Keynote speakers

Dr Jamil Salmi

Dr Jamil SalmiDr Jamil Salmi is a global tertiary education expert, providing policy advice and consulting services to governments, universities, professional associations, multilateral development banks, and bilateral cooperation agencies.

Until January 2012, he was the World Bank's tertiary education coordinator. He wrote the first World Bank policy paper on higher education reform in 1994 and was the principal author of its 2002 Tertiary Education Strategy – Constructing Knowledge Societies: New Challenges for Tertiary Education. In the past 23 years, Dr Salmi has provided advice on tertiary education development, financing reforms, and strategic planning to governments and university leaders in more than 90 countries around the world.

Professor Peter RathjenPeter Rathjen

Professor Peter Rathjen is Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Adelaide, Australia, as well as an internationally recognised researcher in stem cell science.

Before joining the University of Adelaide in January 2018, Professor Rathjen was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania from 2011-2017.

Other roles include Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne, as well as Lecturer in Biochemistry, Head of the Department of Molecular Biosciences, and Foundation Executive Dean of the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

Mike Lipkin

Mike LipkinMike Lipkin is one of the world's leading motivators, specialising in helping people enhance their personal productivity and build strong teams around them.

He reveals the latest social value trends – which shape the way people think, act, and buy – and shows individuals how to leverage them to maximum success.

Lipkin is President of Environics/Lipkin, the motivation and sales empowerment practice of Environics Research Group – one of Canada's leading research houses. The distinctions that he has gathered from talking to people in 43 countries, combined with the insights from the celebrated Environics social values research, is how he offers his clients the best of all worlds: a delicious cocktail of ideas, principles and observations that will help achieve preeminence one conversation at a time.

Gala dinner speaker

Professor Angela Hildyard

Angela HildyardProfessor Angela Hildyard is Special Advisor to the President and Provost at the University of Toronto, Canada. Prior to this, she was Vice-President of Human Resources and Equity at the University of Toronto from 2001 to 2016, where she was responsible for salary and benefits negotiations for faculty, and for the negotiation and implementation of all terms and conditions of employment for more than 16,000 non-academic employees.

Professor Hildyard is President of the Association of Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada. She is proud to have a Leadership Award named after her, as well as the Angela Hildyard Equity and Diversity award for graduate students who promote equity, diversity, and inclusion within their institutions.

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