We wish to thank everyone who attended our 2022 Celebration Dinner! The night was filled with valuable insights into how we can progress in the post-pandemic era, and provided attendees with meaningful networking opportunities. Click here to access photos from the event! If you were an attendee and would like to download pictures via the link, please refer to your email to get your download code or email us.

Check out our highlights reel from the night here!


The Hon. Julie Bishop, Chancellor, ANU and Australia’s Foreign Minister  2013-2018.Responsible for strengthening Australia’s key strategic and economic relationships, her legacy includes the introduction of the New Colombo Plan to support Australian undergraduate students to study and undertake internships in the Indo-Pacific region.

Prue Clarke, Winner, Social Impact Award 2014. Co-founder and Executive Director of New Narratives, she is an outstanding innovator in the field of journalism.  Prue will be moderating the Q&A with The Hon. Julie Bishop as well as the Panel Discussion.


We are delighted that these GameChangers will be present on the night and part of our discussion panel.  

  • Dr Bruce Stillman AO Winner, Global Impact Award 2021. Currently CEO and President of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, he is recognised for his work leading global research into DNA and foresight on medical research.
  • Andrea Boyd Winner, Emerging Leader Award 2021. Deputy Lead of Astronaut Operations at the European Space Agency, she is the only Australian in the world working in the International Space Station Flight Control Team.
  • Tim Kentley Klay Winner, Global Australian of the Year & Winner, Commercial Creatives Award 2020. Founder of HYPR, an AI robotics company developing mobility systems that improve as they move, he is a creative and technical entrepreneur. 
  • Derek Muller Finalist, Commercial Creatives Category 2021. Creator of Veritasium, a pioneering learning platform on YouTube with over 11 million subscribers, he is revered as a millennial science communicator.
  • Pallavi Sharda Winner, The Arts Award 2021. Pallavi is a Bollywood, Hollywood actor and dancer, who is using her platform to promote diversity in the creative and performing arts industry.

As a non-profit organisation, the Celebration Dinner is an opportunity to raise funds to deliver important Advance programs supporting our next generation of leaders, Australians working overseas and returning Australians.