Simon Griffiths, CEO & Founder, Who Gives a Crap

Simon Griffiths is an engineer and economist turned social entrepreneur. 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 web feed until he had pre-sold the first $50,000 of toilet rolls.

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 donated more than $1 million, reaching a milestone in 2020 of $8.3 million.

Elizabeth Shaw, Partner, PwC

Elizabeth Shaw (Beth) advises organisations on people, change, culture, diversity and inclusion and has worked across several industries including police, sport, government, education, retail and resources.

She is a Board Member of the Stella Prize, which celebrates excellence in Australian women’s writing and has published widely on diversity issues, including in The Australian, the Australian Financial Review and The Sydney Morning Herald. In recognition of her work driving change across business, government and the community sector, the Australian Financial Review named Beth one of Australia’s 100 most influential women, and WA Business News awarded her the Professional Services Award at the 40Under40 Awards.

Mark McCrindle, Principal, McCrindle Research

Mark McCrindle is a social researcher with an international following. He is recognised as a leader in tracking emerging issues and researching social trends. He is a best-selling author, an influential thought leader, TEDx speaker and Principal of McCrindle Research. His advisory, communications and research company, McCrindle, count among its clients more than 100 of Australia’s largest companies and leading international brands.

Mark’s highly valued research and reports, presented through infographics, data visualisations, videos, media input, resources, and blogs, have developed his regard as an expert demographer, futurist and social commentator. Mark brings a fresh approach to his research based boardroom briefings, executive workshops, strategy sessions and keynotes.

Laureate Professor Veena Sahajwalla

Professor Veena Sahajwalla is an internationally recognised materials scientist, engineer, and inventor revolutionising recycling science.

She is renowned for pioneering the high temperature transformation of waste in the production of a new generation of ‘green materials’ at the UNSW Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) Centre, where she is Founding Director.

Professor Veena is the inventor of polymer injection technology, known as green steel, an eco-friendly process for using recycled tyres in steel production.

In 2018, Veena launched the world's first e-waste MICROfactorieTM and in 2019 she launched her plastics and Green Ceramics MICROfactoriesTM, a recycling technology breakthrough.

Veena is the director of the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for ‘microrecycling’, a leading national research centre that works in collaboration with industry to ensure new recycling science is translated into real world environmental and economic benefits.

Professor Veena has also been appointed hub leader of the national NESP Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub. In 2021, Professor Veena featured in the ABC’s Australian Story and named the 2022 NSW Australian of the Year.

Event Overview

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 at Crown Perth.

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.

Whether you are just beginning your career journey or are in a senior leadership role, we invite you to join us to rejuvenate your thinking and take home some new and fresh ideas to apply in your workplace.

What’s Included In Your Ticket

  • Powerful leadership talks including Simon Griffiths CEO & Co-Founder, Who Gives a Crap
  • Insightful panel discussions exploring the future economy and sustainability
  • Lunch and refreshments

Who’s Invited

Curious, change-driven leaders, and those who are thirsty for actionable insights on workplace trends and purpose-driven leadership.

How to Book your Spot Online

The Leadership Summit sells out every year - book early to secure your tickets – use promo code AIMWASUMMIT2022 to receive a 15% discount! 

Navigate to the Make a Booking section, click Add to Cart and enter your promo code in your cart.

For group bookings contact Anna on 08 9383 8002 or email: afantasia@aimwa.com

Non Member       $8,755.00
Corporate Member      $6,560.00

*Group Bookings (8 people)  (Price includes GST)

To view all the speakers and panelists download the brochure or visit the Leadership Summit website.


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    1 Day


    Crown Perth
    Great Eastern Highway
    BURSWOOD  WA  6100