The Speakers Chosen to Inspire Students at the National Young Leaders Day

The Speakers Chosen to Inspire Students at the National Young Leaders Day

Halogen Australia has recently announced the first list of speakers who will inspire students at the upcoming National Young Leaders Days (listed below).

There are two noticeable features in the line-up. Firstly, there are numerous speakers who are travelling to speak at multiple events, giving students in all cities the unique opportunity to hear from high-profile interstate speakers. Secondly, there is a significant proportion of strong female role-models included among those announced so far.

Every year the National Young Leaders Day provides primary and secondary students with a unique opportunity to hear prominent Australians share lessons from their own leadership journey. In addition to those announced below, Halogen has indicated that the next round of speakers to be announced will include prominent entertainers, authors and STEM leaders.

The list announced so far is as follows:


Cate Campbell: Current swimming superstar (speaking at both Sydney and Brisbane events).

Tim Diamond: General Manager of well known fashion and retail brand, the Cotton On Foundation (speaking at every event).

Leisel Jones: One of the most loved Olympians in recent times. (Speaking at all Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide events).

Uli Latukefu: Actor in TV’s Doctor Doctor, Netflix hit series Marco Polo and the Alien movie franchise. (Speaking at Brisbane and Melbourne secondary student events)

Alex Blackwell: Recently retired vice captain of the Australian cricket team, holds numerous records. (Speaking at Brisbane secondary student event.)


Dr Jordan Nguyen: STEM leader and genius inventor (speaking at Sydney secondary student event).

Liv Phyland: Well known TV presenter (host of all events in Sydney, Perth, plus primary events in Brisbane and Melbourne.)


Holly Ferling: One of cricket’s fastest bowlers (speaking at Sydney and Melbourne events).

Teigan Nash: TV host, much loved since her time on Saturday Disney (host of both Adelaide events, plus secondary events in Brisbane and Melbourne). 

More speakers are continually being announced. For full bios of each speaker, and for all event details go to: