Program

Never stop learning.


Third Sector Live is a thought-provoking and stimulating two-day event, offering the perfect platform for progressing your personal career and keeping up-to-date with what's happening in the sector. Inspiring presentations and sharing ideas with like-minded people will help you shape the future for yourself and others.

Setting strong foundations

SESSION 1
9:00am – 10:20am

David Crosbie, Chief Executive Officer, Community Council for Australia
Discussing the role of NFPs and charities in today’s Australia

Dr Gary Johns, Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
Discussing the importance of trust and transparency in the sector

MORNING TEA
10:20am – 10:40am

SESSION 2
10:40am – 12:50pm

Ron Hooton, Chief Executive Officer, Vision Australia
Thinking differently – Developing strategic thinking strategies

Martin Laverty, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Flying Doctor Service
Creating a strong governance for charitable purposes

Lucas Ryan, Senior Policy Adviser, Australian Institute of Company Directors The shifting sands of Not-for-profit governance

Panel discussion: Lisa Turner, Executive Search Consultant – Charity sector, Beaumont People, Jono Nicolas, Chief Executive Officer, ReachOut Australia, Monica Watt, General Manager, HR & Administration, ELMO Cloud HR and Payroll
Attracting and retaining the right workforce for your organisation

NETWORKING LUNCH
12:55pm – 1:50pm

SESSION 3
1:50pm – 3:15pm

Louise Baxter, Chief Executive, Starlight’s Children’s Foundation
Identifying where your company needs to go and how technology can help you get there

Nick Chadwick, Foundation Officer, Australian Ethical and Leah Wallis, Head of Client Relationships, Australian Ethical Investment
The social purpose of business – A need for change

AFTERNOON TEA
3:10pm – 3:40pm

SESSION 4
3:40pm-5:00pm

Professor Sanchia Aranda, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Council Australia
Shifting talk; From overheads to impact

Sashenka Worsman, Chief Executive Officer, Oaktree
How to effectively attract and engage a young workforce

NETWORKING DRINKS

*Times and speakers are subject to change.

Collaborating for better outcomes

SESSION 1
9:00am – 10:20am

The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Shadow Minister for Charities and Not-for-profits, Parliament of Australia
Changing the trend of declining community engagement in Australia

Deborah Gold, Chief Executive Officer, National Aids Trust (UK)
How to grow your brand and reputation whilst advocating for your mission

MORNING TEA
10:20am – 10:40am

SESSION 2
10:40am – 12:00am

Michelle Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, Cure Brain Cancer Foundation
Increasing impact by developing partnerships with organisations that are working towards the same goals

Panel discussion: Ian Wishart, Chief Executive Officer, The Fred Hollows Foundation, Christi Moller, Founder and Managing Director, Xtreme Productivity, Ben Graetz, Co-founder, Grassrootz
Discussing the role of technology in marketing and fundraising

NETWORKING LUNCH
12:00pm – 12:50pm

SESSION 3
12:50pm – 2:30pm

Holly Masters, Chief Executive Officer, McGrath Foundation
The power of purposeful partnerships

Professor Kristy Muir, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Social Impact
Increasing social impact by combining technology resources and partnerships

George Liacos, Managing Director, Spark Strategy 
Building strategic capability in NFP and philanthropic leaders – survive and thrive

AFTERNOON TEA
2:30pm – 3:00pm

SESSION 4
3:00pm – 4:20pm

Craig Connelly, Chief Executive Officer, Ian Potter Foundation
  From the philanthropists’ perspective: Developing partnerships with NFPs

Alan Beattie, Social Enterprise Manager, Holyoake
Generating social impact alongside financial returns

THIRD SECTOR AWARDS
7:00pm, National Maritime Museum

*Times and speakers are subject to change.