Dr Nikki Stamp FRACS
Cardiothoracic Surgeon

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.

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.

As a strong advocate for heart health, Nikki hosted Heartbeat: The Miracle Inside you on ABC’s flagship science show Catalyst , and author of book - Can You Die of a Broken Heart? - exploring our most amazing organ, the heart.

Nikki is the expert commentator on Channel 7’s Operaton: Live and appears regularly on national shows such as The Today Show, Studio 10 and ABC’s Matter of Fact program.

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.

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

Nev Power was appointed as Chairman, Perth Airport in March, 2018 following a successful executive career.  From 2011 to 2018, Nev held the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, one of the world’s largest, lowest cost producers of iron ore, recognised for its unique culture, innovation and world class infrastructure and mining assets in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

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.  Before joining Fortescue, Nev held Chief Executive positions at Thiess and the Smorgon Steel Group adding to his extensive background in the mining, steel and construction industries. He commenced his career with Mount Isa Mines Ltd as a fitter and turner prior to completing his tertiary qualifications and held a number of management positions across the company’s gold, coal and base metal operations.

Nev became a White Ribbon Ambassador in 2015 to influence, educate and show leadership on the issue of family and domestic violence in workplaces and the wider community and 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 licenses. He is a passionate advocate for the development of northern Australia and for its communities to reach their full potential.

Nev is a Fellow of both Engineers Australia and The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy; a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the International Advisory Board for Lingnan (University) College, Sun Yat’sen University, China. He is an INSEAD graduate and holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Business Administration.

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

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. 

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. 

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

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.

His roles have included news anchor at Channel Nine in Perth, hosting the state-based 7.30 Report on ABC TV (WA), reporting from the Melbourne bureau of ‘A Current Affair’, a columnist and feature writer for News Limited through the Sunday Times and the host of prime-time talkback shifts on Radio 6PR and 720 ABC Perth.

Indeed for six years, when Liam hosted the ABC’s flagship statewide morning current affairs program, it became the only Morning Program in the ABC’s Australian network that consistently out-rated its commercial opposition, a record that still stands today.

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.

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

Ms Ita Buttrose AC OBE is a truly exceptional Australian: a legendary media trailblazer, Chair of the Australian Broadcasting Commission,   businesswoman, best-selling author, committed community and welfare contributor and the former 2013 Australian of the Year. 

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. She was the founding editor of Cleo, the youngest ever editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly, the first woman to ever edit a major metropolitan newspaper in Australia as Editor-in-Chief of the Daily & Sunday Telegraphs, and the first woman director of News Ltd Australia.

Ita’s current charitable responsibilities include serving as National Ambassador of Dementia Australia following her term as National President from 2011-2014. She is also Patron of the Macular Disease Foundation, Emeritus Director of Arthritis Australia and Ambassador for Breast Cancer Network Australia. 

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year she was made a Companion of the Order of Australia for her
service to the community through leadership in the media, the arts, the health sector and as a role model.

A founding member and former president of Chief Executive Women, Ita has written 11 very successful books including her best-selling autobiography A Passionate Life.

Event Overview

The 2019 AIM WA Annual Leadership Summit delivers another inspiring list of speakers.  Each has a unique perspective on leadership; based on their successes in a wide range of industries and circumstances.

From medicine, corporate business, journalists and authors, the five Keynote speakers will provide lessons, insights and energy which attendees can apply to their own leadership journeys.

The Panel speakers offer additional value through their stories and industry expertise.

The Annual Leadership Summit has become a feature of the leadership development landscape for hundreds of WA leaders.

Make a group booking for your leadership team, for your emerging stars or simply a single seat just for yourself at this inspiring annual event by calling Client Services on 9383-8000.

Group Bookings (8 people) 

Non Member       $9,000.00
Corporate Member      $7,000.00

For more information visit the official Annual Leadership Summit website here


Event Code

1 Day


    Hyatt Regency Perth 99 Adelaide Terrace, PERTH WA 6000

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