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MEET THE SPEAKERS FOR THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE
LILA MULARCZYK OAM
Lila was the Director, Secondary Education, Learning and Teaching Directorate, Department of
Education. She has undertaken relieving and acting duties as Executive Director, Leadership and High
Performance. Lila's commitment to education was recognised by being honoured with the Order of
Australia Medal (OAM), announced in 2017. Lila was President of the NSW Secondary Principals'
Council (2012-1016). During her presidency the association was in a most privilege and trusted position with the department, government,
unions and external agencies. Lila was the Deputy President of the NSW Secondary Principals’ Council (SPC) for eight years, and an SPC
Executive Member for 15 years, working with and for the department, numerous State and Federal Ministers, the media, a variety of external
agencies, advisory boards and professional associations. Lila represented NSW education at a National and International level on many
ANNA MEARES OAM
Anna Meares is one of Australia's favourite sports stars and one of the most talented athletes in the world. She is a
4-time Olympian, a 2-time Olympic Champion (Bronze - Rio 2016, Gold and Bronze – London 2012, Silver - Beijing 2008,
and Gold and Bronze - Athens 2004), eleven time world champion across four different disciplines, five time
Commonwealth Games champion and she was the flag bearer for the Glasgow 2014 Australian Commonwealth
Games and the 2016 Rio Olympics where she was also the Australian Olympic Team Captain. She is a 35-time
Australian track champion and has held Olympic, World, Commonwealth and National Records. In Rio Anna was
selected as the Nations Flag bearer for her fourth Olympic team. She proved an inspirational and connected leader who also delivered
individually winning Bronze in the keirin. This bronze was Anna’s 6th Olympic medal from nine Olympic starts over her career. This bronze
also become historic when in winning it Anna became the nation’s only athlete from any sport to medal individually at four consecutive
Now one of Australia’s most successful performers, Indigenous or otherwise, Christine Anu has been inspiring young indigenous kids
to aim high and go for their dreams for more than 20 years now. Now at age 43, the Torres Strait Islander beauty has five ARIAs under her
belt and an extensive acting portfolio, which boasts roles in several popular television shows, international movies and stage plays.
Christine remembers growing up watching Young Talent Time with her parents and thinking that a career in singing would be a “fairytale
Christine grew up in and around Queensland, finishing her schooling at Rockhampton. She then enrolled in NAISDA and made the big move
to Sydney at the end of 1987.Starting out as a dancer for Bangarra in 1993, Christine also found herself doing some of the backing vocals for
The Rainmakers, which included Neil Murray of the Warumpi Band.In the same year, she recorded “Last Train”, a dance remake of the Paul
Kelly song. Working with Neil Murray, Christine recorded “My Island Home”, for which Neil won an Australasian Performing Right Association
(APRA) award for songwriting.
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