Catherine DeVrye develops ideas, delights audiences and delivers results.
Combining Gen Y energy with baby boomer experience and wisdom, Catherine has the ‘street cred’ to deliver the results you want at your next conference.
Always customised to your theme, Catherine’s down to earth and delightfully humorous style is thought provoking yet practical and her content has earned repeat bookings on five continents.
Twice voted Australian Keynote Speaker of the Year in 1999 and 2010, Catherine is an entertaining communicator with proven international management experience in the private and public sectors-as both a female corporate executive and small business owner. She now speaks globally on customer service, change and turning obstacles to opportunities, through resilience.
Catherine is a best-selling author of eight books and past winner of the Australian Executive Woman of the Year Award. Her memoir, Who Says I Can’t? was released by Random House and nominated for the National Biography Award. On the cover Bryce Courtenay calls it a ‘story of hope and perseverance’, asking ‘when’s the movie?’ Other best-sellers, translated into over a dozen languages, include Hot Lemon and Honey – Reflections For Success in Times of Change (endorsed by Sir Edmund Hillary), Hope Happens! Words of Encouragement for Tough Times, The Customer Service Zoo and Good Service is Good Business, a #1 best-seller in Australia and Taiwan. Her most recent, endorsed by Dr Edward DeBono, is Paperclips Don’t Grow on Trees – Add value not cost to your bottom line.
Dr Jordan Nguyen
Dr. Jordan Nguyen is a young man on a mission to change the world. He is an acclaimed thought leader on the intersection between technology and humanity.
At a moment of the most extraordinary breakthroughs in our understanding of the human brain, Jordan has a magical combination of technical brilliance with the unique ability to inspire people.
A truly inspirational communicator, Jordan presents on technology and the power of the mind at prestigious events internationally including Think Inc., Wired for Wonder, and the Engineering for Medicine and Biology Conference – the world’s largest annual biomedical conference.
Upon completing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney, Jordan was accepted into the prestigious UTS Chancellor’s List. Now his mission is to improve the lives of as many people as possible. As founder of Psykinetic he designs life-changing technologies focusing on intelligent, futuristic and inclusive technology.
Drawing on his experience of almost breaking his own neck, Jordan developed a mind-controlled smart wheelchair for people with high-level physical disability.
A hot topic of discussion in the media, Jordan’s amazing work has been featured in a range of TV, radio, magazine and newspaper interviews, including ABC’s Catalyst and Channel TEN’s The Project.
Jordan is a NSW State Finalist for Australian of the Year 2017.
As a speaker Jordan has the ability to translate highly technical concepts and future trends into clear and concise content, relevant to any organisation looking to proactively embrace and adapt to technological change.
Tibor is a professional chef, trained in Europe, who has worked in international hotels in Hungary, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. He migrated to Australia and worked in well-known Melbourne restaurants.
Tibor established and operated the staffing agency Inter Chefs Australia Pty Ltd, acquiring valuable human resource skills. He also has qualifications in Workplace Training and Assessment, Food Safety and Microcomputer Technology, all of which he has found useful in the kitchen.
Since 1995, Tibor has specialised in hospitality for health and aged care. He has a sound knowledge of special dietary requirements and has achieved recognition for his skills in texture modified food.
Currently, in view of the current aged care reforms facing the sector, Tibor is engaged as consultant chef for the noagroup in the exploration of the future role of hotel services in a consumer-directed paradigm.
He is also the author of ‘Tibor’s Kitchen’ facebook blog, engaging others in conversation and sharing innovations in health and aged care food ideas, presentation and texture modified food concepts.
Peter has cooked for the British Royal Family and alongside some of Australia’s best-known chefs and is now HammondCare’s Executive Chef and Food Ambassador. Peter began working with HammondCare in 2012 after five years as Head Chef at the Art Gallery of NSW. Other culinary highlights include working in top restaurants in Bermuda, Germany and London as well as some of Sydney’s most iconic restaurants including Gay Bilson’s Bennelong at the Opera House, the three-hat MG Garage with Janni Kyritsis and his own one-hat Clock Hotel Restaurant. Peter has now embraced the opportunity to bring to the aged care sector his vast restaurant experience along with his love for ‘unadulterated’ foods where the ‘flavours do the talking’ through fresh, seasonal and sustainable produce and innovation in modified meals. Peter is a sought-after speaker and trains aged care chefs through Dining by Design courses and with Maggie Beer’s creating an Appetite for Life schools. Peter is the co-author of the best-selling ‘It’s all about the food, not the fork! 107 easy to eat meals in a mouthful’ and ‘don’t give me eggs that bounce: 118 cracking recipes for people with Alzheimer’.
Ngaire is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who has enjoyed a widely varied career in nutrition for more than 30 years, specialising in gerontology, aged care and brain health for nearly two decades.
During her time working in this field, Ngaire has, been a consultant across community and residential aged care, lectured in Nutrition, Ageing and Dementia in the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania, maintained a clinical practice and published 2 books: Eat To Cheat Ageing and Eat To Cheat Dementia.
The books are the result of Ngaire’s frustration with the paucity of health messages specifically for older people. They present the science of nutrition, ageing and brain health in an engaging and reader friendly style.
Ngaire’s passion is in helping older people know what they need to eat and do to enjoy maximum health, independence and vitality in their later years.
Ngaire is a sought-after speaker to professional and non-professional audiences and an outspoken advocate for age-friendly communities and active ageing strategies.
Ray Glickman is the Principal of From Left Field, providing advisory and business improvement services to the aged care and broader social enterprise sectors. He specialises in supporting organisations to thrive in the new world of consumer direction and market competition.
Ray is a successful business leader with over 20 years’ experience at CEO level and a strong reputation as a Board Chairman and Non-Executive Director.
Ray led both Amana Living and the City of Fremantle to numerous National and State awards. Amongst his past sector directorships, Ray includes chairing Aged & Community Services Western Australia (ACSWA) and serving as Deputy President & Director of Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA). Currently within the aged care sector, Ray is the Deputy Chairman of Community Care Force and a Director of Ocean Gardens Retirement Village.
In addition to his local consulting practice, Ray is one of the principals of the international consulting group, Evermore Global.
Ray Glickman has Master’s degrees in Business, Applied Social Studies and Psychology and Philosophy. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ray is recognised for his from left field approach to innovation and for his passionate advocacy for positive ageing.
Ray Glickman is also a commentator, presenter and author. His first novel, ‘Reality’ was shortlisted in the WA Premier’s Book Awards 2016 in the Emerging Writers category. Ray’s second novel, frenzship, was released in 2017.
David Martin is General Manager of HammondCare At Home. He leads a dynamic team that provide care for over 1600 aged Home Care clients, operates three retirement villages and delivers a range of Home Care Support services across four states.
With over 25 years in manufacturing, human resources, and aged care leadership roles, he has worked at HammondCare, an Independent Christian Charity specialising in residential, community, dementia and health & hospital services for the past 11 years.