Ms Sprague is an experienced senior financial industry executive. Kay served as Director and Managing Director at Citigroup and Citigroup Asset Management and Director and Vice President for JP Morgan Asset Management. Kay has worked in functional management roles at country, regional and global levels, determining strategy and driving business profitability, growth and development. Her roles included the Head of Global Funds Services, Head of Hedge Fund Services Asia, Head of Investment Administration Services and Chief Operating Officer for Investment Management. Kay’s key responsibilities included determining strategy, business management and delivery and has a deep understanding of investment management, hedge funds, administration systems and securities. She is a notable change merchant and business builder with experience and expertise globally.
Cameron is an entrepreneur and business professional with experience working throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He lived and worked in China from 2012-2017 and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese. Since graduating from the University of Melbourne, Cameron has been involved in a wide range of businesses across various fields including import and export trading, finance, insurance and real estate development. Cameron has more than 15 years of experience in leadership, team building, business development and strategy. Cameron is now serving the art world with advanced blockchain technology assisting the global art community.
Dr Greg Adamson is a senior security and risk expert with 25 years’ experience, in government, financial services, and information technology industries, in Australia and the UK. He has worked with blockchain since 2013, and established the Blockchain Special Interest Group for IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association. He established the cyber security function at the Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service. From 2009 to 2016 he led Operational Risk for ANZ’s Transaction Banking. He represents the University of Melbourne in Standards Australia’s Technical Committee on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. He also specialises in professional ethics.
Ms Orbell has over 30 years’ experience within the University and community sectors in Australia – her work has taken her across Asia. As an expert communicator, she has held leadership roles in public relations, marketing, stakeholder engagement and partnership building, events management and protocol. Her work focuses on a creative response to deliver on communications solutions to complex problems, ideas and projects. Most recently she has transformed the communications and marketing of Melbourne Law School at the University of Melbourne. Ms Orbell has a history of contributing to her community and has been a board member of Footscray Community Arts Centre and member of Enterprise Maribyrnong.
Murray McLean is an Asia specialist with significant experience across Asia, including in particular: Japan, China, South East Asia (notably Singapore) and North Korea. Formerly a senior officer of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
He was appointed as an officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the Australia Day Honours list in 2013 for distinguished service to the advancement of Australia’s diplomatic, trade and cultural relationships in Asia, and in 2014, the Japanese Emperor presented him with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, one of the highest honours accorded to foreign nationals. Earlier in 1991 he had been awarded the medal in the Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to international relations especially relating to China.
Prof Yang Xiang hold the position of the Dean of Digital Research & Innovation Capability Platform, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. In the past 20 years, he has been working in the broad area of cyber security, which covers network and system security, AI, data analytics, and networking. His translational research has made significant impact to the real-world applications, such as blockchain applications, AI-driven cyber security applications, cloud and IoT security applications. In particular, he is currently leading his team developing active defense systems against large-scale distributed network attacks. His research has been supported by multi-million-dollar projects, open-sourced, or commercialised. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Rohan Penman is a technology expert, specialising in project management, implementing ERP solutions and managing retail environments, with over 20 years of exposure to the industry. He has worked with a number of retailers covering Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Currently working for Adairs Retail Group, as their Head of Technology, his team supports over 160 retail stores. Rohan graduated from Melbourne’s RMIT University with a Business Information Systems Degree and is heavily focused on security, innovation in technology and blockchain solutions.
Well known Australian entrepreneur and investor, Jamie is a director of numerous companies across industries such as real estate, automotive, insurance, software and aircraft. Jamie co-founded National Warranty Company in 1999 and chose to develop businesses in the automotive and auto finance sector. Jamie held the role of CEO of Presidian Group and Retail Services Managing Director in McMillan Shakespeare. He co-founded, built and sold Webfleet Management Services and currently oversees various residential and commercial property developments. He not only has excellent business strategy and vision, but is also highly skilled in developing and launching new business concepts.
A celebrated Italian artist. He started teaching after his graduation at Urbino Academy of Fine Arts, Italy. His works were focused on revisiting ancient techniques contaminated with modern breaches. In 1996, he started extensive research on the appearance of the skies, the movement of the clouds and winds, in the “Cieli” series, “Terra” (Ground) series and the “Of ground and sky” series. The works of Moscatelli has been exhibited at major international first-class art galleries and Art Fairs in Italy and abroad. In 2010, he was selected for the Rimini award which is the most influential artist award in European art circles.
Keith Francis has specialist knowledge of art history, having attained a degree in Art History from Melbourne University in 2011. He has a lifelong passion for art, is a collector of Australian art and regularly attends art auctions and previews and visits galleries globally. Keith also has had a successful and extensive career working in information technology and banking for major corporations in both Australia and the United Kingdom, for over 40 years.
Famous Chinese artist in Australia. He graduated from Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in 1989 and has previously served as Director of Art Department of Xi’an Chinese Painting Academy, the head of the Chinese Culture and Art Research Centre in Xi’an International Studies University, the Visiting professor of Lu Xun Art Institute of Yan’an University and the Zhuhai branch of Jilin University of China, the head of Qishan Arts Studios and the consultant to Shuimoshalong Arts Salon in Beijing. Now he is the chief editor of an Australian magazine, Chinese Art, the founder of Chinese Art Gallery in Australia, Director of Australian National Arts Academy, and the executive vice president of Australia Artists Society.