Meet Dave: Activist, Columnist & Social Change Maker 🏃🏻

Dave is the National Organiser at the Australian Republic Movement; a role that involves mobilising tens of thousands of people around Australia to join his campaign.

He was previously the National Digital & Campaigns Officer at The Australian Workers’ Union, and a researcher at The Australian Financial Review and Business Review Weekly.

Dave holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne, is a graduate of the Leadership, Organizing and Action Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education program and a fellow of the Centre for Australian Progress. In his spare time he serves as a Public Affairs Officer with the Australian Army and runs very long distances in tough conditions!

Meet Alice: Innovation Consultant & Vogue Game Changer 🦎

Alice Brennan is the CEO of software company SettleIn and an innovation consultant for Fusion Labs, a corporate innovation consultancy.

After graduating from Oxford University with a degree in anthropology and archaeology, Alice worked in digital transformation before moving to Japan where she used her skills in the relief effort following the 2011 tsunami.

This experience influenced her interest in psychosocial intervention and brought her to freelance at digital and humanitarian aid organisations in Australia, where she recognised the lack of technological innovations within this realm.

Alice won the inaugural Techfugees Australia hackathon, which saw her found SettleIn; a social enterprise that creates psychologically informed goal-setting technology to help newly arrived refugees settle into their new country. Her leadership of SettleIn has seen her listed on Forbes Asia’s 30 under 30 list for social entrepreneurs and named one of 10 young game changers by Vogue. Alice is from the UK so in her free time she likes to lie in the Aussie sun like a lizard.

Meet Himal: Serial Entrepreneur & Tech Investor 🖥️

Himal has founded several technology companies, is the CEO of Future Stars Early Learning Centres and is an active investor in Australian technology start-ups.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Law from the University of Sydney, Himal applied his strategic skills as a consultant for companies such as Telstra and Accenture where he lead various digital innovation initiatives and was recognised as a trailblazer in this area.

In his first tech start-up, Himal introduced strategies & automations that enabled the company to reduce administrative overheads by 80% and scale rapidly; ultimately resulting in his exit less than three years after founding it.

Himal has subsequently been chosen to represent Australia as part of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit delegation and is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Bendigo Bank Community Bank Branches.

Meet Stacey: Media Commentator, TV Presenter & Broadcaster 🎤

Stacey is a media commentator, television presenter and broadcaster that has used her entrepreneurial flare and vivacious personality to establish herself as a leading figure in the Australian media landscape.

Starting out in radio, Stacey quickly built her name as a formidable and candid host across the JoyFM and Nova networks. During this time, she also launched a blog (Thinkergirl.com), which quickly grew in popularity before being adapted as a regular segment on Australia's most popular radio show 'Kyle and Jackie O' and then as it's own show 'The Thinkergirls' on the KISS network. Reaching more than half a million millennials each week, The Thinkergirls used their platform to engage audiences in important discussions (like voting!) while also having an awesome time on air.

Stacey regularly appears on shows like The Project and Sunrise and writes for publications like news.com.au, Cosmopolitan, Whimn & Mamamia while continuing to co-host one of Australia's most popular podcasts The Thinkergirls and pursue personal projects at StaceyJune.com.