Keynote Speakers

Kate Christie

Founder & CEO of Time Stylers is a Time Investment Expert; International Speaker; and best selling Author

Kate consults to big and small business, government departments and C-suite executives on maximising individual time spend and managing organisational drag through smart time investment strategies. She has appeared on television, radio and in print as a leading commentator on time management and maximising work/ life integration to ensure your success across work, family, community, and life.

With a reputation for helping her clients find 30 hours of lost time a month, Kate’s focus is to ensure you are left educated, entertained and with a lasting impact on the way you choose to live, work and play.

Kate’s keynote address “Timing it Right” will be presented on Thursday 17 October 2019 at 9:15am and her Master Class “TBA” will be the same day at 2:00pm.

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Andrew Griffiths

Andrew Griffiths is best described as an entrepreneurial futurist - in other words he specialises in future proofing businesses across virtually every industry and in every corner of the planet. With 13 bestselling books sold in 65 countries, and a client base that includes organisations such as the European Union, CBS, Hewlett Package, Hertz, Telstra and Newscorp, to mention just a few of the 500 organisations he has worked with, he is clearly sought after to provide advice and wisdom for the smallest of businesses to the largest of organisations. Andrew is able to share his observations, experiences and research from around to world to identify the exact steps any organisation needs to take to become future proof. And he delivers his advice in a down to earth, simple and often hilarious way.

Andrew will be presenting on Thursday 17 October 2019, 11:00am

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Sam Bowden

Sam Bowden BVSc has spent 15 years as a practicing vet. He has owned 2 practice’s in this time, each of them achieving phenomenal results in growth and profitability. Sam saw an industry that was fighting itself through a lack of unification with negative outcomes for practice owners. He started the United Veterinary Group (UVG) eleven years ago to unite vets into a large buying group and to allow them to share business education and ideas. He is a leading educator on how to increase profitability, work life balance and happiness for vet practice owners.


Sue Crampton

Sue invests time working as a vet nurse in a quality practice in Brisbane. She has a practical hands-on approach and brings with her a wealth of both corporate and small business skills, having been the founder of the much respected AIRC and CCG. Sue commenced her career in the UK as a veterinary nurse in 1982 and has gained invaluable global veterinary knowledge having worked in a variety of roles including animal welfare, general practice, emergency and university settings in the USA and Hong Kong. Sue frequently visits countries such as NZ, UAE & Malaysia to lecture, coach and consult.


Additional Speakers

Diana Barker is a veterinarian and practice group owner in Melbourne, she is also currently an executive MBA candidate at the Monash University Business School. With day-to-day responsibility for managing 60 employees, Diana is well aware of the potential difficulties that can arise in communicating effectively with members of a vet team. Diana doesn’t profess to have all the answers but is hoping to share some insights on how she approaches these situations to achieve the good outcomes for both individuals and the business.

Christie has over 20 years’ experience as an educator having started her career as a secondary school health and physical education teacher. For about 15 years Christie’s career has been focused on developing risk management education resources and programs for various professionals. Christie has a keen interest in the role education can play in managing risk by raising awareness and changing behaviour.

Dr Moss has been an active member of the AVA in various executive committee roles over his veterinary career, including the former practice management SIG. He has always been at the forefront of advances to the profession, producing a pet care app in 2012 and a commercial telemedicine platform in 2019.

Kate graduated from the University of Sydney last century (1995!) with a BVSc and in 2007 gained Membership into the ANZCVS in Surgery, also being awarded the College Prize that same year. She and her wife currently own a small practice in Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast, she is the Web administrator for the Surgery Chapter of the ANZCVS and President of Australian Rainbow Veterinarians and Allies, a support and advocacy group for LGBTIQA+ identifying people in the veterinary industry. She spends her (limited!) spare time advocating and educating on equality and LGBTIQA+ issues.