Speakers Profile - Avril Henry

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Avril Henry is the founder of the Sydney-based management consultancy firm Avril Henry Pty Ltd and an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, author, leadership strategist and provocateur, who is passionate about diversity, and transforming old leadership models and workplace practices.

In 2016 Avril was named one of the AFR Westpac’s 100 Women of Influence, and one of the 10 most influential women in the Diversity & Equity space. Over the past decade Avril has won the prestigious Lifetime Achievement in HR Award and been a finalist for Best HR Director at the Australian Human Resources Awards; been finalist in the Sydney Business Review Business Woman of the Year, recognised by the NSW government as part of International Women's Day; nominated multiple times for the Telstra Businesswoman of the Year, and been honoured in the Australian Who's Who of Women for the past 9 years as one of the most inspiring businesswomen and female leaders.

Avril is a Fellow of CPA Australia, a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

For two decades, Avril has delivered hundreds of keynote addresses to tens of thousands of people in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, USA and Asia to companies and industries as diverse as CEDA, IBM, BHP, Department of Defence, Australian Tax Office, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Queensland Health, NSW Health, NSW Police, ANZ, Westpac, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Macquarie University, CPA Australia, Telstra, Australian Superannuation Funds Industry, the Property Council of Australia, The Global Women's Summit, and various Singapore and Hong Kong government departments.

Avril Henry is an outstanding speaker: articulate, challenging, informative, compelling, dynamic and inspiring are just some of the words that clients have used to describe her.