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Community Transport Organsation Unlimited Conference 2019

Are you looking for some inspiration and real actionable content to implement in your organisation?

Our mix of International and Australian key speakers will deliver strategies to help your service grow.

You’ll find opportunities open for community transport through solid business advice and reports on the latest issues and trends.

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DAN PALLOTTA
Activist, humanitarian, author, builder of movements.

Dan Pallotta is a pioneer in the US national effort to transform the way our culture evaluates the character and impact of nonprofit organisations. His iconic TED Talk on philanthropy has been viewed more than 4.5 million times. It is one of the 20 most-commented TED talks of all time. It has been translated into 27 languages and continues to be viewed nearly 1,000 times a day by people all over the world.

His 2016 TED talk on being has been viewed more than 1.8 million times. He is one of the 100 most-viewed TED speakers of all time. He is a founding collaborator of TED’s Audacious Philanthropy Project.

He invented the multi- day charitable event industry. He created the Breast Cancer 3-Day walks and the multi-day AIDS Rides
long-distance cycling journeys, which raised in excess of half a billion dollars in nine years and were the subject of a Harvard Business School case study.

The model and methods he created are now employed by dozens of charities and have raised in excess of $1.5 billion more for important causes from pediatric leukemia to AIDS to suicide prevention and many others.

Find out more information about Dan.

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ANTHONY WING
POINT TO POINT COMISSIONER

Anthony Wing is the Point to Point Transport Commissioner – the regulator for taxis and hire vehicles in NSW. He was appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the Minister for Transport and Roads.

As Commissioner, Anthony is responsible for administering and enforcing point to point transport laws to improve safety and contribute to the creation of a more adaptive, innovative and competitive market for the whole industry. His focus is on promoting a culture of accountability for safety across the industry.

The Commissioner is supported by the Point to Point Transport Commission, which ensures industry is complying with their safety obligations and wider requirements of the Act and Regulation through safety auditing, advisory visits, education campaigns, on-road compliance and investigations.

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FRANK VILLENEUVE-SMITH
Communications Director @ HCT GROUP

Look beyond your usual business to realise the unlimited potential of your community transport service – and what better mentor than HCT Group.

HCT Group is the world’s leading transport social enterprise, safely providing over 30 million passenger trips every year and making a real difference to communities in the UK.

Frank Villeneuve-Smith has been Communications Director at HCT Group for the past 10 years. His role is to build HCT Group’s brand and tell its story to the widest possible set of stakeholders.

Frank is responsible for HCT Group’s communications strategy, which has a real focus on positioning HCT Group as a credible alternative to the global giants of the bus industry. This is pursued through a long-running opinion leadership campaign, including the development of original publications on subjects from transport commissioning, to bus franchising, to procurement law.

Frank’s role covers the full range of communications, from the esoteric – developing the art story behind HCT Group’s visual identity, to the everyday – writing leaflet copy for local minibus operations, and everything in between – online communications, website design, campaigns, media relations, impact report writing…

Frank has 25 years’ experience in business management, marketing and public relations in both the commercial and social enterprise sectors. He holds an MBA with distinction from the renowned full time programme at Warwick Business School and post-graduate diplomas in both public relations and marketing.

Find out more about HCT Group.

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KAREN STACE
National Disability Services

Karen is the NSW State Manager for National Disability Services. Karen has been active in supporting the disability sector understand the implications of and adapt to the new operating environment bought about by the NDIS and the new quality and safeguarding framework.

Karen has a Master’s of Business Leadership and over 20 years in senior management roles in the community sector. Prior to joining NDS in 2013, Karen was the CEO of a disability service.

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SIMON GRIFFITHS
Social Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Who Gives a Crap

Bringing his unlimited business perspective to this year’s conference, is engineer and economist turned social entrepreneur – Simon Griffiths.

In 2007, after turning down his dream job offer as a corporate high-flyer, he moved from Australia to South Africa to immerse himself in his true passion: development aid. There he discovered that the biggest problem faced by NGOs and social entrepreneurs is a lack of funding.

Driven by a passion to use business to give back, in 2010, Simon had the idea to start a toilet paper company that builds toilets in the developing world. In 2012, he launched Who Gives A Crap with a crowdfunding campaign, agreeing to sit on a toilet on a live webfeed until he had pre-sold the first $50,000 of toilet rolls. The multi-award winning launch attracted global media attention and generated over $1 million of PR value.

Since launching, Who Gives A Crap has tripled in size year-on-year, primarily relying on word-of-mouth to fuel its growth. In five years, Who Gives A Crap has donated more than $1 million.

Simon is also well known as the co-founder of Shebeen, a non-profit bar in Melbourne’s CBD that opened in February 2013 and ran for 3.5 years. Shebeen sold exotic beer and wine from the developing world, with 100% of the profit from each sale going to a development project in that drink’s country of origin.

Find out more about Who Gives a Crap.

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MATT FULLER
Acting Deputy Secretary, Regional NSW & Outer Metropolitan Transport for NSW

Matt has recently been appointed to the position of A/Deputy Secretary Regional NSW and Outer Metropolitan under Transport for NSW’s new operating model.  Matt has spent almost two years within the Transport Cluster at Roads and Maritime Services, transforming the delivery of the Corporate and Commercial Services provided to the organisation by the Business Services team. In his new role Matt has the opportunity to link his executive experience with two of his great passions; high quality customer experiences, and enhancing outcomes for Regional Communities.

Matt has lived and worked extensively in Regional NSW, including leading the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, delivering an ambitious visitor experience reform program that lead to multiple State, National, and International awards. Matt has been a previous board member of Regional Development Australia, varying Regional NSW Tourism organisations, and the Sydney Opera House where he was Chair of the Visitor Experience Committee. Matt is a recently appointed Board Member of Austroads and Transport Certification Australia, and in 2011 was awarded as a Winston Churchill Fellow.

With a passion for his people and our partners, Matt’s mission is to understand and deliver on the key needs and priorities of Regional customers and communities across NSW.

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