Ideaction.2021
 

PERTH KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Please find a list of keynote speakers below for Ideaction.2021 Perth which will be included in the Ideaction.2021 Perth program. More speakers will be announced soon...



 


 

 

 

GEOFF PARNELL
FMA LIFE MEMBER, AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
AQUMEN


BIOGRAPHY:


Geoff is an experienced senior executive, business owner and Director with extensive and diverse business experience across a wide range of sectors and organisations. He holds a Bachelor of Business and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of Australian Institute of Management.

Geoff has had an active involvement in the facility Management sectors over many years both as a line manager with responsibility for facilities in multinational organisations such as KPMG, Arthur Anderson, GHD, Tungsten Group and Programmed Maintenance Services and as a consultant.

He established his consulting company, Aqumen Pty Ltd, in 2006 providing strategic and tactical consulting services to organisations in the residential and commercial strata, facilities management, human resources, construction, health and disability services sectors.

He currently has a portfolio of activities that includes strategic and tactical consulting, University lecturing and tutoring, advisory panels and board Directorships.

He is a past State and National Chair and a Life Member of FMA.

Geoff has presented at Facilities Management conferences in several countries and lectures and tutors in Facilities Management and Construction Management at Curtin University and Open Universities Australia.

His current directorships and community-based activities include Chair of disability services provider Mosaic Community Care, Director of Ocean Gardens Retirement Village, Member the Department for Communities Adoption Applications Committee and Consumer Advisory Panel member Australian Gastro Intestinal Trials Group.





 

MICHAEL CROSSLAND
INTERNATIONAL BEST-SELLING AUTHOR


BIOGRAPHY:


‘I went to the doctors with my mum and my sister, she had an ear infection, ….
…. 5 years later I came home’.


Michael has been a fighter since birth, defying the odds of surviving not only a rare form of life-threatening cancer, but being the sole survivor of a horrific cancer drug trial. His battle continues to this very day, having spent nearly ¼ of his life in hospital. Michael is a true fighter, and despite only being told what he could not do, he continually shows the world absolutely everything that he can accomplish.

A businessman and elite sportsman, Michael is at the forefront of today’s new generation of inspirational speakers and is one the most in demand and highly respected speakers in Australia. He has shared the stage with the likes of Sir Richard Branson & the Dalai Lama & a recent video of him speaking in LA has been viewed by more than 77 million people. After releasing his first ‘tell all’ autobiography in 2016, he is now a number 1 bestselling author across 6 different countries.

Raw, real and truly life changing, Michael’s story will undoubtedly bring a tear to your eye and a smile to your heart, as he teaches the keys to success, the importance of embracing change and the mindset needed to achieve your goals. Once you hear him speak, you will have a renewed perspective on life.


‘Success to me is about waking up each day knowing in my heart that today I will make a difference in someone else’s life. By living this way, we can all make this world a better place’.

            


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IAN HARWOOD
DIRECTOR
PDFE CONSULTING ENGINEERS

BIOGRAPHY:


Ian is a Director of PDFE Consulting Engineers in Perth. Ian is also recent Past National President of AIRAH (Australian Institute of Air conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating.) Ian is originally from Perth but travelled to London to study Building Services Engineering at South Bank University, which encompasses elements of Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulics and Fire Services Engineering.

Ian has been involved in the design and construction of many large buildings around the world including Perth New Childrens Hospital, Barangaroo High Rise Towers in Sydney, Paternoster Square in London, Level 3 Communications Data Centres throughout Europe (6 in total), and Burswood Apartment Towers for Mirvac in Perth.





 

 

 

BRYON PRICE
STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
A.G. COOMBS


BIOGRAPHY:


Bryon Price is a Mechanical Engineer with notable and long-standing experience in air conditioning and building services design, installation and maintenance, along with sustainable and energy efficient buildings. He is Strategic Development Director of the A.G. Coombs Group of companies. During his career he has been responsible for a wide range of building services, energy and environmental projects.

Bryon is Chair of the Board of the Facility Management Association of Australia and Global FM Board member. He is a long-standing member of the Board of the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heating – AIRAH, and a member of the Board of Australian Refrigeration and Building Services - ARBS. He is an Australian Co-Chair of The International WELL Building Institute Task Force on COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections.

            




 

 

 

JENNY CAMPBELL
DIRECTOR
ENCYCLE CONSULTING 


BIOGRAPHY:


A founding director of Encycle Consulting, Jenny has been involved in the environmental and waste management fields in both public and private sectors since 2000.

Jenny applies her extensive operational and technical expertise to assist architects and developers in the design of buildings for best practice waste management, including iconic projects such as Perth Stadium, Elizabeth Quay, New WA Museum Boola Bardip and Crown Perth.

Jenny has a sound understanding of Circular Economy principles and building blocks to assist government and the private sector to move from a linear economy to a circular economy.





 

 

 

OLIVER GRIMALDI
SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT
CUNDALL


BIOGRAPHY:


Oliver Grimaldi is a highly experienced and knowledgeable sustainability consultant who enjoys leading a successful and productive team in Perth.

Oliver has over fifteen years’ experience in the design and construction industry across public and private sectors, in the UK and Australia. He is a registered Carbon Neutral assessor, WELL Faculty member as well as Green Star accredited professional. 

Oliver is familiar with working on masterplans, buildings, refurbishments and existing buildings in operation. He is an experience public speaker having given lectures and seminars on wide-ranging topics, including health and wellbeing within buildings and the net zero carbon future.





 

 

 

DANIEL GONZALEZ,DIRECTOR
ELITE THERMAL INSPECTIONS PTY LTD

BIOGRAPHY:


Daniel Gonzalez is the director of Elite Thermal Inspections Pty Ltd. As the chief pilot, he oversees all drone inspection operations within his company and has recently focused his business to assist facility managers in Perth improve the energy efficiency of the buildings they manage.

Daniel has been trained as a thermographer by UK’s leading Infra-Red experts iRed and wants to share his knowledge and research in a hope it will help lower carbon emissions in the foreseeable future.