2021 — 9 speeches
Simon McKeon was the 2011 Australian of the Year. He is a prominent investment banker and record breaking yachtsman, but it's his efforts to support multiple Australian and international community organisations which has earned him great admiration.
At the time of his speech, Simon was Chairman of the CSIRO and Business for Millennium Development, which encourages business to engage with the developing world. He is also involved with the Global Poverty Project and Red Dust Role Models, which works with remote Indigenous communities. A leading social entrepreneur, Simon demonstrates how business and philanthropy go hand in hand.