2016 Keynote Speakers
Andy Penn - CEO, Telstra
Andy Penn presented September 2016.
Andrew Penn became Telstra’s Chief Executive Officer in May 2015 after serving as Telstra's Chief Financial Officer and Group Executive International. He is an experienced senior executive with a career spanning more than 30 years.
Under Penn’s leadership AXA built a successful Asian platform, which was sold to its parent company in 2011 for $10.4bn.
The Hon Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria
Daniel Andrews presented April 2016.
Andrews joined the Labor Party in 1993. He worked for his local Member of Parliament in the South Eastern suburbs.
In 2000, he became a campaign director for the Victorian Labor Party and was elected its Assistant State Secretary.
Andrews entered the Victorian Parliament in 2002 as the Member for Mulgrave, representing families in Melbourne’s South Eastern suburbs.
Andrews used his inaugural speech to describe the real difference governments can make in the lives of local families by improving the vital services they need.
As a Member of Parliament, Andrews secured funding to rebuild local schools and helped establish the Mulgrave Community Centre.
He was appointed to the Cabinet in 2006, as Minister for Consumer Affairs and Gaming, and he became Minister for Health in 2007.
As Health Minister, Andrews devised the landmark Victorian Cancer Action Plan and funded the state’s first Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
A photograph of the new Royal Children’s Hospital still hangs on his wall – a $1 billion world class facility and a proud achievement of his time in office.
In December 2010, Andrews became Leader of the Opposition. He developed a positive plan for our state and he was honoured to win the support of the Victorian people.
Andrews was sworn in as Victoria’s 48th Premier in December 2014. He leads a strong majority Labor Government that’s focused on our future.