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Fenella Kernebone
Exclusively represented by Claxton Speakers International

Fenella Kernebone - IN DEMAND MC, keynote speaker and facilitator. She has hosted countless events around the country and internationally. She is also a presentation and public speaking trainer, Ideas Curator and Creative Consultant.

Fenella Kernebone is the Head of Curation for TEDxSydney responsible for leading the programming for one of the largest TEDx events in the world. To find out about this year’s TEDx Sydney program: https://tedxsydney.com/

Fenella is also a noted television and radio presenter and producer as has hosted and has hosted radio and television shows on ABC TV, SBS TV, RN, Triple J, podcasts such as It's a Long Story for Sydney Opera House Podcast and the TEDxSydney Livestream and Adventure Series.

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The Hon Julie Bishop
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Claxton Speakers International appointed to exclusively represent Julie Bishop

The Hon Julie Bishop served as Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2013 until her resignation in 2018. She was the first female to hold the role as well as the first female Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, serving for 11 years.

As Foreign Minister, Ms Bishop was responsible for strengthening Australia’s key strategic and economic relationships with Ministerial responsibility for more than 5,000 departmental staff, 110 overseas missions as well as government agencies Australian Secret Intelligence Service and Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research.

In 2014, she led the international response to the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, and was awarded the Commander of the Order of Merit of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Under her leadership, the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper was developed, providing a comprehensive policy framework for the next decade; and the New Colombo Plan was established, enabling Australian undergraduates to live, study and work in the Indo-Pacific region. Within five years more than 40,000 students have participated in the Plan.

In a political career spanning 20 years, Julie, as a member of the Government Executive, also served as Minister for Education, Science and Training, Women’s Issues and Ageing.

Prior to entering politics, Ms Bishop was Managing Partner of the law firm Clayton Utz in Perth.

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Tory Archbold
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CSi are delighted to welcome Tory Archbold to our stable of inspirational and talented speakers.

Tory is the CEO and Founder of TORSTAR a brand communication agency recognised as the global powerhouse responsible for developing iconic campaigns for the world’s top performing consumer brands. Tory has built her own brand on the strength of the ambitions she has applied to those brands in her charge. Her formidable reputation around the extraordinary brand success stories she has created has cemented her position with a portfolio of clients who are globally recognised leaders.

She is passionate about sharing her learnings and knowledge to mentor others, so much so that this month she launched Powerful Steps - a platform to inspire, encourage and empower woman.
Tory regularly contributes to industry forums and is committed to charities which reflect the changes she wishes to see in the world.

At one point, life behind closed doors was very different for Tory from that seen on the glamorous Sydney media scene. Tory, a single mum, was the victim of severe stalking and harassment from her ex-partner. Tory’s personal story will be featured in the May issue of Marie Claire Magazine and a series of TV interviews, unveiling a side of her life, whilst in the past, has not been shared until now.

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Hamish Macdonald

Hamish Macdonald has covered wars, disasters and major world events. He has won a Walkley Award, was named Britain’s Young Journalist of the Year and been nominated Quills ‘Australian Journalist of the Year’.

A versatile foreign correspondent and host, he has delivered ground-breaking news reports (people smuggling in Indonesia), fronted investigative documentary specials and is a regular host of The Project, ABC’s Foreign Correspondent and RN Breakfast.

A sophisticated MC and facilitator, Hamish also delivers keynote presentations on The Disrupted World (the intersection of geo-politics, identity politics, conflict, and the digital revolution), Digital Innovation and Australia in the World.

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