IML Conference 2017. Leadership Matters. 7 attributes of very successful leaders – Sydney



date & time

05/10/2017 - 8:45 am to 5:00 pm

Price Qty
Early Bird (EB) Member show details + $395.00 (AUD)  
EB Member-Group 3+ show details + $355.50 (AUD)  
EB Non Member show details + $495.00 (AUD)  
EB Non Member-Group 3+ show details + $445.50 (AUD)  

Following the success of our recent ‘7 Skills Of Very Successful Leaders’ program, IML is excited to announce the next theme in our Leadership Matters Conference Series – which will be held in Sydney, Townsville and Brisbane in 2017.

Our conference will explore the 7 Attributes of Very Successful Leaders.

The interactive and thought-provoking conference will explore a range of current topics to develop you as a leader.
This is a fantastic opportunity to hear from different perspectives and connect with like-minded professionals!


Click here to download the event flyer.

Early bird tickets available until Thursday 24th August – don’t miss out.

Group discount is also available so bring your team for greater value!

If you are a Chartered Manager (CMgr), this event has learning outcomes which can contribute to your ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

If you’re interested in becoming a Chartered Manager, please contact


Proudly supported by

Proud Venue Partner

David Ross FIML, Director of Phoenix Strategic Management


David Ross is a strategist and peacemaker who helps organisations and communities find lasting solutions to highly complex social and environmental issues, while ethically protecting their brand.  He has a most unusual and diverse background.  Starting off in environmental management – often playing in rivers and forests – David was frustrated with the superficial response corporates and government gave to social and environmental issues that affected them or that they had responsibilities for.  The kind of things that he is passionate about.

So, to find solutions, he was dopey enough to embark on a journey of working and studying in seemingly disparate areas such as stakeholder engagement, organisational strategy, futures / foresight and conflict transformation.  As you do.

Now, as the founder of his own boutique consulting business, he assists organisations and communities on complex or “wicked” issues such as:
• community outrage around coal, coal seam gas, access to water, and renewables;
• crime prevention in hotspots;
• economic development in some of our poorest communities; and
• the sustainability of communities, particularly in rural areas.

Finally, David was recently awarded the Wanbil Lee Award for Ethical Business Leaders.

Simon Smith FIML, CEO of Southern Cross Coaching & Development Pty Ltd

Simon was awarded Coach of the Year in 2013 by the International Coach Federation Australia, as well as Owner/Manager of the Year NSW State Finalist in both 2015 & 2014 in the Australian Institute of Management Excellence Awards.

Simon’s company, Southern Cross Coaching & Development, has also been awarded as Regional Finalists for Excellence in Business Ethics for the past 4 consecutive years (2013 – 2016) in the NSW Business Chamber Awards.

Simon is the CEO & Founder of Southern Cross Coaching & Development, which uses applied neuroscience in all its Leadership Development services. Simon built the company from just him to his current team of 33 consultants, trainers, coaches & staff, with clients spanning the Private, Public & not-for-profit Sectors, including ASX Top 10 Listed companies & international organisations.

Simon has over 30 years of practical leadership experience, including 10 years as a Commissioned Officer in the British Royal Air Force controlling air-defence fighter aircraft, including operational tours in the Falkland Islands, Middle East & anti-heroin trafficking operations in Central America with the British SAS.

His corporate experience includes national roles in HR Consulting, Executive Coaching, Business Development & Outplacement in the UK & Australia.

In addition to neuroscience & leadership, Simon is also passionate about improving mental health, having himself recovered from suicidal depression around 14 years ago.

Tony Broughton MIML, Founder and Industrial Director of The Operations Academy | Thales Australia

He has held leadership roles in Australia, Asia and Europe, with responsibility for multi-billion-dollar value chains in a range of industrial sectors including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, FMCG and food-beverage.

He has led a number of large and complex supply chain transformation programs and ‘double digit’ business unit turn arounds.

An engineer by trade, Tony is experienced in Lean Six Sigma, leadership development, organisational development, employee engagement and change management practices.

He is the founder of two start-up businesses, a founding board member of the Australian Transformation and Turnaround Association and an occasional guest lecturer at the UTS Business School.

In his current role as Industrial Director for Thales Australia, Tony is responsible for leading the groups’ industrial strategy including operational innovation, supply chain performance, local SME engagement, and Industry 4.0 deployment.

Tony Burns FIML, CEO of HPA Incorporated “Helping People Achieve”

At a young age Tony’s parents instilled in him the mantra that giving back is the best reward in life. Taking their advice, Tony dedicates his time to making life easier for others.
Tony has raised more than $600,000 for the “John Maclean Foundation” and Currently CEO of HPA (Helping People Achieve), Tony is the leading force in providing training and work experience and inspiration to people who are physically and intellectually challenged.
Tony’s efforts have ultimately resulted in HPA being awarded 2016 NT Business of the Year in the Telstra Australian Business Awards
and was also a Finalist for the NT Australian of the Year.

With a zest for life, Tony’s infectious passion inspires all people he meets.





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