Brisbane Fishbowl

When: TBC
8am – 10am

To Be Confirmed.

For more details on the venue click here.

What: We have brought together a panel of nationally recognised professionals, who are ready to share their stories and years of experience with the audience.

Participate anytime throughout the morning by joining the panel and asking a question or challenge their views. This is what makes the Fishbowl Experience a worthwhile event as we all learn from each other’s stories.

Enjoy a selection of healthy and contemporary breakfast options as you network and connect with like-minded participants.

Registration is still $75.00 pp. breakfast included.

The panel:

Simon Button is a performance focused senior executive with 25 years of demonstrated career success within Australian, US and European publicly listed, private sector enterprises, not-for-profits and start-ups. Simon has an outstanding ability to formulate and translate vision into strategic development programs to support corporate goals.

Simon is currently the Chief Information Officer and Acting Chief Financial Officer at RSL Queensland where he leads a team of 100 professionals. RSL Queensland is a 103-year-old organisation serving the needs of over 500,000 veterans and their immediate family members across the state of Queensland.

Recently, RSL Queensland was recognised as the 2nd most innovative company in Australia within the Government, Education and NFP sectors in the “2019 AFR BOSS most innovative companies award”.

Simon is a keen community contributor, spending 8 years on the board of Hummingbird House Foundation as a founding non-executive director. Hummingbird House Foundation, in partnership with the Wesley Mission, built a world-class respite and end-of-life care facility for terminally ill children and their families to help them discover moments and create memories to last a lifetime.

Simon recognises his success would not have been possible without surrounding himself with super smart people - he has had the pleasure to work and lead many over his career!
Kylie Sprott is a vibrant, international leader with over 25 years of demonstrated experience and achievement across a variety of industries including IT, engineering, environmental services and legal services.

Utilising her broad experience, Kylie currently works in the capacity of “Chief Transformation Officer” of a publicly listed legal services business and serves on two boards.

Kylie focuses on innovation and how this applies to human capital, technology and business growth. Her creativity combined with her extensive M&A skills and global experience make her a unique business contributor.

An expert in culture mapping, Kylie has conducted the cultural due diligence and led the integration of over 25 organisations globally.

In addition to her work commitments, Kylie is a keen philanthropist and works closely with The Smith Family in the capacity of “Leader of Corporate Champions” and is the Ambassador of “Rainbow House Iligan” orphanage in the Philippines.

Kylie is an accomplished key note speaker and regularly publishes articles on her blog and LinkedIn.

Click here to access Kylie’s website:
Paul Findlay is Co-Founder and CEO of multi-national corporate training company PD Training.

Paul is also a Board member of a Not for Profit organisation EO, Chairman of the OrgDev Institute, owner of Morningside Medispa, and co-creator of the REACH ecosystem.

He is a prolific international speaker and proud father of two sons.

Paul defines his success by his ability to innovate systems, processes and tools to have positive impact on the people around him.

He has an abundance mindset and believes in collaboration and contribution to anyone he can help above all else.
Patrick Hanlon is an experienced international people leader, who has led diverse teams in South Africa, the United States and China.

Patrick is currently the Talent Director for Austrade, where he is responsible for attracting and developing the next generation of people leaders for a global agency with 1,100 staff and offices in over 60 countries.

Patrick was a Trade and Investment Commissioner based in Houston and San Francisco where he led the Americas regional team focused on attracting overseas investment for the Australian resources and energy sectors and promoting Australian resources and energy businesses across North and South America.

In this role, Patrick led a team of 15 staff, located across eight countries from Argentina to Canada and was seen as a thought leader on the importance of critical minerals to Australia and the global economy.

Patrick was previously the Trade Commissioner for Southern Africa, based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Prior to joining Austrade, Patrick was an adviser to the Australian Minister for Trade, where he worked with Australian businesses seeking to enter new markets.

He has also held positions with the Motor Trades Association of Australia where he represented and promoted the interests of the automotive retail, service and repair sector on the national level in Australia.

Patrick is a graduate of Bond University with a Bachelor of International Relations.
David Frizzell is a team, leadership, communication and change consultant. He has worked with a bunch of different organisations, across a range of industries.

David is the host of The Team Guru Podcast.

Since 2015, the podcast has grown from a couple of hundred listeners to more than 20 thousand per episode.

David pretends that he does the podcast for the sake of his listeners - but really he does it to quench his own, selfish thirst for new ideas.

The work he has done developing leaders and advising on change across large programs from state government to multinationals together with the ideas he steals from his podcast guests, has turned David into an opinionated

In September 2019 David swam the English Channel. He will tell anyone, in detail, all about it. Even if they don’t
look interested.