13 October 2022


The 2022 AIM WA Leadership Summit brings together the most prominent leaders and business thinkers to share their stories and insights. Join us for one amazing day of inspiration.

This year we will be exploring the future of work. What does the future of diversity and inclusion look like? How will sustainability impact workplaces and what is the role that a purpose driven future plays?

Learn from the experience and expertise of a diverse group of leaders from multiple sectors and disciplines, hand-picked to challenge, inspire and motivate you.

2022 Keynote speakers and panelists to be announced soon.


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Dr Nikki Stamp FRACS

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

<p>One of only eleven female cardiothoracic surgeons in Australia, Dr Nikki Stamp FRACS is a heart surgeon on a mission - to bring inspiration and education to people everywhere.</p> <p>Nikki holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours from the University of Western Australia and holds a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, specialising in cardiothoracic surgery.</p> <p>Nikki is a passionate advocate for women achieving in domains that are traditionally dominated by men and is a strong advocate for the importance of self-care and work-life balance, and has written for publications including The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald and Mammamia.</p>

Nev Power

Chairman, Perth Airport and Foundation for the WA Museum.

<p>From 2011 to 2018 Nev held the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. During his tenure, Fortescue more than quadrupled its production to over 170 million tonnes per annum and positioned itself as the lowest cost supplier of seaborne iron ore to China.</p> <p>Nev was previously Chief Executive of the Australian operations at Theiss and prior to that spent more than ten years in senior executive positions at Smorgon Steel Group.</p> <p>In 2016, he was named WA Business Leader of the Year. Nev also has a long history in agribusiness and aviation holding both fixed wing and helicopter commercial pilot licences.</p>

Tara Moss

Bestselling author, novelist, documentary maker and presenter, speaker and human rights advocate

<p><span>Tara Moss is an outspoken advocate for human rights and the rights of women and children. She has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2007 and as of 2013 is UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Child Survival, and has visited Australian hospitals, maternity wards, refuges and schools as well as Syrian refugee camps in her UNICEF role. </span><br /><br /><span>In 2015 she received an Edna Ryan Award for her significant contribution to feminist debate, speaking out for women and children and inspiring others to challenge the status quo. In 2017 she was recognised as one of the Global Top 50 Diversity Figures in Public Life, for using her position in public life to make a positive impact in diversity. </span></p>

Liam Bartlett

60 Minutes Reporter/Presenter, Award Winning Broadcaster, Journalist, Columnist, Speaker, Facilitator

<p>A Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia and one of Perth’s highest profile journalists and public broadcasters, Liam has spent almost 30 years working in Australian media.  During that time he has enjoyed a series of high profile positions across all three major platforms – television, radio and print.</p> <p>He is best known however to national audiences as the journalist who was asked to join the Nine Network’s most prestigious current affairs program, 60 Minutes – following the death of stalwart Richard Carlton.  For almost seven years Liam lived mostly out of a suitcase, gathering interviews and information from scores of international destinations in what can only be described as the best ride any foreign correspondent could ask for.</p>

Ms Ita Buttrose AC OBE

Chair ABC. Businesswoman, Author, Health Advocate

<p>Ms Ita Buttrose AC OBE is a truly exceptional Australian: a legendary media trailblazer, Chair of the ABC, businesswoman, best-selling author, committed community and welfare contributor and the former 2013 Australian of the Year. </p> <p>She has twice been voted Australia’s most admired woman and has a long and distinguished career in the Australian media with a number of notable achievements. The founding editor of Cleo, youngest ever editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly, first woman to ever edit a major metropolitan newspaper in Australia as Editor-in-Chief of the Daily &amp; Sunday Telegraphs, and the first woman director of News Ltd Australia.  </p> <p>In the Queen's Birthday Honours this year she was made a Companion of the Order of Australia for her services to the community through leadership in the media, the arts, the health sector and as a role model.</p>


Panel Session 1

Topic: The Future Economy - 2022 panelists to be announced soon

Nicky Cusworth

Chair, Economic Regulation Authority

<p>Nicky Cusworth was appointed Chair of the Economic Regulation Authority in July 2016.</p> <p>Nicky has held senior positions in the Western Australian public service, as Deputy Director General at the Department of State Development and Director of Macro-Economic Policy at the Department of Treasury and Finance. Before that, she spent 15 years as Chief Economist at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia.</p>

Adrian Arundell

Joint Managing Partner, Azure Capital Limited

<p>Adrian is a Joint Managing Partner of Azure Capital, a leading West Australian based corporate advisory firm. </p> <p>He has over 20 years of experience in corporate advisory, working across industry sectors including financial services, mining and mining services, consumer products, agriculture and health care.</p>

Dean Nalder MLA

Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Finance and Energy

<p>Dean has been a Member of Parliament since March 2013. He was also a former Minister for Transport, Finance and Agriculture in the previous term of government.</p> <p>Dean gained a Bachelor of Business, Economics and Financial Management from Curtin University and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments from the Securities Institute of Australia.</p> <p>Dean spent 18 years at the ANZ Bank, where he became a Senior Executive. After leaving the ANZ he was the State Commercial Manager for Australia Post for two years before entering politics.</p>


Ben Harvey

Group Business Editor. Editorial Seven West Media (WA)

<p>Ben Harvey has worked as a journalist since 1999. He worked in London for regional and national titles before returning to WA in 2006. Since then he has held the positions of The West Australian’s news editor, chief of<br />staff and state political editor. In his current role as group business editor he oversees business coverage across the company’s suite of newspapers and magazines.</p>

Panel Session 2

Topic: The Future of Sustainability - 2022 panelists to be announced soon

Jemma GreeneFAIM

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Canning

<p>Jemma Greene FAIM is the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Canning, responsible for creating and developing the City’s innovation strategy, embedding a culture of innovation and driving the organisation’s delivery of its Smart Cities vision.</p> <p>She has a passion for driving change that adds value within a Government context, which she demonstrates in the application of intrapreneur leadership that embraces creativity and collaboration.</p>

Jarvas CroomeFAIM

Chief Executive - WA, Chief Executive Officer WesTrac Pty Ltd

<p>Jarvas Croome FAIM has more than 20 years experience in the oil and gas sector and has held key executive management roles with some of world’s industry leaders.</p> <p>Jarvas holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Management) from The University of Western Australia.</p>

Peter McCaffertyFAIM

Chief Executive Officer, ChemCentre

<p>Peter McCafferty FAIM is an experienced Director and science administrator with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors.</p> <p>Prior to his current role as Chief Executive Officer of ChemCentre he was Director of Scientific Services Division, the commercial arm of ChemCentre.</p>


Deborah Kennedy


<p><span>Conference facilitator Deborah Kennedy is a former ABC TV and ABC Asia Pacific news anchor with </span><span>established credentials as a senior journalist across newspapers, television and radio. Her facilitation </span><span>experience includes two AIM WA Leadership Summits, the internationally-broadcast Perth Commonwealth </span><span>Heads of Government (CHOGM) Meeting and a WA reception for former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.</span></p>



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Thursday 13 October 2022
8.30am to 6.30pm
Registration from 8.00am


Crown Perth


Keynote Speakers
8:30am - 8:40am


Emeritus Professor Gary Martin FAIM, CEO AIM WA

8:40am - 9:40am

Keynote Presentation 1

Dr Nikki Stamp FRACS
Cardiothoracic Surgeon

9:40am - 10:40am

Keynote Presentation 2

Nev Power
Chairman, Perth Airport and Foundation for the WA Museum

10:40am - 11:00am

Morning Tea/Coffee Break

11:00am - 12:00pm

Panel Session 1
The WA Economy

Nicky Cusworth, Chair, Economic Regulation Authority

Adrian Arundell, Joint Managing Partner, Azure Capital Limited

Dean Nalder MLA, Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Finance and Energy 

Moderator - Ben Harvey - Group Business Editor, Editorial, Seven West Media (WA)

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Keynote Presentation 3

Tara Moss
Bestselling Author, Novelist, Documentary Maker and Presenter, Speaker and Human Rights Advocate

1:00pm - 2:00pm


2:00pm - 3:00pm

Keynote Presentation 4

Liam Bartlett
60 Minutes Reporter/Presenter, Award Winning Broadcaster, Journalist, Columnist, Speaker, Facilitator

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea/Coffee

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Panel Session 2
Innovation: Creating an Innovation Culture

Jemma Greene FAIM, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Canning

Jarvas Croome FAIM, Chief Executive – WA, Chief Executive Officer, WesTrac Pty Ltd

Peter McCafferty FAIM, Chief Executive Officer, ChemCentre

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Keynote Presentation 5

Ms Ita Buttrose AC OBE
Chair ABC, Businesswoman, Author and Health Advocate

5:30pm - 6:00pm

Formal Close

Moderator Deborah Kennedy
Emeritus Professor Gary Martin FAIM, CEO AIM WA

6:00pm - 6:30pm

Cocktails & Networking