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Since 2009, CONNECT MEDIA has provided captivating, relevant, and original content across hundreds of events.

We seek out authoritative and insightful industry executives who can engage an audience with their ideas and lessons. Speaking at one of our events provides the ultimate platform to share your story.

Pioneers, Leaders & Trailblazers

Past Speakers

Richard Murray

Chief Executive Officer

JB Hi Fi

Judith H. Edge

Corporate Vice President, Global Human Resources

FedEx Corporation (USA)

Will Dean

Chief Executive Officer

Tough Mudder (USA)

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

Human Resources Director


Mark Levy

Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb (USA)

Paraag Marathe


San Francisco 49ers (USA)

Mike Fernandez

Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Cargill (USA)

Jack Harari

Vice President - International Partnerships

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues (USA)

Simon Thompson

Chief Product Officer & Non-Executive Director

Ocado (UK)

Ken Murphy

President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)

Gwen Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Store (USA)

Chaz Giles

Global Head of External Innovation

Estée Lauder (USA)

Kylie Watson-Wheeler

Managing Director

The Walt Disney Company

Murray Barnett

Head of Global Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships

Formula One (UK)

Gerrit Meier

Executive Vice President of International


Alex Aiken

Executive Director Communications

HM Government (UK)

Richard Goyder AO

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer


Jack Leslie


Weber Shandwick (USA)

Kate Morris

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adore Beauty

Pierre Goad

Global Co-Head of Communications


Ian McLeod

Chief Executive Officer


Michael Burgess


HBC Digital (USA)

Kate Johnson

Global Head of Sponsorship Marketing

Visa (USA)

Marc Firestone

President, External Affairs & General Counsel

Philip Morris International (SUI)

Susie McCabe

Senior Vice President of Global Retail

Under Armor (USA)

Ron Johnson


Apple Store

Mark Waller

Executive Vice President of International

National Football League (USA)

Andrea Thomas

Senior Vice President

Walmart (USA)

Shane Meeker

Corporate Storyteller & Company Historian

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

Tatjana Haenni

Head of Women’s Football


Todd Greenberg

Chief Executive Officer

National Rugby League

Justin King CBE

Former Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury’s (UK)

Max Van Den Doel

Global Head Sports Marketing

Adidas (NL)

John Gillam

Managing Director


Geoff McDonald

Global Vice President, Human Resources

Unilever (UK)

Eric Petersen

Senior Vice President Global Brand

Lululemon (CA)

Ian Ayre

Managing Director

Liverpool FC (UK)

Simone Niven

Global Head of Media & Communications

Rio Tinto (UK)

Sharon Price John

Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)

Seema Kumar

Vice President, Global Health, & Policy Communication

Johnson & Johnson (USA)

Jennifer Storms

Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing

PepsiCo (USA)

Ian Moir

Chief Executive Officer

Woolworths (ZAF)

Jenny Bryant

Chief Human Resources Officer

Wesfarmers Limited

Jeri Buchholz

Chief Human Resources Officer


Ravi Saligram

Chief Executive Officer

Officemax (USA)

Peter Ruis

Chief Executive Officer

Jigsaw (UK)

Zenia Mucha

Chief Communications Officer

The Walt Disney Company (USA)

John Koryl


Neiman Marcus Direct (USA)

Dr Gordon Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

SPAR International (NED)

Lord Stuart Rose


Marks and Spencer (UK)

Babak Parviz

Vice President

Amazon (USA)

Deborah Yates

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Reckitt Benckiser (UK)

Dave Richardson

Chief Executive Officer


Michael O’Keeffe

Chief Executive Officer


Tom LaForge

Global Director of Human & Cultural Insights

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Antonia Jermendy

Head of Retail Innovation & Test

Swarovski (CHE)

Gordon Cairns



Kathryn van der Merwe

Group Executive Talent & Culture


Melissa Fleming

Chief Spokesperson


Terry J Lundgren

Fmr Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Macy’s (USA)

Lana Hopkins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Henrik Amsinck

Senior Vice President, Business Technology

Lego (DNK)

Kirsten Walkom

Global Communications Director

Save the Children International (UK)

David L. Bunch

Global Vice-President

Shell Brands International (UK)

Lord Mark Price

Fmr Managing Director

Waitrose (UK)

Lord Peter Chadlington

Chief Executive Officer

Huntsworth (UK)

Roger Fisk

National Director

Obama for America (USA)

Patrick Noone

Managing Director

Costco Wholesale

John Durkan

Managing Director


Alexandra Badenoch

Group Executive, Human Resources


Gabrielle Valdez Dow

Vice President Marketing & Fan Engagement

Green Bay Packers (USA)

Gordon Bitko

Chief Information Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

Jeffrey Sampson

Group Senior Vice President

Fast Retailing (JPN)

Michael Fraccaro

Chief Human Resources Officer

MasterCard (USA)

Liz Gottung

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (USA)

Brett Gosper

Chief Executive Officer World Rugby & Managing Director

Rugby World Cup

Alexandra Willis

Head of Communications, Content & Digital

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) (UK)

Jordan Pettman

Global Head of People Data, Analytics & Planning

Nestlé (UK)

Judith Williams

Global Head of Diversity

Dropbox (USA)

Ricardo Fort

Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Redmond Yeung


Gap Inc. (China)

Jean-Marc Pailhol

Head of Global Market Management & Distribution

Allianz SE (GER)

Stuart Crabb

Global HR Head

Facebook (USA)

Sir Craig Oliver



Deborah Nicodemus

Chief Executive Officer

Moda Operandi (USA)

Gary Sheffer

Vice President Communications & Public Affairs


Bob Neville

Global Retail Creative Director & Head of Retail

New Balance (HK)

Dave Samson

General Manager, Public Affairs

Chevron Corporation (USA)

Jessica Powell

Vice President of Communications

Google (USA)

Diarmuid Russell

Senior Vice-President & General Manager International

Glassdoor (USA)

Rocco Braeuniger

Country Manager


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