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27/04/2018 - 8:45 am to 5:00 pm

The IML Conference 2018 series explores the topic of Leading Well, and this Melbourne event will focus on how to develop and build high performing teams that drive financial success and ROI.

Get “coached” by some of Australia’s leading industry experts on how you can become your organisations most valuable asset. This conference will be an interactive day including keynote presentations, panel sessions, case studies and Q&A’s. Join us for the third-year running to uncover the latest management and leadership thinking.

You will learn how to:

  • Develop the emotional intelligence needed to become a strong and approachable leader
  • Develop team trust and facilitate collaboration
  • Coach and direct well with the right language and approach
  • Develop values and ethics to adapt to change and navigate teams through high-pressure transitionary periods
  • Transform teams into centres of excellence


Kevin Sheedy – Former AFL Coach / Managing Director Sheedy Vision Pty Ltd

Kevin Sheedy is a legend of the Australian Football League. A player and coach for over five decades, he has an unsurpassed record of involvement in 1,000 games including eight premierships.

He is a member of the AFL Hall of Fame, a Life Member of AFL, Richmond, Essendon Clubs, and the first ever Life Member at Greater Western Sydney Football Club (GWS FC). The GWS B & F Medal is named after him, he was awarded an Advance Australia Award, in 1998 he was admitted as a Member of the Order of Australia and has also gained an Honorary Doctorates from Australian Catholic University and University of Western Sydney.

An astute businessman and Director of his family company; Sheedy Vision Pty Ltd, he manages endorsements and corporate appearances of which he attends an average of 100 events each year. He has also been the co-author of eight books and in 2016 he self-published a Magazine to celebrate his 50 years in football. In high demand as a keynote speaker, Kevin relates well with men and women from all walks of life. Drawing on his experiences, he delivers entertaining, relevant and valuable insights into building talented and high performing teams.


Marie-Claire Ross GAICD BA (Hons) – CEO, Trustologie

Marie-Claire Ross is the Chief Corporate Catalyst at Trustologie. She is a workplace sociologist, author and consultant focused on helping leaders put the right processes in place to empower employees to speak up about issues, challenge each other and share information. Her approach is based on working with leaders and seven years of research including 157 interviews with CEOs and executives. Marie-Claire writes a monthly corporate culture column in Facility Management magazine and has been interviewed by BRW and Sky Business News. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed book Transform your Safety Communication. Marie-Claire is also a Graduate of the Company Director’s Course, a fellow of The CEO Institute and sits on the SME Committee for the Australian Institute of Company Directors.



Erwin Loh CMgr, FIML, FAICD, FRACMA – Chief Medical Officer, Monash Health

Professor Erwin Loh is Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director of Innovation, Patient Safety and Experience at Monash Health, Victoria’s largest health service. He has qualifications in medicine, law and management, and is a practicing doctor and lawyer. He is a Board Member of the Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Monash Health Research Precinct, and Australasian College of Legal Medicine. He is also on the Board, and is the Chair of the Victorian State Committee, of the Royal Australasian College of Administrators. He is a Faculty Member of the Harvard-Macy Institute and is adjunct Clinical Professor at Monash University where he teaches clinical leadership and health law. He has been an invited speaker of local and international conferences, published articles and book chapters on health law, clinical leadership and medical futurology, and supervises doctoral students.



Ian Hamilton BSc (Hons) MA – National Director Client Services, Genos International

Ian has built his experience in learning design, program facilitation and coaching through working across a variety of industries including Defence, Hospitality and Finance. Ian is the Master Trainer for Genos International and specialises in the facilitation of emotional intelligence leadership development programs for Genos clients within Australia and Internationally. Ian lists career highlights as working as a military officer at Buckingham Palace and delivering training on board a navy ship within the Antarctic circle.




 Clare Edwards MIML – Principal BrainSmart Consulting

Throughout her management career Clare had one goal that she relentlessly pursued and that was to be a great people manager – a goal she found the most rewarding and frustrating at the same time and one that could never be ticked off on the ‘done and dusted’ list.

Clare’s passion for people development continued after her corporate career where her insatiable curiosity for understanding why we do what we do and how to change what isn’t working, led her to the study of the Neuroscience of Leadership – how knowledge of our brains can help us to be more emotionally intelligent and effective leaders and mangers.

Clare consults to organisations internationally in a variety of industry sectors helping people to manage and lead themselves and others more effectively in complex and uncertain business environments. Sharing her own leadership experiences and stories, Clare will challenge you to change the status quo and rethink your thinking!


Kerri Tepper OLY – Dual Olympian, Manager, Enterprise Events, Brand Experience, National Australia Bank Limited

Kerri Tepper OLY brings diverse commercial, leadership and governance experience across education, sporting and corporate (Westpac, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tabcorp, and NAB) sectors. Kerri is currently Manager – Enterprise Events at NAB.

Leading with passion and purpose, Kerri thrives under pressure in complex environments driven by making a difference. She is passionate about doing things differently, doing things better, solving problems.

Affectionately known as the ‘Giant Golden Kangaroo’, Kerri is a dual Olympian and Commonwealth medallist. Regarded one of Australia’s finest female table tennis players, she has represented our country at over 27 major international events.

With the Olympic movement a large part of her life for over 25 years, Kerri has attended  5 Olympic Games in varying capacities (athlete, broadcaster, corporate sponsorship manager), as well as being a coach, sports administrator, Board member, Athlete Career & Education champion, and Drug Education champion. Kerri is the second woman to be presented with Life Membership of the Victorian Olympic Council.


Garry Warren FIML – Managing Director, ARRB Systems Pty Ltd

Garry Warren is Managing Director of ARRB Systems Pty Ltd (ASPL). This new business was established in September 2017 following a management buyout of the equipment and international operations division from the Australian Road Research Board, where Garry held the position of General Manager of the Systems Division from 2005. ASPL manufactures equipment for the assessment of road condition and provides services using this equipment. Over 95% of this equipment is sold internationally and the market for services is growing substantially. Garry has been involved in management and marketing of high technology equipment and services globally for over 30 years. He has an MBA from Monash University and an Associate Diploma of Business (Marketing). Along with board responsibilities at ASPL he is also the Chairman of ARRB Group Inc., (USA), a Fellow here at IML and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has extensive experience in the development of international business and managing diverse teams across a wide range of cultures. ASPL is currently establishing new operations in South Africa, Sweden and India.


Dr Andrea North-Samardzic, Course Director, Master of Professional Practice (Leadership), Deakin University

Dr Andrea North-Samardzic is the Course Director for the Master of Professional Practice (Leadership) and a Lecturer in the MBA program at Deakin University. Andrea has taught at universities in Australia and overseas for over 15 years and received her PhD in Organisation and Management from the University of NSW in 2011. She teaches leadership and people management, as well as actively researching and developing leading edge learning technologies. Andrea researches a variety of leadership topics, with a focus on dispersed and collaborative leadership approaches.




Rob Soros, Principal & Director, Mapfort Consulting

Rob guides leadership teams in the development of influential strategy with implementable roadmaps to achieve business continuity, growth and transformation. With several years of client experience with global multinationals (ASX 50 and Fortune 50), as well as Australian government and start-ups, he has held various leadership roles and engages regularly with CEOs, Senior Executives and Directors. Adept at linking risk and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to business strategy, Rob has managed projects for companies sizing from 3 to 300,000 employees and multinational CEO working groups. His experience across the rapidly changing global landscape often requires the integration of culture and risk management practices.





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