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Sarah Donnelly

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Sarah Donnelly
Work-health champion

In 2014, Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer. The experience taught her to challenge the way organisations — and each of us as individuals — think about serious illness.

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Rowan Fitzpatrick

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Rowan Fitzpatrick
Colour Rock Musician

Self-driven learning expert, Rowan, helps Westpac employees take charge of their careers and by helping them develop tailored learning pathways.

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Jeremy Forbes

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Jeremy Forbes
Life preserver

Jeremy is one of the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation’s inaugural Westpac Scholars and wants fellow Tradies to be more conscious of how depression, stress and frustration can impact their lives and those around them.

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Tomer Garzberg

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Tomer Garzberg
Profit hacker

Tomer is the founder and CEO of GRONADE, an enterprise and blockchain growth-hacking company in Sydney.

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Mohamad Jebara

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Mohamad Jebara
Maths maven

Mohamad is founder and CEO of Mathspace, technology which personalises a child's maths education. The program provides hints, videos and next steps to guide each student's learning.

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Will Jenkins

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Will Jenkins
Values investigator

Will works in the Westpac Group Digital Strategy and likes to think about why things are the way they are, and what motivates us to make decisions.

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Michelle Knox

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Michelle Knox
Mortal realist

Michelle is an avid world traveller — and she thrives on being organised and planning, to maximise travel opportunities around her career in Change and Transformation.

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Michael Mieni

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Michael Mieni
Indigenous trailblazer

Michael is the first-ever Indigenous IT honours student at the University of Technology Sydney. He'd like to make sure he is the first of many.

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Sarah Murray

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Sarah Murray
Digital housing developer

A self-described serial entrepreneur and learning junkie, Sarah brings extensive experience in software development, user-experience design and the commercialisation of strong ideas.

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Alastair O'Neill

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Alastair O'Neill
Genetic-choice advocate

Alastair anticipates the needs of businesses in the future, fostering boundary-crossing skills and innovation through collaboration.

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Rach Ranton

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Rach Ranton
Veteran leader

Having served in the Australian Army for more than a decade (including tours of East Timor and Afghanistan), Rach Ranton has a unique perspective on people and leadership.

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Vikram Sharma

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Vikram Sharma
Encryption expert

Vikram is the founder and CEO of Q-Labs, which is using quantum technology to provide advanced data protection, an urgent need in this era of increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.

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Raymond Tang

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Raymond Tang
Agent of flow

Raymond is fascinated by the intersection of technology, philosophy and psychology. At this intersection, he believes, we can help each other live more fulfilling lives.

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Olivia Tyler

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Olivia Tyler
Sustainability futurist

As a sustainability practitioner with 17 years experience, Olivia aims to do herself out of a job.

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Hayley Yeates

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Hayley Yeates
Inclusion strategist

Hayley is an experienced Change and Communications professional, specialising in complex, enterprise-wide projects.

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Shadé Zahrai

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Shadé Zahrai
Social Entrepreneur/Latin Dance Champion

Shadé runs a social enterprise to help young women overcome self-limiting beliefs and reach their potential.

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Linda Zhang

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Linda Zhang
Education innovator

A former GroupTech intern, Linda is a young innovator who invites us to rethink high school education.

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