Since 2008, Waverley College has played host to a series of speakers in Term 3 each year, who might be considered visionary leaders in their respective fields. These speakers are invited to work with our students to:
- broaden and deepen the boys’ understanding of what leadership means,
- how leadership is demonstrated in their field of work,
- who the speaker feels are current exemplars of visionary leadership and
- a vision of leadership for seven years’ time, when our students will have completed both their HSC and first university degree, and will be emerging as our visionary leaders.
The speaker series is part of the Year 9 Applied Philosophy program but open to all students who may be interested in the Guest Speakers and their respective career path or leadership roles.
Save the Dates
- Jeremy Liddle – Tuesday 20 July 9am-10:30am
- Jenny Leong – Thursday 29 July 10:30am-12pm
- Troy Douglas – Tuesday 3 August 9am-10:30am
- Jonathan Moody – Thursday 19 August 9am-10:30am
Learn More About the 2021 Speakers
*Jeremy Liddle – Founding Partner of SDGx, Executive Director Third Hemisphere, Ambassador and Advisor at Junior Achievement Australia
From his webpage: ‘During my 20+ years of founding & scaling businesses, I came to realise that entrepreneurs solve the world’s biggest problems. However, a lack of access to smart money & global markets inhibits so many from changing the world. I cofounded SDGx to help solve this problem through investment, advisory, and impact work that targets the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with an initial focus on climate tech. I am also a partner at Third Hemisphere, a tech and finance media relations firm that elevates the voices of innovators & leaders who are breaking new ground & changing the world for the better. I’ve now invested in 25+ tech companies, coached/advised hundreds, and manage all media for organisations such as Australian Ethical ($5bn+ FUM), Volt bank, Cicada Innovations, SocietyOne, and Limepay.’
*Jenny Leong MP – Greens Member for Newtown
Jenny Leong is the State Member for the Electorate of Newtown in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. The Electorate includes the suburbs of Redfern, Surry Hills, Camperdown, Enmore, Petersham, Darlington, Stanmore, Chippendale, Lewisham, Erskineville and Newtown. The ABC’s Election Analyst Antony Green has described it as “the state’s newest, smallest and funkiest electorate.”
Jenny was elected to parliament at the NSW state election on 28 March 2015. She is the first person to represent the seat of Newtown in its current form, as the electorate was recreated for the 2015 election, to accommodate inner Sydney’s rapidly growing population. However the history of the Electorate of Newtown dates back to 1904 and it was represented by a number of Members before it was merged then abolished in the mid-1900s.
Jenny’s statewide portfolio responsibilities for the NSW Greens include: Housing and Homelessness; Women’s Rights; Human Rights; Sexuality and Gender Identity; Multiculturalism; Western Sydney; Climate Change.
*Troy Douglas – Co-Founder and CEO of Nexba
Troy is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Nexba, one of Australia’s fastest growing beverage brands. Troy leads the global expansion of the brand, infusing his passion for innovation and healthy living to take Nexba’s Naturally Sugar Free movement beyond Australia. Rapidly expanding in the European market Nexba is now stocked in major retailers in the UK including Sainsbury’s and WHSmith.
Troy, alongside his Co-Founder and brother-in-law Drew, were inspired to innovate and shake up the high-sugar and artificial-laden beverages market in Australia after seeing the devastating impact of diabetes and obesity on people at home, and around the world. From humble beginnings selling iced tea from the back of a van in Bondi, Sydney, the pair are now approaching their tenth year in business with consistent 100% YOY growth and major stockists nationally including Coles, Woolworths, 7-Eleven, Caltex, and more.
*Jonathan Moody – Founder of PhysioINQ
Jonathan Moody is an experienced owner, investor, practitioner and educator of Allied Health businesses, learning many lessons from both his successes and failures in the health space.
As the strategic leader at Physio lnq, Jonathan is big on collaboration, through empowering staff to chase their passion and use Physio Inq as a vehicle to do it. He hopes to position Physio lnq as the benchmark of high quality, patient-orientated and clinician-connected healthcare into the future.
Combine this with a keen interest in Technology and IT, Jonathan has at his core, a passion for innovation, progress and driving change.
Is Your Son Interested in Participating?
Due to the changing nature of COVID-19 restrictions, these dates may be subject to change, and may also be run virtually. Updates will be provided in due course to all interested participants. If your son is interested in participating >>> Click here to complete the Visions of Leadership participation form. (A calendar invitation will be sent before each event).
Ms Stephanie Boyce
Academic Enrichment Coordinator