Keynote Speakers Announced!

Day 1 – Reuse Driving the Circular Economy

Keynote: Bridging the Strategy-People Disconnect
Nina Mapson Bone, People Strategist, NMB People Strategy

Nina Mapson Bone is a captivating speaker, MC, and facilitator who inspires action. As the author of ‘Meaningful Work: Unlock Your Path to Career Fulfilment’, she is a people strategist. She consults with boards, CEOs, founders, and executives on bridging the disconnect between their strategy and the needs, motivations, and capabilities of their people.

She has experienced first-hand the power of work to transform your life and has seen time and again how, when engaged in meaningful work, every outcome at work improves for both the individual and the organisation.

Nina has won accolades like AFR Best Places to Work. Nina chairs the People and Culture Committee for the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and the Development Committee of the North Foundation. She’s also a past President of the Recruitment and Consulting Association of Australia and New Zealand. With an executive career spanning continents and sectors, Nina previously led Beaumont People to multiple awards. Her insights have been featured in ABC Radio National, The Today Show, and more.

Day 1 Keynote:
Bridging the Strategy-People Disconnect

Day 2 – Charitable Retail Driving Impact

Keynote: 100 Years of Op Shops: Past, Present and Future
Robyn Annear, Author, Nothing New: A History of Second Hand

Robyn Annear is a celebrated historian and author renowned for her insightful exploration of Melbourne and Victoria’s rich history. With eight compelling books to her name, including award-winning titles like “Bearbrass: Imagining Early Melbourne” and “Nothing But Gold: The diggers of 1852”, Robyn has captivated audiences with her vivid storytelling and meticulous research.

Beyond writing, she has curated exhibitions at prestigious venues such as State Library Victoria and the City Gallery at Melbourne Town Hall, showcasing her expertise in bringing history to life. An occasional contributor to The Monthly and a familiar face on television programs like “Victoria Wood’s BBC series” and “Tony Robinson Explores Australia”, Robyn continues to inspire audiences with her passion for uncovering the fascinating stories of the past. In 2018, she launched the podcast “Nothing on TV”, offering listeners a captivating audio journey into Australia’s historical landscapes. With her engaging narratives and deep insights, Robyn Annear remains a leading voice in Australian history, connecting audiences with the rich tapestry of the past.

Day 2 Keynote:
100 Years of Op Shops – Past, Present and Future

2024 Conference Speakers

Lara Barclay, Managing Director,
Adaptation Environmental Support

Day 1 Session:
Recycle Mate Collaboration for Charities

John Gertsakis, Director
Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence

Day 1 Panel:
Addressing Circular Economy Myths – Walking the Talk

Vaughan Levitske, Founder
Circular Economy Advisory

Day 1 Panel:
Addressing Circular Economy Myths – Walking the Talk

Kat Heinrich, Director
Rawtec

Day 1 Session:
The Power of Reuse – Jobs, Social Impact and Sustainability

Nick Harford
Harford Consulting

Day 1 Panel:
Clothing Reuse Exports – Accreditation and Foreign End Market Verification

Peter Allan, CEO
Sustainable Resource Use

Day 1 Panel:
Clothing Reuse Exports – Accreditation and Foreign End Market Verification

Peter Freak, Manager Projects & Assets
Launceston City Mission

Day 1 Panel:
Clothing Reuse Exports – Accreditation and Foreign End Market Verification

 

Ainsley Simpson, CEO
Seamless

Day 1 Session:
Seamless, Australia’s Clothing Stewardship Scheme

Belinda Chellingworth, Director
BC Consulting

Day 1 Session:
Ditching the Landfill Bin

Terry O’Neill, CEO Link Vision &
Chair, Charitable Reuse Australia

Day 1 Panel:
Embracing the Challenges Facing Our Sector

Sean Burgess, GM Retail
Salvos Stores

Day 1 Panel:
Embracing the Challenges Facing Our Sector

Neil Harvey, General Manager Retail
Vinnies Victoria

Day 1 Panel:
Embracing the Challenges Facing Our Sector

Drew Eide
GM Operations,
Vinnies Queensland

Day 2 Panel:
Donor Insights and Donation Innovation – Making Giving Easier

Gordon Coutts, National Retail Manager
ADRA Op Shops

Day 2 Panel:
Donor Insights and Donation Innovation – Making Giving Easier

Belinda Catelli, Asst Secretary
Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

Day 2 Session:
Employment Services Programs and Opportunities

Catriona Dixon, Top Bird
Toothless Parrot Communications

Day 2 Session:
Key Messaging – Overcoming Negative Media Narratives

Sally Quinn, CEO and Co-Founder
Green Collect

Day 2 Session:
Skills Development for the Circular Economy

Aaron Harding, COO
Good Sammy Enterprises

Day 2 Session:
Case Study – Retail Footprint Growth and Diversification

Courtney Holm,
Founder, A.BCH
and Circular Sourcing

Day 2 Session:
A Circular Design, Systems and Practical Approach to Fashion

Shannon Gove, Co-Founder
Rosterfy

Day 2 Session:
Future Proof Your Volunteer Program

Evelyn Moore, Co-Founder
Green2View

Day 2 Session:
Unlocking ESG Potential – How Charities Can Lead the Way

Wayne Hemingway & Maria Chenoweth,
Co Founders
Charity Supermarket

Day 2 Session:
Charity Supermarket Concept – Lessons from the UK

Mandy Scotney, Director,
Third Collective
Master of Ceremonies

Day 2 Panel:
100 Years of Op Shops – Designing a National Event in 2025

Jacob Miller, Senior Manager
Uniting Op Shops

Shop Manager Breakout Session MC

Kirsten Junor, CEO
Reverse Garbage

Shop Manager Breakout Session:
Activity – Impact Pitch

Gail Wilkins, Sustainability Manager
Vinnies Victoria

Shop Manager Breakout Session:
Managing Difficult Customers – How to Stay Safe

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