Ignite GWS Summit 2022

Ignite GWS Summit brings together the region’s big business, bright minds and emerging enterprise to discuss the new precincts, technologies, innovations and industries that will grow jobs and ignite an economy.

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

CommBank Stadium, Parramatta

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Cr. Donna Davis

Lord Mayor, City of Parramatta

Lindy Deitz

General Manager, Campbelltown City Council

Dr Sarah Hill

Chief Executive Officer, Western Parkland City Authority

Michael Miller

Managing Director, Hitachi Australia

Geoff Roberts AM

Chief Commissioner, Greater Cities Commission

Richard Alcock AO

Chair, Western Sydney Local Health District

Christopher Brown AM

Chairman, Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue

Kay Hyman

Chief Executive, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Amanda Larkin

Chief Executive, South Western Sydney Local Health District

Adam Leto

Executive Director, Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue

Julie Scott

Acting Director Economy and Commercial Development, Liverpool City Council

Kelly Stanford

Director, Kimberwalli

Kirsten Andrews

Chief of Staff to the Vice-Chancellor, The University of Sydney

Brett Newman

Chief Executive Officer, City of Parramatta

Lucy Hughes-Turnbull AO

Urbanist, Businesswoman and Philanthropist

Amy Brown

Secretary, Department of Enterprise Investment and Trade

Anthony Manning

Chief Executive, School Infrastructure NSW

Helen Hamilton-James

Managing Partner, Parramatta Office

Dorothy Hoddinott AO

Presiding Pro Chancellor, The University of Sydney

Rachel Powell

Principal, James Ruse Agricultural High School

Hon. Matt Kean MP

Treasurer for NSW

Costa Alexiou

Chief Executive Officer, PMY Capital

Dr Aniss Chami

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Vitex Pharmaceuticals

Koichiro Yui

Country Head and General Manager, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Prof. Elanor Huntington

Executive Director for Digital, National Facilities & Collections, CSIRO

Liza Noonan

Executive Director, Westmead Health & Innovation Precinct

Hon. Stuart Ayres MP

Minister for WestConnex, Minister for Western Sydney & Minister for Sport

Mike Mrdak AO

Executive Chair - ANZ, NEC

Lisa Ang

Executive Manager, Commercial Banking, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Scott Dunn

Managing Director, Custom Denning Group

Gary Dawson

Vice President Strategy, Thales

John Lydon

Economic Commissioner, Greater Cities Commission

Steve Graham

General Manager, Innovation and Biometrics, NEC New Zealand

Stephen Brady

Managing Director, TAFE NSW

Dr Zoe Terpening

Director Strategy & Precincts, UNSW

Prof. Barney Glover AO

Vice-Chancellor & President, Western Sydney University

Prof. Andrew Parfitt

Vice-Chancellor & President, University of Technology Sydney

Brian Tyson

Managing Partner, SEC Newgate Australia

Robyn Denholm

Board Chair, Tesla

Dr Steven Kennedy PSM

Secretary to the Australian Treasury (& former Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development)

Hon. Malcolm Turnbull AC

29th Prime Minister of Australia

Glenn Matthews

Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Motorsport Park

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