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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

Brett Gosper

Chief Executive Officer World Rugby & Managing Director

Rugby World Cup

Babak Parviz

Vice President

Amazon (USA)

Sir Craig Oliver



Leigh Russell

Chief Executive Officer

Seven Network

Judith Williams

Global Head of Diversity

Dropbox (USA)

Ravi Saligram

Chief Executive Officer

Officemax (USA)

Justin King CBE

Former Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury’s (UK)

Ken Murphy

President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)

Peter Ruis

Chief Executive Officer

Jigsaw (UK)

John Durkan

Managing Director


Alex Aiken

Executive Director Communications

HM Government (UK)

Jack Harari

Vice President - International Partnerships

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues (USA)

Gwen Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Store (USA)

Max Van Den Doel

Global Head Sports Marketing

Adidas (NL)

Stuart Crabb

Global HR Head

Facebook (USA)

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

Human Resources Director


Gerrit Meier

Executive Vice President of International


John Gillam

Managing Director


Patrick Noone

Managing Director

Costco Wholesale

Mike Fernandez

Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Cargill (USA)

Ian Moir

Chief Executive Officer

Woolworths (ZAF)

Murray Barnett

Head of Global Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships

Formula One (UK)

John Koryl


Neiman Marcus Direct (USA)

Ian McLeod

Chief Executive Officer


Rocco Braeuniger

Country Manager


Dave Richardson

Chief Executive Officer


Seema Kumar

Vice President, Global Health, & Policy Communication

Johnson & Johnson (USA)

Eric Petersen

Senior Vice President Global Brand

Lululemon (CA)

Dr Gordon Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

SPAR International (NED)

Jenny Bryant

Chief Human Resources Officer

Wesfarmers Limited

Paraag Marathe


San Francisco 49ers (USA)

Terry J Lundgren

Fmr Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Macy’s (USA)

Geoff McDonald

Global Vice President, Human Resources

Unilever (UK)

Jean-Marc Pailhol

Head of Global Market Management & Distribution

Allianz SE (GER)

Redmond Yeung


Gap Inc. (China)

Sharon Price John

Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)

Renee Quirk

Head of Sport Business Affairs

Seven Network

Kylie Watson-Wheeler

Managing Director

The Walt Disney Company

Jessica Powell

Vice President of Communications

Google (USA)

Zenia Mucha

Chief Communications Officer

The Walt Disney Company (USA)

Simone Niven

Global Head of Media & Communications

Rio Tinto (UK)

Will Dean

Chief Executive Officer

Tough Mudder (USA)

Tatjana Haenni

Head of Women’s Football


Ian Ayre

Managing Director

Liverpool FC (UK)

Dave Samson

General Manager, Public Affairs

Chevron Corporation (USA)

Bob Neville

Global Retail Creative Director & Head of Retail

New Balance (HK)

Alexandra Willis

Head of Communications, Content & Digital

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

Chaz Giles

Global Head of External Innovation

Estée Lauder (USA)

Richard Goyder AO

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer


Jeffrey Sampson

Group Senior Vice President

Fast Retailing (JPN)

Lord Stuart Rose


Marks and Spencer (UK)

Kathryn van der Merwe

Group Executive Talent & Culture


Michael Fraccaro

Chief Human Resources Officer

MasterCard (USA)

Jordan Pettman

Global Head of People Data, Analytics & Planning

Nestlé (UK)

Marc Firestone

President, External Affairs & General Counsel

Philip Morris International (SUI)

Antonia Jermendy

Head of Retail Innovation & Test

Swarovski (CHE)

Kate Morris

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adore Beauty

David L. Bunch

Global Vice-President

Shell Brands International (UK)

Lord Mark Price

Fmr Managing Director

Waitrose (UK)

Simon Thompson

Chief Product Officer & Non-Executive Director

Ocado (UK)

Alexandra Badenoch

Group Executive, Human Resources


Todd Greenberg

Chief Executive Officer

National Rugby League

Jack Leslie


Weber Shandwick (USA)

Tom LaForge

Global Director of Human & Cultural Insights

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Shane Meeker

Corporate Storyteller & Company Historian

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

Melissa Fleming

Chief Spokesperson


Gordon Bitko

Chief Information Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

Richard Murray

Chief Executive Officer

JB Hi Fi

Gordon Cairns



Susie McCabe

Senior Vice President of Global Retail

Under Armor (USA)

Andrea Thomas

Senior Vice President

Walmart (USA)

Judith H. Edge

Corporate Vice President, Global Human Resources

FedEx Corporation (USA)

Jeri Buchholz

Chief Human Resources Officer


Gary Sheffer

Vice President Communications & Public Affairs


Roger Fisk

National Director

Obama for America (USA)

Diarmuid Russell

Senior Vice-President & General Manager International

Glassdoor (USA)

Michael O’Keeffe

Chief Executive Officer


Jennifer Storms

Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing

PepsiCo (USA)

Ron Johnson


Apple Store

Gabrielle Valdez Dow

Vice President Marketing & Fan Engagement

Green Bay Packers (USA)

Kirsten Walkom

Global Communications Director

Save the Children International (UK)

Mark Waller

Executive Vice President of International

National Football League (USA)

Liz Gottung

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (USA)

Pierre Goad

Global Co-Head of Communications


Deborah Nicodemus

Chief Executive Officer

Moda Operandi (USA)

Mark Levy

Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb (USA)

Michael Burgess


HBC Digital (USA)

Henrik Amsinck

Senior Vice President, Business Technology

Lego (DNK)

Deborah Yates

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Reckitt Benckiser (UK)

Ricardo Fort

Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Kate Johnson

Global Head of Sponsorship Marketing

Visa (USA)

Lana Hopkins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Lord Peter Chadlington

Chief Executive Officer

Huntsworth (UK)

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