A widely recongised Australian Social Entrepreneur as the CEO & Founder of OzHarvest. Beginning with only one van in Sydney, OzHarvest has become Australia’s leading food rescue organisation. Ronni is a powerhouse in the fight against global food waste. She won the 2010 Australia’s Local Hero, Australian of the Year Awards and the 2012 Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year.
A remarkable designer, narrative animator and digital craftsman. He is the founder of United Make, an experimental think-tank and multi-disciplinary studio based in Melbourne, Australia. Mond also works between the space of research, practice and teaches internationally from London, Melbourne and Shanghai to focus on the challenges of the 21st century.
A businesswoman, philanthropist, former Vice President of the Western Bulldogs Football Club, and the inaugural ambassador for the Australian Football League’s national women’s competition. Alberti has also had a major contribution in fundraising and promoting for juvenile diabetes research. She was the National President of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Australia and founded the Melbourne and Sydney annual “Walk for the Cure” fundraiser, raising more than $30 million towards the search for a cure for diabetes.
A former child soldier turned defence lawyer and refugee advocate. Deng, who was conscripted into the Sudan People’s Liberation Army at just six years old, had never been to school. Now, he owns his own successful law firm and spends much of his free time working with disenfranchised youth and refugees. Deng gave the 2016 Australia Day address, was painted for the 2016 Archibald Prize by Nick Stathopoulos and won the People’s Choice award, and Deng was recently named NSW Australian of the Year for 2017.