

Melinda Borrelli

Melinda Borrelli

Renowned Clinical Research and GCP Compliance Expert

Melinda Borrelli is a distinguished Clinical Research Professional with over 20 years of expertise in Australia's biotechnology industry. Her career encompasses a variety of roles that have cultivated a deep understanding of clinical research complexities, making her an expert mentor in the field.

Proficient in project management, Melinda has demonstrated her expertise through her proficiency in Electronic Data Capture (EDC), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Clinical Trials, and CRO management. Now a certified vocational Trainer and Assessor, Melinda has transitioned to educating others, drawing on her extensive experience to guide peers through their professional development. She is a compelling presenter, known for engaging and enlightening audiences at both local and international conferences. Melinda Borrelli continues to be a catalyst for growth and excellence in the clinical research field, nurturing new talent and enhancing professional standards through her dynamic leadership and commitment to advancing clinical research practices.

Global Operations, Supply Chain & Procurement
Eduardo Martinez Fonseca

Eduardo Martinez Fonseca

Global Supply Chain Analytics Strategist

Eduardo Fonseca is a Global Supply Chain Analytics Strategist and Senior Consultant at a FORTUNE 500 company. His extensive experience in driving the use of data, advanced analytics and new technologies in the supply chain has led him to work with many high-performing FORTUNE 500 companies, both training and consulting. In his role as a business consultant, he has contributed his invaluable strategies to envision the future of data and technology in their supply chains framework. Eduardo is also a certified trainer by Dale Carnegie and a Senior Consultant in Supply Chain Analytics where he has advanced his program to help clients solve supply chain challenges with data-driven solutions.

Claudia Stijlen

Claudia Stijlen

Experienced ESG faculty leader and co-chair of the Sustainable Procurement Pledge Scope 3 Chapter

Claudia Stijlen is a highly sought-after faculty leader specializing in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) matters and sustainability management with an immaculate track record on driving improvement and change globally. She is currently the Sustainability Director and an independent ESG consultant for global pharmaceutical company, Hikma based in Jordan where she helps them with their implementation of Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations. Prior to her current role, she was a director of operations at a sustainability management consulting firm and also worked as the head of procurement for Shell’s Pernis Refinery in the Netherlands. Her extensive work experience in sustainability management, ESG, social entrepreneurship, and sustainable procurement has led her to be appointed as co-chair of the Sustainable Procurement Pledge (SPP) Scope 3 Chapter that drives sustainable procurement practices across the world.

Dr. Yao Zhao

Dr. Yao Zhao

Award Winning Supply Chain Analytics Professor at Rutgers Business School

Dr. Yao is a renowned Supply Chain Analytics Professor at Rutgers Business School and a co-director of their Supply Chain Analytics Lab. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University, and his research interests lie in supply chain management, analytics and healthcare. He has received several awards for his research, including the National Science Foundation Career Award on Manufacturing Enterprise Systems and a Dean’s Research Professorship. He is also a speaker at university seminar and industry research laboratories, like Columbia DRO, MIT ORC, Chicago Booth, North-western IEMS, Stanford MS&E, Michigan Ross and Maryland Smith. His research has been published by global media including The European Business Review, Aviation Week & Space Technology and International Innovation.

Yao is currently teaching core operations and supply chain courses at Rutgers Business School, where he has received the Dean’s Meritorious Teaching Award. His instructional game, Hunger Chain simulation, was nominated for an award that recognizes innovative teaching techniques. Yao is also author of the book "Supply Chain Analytics: Cases, Games and Solutions", which has been adopted by many supply chain management and analytics programs globally.

Jill Stott

Jill Stott

Highly Experienced Certified Agile Trainer, Coach and Senior Consultant

Jill Stott is a one of the most sought-after Agile coaches and trainers with extensive real-world experience working with global teams in providing Agile consultation and delivering Agile training & coaching. With over 25 years of experience in IT and a solid background as an Agile Coach and Trainer, Jill has helped clients streamline their processes to improve productivity and adapt to changing business goals. Jill holds several accreditations including:

  • - Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT)
  • - ICAgile Certified Trainer for Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)
  • - Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC5)
  • - ICAgile Authorized Trainer for Agile Testing and Agile Test Automation (ICP-TST, ICP-ATA)
  • - Certified Scrum Professional (CSP-PO)
  • - Certified Kanban Management Professional (KMP)
  • - Certified Classroom Trainer (CTT+)

Prior to her transition as an Agile coach, she has worked as a Technical Writer, Business Analyst, Manager, QA Engineer and ScrumMaster where she has built her strong passion in analyzing information from diverse perspectives and finding ways to apply Agile to each organization she works with to ensure their greater success.

Colin McIntyre MBA, MCIPS, BA(hons)

Colin McIntyre MBA, MCIPS, BA(hons)

International Qualified MCIPS Procurement Contracts Trainer and Expert

Colin McIntyre is a globally recognized procurement contracts expert and trainer with over 20 years of experience specializing in improving procurement & supply chain processes, building robust procurement and vendor contracts, and delivering holistic procurement training. As a qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) trainer, one of the most prestigious qualifications that a professional purchaser can achieve, Colin has delivered extensive training related to procurement and contract management for various private and public organizations globally. He is also the Director & Founder of Lean Procurement Ltd. and provides expert advice to companies in managing large procurement teams and creating positive changes and improvements to add value to their organizations.

Dr. Mark Rodgers

Dr. Mark Rodgers

Award-Winning Supply Chain Management Professor and Faculty Director

Dr. Mark Rodgers is an award-winning Assistant Professor for the Supply Chain Management Department of the Rutgers Business School and over 15 years of experience in leadership and advisory roles. With a focus on power grid expansion planning, simulation-based optimization, and quantitative methods to assess supply chain disruptions and risk, Dr. Rodgers' research has been widely recognized and presented at numerous academic conferences. His passion in supply chain and teaching has led him to be awarded several research and teaching awards that include Junior Faculty Teaching Award in addition to being awarded the NJ Small Business Development Center Grant and NJDEP Recycling Enhancement Grant.

Marcel Conrad de Booij

Marcel Conrad de Booij

Renowned EPC Project Management Expert

Marcel Conrad de Booij is a distinguished EPC project management trainer with over a decade of specialized expertise in the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) industry. Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and an MBA, he began his notable career in 1981 in the Oil & Gas sector, managing the design, construction, and installation of complex offshore platforms and pipelines. His extensive experience in EPC projects has enabled him to develop a dynamic and flexible training approach tailored to the unique challenges faced by professionals in this field.

As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Risk Management Professional (RMP), Marcel possesses a deep understanding of the complexities involved in managing EPC projects. His training methods are pragmatic and designed to help participants navigate the intricate interface issues, task dependencies, and stakeholder coordination that are inherent to EPC projects. In addition, Marcel is proficient in Procurement and Contract Management, particularly with standards like FIDIC and EJCDC, enables him to provide valuable insights into RFPs, contracts, and negotiations within the context of EPC projects.

Digital Marketing & Analytics
Christopher Green

Christopher Green

Award-Winning SEO Strategist, Author of Several SEO Books

Chris Green is a highly sought-after speaker, strategist, and author in the SEO industry. Over the past few years, he has been featured as key speaker for global conferences including Brighton SEO, Global Internet Marketing Day, SASCON, and Digital Olympus. Since 2020, Chris has published many SEO articles and was regularly featured in authority sites such as Semrush and Wix. In addition to his expertise in search engine optimization, he is also an authority on digital marketing. His latest book, Shoot the HiPPO: How to Be a Killer Digital Marketing Manager, was published in 2018 and has received highly rated reviews from critics.

In 2018, Chris led his team to win ‘Best Small SEO Agency’ at the UK Search Awards. Today, he is helping many Fortune 500 companies optimize its SEO campaigns and mentor new members of the industry as they develop their career paths in this field.

Elsa Barbera

Elsa Barbera

Popular TikTok Growth Strategist & Viral TikTok Content Creator Who Has Helped Companies Produce Over 100 Million Views

Elsa Barbera is a world-renowned TikTok Growth Strategist and the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Middle East's fastest-growing TikTok marketing agency- ‘Home of Creators’. Through her dynamic and extensive experience as a TikTok marketing expert and serving as the Head of Marketing at Educatly, Elsa has helped hundreds of global organizations of all sizes to gain revenue driven results on TikTok such as accumulating over 100 million views with $0 spent through her acclaimed TikTok Growth Blueprint. Elsa is also one of the most sought-after TikTok Viral Creators and podcast host where she managed several organic TikTok accounts with 1M+ weekly views.

Jana Ciaravolo

Jana Ciaravolo

Award-winning Instagram Strategist and Social Media Mentor

Jana Ciaravolo is a renowned Instagram strategist and social media mentor. With her online social media agency based in Italy, Jana has established herself as a trusted figure among women entrepreneurs in the US and Europe. She is a multi-awarded social media executive trainer who has collaborated with industry giants such as Expedia, TripAdvisor, and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Jana has driven over $12M in revenue for hundreds of small businesses on Instagram with organic strategies alone. Jana offers private coaching, group programs, and training to help individuals learn the ins and outs of social media marketing and double their revenue growth. She generously gives back to her community as a mentor for expats in Italy. Jana's vast knowledge and experience make her a valuable asset to businesses and individuals seeking to maximize their social media potential.

Thanos Petsakos

Thanos Petsakos

Award-Winning Data Science & Machine Learning Expert

Thanos Petsakos is an award-winning presenter, renowned for his expertise in the fields of data science and machine learning. With a rich background as a data scientist in prominent Fortune 500 companies such as Ernst & Young, Thanos has honed his skills and acquired extensive experience in delivering impactful data-driven solutions. His profound knowledge and ability to effectively present complex concepts have made him a sought-after guest speaker at prestigious seminars and conferences around the globe. Notably, he was bestowed with the Best Presenter title at the DSIT 2021 conference in Shanghai, China, solidifying his reputation as an exceptional presenter.

In addition, Thanos shares his expertise as a distinguished instructor in influential universities across Europe and renowned institutions worldwide. He has also contributed significantly to the field through his authorship of numerous articles and co-authorship of books dedicated to advancing the field of data science. Thanos Petsakos's impressive career trajectory, profound expertise, and remarkable contributions continue to shape and inspire the field, solidifying his status as a leading expert in the industry.

Global Legal & Compliance
Jonathan Ledwidge

Jonathan Ledwidge

Global AML, Sanctions and CFT Trainer

Jonathan Ledwidge is a global Governance, Risk & Compliance expert, who has served as a Master Trainer (external) for HSBC's AML, Sanctions, CFT, AB&C and Correspondent Banking training programs. He has delivered various courses in AML, CTF, Sanctions, Financial Crime Governance, Risk Management, Internal Audit and Bribery & Corruption for global markets, commercial, private and retail banking to both senior managers and frontline staff in some 40 countries over the past 8 years. He has significant global markets knowledge and product experience from his time at ABN AMRO and CIBC, with additional consultancy assignments in risk, audit and compliance at RBS, Lloyds and Deutsche Bank. Jonathan has authored 3 books, with his most recent book on "Financial Crime for Corporate Banking and Financial Markets",

Dr. Doris Hektor

Dr. Doris Hektor

Chief Compliance Officer and International Banking and Securities Lawyer

Dr. Doris Hektor is a global leader in banking compliance. She has over 25 years of outstanding experience designing and implementing regulatory compliance programs, including OFAC/Sanctions, Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing programs for international companies. She currently serves as Chief Compliance Officer at Encore Capital Corporation, where she led the design and implementation of an enterprise-wide global risk management program across all operating units.

Prior to her current role, Dr. Doris was with JP Morgan Chase as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Consumer and Community Banking Compliance. Dr. Doris also served as Global Head of Compliance for Commercial Card for American Express. In addition to that, Dr, Doris is also a fully qualified attorney where she started her career as an international banking and securities attorney for Clifford Chance in both Frankfurt and London.

Eva María López Fernández

Eva María López Fernández

Certified Internal Audit & Risk Management Expert and Mentor of the Technical Commissions of Institute of Internal Auditors

Eva María López Fernández is a global certified internal audit and risk management expert, with more than twenty years' experience in leading and developing Internal Audit functions and implementing Internal Control (including SOX compliance programs) and Enterprise Risk Management frameworks. She has an impeccable record of leading and implementing Internal Control and Risk Management frameworks in IBEX and NASDAQ-listed companies, fulfilling Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements. She also holds several prestigious certifications, including CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CRMA (Certification in Risk Management Assurance), and COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Tradeway Commission). In addition to her work as an internal auditor, she has served as a member of the Technical Commissions at IIA-Spain, providing valuable content in the issuance of documents related to current issues in the profession. Her passion for internal auditing has led her to teach seminars on the topic, as well as contribute content to positioning documents on hot topics in the field.

Besides that, she is currently collaborating with the Internal Audit Foundation, helping professionals in internal auditing to be knowledgeable about emerging issues and relevant investigations, as well as being a mentor in an Emerging Leaders Mentoring Program sponsored by the Global Institute of Internal Auditors.

Ian Bolton

Ian Bolton

Globally Recognized Sanctions Expert and Consultant and Panel Member of ICA for Sanction Content

Ian Bolton is a renowned sanctions expert and highly sought-after consultant, who brings over 16 years of unparalleled experience in managing sanctions and policy & public affairs to the table. He is the founder and CEO of Sanctions SOS, providing consultation, training, and capacity building on global sanctions. His expertise and insights on the subject matter have earned him the title of a Visiting Research Fellow at King's College London, where he focuses on sanctions. He served as the editor of the prestigious WorldECR journal Financial Institutions Sanctions Compliance.

With a decade of service at the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) in the UK, Ian led the country's efforts to interdict materials and goods under sanctions, while also serving as the UK's lead on the Proliferation Security Initiative. He routinely engaged with international partners on a range of sanctions and counter-proliferation topics, playing a crucial role in shaping the future of the UK's sanctions architecture. He played an instrumental role in the drafting of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act (2018) and monitored its progress through Parliament to become law. He was also a Senior Sanctions Manager for HSBC UK and a panel member of the ICA for sanction content. Ian brings unparalleled skills, knowledge, and experience to any organization seeking to navigate the complex world of sanctions compliance.

Prof. Mario DiFiore, PhD

Prof. Mario DiFiore, PhD

Award Winning Compliance And Risk Management Expert And Senior Assistant Dean

Prof. Mario DiFiore is a highly respected figure in the world of finance and business economics. As a Senior Assistant Dean, Director, and Professor at Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business, he has received numerous awards for his exceptional teaching and innovative techniques. Additionally, Mario's authority in the field of compliance is demonstrated by his role as Editor-in-Chief of the esteemed Journal of Financial Compliance.

With an impressive background, including his past experience as Co-Global Head of Compliance Training for Deutsche Bank AG's Commercial and Investment Bank and as a former senior staff member at the Federal Reserve, Mario possesses an unparalleled understanding of financial markets. He is an international consultant, sharing his expertise in financial markets, behavioural finance, compliance, and risk across Asia, Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Africa. Mario's groundbreaking research has led to the development of a framework to predict asset allocation decisions with personality traits and cognitive abilities.

Data Modeling & Analytics
Adrian Wong

Adrian Wong

Highly Experienced Business Intelligence Leader and Advanced Analytics Expert

Adrian Wong is a seasoned business intelligence veteran with an unparalleled track record of over 15 years in data strategy, cloud computing, Big Data, and advanced analytics. He possesses a rare talent for bridging the gap between business needs and technological solutions, utilizing his expertise to identify the most efficient tools for the job. As the Head of Business Insights and Advanced Analytics at Amazon Web Services, Adrian oversees a robust portfolio of data-driven solutions, driving strategic initiatives and spearheading the implementation of cutting-edge technologies like cloud computing and AI/ML.

Adrian's leadership has earned the praise of his team, stakeholders, and peers for his commitment to empowering people and delivering high-quality data solution.

Adrian's area of expertise encompasses:

  • - Data Strategy
  • - Big Data
  • - Cloud Computing
  • - Program/Project Management
  • - Quality Engineering
  • - ETL Automation
  • - Data Analysis
  • - Customer Experience Enhancement
  • - Microsoft Power BI
  • - Python Programming

Adrian's unwavering passion for business intelligence and dedication to customer satisfaction has cemented his reputation as a leading expert in his field.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Ana-Maria Olteteanu

Prof. Dr. Dr. Ana-Maria Olteteanu

Highly Esteemed AI Expert

Prof. Dr. Dr. Ana-Maria Olteteanu is a seasoned research scientist with an impressive portfolio that includes over 70 research papers published in peer-reviewed journals and a book. Renowned for her work on AI creativity and cognitive systems, her AI innovations are sought after by over 50 global universities. A trusted AI strategist for elite bodies, including the European Commission, she has overseen projects worth millions, ensuring technological advances that harmonize with human-AI interactions.

In the corporate sphere, she's the catalyst behind several Minimum Viable Products (MVPs), providing transformative AI consultancy, driving innovation, and refining business processes. Prof. Olteteanu champions the evolution of AI tools that synergize with human cognition, aspiring for an enhanced future. Currently, she helms AI initiatives at Tomorrow University, while also directing the esteemed Wellbeing AI program.

Michael Wang, CFA

Michael Wang, CFA

LinkedIn Top Voice - AI & Deep Learning Expert

Michael Wang, CFA, stands at the forefront of the data science and artificial intelligence landscape. As a recognized LinkedIn Top Voice in AI & Deep Learning, Michael brings over a decade of diverse experience spanning institutional investing, consulting, hedge funds, fintech, and data science. His expertise in predictive analytics, financial time series, deep learning, NLP, and data visualization is widely acknowledged. Michael has imparted his knowledge in AI as a lecturer at the University of Sydney and currently spearheads a data science team at a leading tech company.

His insights extend beyond the professional sphere; he writes for the largest data science publication on Medium and features regularly as a top writer in AI, Technology and Business. Michael's multifaceted career demonstrates a blend of technical proficiency and thought leadership in the evolving world of AI and data science.

Global Conferences
Dr. Mauro Fracarolli Nunes

Dr. Mauro Fracarolli Nunes

Experienced Associate Professor and Head of the Strategic Supply Chain Management & Sustainability

Dr. Mauro Fracarolli Nunes is an esteemed sustainability and supply chain management expert with over 15 years of experience in consulting and academic field. He is currently the Associate Professor and Head of the Strategic Supply Chain Management & Sustainability M.Sc. program at EDC Paris Business School, exemplifies excellence in academia and industry alike. His profound commitment to sustainability and sustainable supply chain management is reflected in his extensive body of work, including numerous research articles, books, book chapters, and case studies. Dr. Mauro has made significant contributions to the field through his publications with Palgrave McMillan and Routledge, delving into critical issues such as deforestation, fossil fuel usage, CO2 emissions, modern slavery, child labor, and the transformative impact of emerging technologies.

Prior to his illustrious academic career, he has spent a decade of invaluable experience in multinational corporations across the food & beverage, telecommunications, and pharmaceutical sectors. Further demonstrating his expertise, Dr. Mauro provided his insights as an independent consultant for a green energy startup, where he focused on managing sustainability aspects within its supply chain. His multifaceted experience bridges the gap between theoretical research and practical application, making him a revered figure in his field.

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