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Keynote speakers

(in order of appearance)

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Kellie Carey
Roy Hill

Kellie is a results driven and self-motivated leader and facilitator of positive change in the mining sector. She has a demonstrated passion for consistently meeting and exceeding the desired level of results with a commitment to continuous improvement, maintaining a high level of focus, intensity, and drive. Throughout her career, Kellie has demonstrated a proven track record of accomplishment in supporting a diverse and inclusive team in the delivery of key outcomes, maintaining an improvement-based approach to operational growth, whilst facilitating a strong safety focus throughout all operations.

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Dr Newton Campbell Jr.

Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth (AROSE) Consortium

Dr. Newton Campbell Jr. is the Director of Space Programs at the Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth (AROSE) Consortium. With roots in US DoD research, especially with DARPA, he has over a decade's experience spearheading DoD technological advancements in Internet Privacy, IoT, and Cyber-Physical Systems. With a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University, he later championed AI initiatives at NASA Langley Research Center. Renowned in the US for STEM outreach, Dr. Campbell advises esteemed organizations on Space, Climate Change, and AI Ethics. He represents young tech leaders in global foundations, advocating for Space and AI innovations.

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Rob Hunn

Fortescue Future Industries

Rob Hunn is a Regional Manager at Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), where he focuses on driving the development of green hydrogen and renewable energy projects in Western Australia. He has worked at FFI for 3 years of which seen him lead renewable energy and hydrogen projects within Australia and overseas, covering the geothermal, wind and solar energy sectors. With over a decade in the energy industry, Rob has successfully planned, coordinated and managed multiple high-value upstream projects both domestically and internationally. His expertise lies in optimizing resources, project optimisation and empowering teams, while integrating innovative services to safeguard operations throughout the project life cycle.

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Assoc Prof Richard Reddrop

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

Associate Professor Richard Reddrop spent over 15 years as a Stage Manager at the National Theatre of Great Britain and prior to that worked for 2 years at The Royal Shakespeare Company. While at The National he worked with many leading figures in British theatre including Richard Eyre, Matthew Bourne and Harold Pinter and writers such as Edward Bond, Tom Stoppard and Carol Churchill, as well as on several notable Australian productions, including Cloudstreet and Honour by Joanna Murray-Smith. In 2008 he was the Production Manager of Dreamthinkspeaks’ Liverpool European Capital of Culture commission, One Step Forward, One Step Back. Richard also produced the Liverpool Everyman Theatre’s 40th birthday season celebrations involving performers such as Julie Walters, Willy Russell and Jonathan Pryce, and has been a board member of the theatre company 20 Stories High., and a member of Drama UK Directors of Technical training Committee, Federation of Drama Schools Technical and Production Network. Prior to joining WAAPA in 2023 he was Head of Design & Technology at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, a position held from 2014 – 2022.  He is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, member of The Stage Management Association. His research areas and interests include Assessing Creativity in Higher Education & Architecture & Performance Spaces.

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