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Kala Mulqueeny

Senior Adviser, Ocean Geographic, Australia

Kala Mulqueeny is an environmental lawyer and policy specialist. She is currently Senior Advisor at the Ocean Geographic Society. Previously, she led the Law, Justice and Development Programme. at the Asian Development Bank (ABD). Kala also initiated and chaired the Asia-Pacific Dialogue on Clean Energy Governance and Regulation, the creation of the ASEAN Energy Regulators' Network, the Asian Judges Network on Environment and the ASEAN Chief Justice's Roundtable. After the 2004 Asian tsunami, she led work in Sri Lanka to implement a legal aid and governance project that has directly helped about 100,000 people. Kala was recognized as an Asia 21 Young Leader of the Asia Society and a Yale World Fellow. She taught at the Hong Kong University, the University of the Philippines, and the Law College of the Australian National University. Australasian Legal Business: Legal News named her one of the Top 40 Lawyers in 2010. Kala is on the WWF - Phippines Advisory Council. She has a Doctorate from Harvard Law School, and a Masters in Environmental Law from Sydney university. She was a University Medalist at Qld University.

Hayley Saddington

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Halo Medical Devices, Australia

Passionate about people and helping them recover and thrive! I started Halo Medical to change global health care equality. After my father’s farming accident I wanted everyone, no matter how far they lived from healthcare and no matter what they could afford, to receive​ the healthcare they needed to recover optimally.

Starting Peak Medical, incorporating Artificial intelligence within a digital health platform to deliver care in the home.

We want to positively impact the 46Billion dollar Orthopaedic Industry, reaching to help over 3 million joint replacement patients by 2030 with our new tech, Halo Buddy.

Open to collaborative partners.

Edward Santow

Professor - Responsible Technology, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Edward Santow is Australia's Human Rights Commissioner. Ed's current work focuses especially on protecting the basic rights of refugees & asylum seekers; promoting responsible innovation in technology; human rights issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people; the protection of the basic rights of people who are detained, including through the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT); freedom of religion and human rights issues related to terrorism. Prior to becoming Australia's Human Rights Commissioner, Ed was chief executive of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, a leading non-profit organisation that promotes human rights through strategic litigation, policy development and education. Ed is a lawyer and former academic. He is a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of New South Wales Law School.

Simon Sheikh

Chief Executive Officer, Future Super, Australia

Simon Sheikh is the CEO and co-founder of Future Super, a fast growing ethical investment focussed asset manager in Australia with AUD$10.5b + under management across pension and managed investments. The pension fund has approximately 280,000 investors and helps everyday Australians divest from fossil fuels and invest in climate solutions.

Simon's background is as a community activist, having run the 1 million strong group GetUp. In this role he led campaigns on clean energy, carbon pricing, mental health reform and water policies. Prior to joining GetUp as its second National Director, Simon worked at the NSW Treasury as a Financial Analyst. Simon is passionate about parenthood and climate action. He is the father of a 7 year old who loves surfing and skateboarding.

Anthony Smaré

Chairman of the Board, Paradise Foods, Papua New Guinea

Lawyer, geologist, entrepreneur, investor and social entrepreneur. Directorships and interests in climate change, responsible extractives, financial inclusion, telecommunications, banking and pharmaceutical industries.